Thomas Wolter

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Thomas Wolter
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-10-04) 4 October 1963 (age 55)
Place of birth Hamburg, West Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Defender
Youth career
1971–1979 TuS Ottensen
1979–1984 HEBC Hamburg
Senior career*
1984–1998 Werder Bremen 312 (12)
National team
1992 Germany 1 (0)
Teams managed
2002–2013 Werder Bremen II
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Wolter (born 4 October 1963) is a German former footballer who played as a midfielder or a defender, and the current manager of SV Werder Bremen's youth academy.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Midfielder association football position played on both ends of the field

midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards. Some midfielders play a disciplined defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are otherwise known as defensive midfielders. Others blur the boundaries, being more mobile and efficient in passing: they are commonly referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box, or holding midfielders. The number of midfielders on a team and their assigned roles depends on the team's formation; the collective group of these players on the field is sometimes referred to as the midfield.

In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals.


Club career

Born in Hamburg, Wolter arrived at SV Werder Bremen in the summer of 1984, from local amateurs Hamburg Eimsbütteler Ballspiel Club. After only three games in his first season in the Bundesliga he became first-choice, and remained his entire professional career with the same club.

Hamburg City and federal state in Germany

Hamburg, officially the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, is the second-largest city in Germany after Berlin and 8th largest city in the European Union with a population of over 1.8 million.

SV Werder Bremen association football club in Bremen, Germany

Sportverein Werder Bremen von 1899 e. V., commonly known as Werder Bremen, is a German sports club located in Bremen in the northwest German federal state Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. The club was founded in 1899 and has grown to 40,400 members. It is best known for its association football team.

The 1984–85 Bundesliga was the 22nd season of the Bundesliga, the premier football league in West Germany. It began on 24 August 1984 and ended on 8 June 1985. VfB Stuttgart were the defending champions.

Due to injury, Wolter was only able to appear in 16 matches in the 1987–88 campaign as the Hanseatic League team won the second national championship in its history, the first in 23 years. He also appeared in four German Cup finals in the late 80s/early 90s, winning two and losing two.

The 1987–88 Bundesliga was the 25th season of the Bundesliga, the premier football league in West Germany. It began on 31 July 1987 and ended on 21 May 1988. FC Bayern Munich were the defending champions.

Hanseatic League Trade confederation in Northern Europe

The Hanseatic League was a commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and market towns in Northwestern and Central Europe. Growing from a few North German towns in the late 1100s, the league came to dominate Baltic maritime trade for three centuries along the coasts of Northern Europe. Hansa territories stretched from the Baltic to the North Sea and inland during the Late Middle Ages, and diminished slowly after 1450.

DFB-Pokal cup for German knockout football cup comptetion held BV annually

The DFB-Pokal[ˈdeː ʔɛf beː poˈkaːl] is a German knockout football cup competition held annually by the Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB). Sixty-four teams participate in the competition, including all clubs from the Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga. It is considered the second-most important club title in German football after the Bundesliga championship. Taking place from August until June, the winner qualifies for the DFL-Supercup and the UEFA Europa League unless the winner already qualifies for the UEFA Champions League in the Bundesliga.

Wolter played in 34 official contests in 1991–92 – this included six in the season's UEFA Cup Winners' Cup which ended in conquest, with the player being stretchered off in the first half of the 2–0 final win against AS Monaco FC. [1] He retired in June 1998 at almost 35 years of age, with nearly 400 official games - 312 in the (West) German top-flight [2] - to his credit.

The 1991–92 Bundesliga was the 29th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. It began on 2 August 1991 and ended on 16 May 1992. 1. FC Kaiserslautern were the defending champions.

The 1991–92 season of the European Cup Winners' Cup was won by Werder Bremen in the final against Monaco. Both were first-time finalists in the competition.

UEFA Cup Winners Cup former European association football tournament for clubs

The UEFA Cup Winners' Cup was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. The cup was one of the many inter-European club competitions that have been organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). The first competition was held in the 1960–61 season — but not recognised by the governing body of European football until two years later. The final tournament was held in 1998–99, after which it was absorbed into the UEFA Cup.

In the molds of another Werder legend, Thomas Schaaf, Wolter continued his career at the club as a manager, starting in the reserve team. [3] In July 2013 he was appointed at the youth academy, while Viktor Skrypnyk replaced him at the reserves.

Thomas Schaaf German footballer/manager

Thomas Schaaf is a German retired footballer who played as a defender, and a current manager.

SV Werder Bremen II reserve association football team in Germany

SV Werder Bremen II is the reserve team of SV Werder Bremen. It currently plays in Regionalliga, the fourth level of the German football league system, and has qualified for the first round of the DFB-Pokal on nineteen occasions. It also has won the German amateur football championship three times, a joint record. Until 2005 the team played as SV Werder Bremen Amateure.

Viktor Skrypnyk Ukrainian footballer

Viktor Anatoliyovych Skrypnyk is a retired Ukrainian footballer and current manager of Zorya Luhansk. As a player, he helped Werder Bremen to the league and cup double in 2004.

International career

Wolter gained one cap for Germany, [4] playing 60 minutes in a 1–3 friendly loss with Brazil in Porto Alegre, on 16 December 1992.

Cap (sport) Term for a players appearance in a game at international level

In sport, a cap is a metaphorical term for a player's appearance in a game at international level. The term dates from the practice in the United Kingdom of awarding a cap to every player in an international match of association football. In the early days of football, the concept of each team wearing a set of matching shirts had not been universally adopted, so each side would distinguish itself from the other by wearing a specific sort of cap.

Germany national football team mens national association football team representing Germany

The Germany national football team is the men's football team that has represented Germany in international competition since 1908. It is governed by the German Football Association, founded in 1900. Ever since the DFB was reinaugurated in 1949 the team has represented the Federal Republic of Germany. Under Allied occupation and division, two other separate national teams were also recognised by FIFA: the Saarland team representing the Saarland (1950–1956) and the East German team representing the German Democratic Republic (1952–1990). Both have been absorbed along with their records by the current national team. The official name and code "Germany FR (FRG)" was shortened to "Germany (GER)" following the reunification in 1990.

Exhibition game Sporting event wherein the result has no external impact

An exhibition game is a sporting event whose prize money and impact on the player's or the team's rankings is either zero or otherwise greatly reduced. In team sports, matches of this type are often used to help coaches and managers select and condition players for the competitive matches of a league season or tournament. If the players usually play in different teams in other leagues, exhibition games offer an opportunity for the players to learn to work with each other. The games can be held between separate teams or between parts of the same team.


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  1. "1991/92: Bremen shine in Stadium of Light". 1 June 1992. Archived from the original on 3 May 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  2. Arnhold, Matthias (25 July 2019). "Thomas Wolter - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". . Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  3. "Man kann den Spielern nicht immer helfen" [One can not always help the players] (in German). Spox. 24 February 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  4. Arnhold, Matthias (25 July 2019). "Thomas Wolter - International Appearances". . Retrieved 26 July 2019.