Torsten Frings

Date of birth22 November 1976
Place of birthWurselen
NationalityGerman
Weight80 kg
Height1.82 m
PositionMidfielder

Frings spent his early career at Rot Wiess Alsdorf, Rhenania Alsdorf and Alemannia Aachen before stepping up to the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen in 1996.

Frings made his international debut as a substitute in February 2001 against France but played no part in qualification for the 2002 World Cup finals.

However, he played in all of Germany's games in Japan and South Korea, including the final against Brazil in Yokohama.

Frings scored the fourth goal in Germany's 4-2 win against Costa Rica in the first game of the 2006 World Cup finals played in Germany. It made the game the highest-scoring opening match in the history of the competition.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Werder Bremen 01 Jan 1997 30 Jun 2002
Borussia Dortmund 01 Jul 2002 30 Jun 2004
Bayern München 01 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2005
Werder Bremen 01 Jul 2005

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Werder Bremen UEFA Cup 2
2000-01 Werder Bremen Bundesliga 28
2
1
12
2000-01 Werder Bremen UEFA Cup 5
3
2001-02 Werder Bremen Bundesliga 33
6
8
2002-03 Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 28
2
6
7
2
2002-03 Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League 11
1
2
2
2003-04 Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga 16
4
4
2004-05 Bayern München Bundesliga 24
5
3
6
2004-05 Bayern München LigaPokal 1
2004-05 Bayern München UEFA Champions League 2
1
2005-06 Werder Bremen Bundesliga 28
3
7
1
2006-07 Werder Bremen Bundesliga 33
1
10
2006-07 Werder Bremen UEFA Champions League 2
2007-08 Werder Bremen Bundesliga 7
4
2010-11 Werder Bremen UEFA Champions League 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
16 Mar 2000 Arsenal v Werder Bremen L 2-0 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
23 Mar 2000 Werder Bremen v Arsenal L 2-4
Agg: 2-6
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
12 Aug 2000 Werder Bremen v Energie Cottbus W 3-1 Bundesliga 1
19 Aug 2000 TSV 1860 München v Werder Bremen L 2-1 Bundesliga 2
06 Sep 2000 Hamburger SV v Werder Bremen L 2-1 Bundesliga 3
09 Sep 2000 Werder Bremen v Borussia Dortmund L 1-2 Bundesliga 4
14 Sep 2000 Antalyaspor v Werder Bremen L 2-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Werder Bremen v Eintracht Frankfurt D 1-1 Bundesliga 6
28 Sep 2000 Werder Bremen v Antalyaspor W 6-0
Agg: 6-2
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
01 Oct 2000 SC Freiburg v Werder Bremen W 0-1 Bundesliga 7
14 Oct 2000 Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen D 3-3 Bundesliga 8
20 Oct 2000 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Werder Bremen L 2-0 Bundesliga 9
24 Oct 2000 Werder Bremen v RC Genk W 4-1 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
28 Oct 2000 Werder Bremen v Bayern München D 1-1 Bundesliga 10
09 Nov 2000 RC Genk v Werder Bremen W 2-5
Agg: 3-9
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
11 Nov 2000 Werder Bremen v VfL Bochum W 2-0 Bundesliga 12
18 Nov 2000 VfL Wolfsburg v Werder Bremen D 1-1 Bundesliga 13
23 Nov 2000 Bordeaux v Werder Bremen L 4-1 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
10 Dec 2000 Werder Bremen v 1.FC Köln W 2-1 Bundesliga 16
13 Dec 2000 Hansa Rostock v Werder Bremen L 5-2 Bundesliga 17
17 Dec 2000 Werder Bremen v Schalke 04 W 2-1 Bundesliga 22
17 Dec 2000 Energie Cottbus v Werder Bremen L 3-1 Bundesliga 18
20 Dec 2000 SpVgg Unterhaching v Werder Bremen D 0-0 Bundesliga 15
27 Jan 2001 Werder Bremen v TSV 1860 München W 2-0 Bundesliga 19
03 Feb 2001 Werder Bremen v Hamburger SV W 3-1 Bundesliga 20
11 Feb 2001 Borussia Dortmund v Werder Bremen D 0-0 Bundesliga 21
24 Feb 2001 Eintracht Frankfurt v Werder Bremen W 1-2 Bundesliga 23
