What is the Champions League anthem and what are the words?

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The Champions League anthem is one of the most iconic in football and was first used for the competition when it was established in 1992, following the rework of what was then the European Cup.

Taking inspiration from Italia 90 and Luciano Pavarotti's operatic rendition of Nessun Dorma, the Champions League theme was adapted from the classical piece Zadok the Priest, written by George Frideric Handel in 1727.

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Conor Pope
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Conor Pope is the former Online Editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing all digital content. He plays football regularly, and has a large, discerning and ever-growing collection of football shirts from around the world.

He supports Blackburn Rovers and holds a season ticket with south London non-league side Dulwich Hamlet. His main football passions include Tugay, the San Siro and only using a winter ball when it snows.