11 of the best current players to NEVER win the Champions League

first_img 11 11 8. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – Timing is an art the Polish striker has perfected over his career but unfortunately it was all out when he swapped Borussia Dortmund for Bavaria. He was a runner-up in the competition back in 2013 when Bayern lifted the trophy under Jupp Heynckes. 11 10. David Silva (Manchester City) – Consistently one of the finest midfielders in the Premier League, the Spaniard glides around English pitches feeding team-mate Sergio Aguero with ammunition for goals. He’s a two-time European champion with his national team and a World champion too. He’s missed out on Ol’ Big Ears though. 5. Daniele De Rossi (Roma) – It might be hard to believe but not only has the warrior-like midfielder not won the Champions League with his club, he’s not even won Serie A! If he feels bad about things he can always get his World Cup winners medal out, mind you… 11 11 Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had a glittering career in European football but there is something that continues to elude him: Champions League glory.The striker has won 12 league titles during his career (or 10 if you don’t count Juventus’ ‘revoked’ wins), but has yet to lift the famous European Cup, so far.He is running out of time at the age of 34, but PSG have a great chance this year and are favourites to reach the quarter-finals after a 2-1 first leg victory over Chelsea.Ibrahimovic is in good company though with several top stars still yet to lift Ol’ Big Ears, despite brushes with glory across the years.Click the right arrow above to see which top stars are yet to have won the Champions League… 4. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) – At the heart of the Juventus defence for a decade, the bruising Italian defender missed last year’s final due to injury and subsequently only earned a runner-up medal. He’s got another crack at the whip this year but Juve must defeat Bayern Munich just to reach the quarter-finals. 11 11. Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) – The German centre back is a World Cup winner but has yet to lift the Champions League trophy as Dortmund lost out to Bayern Munich at Wembley back in 2013. After a dismal season last year he’s not got the chance to win it this year but should be back, one way or another, next time. 11 7. Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) – The Brazil centre back is an excellent leader and a fine defender. Strikers may not escape his grasp but Champions League glory has dodged him so far during his career. 11 9. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) – The German assist king left Real Madrid the summer before their famous ‘Decima’ win back in 2014 and now sees his Arsenal side facing Barcelona in the last-16 this time out. It’s unlikely they will be progressing this time but stranger things have happened. 3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) – The Swedish superstar has won 12 league titles in four different countries across Europe but the one prize that still eludes him is a Champions League winners medal. Is this the year? 11 2. Francesco Totti (Roma) – One of the greatest Italians of all-time, Totti is a World Cup winner and a European Championship winner. He’s also got a Serie A title under his belt, although just the one, and plenty of individual medals too. Unfortunately he’s never even made it to a Champions League final. 6. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – One of the finest finishers in world football, the Argentine hasn’t even come close to winning the Champions League. They’re still in this year’s competition though and face Dynamo Kiev in the last-16. Could they win it before Pep Guardiola arrives next year? 11 11 1. Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) – Legendary Italy goalkeeper Buffon has plenty of other winners medals in his cabinet including the World Cup, but the one piece of silverware he has not won is ‘Ol’ Big Ears’. Is there still time for the 38-year-old?last_img

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