It’s a famous tune that’s become iconic to each Champions League match day across Europe.

The ‘Champions League Anthem’ has come to embody European football. The sweet sound of strings brings goosebumps to fans at the stadium and watching on across the globe. Whilst many players still recall the ‘surreal’ feeling of first marching out onto the pitch with the anthem filling the stadium

“I want to go a team where it’s guaranteed I can hear that Champions League anthem” – Gareth Bale. 

But how did it actually come about?

With the Champions League final this Sunday, football culture podcast By Association asked that question to the anthems composer Tony Britten.

Listen below.

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