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Waiting on the transfer market

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the financial implications of having to play games behind closed doors will continue to have an impact on SV Werder Bremen in the coming months. Klaus Filbry, Werder’s CEO, made this clear when analysing the season at Friday’s press conference. “The current situation has cost us around €30 million. All the other clubs are affected by the shortfall...

10.07.2020 / 17:45 / First Team

Mistakes made and targets missed

The 2019/20 season was the was the worst season in Werder's history. Accordingly, it deserved to undergo a thorough critical analysis. “It was a very open and critical analysis,” said Klaus Filbry, CEO of SV Werder. Over the past days, the club's supervisory board, managing committee and steering committee have completed a thorough analysis of what went wrong across various areas. On Friday, Marco...

10.07.2020 / 16:21 / First Team

2020/21 season to begin in mid-September

The Bundesliga will return in mid-September, with the opening weekend taking place from 18th to 21st September 2020. The Green-Whites will begin their competitive season a week prior with the first round of matches in the DFB-Pokal (11th to 14th September 2020). The DFL and DFB announced the start dates for the 2020/21 season on Friday, 10th June. 

10.07.2020 / 13:55 / First Team

Milos Veljkovic suffers muscle strain

Following further tests in Bremen, Milos Veljkovic has been diagnosed with a pulled calf muscle. Veljkovic picked up the injury during the relegation playoff second leg against 1. FC Heidenheim 1846, during which the centre-back was taken off injured in the 68th minute. 

09.07.2020 / 11:11 / First Team

Gracias Claudio!

A Werder Bremen legend has said his goodbyes. Now that his Werder Bremen have beaten the drop, Claudio Pizarro has retired from football. The Peruvian not only won the 2009 DFB-Pokal with Werder Bremen, but with 109 goals for the club he is their all-time Bundesliga top scorer. A crowd favourite at the Osterdeich, a title winner with Bayern Munich, a global ambassador for the league and the only...

08.07.2020 / 16:15 / First Team

Team depart for summer break

The day after Werder Bremen confirmed their Bundesliga survival, the Green-and-Whites said their farewells and began their summer break. Equipped with individual training plans and tracking watches from fitness coach Günther Stoxreiter, Klaassen, Gebre Selassie and Co. can look forward to a short, but hopefully relaxing break.

07.07.2020 / 15:45 / First Team

Werder Bremen stay up on away goals

We’ve done it! SV Werder have avoided relegation from the Bundesliga following this Monday’s 2-2 draw in the second leg against 1. FC Heidenheim. Following a goalless draw in Bremen, the Green-Whites needed a score-draw or a win to avoid the drop. Things could have gotten off to a better start when Werder took the lead inside three minutes, Heidenheim’s Norman Theuerkauf turning the ball into his...

06.07.2020 / 23:55 / Match Report

"We're just relieved."

The relief was visible on every face. The 2-2 draw in Heidenheim secured Bundesliga survival for SV Werder Bremen. "I’m just happy that we managed to stay up. We were written off so many times, but we kept coming back," said head coach Florian Kohfeldt after the game.

06.07.2020 / 23:48 / First Team

"Cool heads and a lot of emotion"

The first leg has been analysed and unpacked, and now the focus is on “the last Final of the season,” as Florian Kohfeldt’s man take on 1. FC Heidenheim in the relegation playoff second leg on Monday, 06.07.2020 at 20:30 CEST. Because everyone knows that after the match against FCH, “the season will finally be over.” And for Werder’s coach, there’s one thing that’s certain: “We want to end a bad...

05.07.2020 / 11:28 / preliminary report

The Agony of Choice

Head coach Florian Kohfeldt has a full squad to choose from ahead of the second leg of Werder’s relegation play-off on Monday evening. Only captain Niklas Moisander, who picked up two yellow cards and was sent off in the first leg against 1. FC Heidenheim, is unavailable for Monday’s match. Kevin Vogt is able to play against following his suspension. Sebastian Langkamp is also available for...

