Europa League anthem: Composer and story behind UEFA competition song

The anthem is played in all stadiums that host Europa League matches across Europe, raising the anticipation of fans just before kick-off.

The anthem also reaches those watching from home as it plays at the start and end of every Europa League game broadcast around the world.

GOAL takes a look at the Europa League anthem, the composer, the lyrics and how to listen to it.

Who composed the Europa League anthem?

The Europa League anthem was composed by a former hip-hop producer Michael Kadelbach and was recorded in Berlin, Germany.

Kadelbach, who is a die-hard Eintracht Frankfurt fan, commented on the anthem: “I wanted this music to capture all the emotion and energy I felt as a youngster alongside my friends as we were all cheering loudly and cheering for our team, win or lose.”

The Europa League has had two anthems since its renaming of the UEFA Cup in 2009, with the current version accompanying the tournament since 2015-16.

Are there lyrics in the Europa League anthem?

The Europa League anthem has no words; instead, the song’s central beat is that of fans’ applause, which is used to represent support for their respective teams.

Which is partly explained in Kadelbach’s quote above, “as we all cheered and cheered on our team.”

How to listen to the Europa League anthem

The Europa League anthem is available on Spotify.

You can also listen to the anthem via the official Europa League Twitter account below.

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