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Clemens Fritz during a press conference.

Clemens Fritz to stay at Werder

At the end of it all, the signature was purely a formality - Clemens Fritz has extended his contract as SV Werder Bremen’s director of professional football and scouting. This was announced by Green-Whites chief executive Frank Baumann on Saturday.

21.05.2022 / 10:00 / First Team
Just like every season, 2021/22 delivered some exciting statistics (photo: WERDER.DE).

Prolific goalscorers, the woodwork king and Toprak’s impressive points-per-game-ratio

It’s been five days since the end of the 2021/22 season for SV Werder Bremen. 34 matchdays and 3,060 minutes of the 48th-ever Bundesliga 2 season were in store for the Green-Whites – Niclas Füllkrug featured the most for SVW (2,592 minutes), who won 18 matches, drew on nine occasions and suffered seven defeats. There was one main objective come the end of the season – secure promotion back to the…

20.05.2022 / 18:45 / First Team
Ole Werner celebrating after Regensburg

"We showed that hard work pays off"

Promotion to the Bundesliga still hasn’t sunk in for Ole Werner just yet. That will probably happen in the next few days, said the head coach in a presser on Thursday afternoon. Werner spoke to the media about promotion, personnel and the challenges that lie ahead next season.

19.05.2022 / 17:47 / First Team
 New signing Pieper in the Ostkurve

Amos Pieper signs for Werder Bremen

Three days after securing promotion to the Bundesliga, Werder Bremen are pleased to announce the signing of central defender Amos Pieper, who is arriving on a free transfer from DSC Arminia Bielefeld.

18.05.2022 / 14:30 / First Team
The Posthotel in Zillertal.

Werder to begin pre-season on 19th June

After winning promotion back to the Bundesliga, SV Werder can now look forward to a summer break. Head coach Ole Werner’s team will begin pre-season training on Sunday, 19th June, with one eye on the 2022/23 Bundesliga season.

17.05.2022 / 17:40 / First Team

Werder extend Pavlenka’s contract

Werder are extending the contract of goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka. The shot-stopper has had a successful campaign and played a vital role in getting Werder back into the topflight. Clemens Fritz and Frank Baumann were eager to keep the Czech Republic international on board.

17.05.2022 / 16:30 / First Team
Assalé and Mai in Training

Trio leave Werder Bremen

After Werder’s recent promotion to the Bundesliga, the club can announce that three players are leaving the club. Lars-Lukas Mai, Roger Assalé and Luca Plogmann will part ways with SV.

17.05.2022 / 15:00 / First Team

Home win secures promotion!

We’re back! SVW won their final home game of the season against SSV Jahn Regensburg (2-0) and sealed promotion to the Bundesliga! Niclas Füllkrug scored a sensational opening goal (10’) and Marvin Ducksch doubled our lead shortly after half-time (51’), and the overall atmosphere at the game was electric, from start to finish!

15.05.2022 / 18:31 / Match Report

A matchday like no other

90 minutes of the regular season remain. For Werder Bremen, they could be the most important 90 mintues of the season: should Ole Werner’s side pick up at least a point against SSV Jahn Regensburg on Sunday (15:39 CEST kick off), they’ll secure their return to the Bundesliga. Werder’s head coach often remains cool with such an atmosphere ahead of games like this, but the final matchday of the…

14.05.2022 / 10:00 / preliminary report
Ole Werner in his press conference.

“Everyone knows what this one means”

Matchday 34 is just two short days away. The final day of the season, and one more question is left to be answered: will SV Werder Bremen play in the Bundesliga next season? “Everybody knows what this game means and we want to have a good mixture of excitement and concentration,” explained head coach Ole Werner, adding: “The lads feel a lot like I do right now; there’s a lot of excitement, but…

13.05.2022 / 19:45 / First Team
Werder's Ömer Toprak running with the ball

Toprak fit for the season finale

Werder head coach Ole Werner will have almost the entire squad at his disposal for the season finale against SSV Jahn Regensburg on Sunday, 15th May (15:30 CEST). Despite coming off injured in last week's win over Erzgebirge Aue, Ömer Toprak is an option for the decisive last fixture of the campaign. Only Manuel Mbom is unavailable for the Green-Whites.

13.05.2022 / 14:12 / First Team
Clemens Fritz in the mixed zone ahead of Regensburg

“Everyone needs to be up for the challenge”

It all comes down to this. Werder’s season comes to a close against Jahn Regensburg at the wohninvest Weserstadion on Sunday (15:30 CEST) and Ole Werner’s side have the chance to seal their promotion back to the Bundesliga. Clemens Fritz, however, has warned the players that there is no room for complacency: “We want to win this game just like we want to win any other. We know full well that we…

10.05.2022 / 14:20 / First Team
The Werder badge

SV Werder strongly condemn racially-motivated attack on club employee

SV Werder Bremen are deeply shocked to learn that a club employee was targeted, racially abused and physically attacked in a racially-motivated attack in Bremen last weekend.

10.05.2022 / 09:34 / society
Niklas Schmidt points to the Werder badge.

“If you keep a clear head, you can win any game”

SV Werder Bremen found Sunday’s match against FC Erzgebirge Aue difficult for large parts of the game before finally adding to their narrow lead with two goals in second-half stoppage time. One of those two goals was scored by Niklas Schmidt, who registered his second strike of the season at an important time. The 24-year-old gave an interview as part of WERDER STROM Talk one day after the game…

09.05.2022 / 13:40 / First Team

All fit for Erzgebirge Aue

Whilst Ömer Toprak and Christian Groß were able to return to training last Saturday, Milos Veljkovic got back on the pitch on Wednesday. According to Ole Werner, all three are “on board” for the trip to Erzgebirge Aue.

08.05.2022 / 20:20 / First Team

All fit for Erzgebirge Aue

Whilst Ömer Toprak and Christian Groß were able to return to training last Saturday, Milos Veljkovic got back on the pitch on Wednesday. According to Ole Werner, all three are “on board” for the trip to Erzgebirge Aue.

08.05.2022 / 18:28 / First Team
Niklas Schmidt celebrates scoring Werder's third in Aue.

“Stayed patient and showed our quality”

SV Werder found it tough for large parts of their last away game of the season against FC Erzgebirge Aue, only eventually putting the game to bed via two goals in second-half injury time. Before then, they hard to work hard to protect their narrow 1-0 lead. “At the end of the day we showed our quality and stayed patient, and I’m pleased we did that,” explained goalscorer Niclas Füllkrug after…

08.05.2022 / 17:10 / First Team

3-0 victory sees Werder climb back up to second place

After a sluggish start, SV Werder Bremen secured a 3-0 victory over Erzgebirge Aue. The game began with an early wake-up call for the Green-Whites as Aue's Baumgart turned the ball into Pavlenka’s net in the first minute of the game – fortunately for the Green-Whites, Nazarov was offside in the build-up which saw the goal disallowed. Werder then grew more into the game, but were unable to create…

08.05.2022 / 15:44 / Match Report
Marvin Ducksch and Niclas Füllkrug celebrate.

"Keeping our foot on the pedal”

Two 90 minute matches remain, leaving a potential six points up for grabs. Those six points are what it is all about for SV Werder as the 2021/22 season draws to a close. Ahead of the last away game of the season against FC Erzgebirge Aue, Ole Werner called himself “unbelievably excited” for the final few games. He also explained that the mood in the dressing room is excellent. Werder will need “a…

07.05.2022 / 09:00 / preliminary report
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