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Three Famous Players Who Retired Without Winning The Champions League Title

The UEFA Champions League is regarded as one of the biggest competitions in club football. Many top players dream of playing in the UEFA Champions League. Many top football stars have won the UEFA Champions League title. However, there are some famous players who retired without winning the UEFA Champions League title. Let us identify some of them.

1. Ronaldo de Lima

He is usually referred to as the original Ronaldo. He is said to be one of the greatest football players in modern history. Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or award on three different occasions during his professional career. He also won the FIFA World Cup title. However, the Brazilian legend retired without winning the UEFA Champions League title. He played for Champions League clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid.

2. Patrick Vieira

He played for Arsenal under the management of Arsene Wenger. Patrick Vieira is regarded as one of the most respected defenders in the history of the English Premier League. He won many major titles during his professional football career. However, the former French international did not win the Champions League title. He currently serves as the manager of Crystal Palace.

3. Eric Cantona

He is said to be one of the best players in the history of Manchester United. The former French international played at Old Trafford under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson. However, he did not win the UEFA Champions League title. This is because he retired before Man United won the title in 1999.

4. Gabriel Batistuta

Batistuta made a total of 77 appearances for the Argentine national team. He also played for the likes of Inter Milan and Roma during his professional career. However, some fans are not aware of the fact that he did not win the Champions League title when he was a professional player.

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