03 Mar 2001 Werder Bremen v SC Freiburg W 3-1 Bundesliga 24
09 Mar 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen L 3-0 Bundesliga 25
18 Mar 2001 Werder Bremen v 1.FC Kaiserslautern L 1-2 Bundesliga 26
31 Mar 2001 Bayern München v Werder Bremen W 2-3 Bundesliga 27
07 Apr 2001 Werder Bremen v Hertha Berlin W 3-1 Bundesliga 28
21 Apr 2001 Werder Bremen v VfL Wolfsburg L 2-3 Bundesliga 30
28 Apr 2001 VfB Stuttgart v Werder Bremen L 2-1 Bundesliga 31
06 May 2001 Werder Bremen v SpVgg Unterhaching D 0-0 Bundesliga 32
12 May 2001 1.FC Köln v Werder Bremen W 1-3 Bundesliga 33
19 May 2001 Werder Bremen v Hansa Rostock W 3-0 Bundesliga 34
28 Jul 2001 SC Freiburg v Werder Bremen L 3-0 Bundesliga 1
04 Aug 2001 Werder Bremen v Energie Cottbus W 3-2 Bundesliga 2
11 Aug 2001 VfB Stuttgart v Werder Bremen D 0-0 Bundesliga 3
18 Aug 2001 Werder Bremen v TSV 1860 München L 1-3 Bundesliga 4
09 Sep 2001 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Werder Bremen L 2-1 Bundesliga 5
15 Sep 2001 Werder Bremen v 1.FC Köln D 1-1 Bundesliga 6
22 Sep 2001 Hamburger SV v Werder Bremen W 0-4 Bundesliga 7
29 Sep 2001 Werder Bremen v Borussia Mönchengladbach W 1-0 Bundesliga 8
14 Oct 2001 Werder Bremen v 1.FC Nürnberg W 3-0 Bundesliga 9
20 Oct 2001 Hertha Berlin v Werder Bremen L 3-1 Bundesliga 10
27 Oct 2001 Werder Bremen v VfL Wolfsburg W 1-0 Bundesliga 11
03 Nov 2001 Hansa Rostock v Werder Bremen W 0-1 Bundesliga 12
17 Nov 2001 Werder Bremen v Bayern München W 1-0 Bundesliga 13
24 Nov 2001 Schalke 04 v Werder Bremen W 1-4 Bundesliga 14
01 Dec 2001 Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen W 2-1 Bundesliga 15
08 Dec 2001 St Pauli v Werder Bremen W 0-3 Bundesliga 16
15 Dec 2001 Werder Bremen v Borussia Dortmund D 1-1 Bundesliga 17
18 Dec 2001 Werder Bremen v SC Freiburg W 3-2 Bundesliga 18
27 Jan 2002 Energie Cottbus v Werder Bremen L 2-1 Bundesliga 19
02 Feb 2002 Werder Bremen v VfB Stuttgart L 1-2 Bundesliga 20
09 Feb 2002 Werder Bremen v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 1-0 Bundesliga 22
17 Feb 2002 1.FC Köln v Werder Bremen D 0-0 Bundesliga 23
24 Feb 2002 Werder Bremen v Hamburger SV L 0-1 Bundesliga 24
02 Mar 2002 Borussia Mönchengladbach v Werder Bremen L 1-0 Bundesliga 25
09 Mar 2002 1.FC Nürnberg v Werder Bremen W 0-4 Bundesliga 26
16 Mar 2002 Werder Bremen v Hertha Berlin L 0-3 Bundesliga 27
24 Mar 2002 VfL Wolfsburg v Werder Bremen L 2-0 Bundesliga 28
31 Mar 2002 Werder Bremen v Hansa Rostock W 4-3 Bundesliga 29
06 Apr 2002 Bayern München v Werder Bremen D 2-2 Bundesliga 30
13 Apr 2002 Werder Bremen v Schalke 04 W 3-0 Bundesliga 31
20 Apr 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen W 1-2 Bundesliga 32
27 Apr 2002 Werder Bremen v FC St Pauli W 3-2 Bundesliga 33
04 May 2002 Borussia Dortmund v Werder Bremen L 2-1 Bundesliga 34
06 Aug 2005 Werder Bremen v DSC Arminia Bielefeld W 5-2 Bundesliga 1
14 Aug 2005 1.FSV Mainz 05 v Werder Bremen W 0-2 Bundesliga 2
27 Aug 2005 Werder Bremen v VfB Stuttgart D 1-1 Bundesliga 3
10 Sep 2005 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Werder Bremen W 1-5 Bundesliga 4
17 Sep 2005 Werder Bremen v Borussia Dortmund W 3-2 Bundesliga 5
20 Sep 2005 Borussia Mönchengladbach v Werder Bremen L 2-1 Bundesliga 6
24 Sep 2005 Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen W 2-1 Bundesliga 7
01 Oct 2005 Hertha Berlin v Werder Bremen W 1-2 Bundesliga 8
15 Oct 2005 Werder Bremen v 1.FC Nürnberg W 6-2 Bundesliga 9
22 Oct 2005 Hannover 96 v Werder Bremen D 0-0 Bundesliga 10
29 Oct 2005 Werder Bremen v Eintracht Frankfurt W 4-1 Bundesliga 11
05 Nov 2005 Bayern München v Werder Bremen L 3-1 Bundesliga 12
19 Nov 2005 Werder Bremen v VfL Wolfsburg W 6-1 Bundesliga 13
26 Nov 2005 Schalke 04 v Werder Bremen L 2-1 Bundesliga 14
11 Dec 2005 1.FC Köln v Werder Bremen W 1-4 Bundesliga 16