05.07.2020 / 09:58 / First Team

“It’s all still open”

Werder will be disappointed after their goalless first leg draw against 1. FC Heidenheim 1846. It was a well-fought game between the two sides, in which both teams were desperate for the win. “We put in a poor performance,” said Florian Kohfeldt after the final whistle. However, Werder have the chance to make amends and fight for their Bundesliga survival in Heidenheim on Monday. One advantage for...

02.07.2020 / 23:11 / First Team

Goalless in the first leg

Goalless in Bremen. SV Werder draw 0-0 in the first leg of the relegation play-off against 1. FC Heidenheim. Chances were few and far between in what was a high intensity affair. It was a bitter end to the game for the Green-Whites, who finished the game with ten men after captain Niklas Moisander was shown a second yellow.

02.07.2020 / 22:30 / Match Report

"Mentality will be decisive"

The first of two more chances for Werder Bremen is tomorrow. On Thursday, 02.07.2020 at 20:30 CEST, Werder Bremen will take on 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 at the wohninvest WESERSTADION in the relegation play-off match. A home win should be enough to see Werder Bremen through to staying in the Bundesliga. “Mentality will be decisive and how we handle the intensity of the pressure,” said Werder head...

01.07.2020 / 13:55 / preliminary report

Betway remains SV Werder’s official betting partner

SV Werder Bremen and Betway’s successful partnership will continue for the next three years. Betway, one of the leading online betting companies, will remain one of Werder’s TOP-Sponsors. The prolongation was arranged by Werder's marketing partner Infront Germany.

01.07.2020 / 11:47 / Business

Contracts sorted: Squad fully ready for the relegation play off

SV Werder Bremen have reached an agreement with all players, whose contracts were due to expire on 30/06/2020 which allows them to play in the relegation play off matches. This was reported by Frank Baumann at Wednesday's press conference.

01.07.2020 / 11:45 / First Team

Hard work and goosebumps

It was a special moment for Josh Sargent on a special day for SV Werder, when the American dinked the ball over Timo Horn to finish off the scoring in the 68th minute of the 6-1 win against Köln on the final day of the Bundesliga season. Not only did this goal secure Bremen’s biggest home win since 2009, but it was also the 20-year-old’s first goal since the restart. His previous goal came at the...

30.06.2020 / 12:16 / First Team

Oscar Schönfelder signs for Werder

SV Werder Bremen have signed another talented youth international for the first team. The 19-year-old will make the move up north from 1. FSV Mainz 05’s U19s side.

30.06.2020 / 10:00 / First Team

“My heart will always be Green-White”

Lauded by the Werder fans as if they were the 12th and 13th man at the wohninvest WESERSTADION on Saturday: Anthony Ujah and Felix Kroos. The former Werder duo celebrated a 3-0 win with 1. FC Union Berlin against SVW’s direct competitors Düsseldorf, with Ujah scoring the opener on the day. Werder fans have heaped praise onto the two players over the past few days.

29.06.2020 / 20:20 / interview

SV Werder to face 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 in the relegation play-off

SV Werder Bremen will face 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 in the relegation play-off as they look to secure Bundesliga survival. FCH lost 3-0 on the final day of the Bundesliga 2 season at champions Arminia Bielefeld, but still finished ahead of Hamburger SV, who were beaten 5-1 at home by Sandhausen at the same time.

28.06.2020 / 17:24 / First Team

Bode: "It's in our own hands again"

It was not a peaceful night for Marco Bode, despite his side’s final-day win securing them a playoff spot. “Too much adrenaline,“ flowed through Werder’s Supervisory Board Chairman, after the 6-1 victory against Cologne, admitted Bode on Sunday morning, and he admitted. “We’ve not achieved anything yet. It’s still a tricky situation, and we’ve got one foot in the second division at the moment.” ...

28.06.2020 / 12:59 / First Team
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