The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious club competition in world football. It’s a tournament that has been dominated by some of the greatest players in the history of the game. When you talk about the best players in the history of the UEFA Champions League, who comes to your mind?. Which players stand out in your memory and why?. This article compiles a list of the best players in the history of the UEFA Champions League and what made them so great.
Cristiano Ronaldo is known as Mr Champions League. He has won the CL 5 times, four times with Real Madrid and once with Manchester United. He has many CL records under his name. He has scored 140 goals in the competition and made 42 assists. He has scored 73 goals in the group stage, and in the Knockout stages, he has scored 67 goals. CR7 has made 181 appearances in the competition. He has been the top scorer seven times.
Messi has made 154 appearances in the UCL. He has also made three appearances in the UCL Final and won in all; he has won UCL four times. Messi has scored 125 goals in the competition. He has provided 35 assists. He has scored 76 goals in the group stages, and in the knockout stages, he has scored 49 goals. Messi has been the top scorer in the tournament six times.
Ronaldinho is known as the best-skilled player in Football. He made 44 appearances in the tournament with AC Milan and Barcelona. He won the UCL once with Barcelona. He scored 18 goals and provided nine assists. Ronaldinho’s best season in the tournament came in the 2005-06 season when he scored seven goals while playing for Barcelona.
Zidane made 79 appearances in the UCL. He won the UCL once with Real Madrid. Zidane Scored 14 goals in the competition and has completed three assists. Zidane has become a manager and has won the UCL three times, back to back with Real Madrid. Zidane has also appeared in the UCL with Real Madrid and Juventus.
Robert Lewandowski is, without a doubt, one of the best strikers in the world. Lewandowski has made 97 appearances in the tournament. He has scored 81 goals and provided 18 assists. He was part of two teams, Dortmund and Bayern Munich. With Dortmund, he reached the UCL Finals, where he scored ten goals in the tournament but unfortunately lost to Munich. He then joined Munich and won the UCL in the 19-20 season, where he scored 15 goals and made five assists.
These are a few of the best players in the UCL; you can add more if you know some worthy players.