18 Dec 2005 Werder Bremen v Hamburger SV D 1-1 Bundesliga 17
29 Jan 2006 DSC Arminia Bielefeld v Werder Bremen W 0-1 Bundesliga 18
04 Feb 2006 Werder Bremen v 1.FSV Mainz 05 W 4-2 Bundesliga 19
08 Feb 2006 VfB Stuttgart v Werder Bremen D 0-0 Bundesliga 20
11 Feb 2006 Werder Bremen v 1.FC Kaiserslautern L 0-2 Bundesliga 21
18 Feb 2006 Borussia Dortmund v Werder Bremen W 0-1 Bundesliga 22
04 Mar 2006 Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen D 1-1 Bundesliga 24
11 Mar 2006 Werder Bremen v Hertha Berlin L 0-3 Bundesliga 25
18 Mar 2006 1.FC Nürnberg v Werder Bremen L 3-1 Bundesliga 26
25 Mar 2006 Werder Bremen v Hannover 96 W 5-0 Bundesliga 27
03 May 2006 MSV Duisburg v Werder Bremen W 3-5 Bundesliga 32
06 May 2006 Werder Bremen v 1.FC Köln W 6-0 Bundesliga 33
12 May 2006 Hamburger SV v Werder Bremen W 1-2 Bundesliga 34
13 Aug 2006 Hannover 96 v Werder Bremen W 2-4 Bundesliga 1
19 Aug 2006 Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen W 2-1 Bundesliga 2
25 Aug 2006 Schalke 04 v Werder Bremen L 2-0 Bundesliga 3
12 Sep 2006 Chelsea v Werder Bremen L 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
16 Sep 2006 Werder Bremen v VfB Stuttgart L 2-3 Bundesliga 4
23 Sep 2006 Hamburger SV v Werder Bremen D 1-1 Bundesliga 5
30 Sep 2006 Werder Bremen v Borussia Mönchengladbach W 3-0 Bundesliga 6
14 Oct 2006 VfL Bochum v Werder Bremen W 0-6 Bundesliga 7
21 Oct 2006 Werder Bremen v Bayern München W 3-1 Bundesliga 8
27 Oct 2006 1.FSV Mainz 05 v Werder Bremen W 1-6 Bundesliga 9
04 Nov 2006 Werder Bremen v Energie Cottbus D 1-1 Bundesliga 10
07 Nov 2006 1.FC Nürnberg v Werder Bremen W 1-2 Bundesliga 11
10 Nov 2006 Werder Bremen v Borussia Dortmund L 1-3 Bundesliga 12
18 Nov 2006 Alemannia Aachen v Werder Bremen D 2-2 Bundesliga 13
22 Nov 2006 Werder Bremen v Chelsea W 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group A
25 Nov 2006 Werder Bremen v DSC Arminia Bielefeld W 3-0 Bundesliga 14
02 Dec 2006 Werder Bremen v Hertha Berlin W 3-1 Bundesliga 15
09 Dec 2006 Eintracht Frankfurt v Werder Bremen W 2-6 Bundesliga 16
17 Dec 2006 Werder Bremen v VfL Wolfsburg W 2-1 Bundesliga 16
28 Jan 2007 Werder Bremen v Hannover 96 W 3-0 Bundesliga 17
30 Jan 2007 Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen W 0-2 Bundesliga 18
10 Feb 2007 VfB Stuttgart v Werder Bremen L 4-1 Bundesliga 20
17 Feb 2007 Werder Bremen v Hamburger SV L 0-2 Bundesliga 21
25 Feb 2007 Borussia Mönchengladbach v Werder Bremen D 2-2 Bundesliga 22
03 Mar 2007 Werder Bremen v VfL Bochum W 3-0 Bundesliga 23
11 Mar 2007 Bayern München v Werder Bremen D 1-1 Bundesliga 24
18 Mar 2007 Werder Bremen v 1.FSV Mainz 05 W 2-0 Bundesliga 25
31 Mar 2007 Energie Cottbus v Werder Bremen D 0-0 Bundesliga 26
08 Apr 2007 Werder Bremen v 1.FC Nürnberg W 1-0 Bundesliga 27
15 Apr 2007 Borussia Dortmund v Werder Bremen W 0-2 Bundesliga 28
20 Apr 2007 Werder Bremen v Alemannia Aachen W 3-1 Bundesliga 30
29 Apr 2007 DSC Arminia Bielefeld v Werder Bremen L 3-2 Bundesliga 31
06 May 2007 Hertha Berlin v Werder Bremen W 1-4 Bundesliga 32
12 May 2007 Werder Bremen v Eintracht Frankfurt L 1-2 Bundesliga 33
19 May 2007 VfL Wolfsburg v Werder Bremen W 0-2 Bundesliga 34
06 Oct 2007 MSV Duisburg v Werder Bremen W 1-3 Bundesliga 9
20 Oct 2007 Werder Bremen v Hertha Berlin W 3-2 Bundesliga 10
27 Oct 2007 Schalke 04 v Werder Bremen D 1-1 Bundesliga 11
23 Mar 2008 DSC Arminia Bielefeld v Werder Bremen D 1-1 Bundesliga 25
29 Mar 2008 Werder Bremen v MSV Duisburg L 1-2 Bundesliga 26
05 Apr 2008 Hertha Berlin v Werder Bremen W 1-2 Bundesliga 27
12 Apr 2008 Werder Bremen v Schalke 04 W 5-1 Bundesliga 28
14 Sep 2010 Werder Bremen v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 UEFA Champions League Group A


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Germany A v Under-23 1
1997-98 Germany UEFA Under-21 1
2
1
1997-98 Germany Under-21 2
