Werder Bremen News

Werder to begin preseason program on 2nd July

SV Werder Bremen will kick off their preparations for the 2018/2019 season at the beginning of July. Head coach Florian Kohfeldt will expect his team to report to the Weserstadion for the first session on that Monday.

23.05.2018 // 12:13 // first team

Don the national jersey!

The Bundesliga is done and dusted, but the next big event looms over the footballing world in the form of the World Cup. However, during the five-week period of limbo, there’s no need for Werder fans to turn their back on Green-White affairs. Several of the Bremen boys will turn-out for their country at the end of May/start of June. WERDER.DE has a feature on the definite inclusions, scheduled...

22.05.2018 // 12:12 // first team

Idrissa Touré signs professional contract

Werder youngster Idrissa Touré has received his first professional contract at Werder Bremen. Sporting director Frank Baumann confirmed the news on Friday.

18.05.2018 // 15:22 // first team

Werder finish with a flurry

In the last match before the summer break, holidays and the World Cup, the Green-Whites put on their boots one final time to close the season against a team made up of players from SV Ahlerstedt/Otterndorf and Heeslinger SC. A quick start set Werder up for the rest of the game, as Florian Kohfeldt’s men ran out comfortable 9-3 winners.

17.05.2018 // 20:48 // first team

A brief layover in Bremen en route to the far east

Konnichiwa, Yuya Osako! Sayonara, Yuya Osako! It was only a brief stay in Bremen for Werder’s new Japan international, before the 27-year-old midfielder had to jet off to his homeland. However he managed to squeeze all the important formalities into a single day at the Weser-Stadion. After a medical, a performance test and an interview with WERDER.TV, Osako signed his contract with the club. “I’m...

17.05.2018 // 13:01 // first team

Yuya Osako joins SV Werder

SV Werder Bremen are pleased to announce the signing of Yuya Osako from 1. FC Köln. The Japan international joins Werder this summer, following Kevin Möhwald as the club’s summer recruit. Osako joins the Green-Whites for an undisclosed fee.

16.05.2018 // 14:30 // first team

Leon Guwara transferred to FC Utrecht

Leon Guwara parts ways with SV Werder Bremen this summer. The 21-year-old, currently on loan at FC Kaiserslautern, will not be returning to the Green-Whites’ squad. Instead, he moves on to FC Utrecht.

16.05.2018 // 14:00 // first team

Augustinsson and Delaney get the provisional World Cup call-up

As expected, Ludwig Augustinsson and Thomas Delaney should have high hopes of playing a part in the 2018 World Cup. Werder’s Scandinavian duo both have places in their national teams’ preliminary squads for the tournament in Russia.

15.05.2018 // 21:05 // first team

Kevin Möhwald becomes Werder’s first new signing

Straight after the final matchday of the season, Werder’s preparations for the 2018/19 season have begun. Werder’s sporting director Frank Baumann announced the signing of Kevin Möhwald from 1. FC Nürnberg. The exact details of the transfer have not been disclosed.

15.05.2018 // 12:00 // first team

Higher aspirations, more room for maneuver and an unlucky charm

+++ Where to go: In the second-half of the campaign the Green-Whites have seen better and better performances and have deservedly landed in a safe mid-table position in the Bundesliga. “For that we need a certain mentality and the absolute will to win” says head coach Florian Kohfeldt, who is trying to ingrain this philosophy in the roots of the club. “We want to play attacking football” continues...

14.05.2018 // 13:26 // Team Talk

Zlatko Junuzovic moves to RB Salzburg

It was made clear some time ago that he would be leaving Werder Bremen at the end of the season, but he’s now revealed his destination. After an emotional goodbye at the final home game of the season versus Bayer Leverkusen and then his final Bundesliga appearance in Mainz, Zlatko Junuzovic has decided after six and a half years at the Green-Whites to move to RB Salzburg in the Austrian...

13.05.2018 // 12:30 // first team

“Go into the summer break on a positive note”

A positive mentality, passion and a pure will to win has been the characteristics instilled by Florian Kohfeldt week in, week out. The 90 minutes against FSV Mainz 05 on the final matchday of the season was a perfect example for what SV Werder want to stand for – Go into every single game wanting to win. “The way the boys fought back was just great to see. I can only praise the team for this...

12.05.2018 // 20:01 // first team

Gebre Selassie’s header moves Werder up to 11th place

Werder Bremen ended the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with their 10th win this term. The Green-Whites won the away game at FSV Mainz 05 2-1 on Matchday 34. In front of 34,000 people at the sold-out OPEL Arena, Florian Kainz cancelled out Jean-Philippe Gbamin’s early Mainz opener (12’) after brilliant play from Maximilian Eggestein halfway through the first half (23’). Kainz then turned provider in the...

12.05.2018 // 17:26 // first team

Season finale

Just one more time for the 2017/18 season! SV Werder Bremen take on Mainz 05 on matchday 34 of the Bundesliga. The Green-Whites already secured their status in Germany’s top flight two weeks ago. The Zerofivers also made sure they are safe from the drop last week thanks to a 2-1 away victory at Borussia Dortmund. Both teams can therefore play without any pressure when things get underway this...

10.05.2018 // 16:08 // first team

Veljković to miss Mainz match

SV Werder will have to do without centre-back Miloš Veljković in the upcoming Bundesliga finale away in Mainz, head coach Florian Kohfeldt announced on Thursday afternoon. “Miloš took a knock to the ankle,” said the Werder coach, who will likely to be able to call upon Niklas Moisander, however.

10.05.2018 // 13:51 // first team

"The Germans are machines"

Football fans are forced to sit tight and wait for four years. But that wait will soon be at an end. As the Bundesliga closes its curtains this weekend, another rather large footballing spectacle will soon be coming into focus. It will be just 37 days until the biggest festival of football in the world – the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Three Green-Whites will be on board the plan for their...

08.05.2018 // 17:37 // first team

"I will always be a Werder fan"

In the 89th minute of the game, Florian Kohfeldt made a decision which meant everyone all around the ground had goosebumps. After a quick glance to his captain, the head coach brought Zlatko Junuzovic off and gave the 30-year-old a fitting setting for his farewell. The 41,000 people inside the sold-out Weserstadion rose to applaud and cheer off their “Zladdi”. “It was really important to me that...

06.05.2018 // 09:51 // first team

“You make the difference”

After the game, the team held a banner up on the pitch. On the banner was the message: “Thank you. You make the difference.” A message to the Werder fans, who, with their incredible support, have helped the team to make the Weserstadion a fortress. The Green-Whites have now gone 12 league games unbeaten in a row and so have not lost at the home for the entire second half of the season. “It’s been...

05.05.2018 // 20:04 // first team

Goalless in Junuzovic's farewell

In the final home game of the 2017/18 season, SV Werder fought to a point against Champions League aspirants Bayer Leverkusen. In Werder captain Zlatko Junuzovic’s final game in front of the Weserstadion faithful, it ended goalless. The visitors from the Rhineland were the more proactive side for the majority of the game but they came up against a steely Green-White defence and so failed to create...

05.05.2018 // 17:34 // first team

Keep the record going

Back to back games in the Weserstadion! After drawing to Borussia Dortmund on matchday 32, the Green-Whites are back at home just six days later on the penultimate matchday in the Bundesliga, when they will face off against Bayer 04 Leverkusen at 15:30 CEST. Another Champions League-hopeful for Werder to battle but if the last game taught us anything, it's that the Green-Whites can fight side by...

03.05.2018 // 15:12 // first team