UEFA has unveiled a brand new anthem for the Women's Champions League ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
The Women's Champions League, originally founded in 2001, will move into a new era next season with the long-overdue introduction of a group stage.
In addition to the addition of a group stage, the winners will receive an amount four times greater than the current figure (£20.58 million) as UEFA continue to invest in the competition.
And now, a brand new anthem - as well as an updated logo and brand identity- has been released. You can listen to the anthem below.
In the above clip from UEFA's official Youtube channel, you can see current players in the women's game reacting to hearing it for the first time.
The anthem follows the same principles as the world-famous UEFA Men's Champions League anthem, which is sung in UEFA's three official languages - English, French and German by the Groot Omroepkoor Choir
The new anthem for women's champions league. YES!!!!!:muscle::punch: pic.twitter.com/paDq2lIizC- Lisa Ek (@eken5) May 17, 2021
UEFA's chief of women's football, Nadine Kessler, says this anthem is representative of the growth of an entire sport.
"The UEFA Women's Champions League is a competition in its own right, with its own sporting and commercial set-up, with its own uniqueness. So why shouldn't we have a separate anthem and brand attached to this competition?" she said.
"People need to know the UEFA Women's Champions League, they need to have something they can relate to and be attached to and I believe such an anthem is really important for a recognisable competition.
"I really hope the players love it and they can feel and see that this anthem has been designed with the help of players for players.
"We really had one goal in mind, which is to make them feel invincible when they go out in that very special moment when they play the most important games in their career."
Kessler added: "This new anthem represents the beginning of something new, the new UEFA Women's Champions League. But it's also representative of the growth of an entire sport, so it has a really big meaning,"
"It's a symbol for all the changes that we made for this competition and it really visualises the most important moment: the pitch, the stadium when it's full with fans and the players are coming out of the tunnel and that's what we all should focus on."
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