The club was founded in and has grown to 40, members. Bremen's football club has been a mainstay in the Bundesliga , the top league of the German football league system.
Their latest Bundesliga championship came in , when they won a double ,  and their last win of the German cup came in Since , Werder Bremen's stadium is the Weserstadion.
The club then enjoyed some early success, fielding competitive sides and winning a number of local championships. FV took part in the qualification play for the national championships in playoffs held by the Norddeutscher Fussball Verband NFV , one of the seven major regional leagues after the turn of the century, but were unable to advance.
They became the first club to charge spectators a fee to attend their games and to fence in their playing field. The relationship was short-lived, however, and the club went its own way again less than two months later.
Steady growth after World War I led the club to adopt other sports and, on 19 January , change their name to the current Sportverein Werder Bremen.
Football remained their primary interest, so much so that in , they became the first German club to hire a professional coach.
The team made regular appearances in year-end NFV qualification round play through the s and on into the early s, but did not enjoy any success. German football was re-organized under the Third Reich in into 16 first division leagues known as Gauligen and Werder became part of the Gauliga Niedersachsen.
The club scored its first real successes, capturing division titles in , , and , and took part for the first time in national level playoff competition.
The shape of the Gauligen changed through the course of World War II and in , the Gauliga Niedersachsen was split into two divisions.
As the war overtook the country, the Gauligen became progressively more local in character. Werder' s —45 season was cut short after just two matches.
Like other organizations throughout Germany, the club was disbanded on the order of the occupying Allied authorities after the war.
The team played in the Stadtliga Bremen, and after capturing the title there, participated in the northern German championship round, advancing to the quarter-finals.
They were able to reclaim the name SV Werder on 25 March before taking part in the playoffs. At the time, professionals were not permitted to play in the German game, so it was normal for football players to take on other jobs, often with the club's local patron.
In the case of Werder, a number of the players worked at the nearby Brinkmann tobacco factory, and so the side took on the nickname Texas 11 after one of the company's popular cigarette brands.
Between the end of WW2 and the formation of the Bundesliga in , the club continued to do well, being recognized as one of the top two teams in northern Germany, along with Hamburger SV.
In , they managed their first DFB-Pokal win. Their performance was good enough to earn them a place as a charter member of the Bundesliga, and in the league's second season, Werder took the championship.
They earned a second-place finish in the —68, but then languished in the bottom half of the table for a dozen years.
An attempt to improve their lot by signing high-priced talent earned the side the new, derisive nickname of the Millionaires and turned out to be an expensive failure.
The club dropped out of the Bundesliga for the first and only time, being relegated to the 2nd Bundesliga-Nord for the —81 season after a 17th-place finish.
Werder Bremen recovered themselves under the direction of newly hired coach Otto Rehhagel , who led the side to a string of successes: Bundesliga runners-up in , and , champions in ; appearances in the final of the DFB-Pokal in and with a win there in ; followed by victory in the European Cup Winners' Cup in Rehhagel left the club in June after this impressive run for a short-lived turn as coach of Bayern Munich.
The impact of Rehhagel's departure was felt immediately, and a succession of coaches Aad de Mos , Dixie Dörner , Wolfgang Sidka and Felix Magath led the club into a critical position.
In May , former defender and amateur coach Thomas Schaaf took over the team and stopped a slide toward relegation and led the team to a cup victory only weeks later.
The team's performance stabilized in the following seasons as they regularly finished in the upper half of the table. Their performance qualified them for the —05 Champions League play and they advanced to the Round of 16 before a dismal exit on a 10—2 aggregate to French side Olympique Lyonnais.
Werder again qualified for the Champions League in , this time through a third place Bundesliga result following a difficult injury-prone season.
They once more advanced to the Round of 16, this time being put out by Italian club Juventus on away goals after a 4—4 aggregate score.
A second place in the league ensured the third consecutive Champions League qualification for Werder Bremen. In the —07 season , Werder Bremen claimed the "winter champions" title, being the first place team in the Bundesliga before the winter break period, but eventually came in third behind VfB Stuttgart and Schalke As in the previous season, Bremen finished third in the Champions League, but this time lost in the Round of 16 to Scottish club Rangers.
A vice-championship in the Bundesliga qualified Werder for their fifth consecutive Champions League attendance. Bremen struggled in their —09 Bundesliga campaign, eventually finishing tenth, their worst league performance in more than a decade.
Nevertheless, Bremen made it to the UEFA Cup final after yet another third-place finish in the group stage of the Champions League , as well as the national cup final.
Werder Bremen has a long-standing rivalry with northern German club Hamburger SV ,  another major club in northern Germany,  known as the Nordderby and other big clubs like Bayern Munich in particular.
There are seven ultra groups in Bremen: Bundesliga    . German Under 19 championship.
Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Companies that Werder Bremen currently has sponsorship deals with include: Werder Bremen's reserve team currently plays in the Regionalliga-Nord after relegation from 3.
Liga after finishing 18th in the —18 season. It plays its home matches at Weserstadion Platz 11 , adjacent to the first team's ground, and it is coached by Sven Hübscher.
The women's team was promoted to the first Bundesliga in — Werder has had 19 managers since the beginning of the Bundesliga era in Otto Rehhagel served the longest term, being in office for fourteen years.
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