Some German football fans would prefer to celebrate national team goals “completely detached from the earth” in the future.

Since Sunday, two and a half months before the home European Championship, signatures have been collected in an online petition for Peter Schilling’s Neue Deutsche Welle hit “Major Tom” to be played when the DFB team scores in the future. By Monday afternoon, over 30,000 votes had already been collected.

Basically, he was “open to the choice of song,” said national coach Julian Nagelsmann, noting: “I scream so loudly at my own goals that I only notice the song later.” However, it is more important that goals were often scored for Germany.

“The fans are the bosses. And if they say they want ‘Major Tom’ as the new goal anthem, then they should get that too. What’s happening is very moving for me,” said musician Peter Schilling. Mediengruppe Münchner Merkur/tz” and added: “The Germans should score as many goals as they possibly can. I have football in my DNA. I’m a huge fan by nature.”

Florian Wirtz from Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen added in an RTL/ntv interview: “Our job is to score goals and concentrate on what’s happening on the pitch. And then others can decide what goal anthem will be played afterwards. “

Andrich: “Definitely an absolute classic”

His teammate Robert Andrich said: “Regardless of the goal anthem, the song is definitely an absolute classic. Yes, for us as players it is of course important that we score a goal or two so that the anthem can be heard .” The song is a classic, a beautiful song. “But whether it becomes the goal anthem is out of our hands.”

According to dpa information, the goal jingles at the EURO are the same for all teams and are part of the official song for the 2024 European Championship. In addition, the participating national associations can submit suggestions for songs for the warm-up and after the final whistle.

The song “Kernkraft 400” by Zombie Nation is currently being played at DFB goals, which the fans decided on in a vote by the German Football Association in mid-2019. This Tuesday (8.45 p.m./RTL) the DFB selection will play against the Netherlands in Frankfurt. The DFB did not officially comment on the topic; the portal “” had previously reported.

In further test matches before the home tournament, the national team will face Ukraine on June 3rd in Nuremberg and Greece on June 7th in Mönchengladbach.

“Major Tom” has recently been heard a lot in connection with the national team because the song is played in the Adidas advertising videos for the new jerseys. As a result, clips appeared on social media in which past goals by the DFB selection were accompanied by the song. In the 1982 song’s chorus, “the spaceship floats completely weightless” and “completely detached from the earth.”