Friday, June 22, 2012

Theodor Gebre Selassie Joins Werder Bremen

Theodor Gebre Selassie Czech

Theodor Gebre Selassie (L) vies with Cristiano Ronaldo


Czech defender Theodor Gebre Selassie has officially joined the Bundesliga club Werder Bremen, the German club announced Friday.
The Czech-born right-back, whose father is Ethiopian, played all four games for the Czech Republic at Euro 2012, where they lost 1-0 to Portugal in Thursday's semifinal.

Gebre Selassie, 25, signed a four-year contract at Werder after turning down several other clubs, the club said.

"We are pleased that we were able to convince Theodore to choose Werder Bremen despite plenty other offers," Werder Bremen sporting director Thomas Schaaf was quoted as saying.

"He is a very talented right-back who has confirmed our good impression of him with his good performance at the European Championships."
Gebre Selassie won the Czech league title with Slovan Liberec last year, making 30 appearances and scoring five goals.

"The decision to join Werder Bremen was the right thing to do," he explained.
"This is a club with a lot of stability and tradition, who always set their goals high. I would like to emulate here my successful season at Liberec."

Four-time Bundesliga winners Werder finished ninth place this season, and suffered a humiliating German Cup exit at the hands of third-tier Heidenheim.

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