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With the Olympics done and dusted, it's time to turn our attention to other sporting events: namely, the new football season, starting this Friday. But, being Classic FM, we couldn't resist a little delve into the archives to see which composers and musicians throughout history have been inspired by football. Whether they were ardent supporters of particular clubs or just loved the beautiful game, we've put them into a handy list for you.
In his 2000 opera 'The Silver Tassie', which is about a footballer injured in the first world war, British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage adapted the stage play of the same name. It's not quite a terrace chant, but you can't fault its footie spirit.
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