1998-99 Germany B International 1
1999-00 Germany A v B 1
1999-00 Germany B International 2
2000-01 Germany B International 1
2000-01 Germany International Friendly
2
2001-02 Germany FIFA World Cup 7
1
2001-02 Germany International Friendly 5
1
2
1
2002-03 Germany International Friendly 4
2002-03 Germany UEFA European Championship 4
2
2003-04 Germany International Friendly 5
1
1
2003-04 Germany UEFA European Championship 3
1
2
2004-05 Germany FIFA Confederations Cup 4
1
1
2004-05 Germany International Friendly 7
1
2005-06 Germany FIFA World Cup 6
1
2
2005-06 Germany International Friendly 8
2
2
2006-07 Germany International Friendly 2
1
1
2006-07 Germany UEFA European Championship 7
1
2007-08 Germany International Friendly 2
2007-08 Germany UEFA European Championship 6
1
1
2008-09 Germany FIFA World Cup
1
2008-09 Germany International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 Oct 1997 Germany v Albania W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 9
18 Feb 1998 Cyprus v Germany W 0-2 U21
22 Feb 1998 Cyprus v Germany W 3-4 U21
24 Mar 1998 Lebanon v Germany W 0-7 A v U23
23 May 1998 Greece v Germany L 1-0 UEFA U21
29 May 1998 Germany v Sweden W 2-0 UEFA U21 5 6
02 Jun 1999 France v Germany L 2-1 B INTER
01 Sep 1999 Germany v France L 1-3 B INTER
06 Oct 1999 Russia v Germany D 1-1 B INTER
25 Apr 2000 Slovakia v Germany L 4-1 A v B
15 Aug 2000 Portugal v Germany W 0-2 B INTER
27 Feb 2001 France v Germany L 1-0 International Friendly
29 May 2001 Germany v Slovakia W 2-0 International Friendly
13 Feb 2002 Germany v Israel W 7-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Germany v USA W 4-2 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Germany v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly
09 May 2002 Germany v Kuwait W 7-0 International Friendly
14 May 2002 Wales v Germany L 1-0 International Friendly
18 May 2002 Germany v Austria W 6-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 2002 Germany v Saudi Arabia W 8-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
05 Jun 2002 Germany v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
11 Jun 2002 Cameroon v Germany W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
15 Jun 2002 Germany v Paraguay W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Jun 2002 Germany v USA W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
25 Jun 2002 Korea Republic v Germany W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
30 Jun 2002 Brazil v Germany L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Final
07 Sep 2002 Lithuania v Germany W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 5
11 Oct 2002 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Germany D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Oct 2002 Germany v Faroe Islands W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
20 Nov 2002 Germany v Netherlands L 1-3 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Germany v Lithuania D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
30 Apr 2003 Germany v Serbia and Montenegro W 1-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 2003 Germany v Canada W 4-1 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Scotland v Germany D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
18 Feb 2004 Croatia v Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Germany v Belgium W 3-0 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Romania v Germany L 5-1 International Friendly
27 May 2004 Germany v Malta W 7-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2004 Switzerland v Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
06 Jun 2004 Germany v Hungary L 0-2 International Friendly
15 Jun 2004 Germany v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
19 Jun 2004 Latvia v Germany D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
