What is Champions League music, what are the lyrics to it and why is it played before every game?

THE CHAMPIONS League music is the most iconic song in club football.

But not many people know what the original anthem is or where it came from – or that the modern anthem is inspired by an iconic piece of British music.

The world’s best players took to the pitch and listened to the famous ring of music around the stadium.

It was introduced in 1992 to build the atmosphere in the ground.

Here you will find all the information you need to know about the piece of music.

What is the Champions League song?

The song was written in 1992 by British composer Tony Britten, a graduate of the Royal College of Music.

It was produced in the style of the famous 18th-century composer George Frideric Handel – originally called Zadok the Priest.

British composer Tony Britten wrote the three-minute song in 1992

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British composer Tony Britten wrote the three-minute song in 1992Credit: AFP or Licensor

The recording used in the Champions League is performed by London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and sung by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

The chorus is in Uefa’s three official languages: English, French and German.

Real Madrid are the current Champions League winners - they have won the tournament three times in the last four seasons

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Real Madrid are the current Champions League winners – they have won the tournament three times in the last four seasonsCredit: EPA

What are the Champions League lyrics?

Ce sont les meilleures équipes
They are the best teams
The main event

The master
The best
Les grandes teams
The master

A grande reunion
A major sporting event
The main event

The master
The best
Les grandes teams
The master

Ils sont les meilleurs
They are the best
These are the champions

The master
The best
Les grandes teams
The master

In English:

They are the best teams
They are the best teams
The main event

The master
The best
The big teams
The master

A big meeting
A great sporting event
The main event

The master
The best
The big teams
The master

They are the best
They are the best
These are the champions

The master
The best
The master

The chorus of the anthem is in the three official UEFA languages: English, French and German.

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The chorus of the anthem is in the three official UEFA languages: English, French and German.Photo credit: Reuters

Where can I buy the Champions League anthem?

The Champions League Anthem cannot legally be downloaded or purchased from any website.

The short piece of music is three minutes long and contains two stanzas and the main chorus.

Why is it played before every game?

The theme is played to build the atmosphere in the ground among the fans.

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