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Pieper, Stark and Salifou in Werder kits

New players, new squad numbers

The new Bundesliga season is fast approaching and the preparations are well underway at SV Werder. A new season means new players and new players mean new squad numbers. The likes of Amos Pieper and Niklas Stark will have the chance to wear their new squad numbers on Saturday 25th June (16:00 CEST), when Werder face VfB Oldenburg in a friendly. Before that, however, we look back at which former…

21.06.2022 / 18:06 / First Team
Claudio Pizarro in the tv studio

Date for Claudio Pizarro’s testimonial confirmed

The date is finally set. Werder legend Claudio Pizarro finally has the chance to say goodbye to the fans at the wohinvest WESERSTADION. On Saturday 24th September 2022, Werder Bremen will host a testimonial for the club’s most prolific goal-scorer. Tickets for the match will go online on 29th June at 11am.

21.06.2022 / 14:00 / First Team
Dikeni Salifou has felt right at home in Bremen so far. (Photo: werder.de)

"I’ve already had a lot of laughs"

Sunday saw the start of pre-season preparations for SV Werder Bremen, with most of the squad back on the training pitch. Among the players returning from their summer breaks to the wohninvest WESERSTADION, there was a new signing: Dikeni Salifou. The 19-year-old has just joined the Green-Whites from FC Augsburg and has started his pre-season with the first team. The defensive midfielder, most at…

20.06.2022 / 16:20 / interview
Clemens Fritz speaks to the media.

“We've got some busy weeks coming up”

The Werder players are back at the wohninvest WESERSTADION ahead of the new season. They completed performance tests on Sunday and Clemens Fritz, head of professional football and scouting, spoke to the media for the first time before the new campaign. He spoke of some busy weeks ahead, but stressed how excited the team is for the club’s return to the Bundesliga.

19.06.2022 / 12:16 / First Team
An empty wohninvest WESERSTADION

The preparation begins

The preparation for the 2023/23 season is set to get underway tomorrow with individual performances tests. Team training will officially begin at the wohninvest WESERSTADION on Wednesday 22nd June.

18.06.2022 / 14:00 / First Team

“These are the clashes we’ve been working a year for”

It was announced on Friday that Werder Bremen would kick off their 2022/23 Bundesliga season with an away game. Ole Werner’s team will travel to VfL Wolfsburg on matchday 1. “We’re pleased to be back,” said Werner.

17.06.2022 / 12:47 / First Team
Felix Agu in action against Wolfsburg.

Werder to start the new season away to Wolfsburg

SV Werder Bremen will begin 2022/23 away to VfL Wolfsburg. The first matchday of the new Bundesliga season will be played on the weekend of 6th August. VfB Stuttgart will be the first visitors to the wohninvest WESERSTADION. The DFL announced the fixture list on Friday morning.

17.06.2022 / 12:00 / First Team
Milos Veljkovic, Marco Friedl and Romano Schmid jogging on the training pitch..

Five players absent for the start of pre-season

The team will be able to enjoy a few more days off, before pre-season training officially begins on 19th June. However, five players will not be back in Bremen just yet to join in on Sunday’s individual performance tests.

16.06.2022 / 13:00 / First Team
Jan-Niklas Beste in a Regensburg shirt

Beste joins 1. FC Heidenheim

Jan-Niklas Beste will not return to SV Werder Bremen after the expiry of his loan spell with SSV Jahn Regensburg. The 23-year-old has joined second-division team 1. FC Heidenheim with immediate effect. The clubs agreed to keep the details undisclosed.

15.06.2022 / 15:00 / First Team
DFB-Pokal

Monday night in Cottbus

SV Werder Bremen will play Energie Cottbus in the first round of the DFB-Pokal. The game will take place at the Stadion der Freundschaft on Monday, 1st August 2022 at 18:00 CEST, as announced by the DFB on Wednesday morning.