23 Jun 2004 Germany v Czech Republic L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
18 Aug 2004 Austria v Germany W 1-3 International Friendly
07 Sep 2004 Germany v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
17 Nov 2004 Germany v Cameroon W 3-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 Germany v Argentina D 2-2 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Slovenia v Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 2005 Northern Ireland v Germany W 1-4 International Friendly
08 Jun 2005 Germany v Russia D 2-2 International Friendly
15 Jun 2005 Germany v Australia W 4-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
18 Jun 2005 Germany v Tunisia W 3-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
21 Jun 2005 Germany v Argentina D 2-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
25 Jun 2005 Germany v Brazil L 2-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
29 Jun 2005 Germany v Mexico W 4-3 FIFA Confederations Cup 3rd place
17 Aug 2005 Netherlands v Germany D 2-2 International Friendly
08 Oct 2005 Turkey v Germany L 2-1 International Friendly
12 Oct 2005 Germany v China PR W 1-0 International Friendly
12 Nov 2005 France v Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 Italy v Germany L 4-1 International Friendly
27 May 2006 Germany v Luxembourg W 7-0 International Friendly
30 May 2006 Germany v Japan D 2-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2006 Germany v Colombia W 3-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2006 Germany v Costa Rica W 4-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
14 Jun 2006 Germany v Poland W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
20 Jun 2006 Ecuador v Germany W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
24 Jun 2006 Germany v Sweden W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
30 Jun 2006 Germany v Argentina W 1-1 (4-2) FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
08 Jul 2006 Germany v Portugal W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
16 Aug 2006 Germany v Sweden W 3-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Germany v Republic of Ireland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
06 Sep 2006 San Marino v Germany W 0-13 UEFA European Championship Group D
07 Oct 2006 Germany v Georgia W 2-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 2006 Slovakia v Germany W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group D
15 Nov 2006 Cyprus v Germany D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
07 Feb 2007 Germany v Switzerland W 3-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Czech Republic v Germany W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
02 Jun 2007 Germany v San Marino W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
06 Jun 2007 Germany v Slovakia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
13 Oct 2007 Republic of Ireland v Germany D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
17 Oct 2007 Germany v Czech Republic L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group D
27 May 2008 Germany v Belarus D 2-2 International Friendly
31 May 2008 Germany v Serbia W 2-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 2008 Germany v Poland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
12 Jun 2008 Croatia v Germany L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
16 Jun 2008 Austria v Germany W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
25 Jun 2008 Germany v Turkey W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
29 Jun 2008 Germany v Spain L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals final
11 Oct 2008 Germany v Russia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
11 Feb 2009 Germany v Norway L 0-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.