• Some of the best football chants can be heard at Premier League stadiums across the country

  • Versions of ‘Sweet Caroline’ and ‘Freed From Desire’ are now synonymous with major international tournaments

  • The most creative football fan songs often take inspiration from popular music


Football chants are part and parcel of the matchday experience. Some songs don’t make it past YouTube while others become fan favourites that ring around the ground.

 

Whether you’re singing in the pub pre-game or belting the latest chant on the terraces, the best football chants get stuck in your head for weeks.

For those who like to bet on football and attend matches, chants and fan songs are crucial in creating atmosphere and supporters create catchy anthems ahead of the new season.

The most passionate fans sing their heart out win, lose or draw – though the best football chants are always more raucous on the coach home after an away victory.

Here, we look at some of the greatest football fan songs around. From club legend chants to songs about the latest signings, here are a few of our favourite football chants.

Premier League Chants:

  • Leeds United fans: "Marching On Together! We're gonna see you win, na na na na na na, We are so proud, We shout it out loud we love you Leeds! Leeds! Leeds!"

  • Everton fans: "I've never felt more like singin' the Blues, When Everton win and Liverpool lose, Oh, Everton, you've got me singin' the Blues"

  • Newcastle United fans: "Sunderland's going down and the Mags are staying up, the Mags are staying up, the Mags are staying up, Sunderland's going down and the Mags are staying up, the Mags are staying up, the Mags are staying up. Going down, staying up, going down, staying up, going down, staying up, going down, staying up!"

  • Tottenham fans: "He's one of our own, He's one of our own, Harry Kane, he's one of our own."

  • West Ham fans: "I'm forever blowing bubbles, Pretty bubbles in the air, They fly so high, nearly reach the sky, Then like my dreams they fade and die. Fortune's always hiding, I've looked everywhere, I'm forever blowing bubbles, Pretty bubbles in the air."

  • Fulham fans: "When you're sat in row Z, and the ball hits your head, that's Zamora, that's Zamora Brighton fans: When the ball hits the goal, It's not Shearer or Cole, It's Zamora!"

England Football Chants:

  • To the tune of God Save the Queen (national anthem): “God save our gracious Queen, long live our noble Queen, God save our Queen. Send her victorious, happy and glorious, long to reign over us, God save our Queen.”

  • “Don’t take me home, please don’t take me home, I just don’t wanna go to work, I wanna stay in here and drink all your beer, please don’t, please don’t take me home!”

  • “England ‘til I die, I’m England ‘til I die, I know I am, I’m sure I am, I’m England ‘til I die!”

England football songs
  • “We love you England, we do, we love you England, we do, we love you England, we do, oh England we love you!”

  • To the tune of Three Lions by Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds: “It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming, football’s coming home!”

  • To the tune of Whole Again by Atomic Kitten: “Looking back on when we first met, I cannot escape and I cannot forget, Southgate you’re the one, you still turn me on, football’s coming home again!”

Liverpool Chants:

  • To the tune of Dirty Old Town by The Pogues: “He’s our centre half, he’s our number four, watch him defend and watch him score, he’ll pass the ball, calm as you like, he’s Virgil van Dijk, he’s Virgil van Dijk!”

  • To the tune of Summer is Ending by Righeira: “We’ve conquered all of Europe, we’re never gonna stop, From Paris down to Turkey, we’ve won the f**king lot! Bob Paisley and Bill Shankly, the Fields of Anfield Road, we are loyal supporters, and we come from Liverpool! Allez allez allez, allez allez allez…”

  • “There’s something that the Kop want you to know, the best in the world is Bobby Firmino, our number nine, Give him the ball and he’ll score every time, Si senor! Give the ball to Bobby and he will score!”

  • To the tune of Sit Down by James: “Mo Salah! Mo Salah! Mo Salah! Running down the wing, Salah, la la la la la la, The Egyptian King!”

  • To the tune of Sugar, Honey, Honey by The Archies: “We’ve got Salah! Oooh, Mane, Mane! And Bobby Firmino! But we sold Coutinho…”

  • “We are Liverpool! Tra la la la la. We are Liverpool! Tra la la la la la! We are Liverpool, Tra la la la la, We’re the best football team in the land – Yes we are!”

  • To the tune of Fields of Athenry by Pete St. John: “All round the fields of Anfield Road, Where once we watched the King Kenny play (and could he play!), Steve Heighway on the wing, we had dreams and songs to sing, Of the glory round the Fields of Anfield Road.”

