TheSportster.com

Top 15 Players Who Never Won Champions League

The UEFA Champions League always signal the thrilling climax to a season. After a long and sometimes difficult campaign which might involve a push for the top four or a relegation battle, the Champions League is a one off. Considered to be one of the greatest sporting spectacles on the planet, it pits the creme de la creme of Europe's finest.

This year is no different as the might of Spanish giants Barcelona are pitted against the Italian stalwarts of Juventus. The Old Lady has certainly sung again as Juventus came through a tricky tie against 2014 holders Real Madrid to reach the final. As far as Barcelona were concerned, their demolition job of former coach Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich ensures they start as favourites. Berlin is the host city for the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final where old clashes are renewed once again. This includes the likes of Luis Suarez who will come up against at least one former foe. Firstly, he will be coming up against Patrice Evra who Suarez was embroiled in a controversial race row with. This took place while the Frenchman was at Manchester United. This led to a an even more dramatic episode when Suarez playing for Liverpool at the time refused to shake Evra's hand in the team lineup when the Merseysiders visited Old Trafford.

Aside from the potential grudge matches, the Champions League brings together the finest players in Europe to deliver a feast of football. All this is played for the ultimate prize in the most highly anticipated one off tie where simply anything can happen. Down the footballing archives, we have also been witness to a number of different exciting Champions League games. From the thrilling two goals in two minutes by Manchester United that defeated Bayern Munich to Didier Drogba's penalty winning kick for Chelsea, there have also been some great players that have never picked up the trophy.

15 Tony Adams

via michaelnascimento.com

14 Francesco Totti

via youtube.com

13 Robert Pires

via mirror.co.uk

12 Ruud Van Nistelrooy

via mirror.co.uk

11 Fabio Cannavaro

via bleacherreport.net

10 Lothar Matthaus

via pinterest.com

9 Patrick Vieira

via webdevs.com

8 Michael Ballack

via zimbio.com

7 Pavel Nedved

via fanpop.com

6 Roberto Baggio

via bbx.com

5 Lilian Thuram

via lefigaro.fr

4 Ronaldo

via tumblr.com

3 Zlatan Ibrahimovic

via sport.gentside.com

2 Gianluigi Buffon

via REUTERS

1 Diego Maradona

David Cannon/Allsport

Without question, this little man gets the nod, being widely regarded as at least one of thee top three greatest players of all time, arguably the best. Nevertheless, it turns out that Diego Maradona did not win the Champions League either. The former Napoli player only managed to play in a couple of games and eventually went out at the first and second round stages. It is really hard to believe that Maradona was unable to achieve this trophy despite all of his incredible talents.

Give TheSportster a Thumbs up!

Looking for an AD FREE EXPERIENCE on TheSportster?

Get Your Free Access Now!

More in Soccer

Top 15 Players Who Never Won Champions League