PICS: 20 players who never won the Champions League

Sport360 lists 20 great players who have failed to win Europe's elite competition.

Brendon Netto
by Brendon Netto
4th June 2017

article:4th June 2017

Gianluigi Buffon was left crestfallen on Saturday after missing out on a Champions League winner’s medal yet again.

Juventus were beaten 4-1 by Real Madrid at Cardiff as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace to secure his fourth triumph in the competition out of five finals.


Meanwhile, the iconic Italian goalkeeper missed out on hoisting that trophy for a third time after falling at the final hurdle with the Serie A outfit in 2003 as well as 2015.

It’s almost unfair that a model professional and distinguished character like Buffon continues to see the Champions League missing from his exemplary record.

However, he definitely finds himself in good company with several world-class players failing to capture European club football’s greatest prize.

From Diego Maradona to Ronaldo (the Brazilian), the gallery above features 20 players who have never won the Champions League.

Did any of the names in the list surprise you?

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Champions League: Buffon, Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic – 20 players who never won the competition

Sport360 lists 20 great players who have failed to win Europe's elite competition.

PHILLIP COCU

PHILLIP COCU

PATRICK VIEIRA

PATRICK VIEIRA

FABIO CANNAVARO

FABIO CANNAVARO

CESC FABREGAS

CESC FABREGAS

RUUD VAN NISTELROOY

RUUD VAN NISTELROOY

HERNAN CRESPO

HERNAN CRESPO

PAVEL NEDVED

PAVEL NEDVED

RONALDO

RONALDO

LILIAN THURAM

LILIAN THURAM

MICHAEL BALLACK

MICHAEL BALLACK

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC

GIANLUIGI BUFFON

GIANLUIGI BUFFON

SERGIO AGUERO

SERGIO AGUERO

DENNIS BERGKAMP

DENNIS BERGKAMP

LAURENT BLANC

LAURENT BLANC

ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI

ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI

LOTHAR MATTHAUS

LOTHAR MATTHAUS

DIEGO MARADONA

DIEGO MARADONA

MESUT OZIL

MESUT OZIL

FRANCESCO TOTTI

FRANCESCO TOTTI