At club level, the UEFA Champions League is seen as the pinnacle of any footballers playing in Europe. The fame, excitement and success of the competition has no rivalry.
In this article are five of the greatest professional footballers who have never won the Champions League in their career
He's won several trophies in his career that includes the Bundesliga. He's also won the World Player of the Year award in his career.
Although, the big Swede never won any trophy at international level. Yet he's won over thirty trophies in his career playing for clubs like Barcelona, Milan, Manchester United and PSG.
Zlatan has scored over 500 career goals and has played for seven different clubs in the Champions League. Like Ronaldo, he never managed to reach the final of the competition.
2. Gianluigi Buffon
Buffon is arguably the best goalkeeper in the world of football and managed to reach the final of the competition thrice with Juventus without winning it.
Buffon has won a lot of trophies in his career including the ultimate prize in football. But, the Champions League did elude him on many occasions.
1. De Lima Ronaldo
In football realm, the Brazilian is one of many great footballers that ever graced the sport. His stunning goals and dribbling skills was a delight to watch.
Ronaldo was one of the few players who won the FIFA World Cup twice in his career, but never managed to lift the Champions League. He was part of the famous Galacticos at Real Madrid. However, he never reached the competition final in his career.
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