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Himno Centenario: Sevilla's song for all seasons

"It's so catchy," Sevilla captain Coke told UEFA.com as he described his club's unforgettable terrace anthem, which Unai Emery insists on all his players learning.

Sevilla fans in full voice
Sevilla fans in full voice ©Getty Images

As UEFA.com discovered earlier this year, a good number of clubs share Liverpool's terrace song of choice – You'll Never Walk Alone – but Sevilla's Himno Centenario is theirs and theirs alone.

Sung with immense passion at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán and anywhere else Sevilla are playing, the 'centenary anthem' – penned in 2005 by local musician El Arrebato – reached No1 in the Spanish charts and remains synonymous with the team, its main chorus belted out throughout their games.

"Some of our new signings don't know any Spanish at all, but they can still sing half of our anthem because it's so catchy," team captain Coke told UEFA.com. "It's really special: regardless of the opponent, our fans always stand up with their scarves and sing our anthem."

Unai Emery has heard the song enough from the away dugout during his time as Valencia coach to understand its power. "Two seasons ago I laid down a rule that we should listen to it on the coach before every game, and that all the players should also be able to sing it and understand what it means," he told UEFA.com. "It is catchy and it's also very powerful emotionally – it transmits the values of Sevilla and generates that connection between the fans, the team and the club. Our foreign players listen and learn the whole anthem so they also have that feeling."

French striker Kevin Gameiro knows that the singing of the anthem is hugely significant. "It's a great moment when you feel that communion between the players and the fans," he explained. "It helps us on the pitch, too, when we need to go beyond our limits, they push us to score the next goal or get the win we need."

Centenary Anthem: an English translation
The story goes, that on 14 October a dream was born,
Her mother was Seville, she gave her her name and a support to defend her.

A great example of Seville, the red and white family of the Sánchez Pizjuán,
A heart that beats shouting Sevilla, lifting the team to victory.

And that's why I've come to watch you today,
I'll be a Sevillista until I die,
The Giralda (the bell tower of Seville cathedral) looks proudly on Sevilla in the Sánchez Pizjuán,
And Sevilla, Sevilla, Sevilla, here we are with you Sevilla,
Sharing the glory in you badge, the footballing pride of our city.

They say you never give up, and that your football art has no rival,
My team's been fighting for 100 years, flying the flag of the city.

A great example of Seville, the red and white family of the Sánchez Pizjuán,
A heart that beats shouting Sevilla, lifting the team to victory. 

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