15.06.2022 / 11:00 / First Team
Werder player Milos Veljkovic pointing to the right

Internationals round-up: 90 minutes for Veljkovic

Milos Veljkovic’s Serbia took on Slovenia in their fourth Nations League match this summer. The centre-back started the game, as he did against Sweden and Norway. Despite taking a 2-0 lead, the Serbs had to settle for a point. Marco Friedl was in the Austria squad for their game against Denmark, but he had to watch their defeat from the bench.

14.06.2022 / 12:32 / First Team

Werder Bremen’s summer schedule

Preparations for the new season will begin on Sunday 19th June 2022 with performance tests. The official start of pre-season training is Wednesday 22nd June at the wohninvest WESERSTADION, before the team travels to the training camp in Zillertal on Thursday 30th June.

12.06.2022 / 14:49 / First Team

Luc Ihorst joins Eintracht Braunschweig

After celebrating promotion to the 2. Bundesliga a few weeks ago with Eintracht Braunschweig, 22-year-old forward Luc Ihorst has joined the side from Lower Saxony on a permanent basis. Head of scouting and professional football Clemens Fritz announced the move on Friday.

12.06.2022 / 14:00 / First Team
Milos Veljkovic with his thumbs up

Werder agree a new deal with Milos Veljkovic

Werder Bremen’s plans for the new season came one step closer to fruition on Saturday with the confirmation that centre-back Milos Veljkovic will remain with the club next season. The defender’s previous deal had been set to expire on 30th June 2022.

11.06.2022 / 13:00 / First Team
Ball on the pitch

Another friendly confirmed: Werder to play VfB Oldenburg

Another of SV Werder’s preseason opponents can now be confirmed! The green-and-whites will travel to the Berliner Ring Stadium in Verden/Aller where we will play VfB Oldenburg, one of the clubs promoted to the third tier of German football last season. The match is set for Saturday, 25th June.

11.06.2022 / 10:00 / First Team
 Milos Veljkovic on the ball at the wohninvest WESERSTADIONS.

Veljkovic returns to the starting XI – Internationals round-up

After being left out of Serbia’s win against Slovenia, defender Milos Veljkovic returned to the starting XI for the Sweden game. His side came away from Solna with a 1-0 victory. On the other hand, Marco Friedl was not included in the Austria squad for their match against the reigning World Cup winners, France.

11.06.2022 / 09:00 / First Team
Oscar Schönfelder will spend next season on loan at SSV Jahn Regensburg. (Photo: werder.de)

Oscar Schönfelder joins Jahn Regensburg on loan

Squad planning for next season is being worked on intensely, and now SV Werder Bremen has announced another departure. On Wednesday, representatives of SVW and second-tier club SSV Jahn Regensburg came to an agreement on a season-long loan for attacker Oscar Schönfelder.

10.06.2022 / 11:00 / First Team
Marvin Ducksch does his trademark celebration

Ducksch is on fire – and Werder’s Player of the Season

The votes are in! Werder’s Player of the Season is striker Marvin Ducksch. He narrowly pipped strike partner Niclas Füllkrug to the title. Defenders Marco Friedl and Christian Groß came third and fourth respectively.

08.06.2022 / 16:44 / First Team

Nations League: Friedl returns to Austria starting XI

Marco Friedl and Milos Veljkovic’s international sides were in action for the second time in the Nations League on the weekend. Marco Friedl was in action for 78 minutes in Austria’s 2-1 defeat to Denmark on Monday night and celebrated his first start for his country in over a year. Meanwhile, Milos Veljkovic was not named in Serbia’s squad as they defeated Slovenia 4-1. The centre back had been…

07.06.2022 / 12:00 / First Team
Marco Friedl and Milos Veljkovic

A dream start and two defeats

For three of our players, the summer break will need to wait until after the international break. While Marco Friedl and Austria were able to celebrate a 3-0 win against Croatia in the Nations League, Milos Veljkovic and Serbia fell to a 1-0 defeat against Norway. Our defender was taken off in the second half with cramps. Meanwhile, Romano Schmid and the Austria U21s suffered a 3-2 loss against…

04.06.2022 / 10:39 / First Team
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