7 Best Players Who Never Won the Champions League

7 Best Players Who Never Won the Champions League



the UEFA Champions League is Europe's premier club competition contested by the best teams from across the continent air group and knockout format Francisco Hanzo has won the competition more times than any other player if one includes the European Cup whilst Cristiano Ronaldo as when it more times than anyone else just in the Champions League era we're interested in great players who never won at all header I must admit that this video is one I wasn't particularly keen on making for a couple of reasons but the volume of requests to him the number of likes on those requests has left me with a little option the first reason I'm hesitant to do it is because of the sheer number of brilliant players that have never won it that make it a nightmare to whittle it down to seven and the second reason is the difficulty in deciding on a criteria to settle so to be absolutely clear when we say Champions League we're talking 1992 onwards since the tournament was renamed and reformatted from the European Cup that year to qualify the player has to have both played in the Champions League and don't want any player who played in the Champions League or previously won the European Cup is also ruled out the primary factor taken into account is ability but we're also concerned with how much football they played in the Champions League so two players have equal ability one of who made 100 Champions League appearances and the other of who made 10 we'd go for the one who made a hundred to put it more simple terms here are our seven best players who never won the Champions League Romario the second-best player in this seven in terms of sheer talent romário only comes in at 7th due to the fact that other players paid a lot more Champions League football than him one of the most gifted footballers and prolific goalscorers to have ever lived Romario only spent three seasons in the Champions League scoring 12 goals in 14 games despite not playing a huge amount Champions League football Romario did play in the 1994 Champions League final where his bastard dream team were heavily tips me AC Milan fabio capello master man in a shop for nil win over the complacent caps Alonso romário soon returned to Mirza Roberto Baggio similar to romário is one of the great players of the 1990s who was at the peak of his powers around the time of the European Cup became the Champions League Roberto Baggio didn't actually make his Champions League debut until the 1996-97 season since AC Milan and the events has happen in the UEFA Cup whilst Bahia played for them for the last few seasons the finest Italian outfield player of the modern era Bosh EO was a magician with the ball a spit he only played 11 games in the Champions League scoring five goals and he never came closer to winning that tournament than being a losing quarter-finalists as inter milan were beaten by eventual winners Manchester United in the 1998-99 season Patrick Vieira around 10 years younger than romário and Biagio the European Cup had already become the Champions League when Patrick Vieira began his career so she comes a little surprised that he played a lot more Champions League football than those two a force of nature in the middle of the park the era was a dominant box-to-box midfielder and a born leader he played almost 100 games in the Champions League with the likes of Arsenal and the Avensis Bosley missed on his best chance to win the competition by leaving Inter Milan halfway through the 2009-10 season he joined Man City while sinsa went on to win a historic treble under josée Mourinho Ruud van Nistelrooy the fifth highest scorer in the history of the UEFA Champions League no players scored more goals in that competition without winning is the roof unnecessary but miss Roy was the Champions League seasonal top scorer on three occasions bang a total of 56 goals in 73 Champions League games an average of Nohr point seven seven goals per game a fantastic striker was so dependable in front of Gulf the closest on this story became to winning the Champions League was in his first season at Manchester United which the Red Devils lost their semi-final tie to baíal advocacy there's a lot sanity Marinovich from the fifth highest scorer in Champions League history to the ninth slats on ibrahimovic back 48 goals in 120 Champions League games scoring the same number of goals in the competition as 2003 winner andriy shevchenko despite playing for some of the biggest clubs in Italy England Spain France and the Netherlands for the only player to represent seven different clubs in the Champions League in Marinovich never won that's all he came closest during his only season at Barcelona Babar sir fell in the Sammy's zebra and bitch's old club and eventual winners into Milan Gianluigi Buffon only nine players have played more UEFA Champions League games the Gianluigi Buffon and between them those nine players have won the competition 31 times Gianluigi Buffon meanwhile despoiling 122 appearances to his name hasn't won a single one it's the number obvious spent in the competition and appearances made in addition to being one of the greatest goalkeepers to have ever lived learns Buffon second place in this set the Italian legend has played in three Champions League finals in 2003 2015 and 2017 losing each to AC Milan Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively the on rule matches there are an enormous number of quite brilliant footballers who have played in the Champions League without winning it so I'm not going to go into too much detail here instead I'm just going to quickly rattle off the names of those who came closest to featuring in no particular order they include Pavel Medford Fabio Cannavaro Hernan Crespo Michael Owen Sol Campbell Robert Perez Dennis Bergkamp Eric Cantona Michael Ballack George where Alan Shearer Francesco Totti liliane Sora and Gabriel Batistuta there are also a few active players like Cesc fàbregas and robert levin dosti of course could still win it in the future as well as someone like Neymar who barely warrants a mention still being so young but we will do anything ok that's it for our most honorable of the all dimensions and here is your top spot run outlet among the easiest decisions I've ever had to make with regards to the top spot in a video Ronaldo came 7th in our list of the 100 greatest footballers of all time despite being the best player in the world for a number of years Ronaldo probably didn't play quite as much Champions League football as you might think and his total of 16 Champions League goals is fewer than the likes of padding Jacko and Claudio Pizarro Ronaldo played his first Champions League game in 1998 but he would soon pick up an injury that would seem play little football for the neck yes he did still have some great moments in the Champions League such as his hat-trick against Manchester United in the 2003 quarter fires their semi-final appearance that season was the closest l phenomena ever came 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