Werder Bremen

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Werder Bremen
Full name Sport-Verein Werder von 1899 e. V. Bremen
Founded 4 February 1899
Ground Weserstadion, Bremen
(capacity: 42,354)
Chairman Klaus-Dieter Fischer
Manager Thomas Schaaf
League Bundesliga
2010/11 Bundesliga, 13th
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

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 price 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]

The name "Werder" is a seldom regional word meaning "River peninsula". The first play ground of Werder Bremen was beside the Weser river. Today they are playing in the Weserstadion.

The club's first team plays in the German Bundesliga. The second team of Werder Bremen is playing in Germanys 3rd league. The women team is playing in the Second Bundesliga. Their colors are green and white (Grün und Weiß).

Current squad[change | change source]

Correct as of 25 September 2012[2]

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

Coaching staff[change | change source]

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

League position[change | change source]

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 position[change | change source]

Honours[change | change source]

Germany[change | change source]

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

International[change | change source]

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

Manager history[change | change source]

  • 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 players[change | change source]

Team records[change | change source]

  • 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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