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*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
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.

Club career[edit]

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.

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.

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.

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.

International career[edit]

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.


See also[edit]


  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.

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