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Oliver Burke shoots.

New signing Burke’s brace secures Werder victory

SV Werder Bremen were 2-1 victors over second-division side Karlsruher SC in their second friendly of pre-season. SVW fell behind early on after a poor Jiri Pavlenka throw ended up at the feet of KSC’s Simon Rapp, who converted coolly to give Karlsruhe the lead (3’). From then on, Werder worked hard to try and regain control of the game, but they couldn’t create anything truly promising in the…

03.07.2022 / 18:00 / Match Report
Oliver Burke in Zillertal.

“I’m here to stay”

Just like fellow new signing Jens Stage, Oliver Burke joined the club just before the training camp in Austria. Werder’s new number 9 talked about his targets and his start to life with SVW during an interview at the training camp.

02.07.2022 / 18:15 / First Team
Anthony Jung challenging for the ball against KSC.

Match practice in a competitive setting

Pre-season preparations are in full swing for SV Werder. The first-team players are currently working hard during training camp in Zell am Ziller in order to be fit for the season opener against VfL Wolfsburg in five weeks’ time. In addition to daily training sessions, the team are also playing several friendlies. On Sunday, 3rd July (15:30 CEST), the Green-Whites will take on Bundesliga 2 side…

02.07.2022 / 12:00 / preliminary report
Jens Stage in Zillertal.

Actions instead of words

Jens Stage joined up with the team shortly before their departure for training camp in Zillertal. According to the Dane, he has already been able to carve out a place for himself within the team, having completed his first training session with the team already. In his first press conference since making the move to Bremen, Stage spoke about the Bundesliga’s strengths, why he kept his fingers…

01.07.2022 / 16:32 / First Team
[Translate to Englisch:] Marco Friedl im neuen Werder-Trikot.

Marco Friedl extends contract with Werder Bremen

Yet more good news for SV Werder Bremen from the training camp in Zillertal: Marco Friedl has extended his contract with the Green-Whites ahead of schedule. The Austrian international defender came to the agreement with Werder’s executives on Friday.

01.07.2022 / 13:35 / First Team
A ball on the wohninvest WESERSTADION pitch.

Werder’s Bundesliga comeback to begin on a Saturday

The DFL announced the timings for the first seven matchdays of the 2022/23 Bundesliga season. The Green-Whites' comeback into Germany’s top flight begins with an away fixture against VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday, 6th August 2022 (15:30 CEST). 

01.07.2022 / 11:30 / First Team

The new home shirt for the 2022/23 season!

SV Werder Bremen and Umbro present the home shirt for the 2022/23 season in Zillertal! The focus of the jersey is green and white, the colours that make up the DNA of our football club.

01.07.2022 / 10:30 / Fans
[Translate to Englisch:] OLe Werner im Interview mit

Clear aims for Ole Werner in Zillertal

Werder are once again in Zillertal for a pre-season training camp, however this is head coach Ole Werner’s first time in Zell am Ziller. Once arriving in Austria, Werner was excited for the coming days. “My first impression is really positive. The pitch is in really good condition. I’m looking forward to the next few days,” he told WERDER.DE

30.06.2022 / 18:42 / First Team
Frank Baumann interview after arriving in Zillertal

“It almost feels like home”

Werder’s plane took off at 9:30am sharp on Thursday morning, to take the 28-strong squad to the training camp in Zell am Ziller. Shortly after arrival, the players and the staff had some engagements to deal with. At around noon, Frank Baumann spoke to the media about new arrivals Stage and Burke, possible comings and goings in the transfer window and the conditions in Zillertal. He also went into…

30.06.2022 / 16:55 / First Team
Oliver Burke poses next to the Werder badge.

Oliver Burke signs for Werder from Sheffield United

Now all formalities have been completed, the deal is done! Oliver Burke has joined SV Werder Bremen from Sheffield United. He is with his new teammates on the way to Austria for the training camp.

