We gaan naar Rome

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"We gaan naar Rome"
We gaan naar Rome (cover).jpeg
Single by Simon Tahamata
B-side "Hallo mensen, hier is Rome"
Released 1979
Format 7"
Genre Schlager
Label GIP
Producer(s) Cock Van Raayen

"We gaan naar Rome" (English: We're going to Rome) is a Schlager song by Simon Tahamata an association football player, who played for AFC Ajax and the Netherlands national team at the time of release which was in 1979 on Dutch label GIP.[1] The song is the A-side to the record "We gaan naar Rome / Hallo mensen, hier is Rome" which was released as a 7"-single. The song was released prospectively in regard to the UEFA Euro 1980, following the Netherlands qualification to the finals amongst the last 8 of the tournament. Ajax star Simon Tahamata recorded this record implying the Dutch would reach the final hosted at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. The Netherlands lost their first two matches to Greece and West Germany while beating Czechoslovakia in their last match, finishing third in their group and thus failing to advance past the group stage.[2]

Having played an important role in the qualification process, he would however miss the final tournament in Italy due to an injury, playing a key role in the success of the Dutch in the Eighties nonetheless.


  1. ^ "SIMON MELKIANUS TAHAMATA (1956)" (in Dutch). Kent u deze nog?. 2014-06-01. 
  2. ^ "BBC SPORT | Football | Euro 2004 | History | Italy 1980". BBC News. 2004-05-17. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 

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