First-team news

Taking on the fight at hand

The team took on the fight they were faced with, and won. The 1-0 victory in Düsseldorf was a hard-fought win in the eyes of the entire team. “Not every win will be a nice one,” said Marco Friedl. “We know that it wasn’t one of our best games.” Nevertheless, the result counts, and Werder have picked up an important three points in a battle against a direct competitor. Almost more important,...

22.01.2020 / 14:33 / First Team

Ludwig Augustinsson sidelined

Ludwig Augustinsson will be unavailable for the games against Hoffenheim and Augsburg due to a thigh injury sustained during rehabilitative training.

20.01.2020 / 17:15 / First Team

Match-worn shirts bring in €12,500 for the Werder Foundation

The 5-0 home loss to Mainz was one of the worst moments of the Hinrunde, yet that match now has a more positive meaning. Werder’s match-worn jerseys are being auctioned on In total, almost €12,500 was raised by the appeal; a remarkable achievement, despite the result from that night.

20.01.2020 / 14:17 / WERDER BEWEGT

All-clear for Vogt

For Werder's new centre back Kevin Vogt a slice of good news came from a tense situation. After a coming-together in injury time, the 28-year-old had to be carried off the pitch and taken to a hospital in Düsseldorf in an ambulance. Apart from a concussion, the diagnosis is one of no long-term damage.

18.01.2020 / 21:16 / First Team

“Finally some points on the board”

After an intense 90 minutes of football, SV Werder put an end to their losing run, pick up three points in the first match of the Rückrunde against a direct competitor and keep their first clean sheet of the season. Niklas Moisander described it as, “an almost perfect start to the Rückrunde.” The only negatives for Florian Kohfeldt’s side were the injury to Kevin Vogt and the sending off of...

18.01.2020 / 20:04 / First Team

A win at last!

Hard-fought victory in Düsseldorf! Werder pick up a crucial three points in the relegation battle. It was a close battle on Saturday evening but the win was far from undeserved. Werder started the game as the better side, creating one or two early chances, before Fortuna started to gradually find their feet and put the visitors under pressure towards the end of the first half. Werder regained the...

18.01.2020 / 17:25 / Match Report

The comeback begins

The first step on a long road ahead: SV Werder are straight back into the thick of it of the relegation battle as they return to Bundesliga action against Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday (15:30 CET). After two weeks of intense training sessions, a 3-1 friendly win against Hannover and a new addition to the squad, there are clear signs of improvement for the Green Whites. Florian Kohfeldt’s team...

16.01.2020 / 17:34 / preliminary report

Kohfeldt will travel to Düsseldorf despite foot injury

Werder’s injury crisis has now started to reach the coaching staff as well as the players. Head coach Florian Kohfeldt sustained a foot injury at his home which prevented him from leading both Wednesday and Thursday’s training sessions. However, the coach will return to the training ground on Friday, before travelling with the team to Düsseldorf to take his usual place in the technical area on...

16.01.2020 / 14:08 / First Team

Bittencourt, Veljkovic and Bartels available to play

Head coach Florian Kohfeldt was unable to deliver the good news himself because he missed Thursday’s press conference due to a foot injury. Instead, Frank Baumann was on hand to field questions about Werder’s return to Bundesliga action against Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday, 18/01/2020 at 15:30 CET, a game for which Leonardo Bittencourt, Milos Veljkovic and Fin Bartels will all be available.

16.01.2020 / 13:08 / First Team

A rare chance

The final announcement will take place in June, but the summer Olympic Games are already casting their shadows. Maximilian Eggestein, Werder's midfielder and participant in the U21 European Championship in summer, is on the list that the German Football Association (DFB) has submitted to the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA). A call-up for the largest sporting event in the world is therefore...