30.06.2022 / 12:30 / First Team

Stage and Burke travel to Austria – Salifou misses the training camp

SV Werder Bremen set off for their training camp in Austria on Thursday morning. The plane departed Bremen airport for Munich at 9:30 CEST. From there, the team will then head to Austria. This will be the 11th time SVW have prepared for a season in Zillertal.

30.06.2022 / 10:45 / First Team
Jens Stage next to the Werder badge.

Jens Stage joins Werder Bremen

SV Werder Bremen have signed Jens Stage from FC Copenhagen ahead of the 2022/23 season, after agreeing a contract with the Denmark international. The 25-year-old will join up with the team immediately, and will head to training camp in Zell am Ziller with the Green-Whites on Thursday. Both sides have agreed to keep the details of the contract undisclosed.

29.06.2022 / 16:00 / First Team
Dikeni Salifou before the game

Dikeni Salifou to miss training camp in Zillertal

After picking up a muscle injury in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Oldenburg, newcomer Dikeni Salifou missed Monday afternoon’s training session.

28.06.2022 / 11:00 / First Team
 Ilia Gruev in the wohninvest WESERSTADION in front of the Werder badge

“My goal is to keep proving myself every day”

It was a decision based on the club, said Ilia Gruev after extending his contract with Werder. The defensive midfielder had other offers, but he firmly believes that Bremen is the place where he can further his development. “Especially after the talks with Frank Baumann, I realised that this is the path for me, so I made a conscious decision with this club in mind.” In Monday’s media round,…

27.06.2022 / 15:35 / First Team
Ilia Gruev in the stands at the stadium.

Ilia Gruev extends his contract at Werder

As Werder continue to build their squad for the 2022/23 season, the club have managed to extend youngster Ilia Gruev’s contract.

26.06.2022 / 13:00 / First Team
Ole Werner felt there was a lack of coordination in their defeat to VfB Oldenburg. (Photo:

“We need to get back into our routines”

Despite leading at half time, SV Werder Bremen could not see out the win in their first friendly of pre-season, the final score being 3-1 to VfB Oldenburg. Head coach Ole Werner played all three of his summer signings so far in the game, as well as the returning Benjamin Goller, who fired home a deflected opener for the Green-Whites. WERDER.DE has all the post-match reaction from the sidelines.

25.06.2022 / 17:55 / First Team
New arrival Dikeni Salifou played his first game for Werder. (Photo:

First friendly of the summer ends in defeat

The first friendly of SV Werder’s summer ended in defeat. Ole Werner’s side started the game well and created several good opportunities, before a deflected Benjamin Goller shot gave the Green-Whites the lead midway through the first half. Both sides changed their entire team at the break. The VfB players took advantage of some sloppy Werder build-up play and turned the game on its head.…

25.06.2022 / 17:40 / Match Report
Niklas Stark in the Werder media room.

“I can’t wait for the season to start!”

Niklas Stark’s first few days of training with his new teammates are behind him, as he sits down for his first Werder press conference. “I decided to join Werder because right from the start, I felt like I would fit in to the philosophy here,” said the defender, who joined from Hertha BSC. As was the case with Amos Pieper, head coach Ole Werner convinced Stark to join the team after showing him a…

24.06.2022 / 16:01 / First Team
Yannik Engelhardt on the way to training.

Engelhardt to stay in Freiburg on loan

Werder’s youngster Yannik Engelhardt went on loan to SC Freiburg’s U23s last summer. The 21-year-old will now stay there for another season.

24.06.2022 / 14:00 / First Team

“You can tell that everyone wants to play in the Bundesliga”

Amos Pieper is one of the three Werder new arrivals who turned up for the beginning of the 2022/23 pre-season this week. After the obligatory performance tests were completed, Ole Werner's squad were out on the pitch for the first time on Wednesday and Thursday. “Yesterday was the first session that was focused mainly on football. The tempo was there straight away; the intensity was high. The boys…

23.06.2022 / 17:45 / First Team
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