Werder Bremen

association football club in Bremen, Germany

The Sport-Verein Werder von 1899 e. V. Bremen is a German football club playing in the city of Bremen. The club was founded in 1899 as FV Werder by a group of sixteen high school students. The students had won a football as prize in a tug of war competition. In 1920 the name was changed from FV to SV werder Bremen. In this year chess, baseball, cricket and track and field athletics became part of the club. But football was and still is the most important part of the club.[1]

Werder Bremen
Full nameSport-Verein Werder von 1899 e. V. Bremen
Founded4 February 1899
GroundWeserstadion, Bremen
Capacity42,354
ChairmanKlaus-Dieter Fischer
ManagerViktor Skripnik
LeagueBundesliga
2010/11Bundesliga, 13th

The name "Werder" is a not very common regional word which means "River peninsula". The first play ground of Werder Bremen was beside the Weser river. Today they play in the Weserstadion.

The club's first team plays in the German Bundesliga. The second team of Werder Bremen is playing in Germanys 4th league. The women team is playing in the Second Bundesliga. Their colors are green and white (Grün und Weiß).

Current squadEdit

Correct as of 25 September 2012[2]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   Germany Sebastian Mielitz
3 DF    Switzerland Francois Affolter
5 DF   Congo DR Assani Lukimya
6 MF   Belgium Kevin De Bruyne (on loan from Chelsea)
7 FW   Austria Marko Arnautović
8 DF   Germany Clemens Fritz (captain)
10 MF   Turkey Mehmet Ekici
11 MF   Netherlands Eljero Elia
13 DF   Germany Lukas Schmitz
14 MF   Germany Aaron Hunt
15 DF   Austria Sebastian Prödl
16 MF   Austria Zlatko Junuzovic
17 MF   Serbia Aleksandar Ignjovski
18 MF   Germany Felix Kroos
19 FW   Nigeria Joseph Akpala
20 GK   Germany Raphael Wolf
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 DF   Greece Sokratis
23 DF   Czech Republic Theodor Gebre Selassie
24 FW   Germany Nils Petersen (on loan from Bayern Munich)
25 MF   Germany Tom Trybull
26 DF   Germany Florian Hartherz
27 FW   Germany Johannes Wurtz
28 MF   Germany Levent Aycicek
29 DF   Germany Cimo Röcker
30 GK   Austria Richard Strebinger
31 MF   Serbia Predrag Stevanovic
32 MF   Germany Özkan Yildirim
33 GK   Germany Christian Vander
34 MF   Serbia Aleksandar Stevanovic
35 MF   Germany Florian Trinks
41 MF   Germany Niclas Füllkrug
44 MF   Germany Philipp Bargfrede

Coaching staffEdit

 
Manager Thomas Schaaf, who has been managing Werder Bremen from 1999 to 2013.
Position Staff
First Team Coach (interim)   Wolfgang Rolff
Assistant First Team Coach   Matthias Hönerbach
Goalkeeper Trainer   Michael Kraft
Club Doctor   Dr. Götz Dimanski
Physio   Holger Berger
Assistant Physio   Florian Lauerer
Reserve Team Manager   Thomas Wolter[3]
Youth Team Manager   Uwe Harttgen

League positionEdit

Season League Position
2002/03 Bundesliga 6th
2003/04 Bundesliga Champions
2004/05 Bundesliga 3rd
2005/06 Bundesliga 2nd
2006/07 Bundesliga 3rd
2007/08 Bundesliga 2nd
2008/09 Bundesliga 10th
2009/10 Bundesliga 3rd
2010/11 Bundesliga 13th
2011/12 Bundesliga 9th

Former positionEdit

HonoursEdit

GermanyEdit

  • German Bundesliga (4): 1965, 1988, 1993, 2004
  • German Cup (6): 1961, 1991, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009

InternationalEdit

  • Cup winner-Cup : 1992
  • UEFA-Cup-final: 2009

Manager historyEdit

  • Willi Multhaup 1963-1965
  • Günter Brocker 1965-04.09.1967
  • Fritz Langner 09.09.1967-1969
  • Fritz Rebell 1969-16.03.1970
  • Hans Tilkowski 17.03.1970-1970
  • Robert Gebhardt 1970-26.09.1971
  • Willi Multhaup 27.09.1971-24.10.1971
  • Josef Piontek 25.10.1971-07.05.1972
  • Fritz Langner 08.05.1972-1972
  • Josef Piontek 1972/1975
  • Herbert Burdenski 1975-28.02.1976
  • Otto Rehhagel 29.02.1976-1976
  • Hans Tilkowski 1976-22.12.1977
  • Fred Schulz 02.01.1978-1978
  • Wolfgang Weber 1978-29.01.1980
  • Fritz Langner 20.02.1980-1980
  • Kuno Klötzer 1980-1981
  • Otto Rehhagel 01.04.1981-1995
  • Aad de Mos 1995-09.01.96
  • Hans-Jürgen Dörner 14.01.96 - 20.08.97
  • Wolfgang Sidka 01.09.1997 - 22.10.1998
  • Felix Magath 22.10.1998 - 09.05.1999
  • Thomas Schaaf 10.05.1999 - 15.05.2013
  • Wolfgang Rolff 15.05.2013 -

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Notable playersEdit

Team recordsEdit

  • Marco Bode 101 goals
  • Dieter Burdenski 444 matches in the German Bundesliga
  • Horst-Dieter Höttges 66 matches for the German football national team
  • Werder Bremen - DSC Arminia Bielefeld 8:1 (2007) Werder Bremen - Offenbacher Kickers 8:1 (1983) highest victory
  • Eintracht Frankfurt - Werder Bremen 9:2 (1981) highest score in lost match

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-24. Retrieved 2011-11-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-09. Retrieved 2012-09-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "3. Liga / U 23 > Trainer". Werder.de. Retrieved 7 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2011-11-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-18. Retrieved 2011-11-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)