15.01.2020 / 17:48 / First Team

A return to their “own identity"

Maximilian Eggestein often takes matters into his own hands, and it’s not part of the 23-year-old’s nature to search for excuses. However, he couldn’t deny that the mid-season training has allowed him to return feeling refreshed, something that was not the case during summer pre-season following the U21 EUROs. The past two weeks have not only helped Eggestein prepare himself for the second half of...

15.01.2020 / 15:12 / First Team

Bittencourt, Veljkovic and Osako ready for action

Leonardo Bittencourt returned to full team training on Wednesday afternoon, having recovered from his minor ankle injury. The 25-year-old missed out on the session earlier on in the day, spending the morning in the gym along with Ömer Toprak, Niklas Moisander, Yuya Osako, Milos Veljkovic and Joshua Sargent. All six of these players will join up with the rest of the squad for this afternoon’s...

15.01.2020 / 12:29 / First Team

Bargfrede to miss out on Rückrunde start

Head coach Florian Kohfeldt was dealt some bad news on Monday, as midfielder Philipp Bargfrede will not be available to feature in Werder’s opening match of the Rückrunde against Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday. The results of an MRI on Monday morning confirmed the 30-year-old has suffered a calf injury.

13.01.2020 / 14:31 / First Team

“I know what’s expected”

Kevin Vogt believes that he and Werder are a “very good” match. The 28-year-old knows exactly what he’s been called in to do for the team in the second half of the season. Despite SVW’s position in the league table, Florian Kohfeldt’s men play brave football. “And I like brave football. It will pay off eventually,” says Vogt at his official unveiling in Bremen. After a phone call with Kohfeldt, it...

13.01.2020 / 13:16 / First Team

SV Werder Bremen sign Kevin Vogt on loan until the end of the season

A new addition to the Werder Bremen squad: Defender Kevin Vogt joins SV Werder Bremen from TSG Hoffenheim on a loan deal until the end of the season. The former TSG captain watched Werder’s friendly match against Hannover on Sunday and will undergo some fitness tests on Monday, before training with his new teammates for the first time on Wednesday.

13.01.2020 / 10:05 / First Team

First win of the New Year!

SV Werder Bremen have their first win of the New Year! It was a successful dress rehearsal for Florian Kohfeldt and his men ahead of their return to Bundesliga action against Fortuna Düsseldorf next weekend (Saturday 18th January). Kohfeldt was happy to see his side make progress as they continue their preparations over the winter break. Werder started the game with a back three, as they did in...

12.01.2020 / 14:51 / Match Report

Taking the next steps

The countdown has begun: After coming back from the training camp on Friday evening, it is now only a week before SV Werder returns to league action. After eight days in the Spanish sun, the green-whites only have a short breather, because they still have one friendly left to play against Hannover 96 on Sunday before the second half of the season begins. In the game against "the Reds", head coach...

11.01.2020 / 14:30 / preliminary report

Multiple players back training with the team in Mallorca

Werder’s training camp in Mallorca comes to an end on Friday. Several players were deemed fit to train with the rest of the team again for the final session. Josh Sargent, Yuya Osako, Claudio Pizzaro, Niklas Moisander, Sebastian Langkamp and Nuri Sahin, who all either missed out on yesterday’s team session or only took part in some of it, were all involved in today’s exercises.

10.01.2020 / 11:04 / First Team

Individual training for Werder sextet

Leonardo Bittencourt left Sunday’s training session early with a bandaged ankle. An MRI scan revealed that the midfielder had suffered a minor ligament injury to his right ankle. Bittencourt will train individually on Thursday and has not been ruled out of playing in Sunday’s friendly against Hannover.

09.01.2020 / 10:38 / First Team

A high level of trust

Whether it’s on the training ground, in the lobby, during lunch or on the hotel balcony – Marco Bode is always involved in several discussions. Once again, the chairman of Werder’s supervisory board has joined the team at its winter training camp after also have done so in the summer and in South Africa. In an interview with WERDER.DE, Bode speaks about why he made the trip, his impressions of the...

08.01.2020 / 17:25 / interview