  • To the tune of You’ll Never Walk Alone by Gerry and The Pacemakers: “When you walk through a storm, Hold your head up high, And don’t be afraid of the dark, At the end of a storm, There’s a golden sky, And the sweet silver song of a lark. Walk on through the wind, Walk on through the rain, Though your dreams be tossed and blown, Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart, And you’ll never walk alone, You’ll never walk alone."

Man United Chants:

  • To the tune of Waterfall by The Stone Roses: "Ole’s at the wheel, Tell me how good does it feel, We’ve got Sancho, Paul Pogba and Fred, Marcus Rashford’s a Manc born and bred, Du du du du du du du du du. The greatest of English football, We’ve won it all, M U F C!"

  • To the tune of La Bamba by Ritchie Valens: "Harry Maguire! Harry Maguire! He f**ked off Leicester, For Manchester, His head's f**king massive!"

  • "Tony Martial, he came from France, the English press said he had no chance, fifty million down the drain, Tony Martial scores again!"

United fans chanting
  • To the tune of Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum: "Going on up to the spirit in the sky, That's where I'm gonna go when I die, When I die and they lay me to rest, I'm gonna go on the p**s with Georgie Best!"

  • To the tune of You Are My Sunshine by Charles Mitchell and Jimmie Davis: "You are my Solskjaer, My Ole Solskjaer, You make me happy, when skies are grey, Oh Alan Shearer, was f**king dearer, So please don't take, My Solskjaer away!"

  • "Twenty times, twenty times, Man United, Twenty times, twenty times, I say, Twenty times, twenty times, Man United, Playing football the Matt Busby Way"

  • "Hello, hello, We are the Busby Boys, Hello, hello, We are the Busby Boys, And if you are a City fan surrender or you'll die, We all follow United..."

  • "Glory, glory Man United. Glory, glory Man United. Glory, glory Man United, As the Reds go marching on, on, on!"

Arsenal Chants:

  • "And it's Arsenal, Arsenal FC! We're by far the greatest team, the world has ever seen. And it's Arsenal, Arsenal FC! We're by far the greatest team, the world has ever seen."

  • "49, 49 undefeated, 49, 49 I say, 49, 49 undefeated, Playing football the Arsenal way!"

  • "We all follow the Arsenal, Over land and sea (and Leicester!), We all follow the Arsenal, Onto victory."

  • "We've got Ozil, Mesut Ozil, I just don't think you understand. He's Arsene Wenger's man, He's better than Zidane, We've got Mesut Ozil!"

Chelsea Chants:

  • "Blue is the colour, football is the game, We're all together, and winning is our aim. So cheer us on through the sun and rain, 'cause Chelsea, Chelsea is our name!"

  • "Flying high, Up in the sky, We'll keep the blue flag flying high. From Stamford Bridge to Wembley, We'll keep the blue flag flying high!"

Chelsea fan chants
  • "We'll just call you Dave! We'll just call you Dave! Azpilicueta, we'll just call you Dave!"

  • To the tune of Gold by Spandau Ballet: "N'Golo, Oh! Always believe in your soul, You've got the power to know, You're indestructible... Always believe in, N'Golo, Oh!"

  • "And it's Super Chelsea, Super Chelsea FC. We're by far the greatest team, The world has ever seen."

Man City Chants:

  • "I never felt more like singing the Blues, City win, United lose, Oh City, You've got me singing the Blues!"

  • "We are City, Super City, from Maine Road, "We are City, Super City!"

  • "Blue Moon, You saw me standing alone, Without a dream in my heart, Without a love of my own. Blue Moon, You saw me standing alone, Without a dream in my heart, Without a love of my own."

  • "And here's to you, Vincent Kompany, City loves you more than you will know, woah, woah, woah! God bless you please, Vincent Kompany, City loves you more than you will know, woah, woah, woah!"

  • To the tune of No Limit by 2 Unlimited: "Yaya, Yaya-Yaya, Yaya-Yaya, Yaya, Yaya Toure! Kolo, Kolo-Kolo, Kolo-Kolo, Kolo, Kolo Toure!"

  • "This is how it feels to be City, This is how it feels to be small, You sign Phil Jones we sign Kun Aguero, Kun Aguero, Kun Aguero!"


*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to AP Photo*

 

FIRST PUBLISHED: 22nd September 2021

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Alex McMahon Sport

Alex is a sports betting tipster, specialising in Premier League football, the Champions League and horse racing.

He loves placing a weekly accumulator on the football at the weekend and dreams of landing the big winner that will take him back to Las Vegas.

As well as writing sports betting tips for 888sport since 2015, Alex has produced content for several international media companies, such as Goal.com and The SPORTBible.