Peter Niemeyer (born 22 November 1983) is a German professional footballer. 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. She saw the funny side and took no disciplinary action.
On 3 August 2015, Niemeyer signed for recently promoted SV Darmstadt 98 in the Bundesliga on a three-year deal. On 1 September 2018, after the closing of the 2018 summer transfer window, he announced he had not received an offer to renew his contract and would leave the club.
Former Youth Teams
Former Senior Teams
Former Club Staff