Well after Enricos' detailed Anderlecht profile I thought I would do profiles for the other two teams starting with the Germans.
Official website: www.werder-online.de
Some great players have touched Werder Bremen in their careers such as Rudi Voller(97 goals), Mario Basler(36 goals), Torsten Frings(?? goals) and more recently, Ailton(88 goals).And just last season they were one of the shocks in the German Bundesliga, winning the title comfortably over giants Bayern Munich.
Despite the sale of some of their best players at the end of last season most notably Ailton and Krstajic,Werder Bremen still has a strong side with a team capable of beating anyone when in their prime.
Goalkeepers:Reinke, Borel, Walke
Defenders:Fahrenhorst, Pasanen, Baumann, Nery, Magnin, Ismael
Midfielders:Ernst, Davala, Stalteri, Lisztes, Micoud, Lagerblom, Jensen, Borowski, Schulz
Strikers:Charisteas, Klose, Hunt, Klasnic, Stier, Valdez
In bold = Key Player
In green = New Player
Career as a coach:
1987-1995: A-Youth SV Werder Bremen
1995-1999: Coach Regional League team SV Werder Bremen and Head Coach SV Werder Bremen Young Talents
09.05.1999-??: Head Coach Bundesliga
It can be said that this squad is not as strong as last seasons but it is still strong.
Werder Bremens achievments:
Bundesliga - 1964/1965, 1987/1988, 1992/1993, 2003/2004
Cup Winners Cup - 1991/1992
Intertoto cup - 1998
Their season so far...
Werder Bremen have already okayed two games in this years Bundesliga and sit on top of the table with two wins out of two (6 points).The reigning champions beat highly fancies Schalke 04 1-0 and Hansa Rostock 4-0 away from home.Updates to come.
Capacity - 42 466 (32 506 seats)
Built - 1997