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What Song is the Richarlison Chant from Tottenham Fans Based On?

What Song is the Richarlison Chant from Tottenham Fans Based On?

Richarlison is enjoying his boom period at Tottenham Hotspur after fitting into Ange Postecoglou’s progressive system like a glove and rediscovering his best goal-scoring form.

He’s in such an impressive run of form that the Spurs fans and teammates can’t stop singing about how brilliant the Samba star really is.

The 26-year-old actually had a scrappy start to the 2023/24 season, scoring only one goal in the first 12 Premier League games.

He admitted to even needing ‘psychological help’ after suffering mental health problems before the start of the campaign, but Postecoglou & co gave him all the support needed to recover from his problems and Big Ange never stopped believing in the Brazilian’s ability to become the goal machine he once was at Everton.

Richarlison has now scored 10 Premier League goals in 22 appearances, including nine in his last 10 games.

He is excelling the centre-forward role left vacant by Harry Kane’s departure, benefitting from the freedom which Postecoglou’s system gives and is repaying the manager’s faith.

The Brazilian has also swayed the fans’ perception, with the supporters now singing about his greatness than criticizing his mistakes.

After the 26-year-old significantly picked up his form from December onwards, the Tottenham fans dedicated a new chant for the striker to celebrate his resurgence in North London.

This particular song started being sung by the Spurs faithful so often that it ended up glueing into the mind of Richarlison’s teammates in the North London club too.

The likes of Spurs captain Son Heung-min and James Maddison have both been heard singing the Richarlison chant, much to the delight of the Brazilian forward. The exact lyrics of this song goes something like this

He’s Brazilian,
He only cost £60 million,
And we think he’s f***ing brilliant,
Richarlison…

There are no real ‘hidden easter eggs’ or ‘inner meanings’ to this chant because it’s so simple that any Premier League fan can probably get it. It refers to Richarlison being a Brazilian, the fact that Spurs signed him for a fee of £60 million from Everton in 2022 and celebrates his brilliant run of form in the second half of the campaign.

The Original Song Behind The Catchy Richarlison Chant

It’s become a staple thing for English football fans to create chants on their favorite clubs or footballers which are hugely influenced by famous songs and are basically modified versions of the songs too.

This Richarlison chant is directly inspired by Oasis’ ‘She’s Electric’, especially from the first bits of the song which goes like:

She’s electric
She’s in a family full of eccentrics
She’s done things I never expected
And I need more time

With that being said, Spurs fans have been accused of actually conveniently modifying the original Richarlison chant that was created by the Everton faithful during his time at Merseyside. It appears that the Toffees’ supporters had initially created this chant and the original song went something like this:

He’s Brazilian,
He only cost £50 million,
And we think he’s f***ing brilliant,
Richarlison…

The Tottenham fans just modified the chant by replacing the price amount, as it cost them slightly higher than what Everton had initially signed the striker for.

This isn’t actually the first time that Spurs supporters have been accused of stealing another fanbase’ chant, as they were also accused of doing the same for Yves Bissouma’s ‘Tequila’ chant.

Richarlison, however, appears to be a big fan of this chant – whichever way it goes.

In fact, back in 2021, he actually even sang the lyrics of the chant in an Instagram video with Brazilian journalist Thiago Asmar – much to the delight of the reporter and the fans watching.

The Brazilian forward had also conveyed his gratitude and love for the Everton fans for creating this chant for him, telling ESPN: “I know the love they have for me out of the pitch. So when I am down, feeling sad, they sing the song they made for me. I am proud of this (love). And the song helps to lift up my spirits and every time I hear the song it gives me goosebumps.:

It’ll be safe to assume that Richarlison is probably loving that the Tottenham fans have brought back this beloved chant and trying to keep him motivated by singing it during games.

The 26-year-old has rediscovered his happiness under Postecoglou and is finally proving to be worth the big fee that Spurs spent to sign him a few years ago.