The anthems of the 18 clubs in the ranking
Published1 month ago
The voting platform FanQ asked over 10,000 football fans in Germany what the most popular club anthem in the Bundesliga is.
The league comparison by FanQ takes up central fan-relevant questions and enables a representative comparison of the clubs in the Bundesliga from the perspective of the fans. SPOX presents the ranking.
18th place: “We are Hoffenheim” (TSG Hoffenheim) – 4.11 out of 5 stars
The song has been the official stadium anthem of Hoffenheim since 2009. The song is sung by the Rhein-Neckar heroes.
17th place: “With the cross on the chest” (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) – 4.32 out of 5 stars
The title of the anthem refers to the “Bayer Cross”, the logo of the main sponsor of the same name. Singer Dirk Maverick gets the fans and spectators in the Bayer Arena in the mood for the upcoming game live on every home game day.
16th place: “Pride of the East” (RB Leipzig) – 4.35 out of 5 stars
The Leipzig stadium anthem comes from an internal fan voting. In the end, Frank Dreibrodt was able to beat Sebastian Krumbiegel’s “mein Verein” with his song “Pride of the East”.
15th place: “Stuttgart is coming” (VfB Stuttgart) – 4.40 out of 5 stars
Singer Wolle Kriwanek contributed works for several sporting events. In addition to the Stuttgart anthem, he also wrote the title Ready, Steady, Go! for the European Athletics Championships in Stuttgart in 1986 and a song for the Mercedes Silver Arrows in Formula 1.
14th place: “Star of the South” (FC Bayern) – 4.41 out of 5 stars
The current official Bayern club song dates back to 1998. “Stern des Meeres” was composed by Willy Astor, co-written with Stephan Lehmann and sung by Claus Lessmann, the lead singer of the hard rock band Bonfire. In February 1998 the song reached number 67 in the German charts.
13th place: “Green-White VFL” (VfL Wolfsburg) – 4.53 out of 5 stars
The singer HATTRICK wrote the anthem in 1997 for VfL Wolfsburg. Since then it has also been the official club anthem.
12th place: “Red, Green, White” (FC Augsburg) – 4.55 out of 5 stars
“Red, green, white” has been the official club anthem of FC Augsburg since 2006. It was sung and produced by AUGSBURG UNITED, a community of many Augsburg musicians, as well as FCA officials and former FCA players.
11th place: “Red and White” (FSV Mainz 05) – 4.58 out of 5 stars
The band STEIL composed the song for the Mainz team in 2015, after which it became the official club anthem of the 05ers.
10th place: “SC Freiburg ahead!” (SC Freiburg) – 4.64 out of 5 stars
Before the home games of the SC, the fans traditionally sing the Badnerlied, as is also the case with other Baden football clubs. However, the official stadium anthem is the song “SC Freiburg vor!” the group Fisherman’s Fall from 2008.
9th place: “Elf vom Niederrhein” (Borussia Mönchengladbach) – 4.76 out of 5 stars
Borussia has one of the most famous and oldest anthems in German professional football. Although the song is no longer the warm-up music before every game – this has been “Die Seele brennt” for several years – officially the “Elf vom Niederrhein” is still the Gladbach club anthem.
8th place: “Lifelong Green and White” (Werder Bremen) – 4.77 out of 5 stars
On the occasion of the championship celebrations in 2004, the Original Deutschmacher, consisting of the duo Arnd Zeigler and Berthold Brunsen, played the club anthem “Lebenslang Grün-Weiß”, which is still played in the stadium before home games.
7th place: “Heja BVB” (Borussia Dortmund) – 4.85 out of 5 stars
In 1977 “Heja BVB” by Karl-Heinz Bandosz replaced the original club anthem “Wir hold tight and faithful together”. Although this is still played in the stadium today, it had to be changed several times due to allusions to National Socialist ideas. “Heja BVB” is therefore much more popular and generally more widely known among many fans.
6th place: “Only home” (Hertha BSC) – 4.89 out of 5 stars
The anthem of Berlin Hertha recently celebrated its 30th birthday. The song by Frank Zander originated during a half-time break against Chemnitzer FC in the DFB Cup in March 1993. A private radio station and sponsor of the amateur team asked the native of West Berlin to sing a few songs in front of the East Stand. That’s how “Only Home” came about, a cover of Rod Stewart’s hit “Sailing”.
5th place: “Blue and white, how much do I love you” (FC Schalke 04) – 4.93 out of 5 stars
The song goes back to Ludwig von Wildungen’s 1797 hunter’s song “Praise for the Green Color”. In 1924 the first rewriting to “Blau und Weiß” was created. The version used today dates from 1959 and was written by the Cologne musician Hans J. König.
4th place: “In the heart of Europe” (Eintracht Frankfurt) – 4.95 out of 5 stars
“In the heart of Europe” established itself around the turn of the millennium as the club anthem of Frankfurt Eintracht. Two members of the Frankfurt Police Choir composed the song as a tribute to their city.
3rd place: “Eisern Union” (Union Berlin) – 4.96 out of 5 stars
“Eisern Union”, sung by Nina Hagen in 1998, is probably one of the most famous anthems in German professional football. The anthem contains parts of the melody of the Russian national anthem. The sequence of harmonies by the baroque composer Johann Pachelbel was taken up in 1943 by Alexander Alexandrov, leader of the Red Army choir, and became part of the state anthem of the Soviet Union. The Union anthem also uses the catchy tune.
2nd place: “Bochum” (VfL Bochum) – 4.96 out of 5 stars
The Bochum club anthem regularly creates goosebumps in the stadium when Herbert Grönemeyer sings a homage to his hometown. This is also the case with Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart, who sang “Bochum” at an away game for his FC in early 2022. “Because Herbert Grönemeyer sings it,” he explained with a smile after the game.
1st place: “Mer stonn zo dir, FC Kölle” (1. FC Köln) – 4.98 out of 5 stars
The Cologne stadium anthem originally comes from the Scottish folk song Loch Lomond, which was sung by the group Runrig and made famous internationally. The German version of it has been around since 1998, and it became the legendary Cologne anthem.
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