In England, the song's most famous outing was recorded in the early 1960s by Liverpool Merseybeat group Gerry & the Pacemakers, which reached #1 in the UK charts on the 26th October 1963 where it stayed for 4 weeks. It quickly became the club anthem of Liverpool Football Club  and is invariably sung by its supporters moments before the start of the game . The words You'll Never Walk Alone feature in the club crest. In recent years the fans of various other clubs have attempted to claim that they sang it first, but it appears that Liverpool has the much stronger claims . In Scotland the song was later adopted as the anthem of Glasgow football club Celtic F.C.
It song is also sung by other association football crowds, where it is sung variably, such as:
England: Ipswich Town
Austria: Rapid Vienna
Netherlands: Feyenoord Rotterdam, Ajax Amsterdam, FC Twente.
Germany: Borussia Dortmund, Alemannia Aachen, FC St. Pauli.
Greece: AEK Athens FC (AEK fans adopted a Greek version of the song}
Japan: F.C. Tokyo.
Italy: AC Milan