Werkself fans have again had the chance to vote for their Goal of the Season in 2021/22. Bayer 04 supporters had the opportunity until the middle of this week to vote for their favourite Black and Red goal from last term on the club's Facebook page. Now there is a winner: Talented U19 striker Iker Bravo has been voted into top spot – congratulations.
In a 3-1 win against Fortuna Düsseldorf in the U19 Bundesliga West last October, the young Spaniard not only netted a brace for the U19 team but also achieved a rare feat: Teammate Emre Aksoy lifted the ball into the penalty area from the right on 75 minutes and Bravo rose to meet the ball with an acrobatic overhead kick from the penalty spot that ended up in the back of the net to make it 2-1.
HERE is the spectacular strike from Bravo to enjoy again.
From the pitch to the dugout: One year after retiring from the professional game, the 33 year-old twin brothers Lars and Sven Bender are now youth coaches with the German Football Association (DFB). Werkself honorary captain Lars joins the coaching staff of the Germany U15s under Marc-Patrick Meister and Mario Himsl, his twin brother Sven is assistant coach with the Germany U16 team working alongside Michael Prus and Janis Hohenhövel.
The two long-standing Werkself players, who together made 26 full international appearances for Germany, said on dfb.de: "We needed a break after our playing careers and we noticed we now want to give something back. With our experience, we believe we can provide a lot of help for the young talented players to help them on their way to being professional players."
The Ulrich Haberland Cup is back again. The tournament organised by the Nordkurve12 supporters group will take place on Saturday 2 July from 11.00 CEST at the Kurt-Rieß facility of TSV Bayer 04. Spectators are welcome one hour before kick-off. Food and drink will be provided by NK 12 in association with the ASB Regional Association Vest Recklingshausen with the profits from the catering going to the children's palliative ward at the Leverkusen Clinic who need donations for building work. Collection tins will also be set up. Further information on the tournament to follow.
The security service provider Securitas is looking for stewards in Leverkusen for sports and large-scale events at basic pay of €450 (Mini job). Work is usually in evenings during the week as well as at weekends. The main focus of the work is on sporting events.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and be able to speak good German. Securitas also have a service requirement that covers the willingness to undergo training as well as good manners and a smart appearance. A clean driving licence is also required on appointment. Duties include access and flow control, entry and ticket checks as well as supervision of emergency escapes and emergency exits.
Bayer 04 welcomed 14 media representatives from Africa on Friday, 1 December. The trip for journalists from the likes of Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mozambique, Togo, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Togo was organised by the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) with the goal of establishing and promoting Africa as a new target market for the Bundesliga.Show more
Bayer 04 has modernised its media working area in the stands at the BayArena and equipped it with new, multifunctional monitors. The 50 screens will be used for the first time for the fixture against Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 13 in the Bundesliga next Sunday, 3 December (kick-off: 17:30 CET) and offer the media representatives working at the BayArena on matchday numerous possibilities.Show more
Bayer 04 have little time to recover from their 2-0 win away at Häcken in the UEFA Europe League, ensuring progress to the round of 16, before their next challenge up against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Sunday (17:30 CET). At his pre-match press conference on Friday morning, head coach Xabi Alonso spoke about BVB and gave a warning about not losing focus.Show more
Spirits are high at Borussia Dortmund following their impressive display and result away at AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. On Sunday (17:30 CET), they want to keep an impressive week going with another scalp in Leverkusen. Here’s the lowdown on our next opponents.Show more