A petition calling for an annual friendly fixture between Scotland and Germany has surpassed 50,000 signatures. 

The petition, directed at The German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball-Bund), was set up by German football fans last week.

Berlin native and Germany supporter Max Kirchi, who helped set up the petition,  said the annual friendly would be an opportunity "to start a wonderful friendship between two football-loving countries and their fans". 

He wrote: "When you take a look at the pictures and videos of the last few days in Germany, you'll realise a bond is forming between the fans of Scotland and Germany.

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"Be it at the fan festivals, the fan miles or simply in everyday life on the streets and in the pubs, citizens of both nations are becoming friends. Germans cheering for Scotland, Scots cheering for Germans.

"We suggest that the DFB and the Scottish FA organise an annual friendly match. Ideally, Germany and Scotland take turns hosting the event. It could be in Cologne next year, and in Glasgow the year after.

"This would improve relations between the two countries and their citizens, boost tourism, and most importantly, it would be a great experience for everyone involved. You won't find a single pub owner in Germany who wouldn't take the Scots back in a heartbeat."

It comes after Scotland's fans were officially voted as the best supporters at Euro 2024.

Scotland and Germany fans at Marienplatz in Munich, GermanyScotland and Germany fans at Marienplatz in Munich, Germany (Image: PA)

The Tartan Army was victorious in a poll conducted by viewers of German media outlet RTL as the major tournament rumbles on.

Scotland came out on top and won the voting by a landslide, claiming a score of 52 percent. Germany had 11 percent, while the Albanians had five percent. 

An estimated 200,000 Scotland supporters are believed to have travelled to Germany for the three group stage matches, according to figures released by the British consulate.

The petition for the annual friendly can be signed athttps://www.change.org/p/annual-friendly-match-between-germany-and-scotland