Niemeyer in 2010.
|Full name||Peter Niemeyer|
|Date of birth||22 November 1983|
|Place of birth||Hörstel, West Germany|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder / Centre back|
|2007–2010||Werder Bremen II||12||(1)|
|2010–2011||→ Hertha BSC (loan)||28||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Peter Niemeyer (born 22 November 1983 in Hörstel, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German professional footballer who plays for Hertha BSC. Mainly a defensive midfielder, he can also operate as a central defender.
Although born in Germany, Niemeyer spent the first years of his professional career in the Netherlands, playing for Eredivisie's FC Twente. In mid-January 2007, he joined Bundesliga side SV Werder Bremen, appearing in three league games for the main squad during his first season.
On 29 September 2007, Niemeyer participated in the 8–1 home crushing of Arminia Bielefeld, scoring the game opener and his first Bundesliga goal. Incidentally, he also limped out of the match, after just 33 minutes.
In the 2008–09 season, Niemeyer appeared in a career-best 25 official games, including five in the UEFA Cup, as Werder reached the final against FC Shakhtar Donetsk, where he started in a 1–2 overtime loss.
On 9 August 2010, Niemeyer moved on loan to Hertha BSC, who were relegated to the second division the season before. On 4 October during the live televised league game against Alemannia Aachen, he attempted to give the first professional female referee, Bibiana Steinhaus, a pat on the shoulder, but accidentally brushed her left breast instead. Fortunately for him, she saw the funny side and took no disciplinary action.
- "Hertha zahlt 200.000 Euro für Niemeyer" [Hertha pays 200.000 Euros for Niemeyer] (in German). Berlin Online. 9 August 2010.[dead link]
- "Cup a feel". Live Leak. Retrieved 4 August 2012.