Best players to never win the Champions League?

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    tentan Full Member

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    Who are the best players to never win the Champions League in the 2010s era? Make an eleven based on their CL performances


    -------------------------Buffon----------------------
    Juanfran------Chiellini------Godin------Filipe Luis
    ---Saul-----Verratti-------Gabi-----------------Koke
    ---------------Lewandowski-----Ibrahimovic----------

    God this was quite hard, I'm probably missing some obvious ones but there's mine.
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    Denis79 Full Member

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    Think the real Ronaldo never won it. George Weah didn't either

    Edit, Sorry missed that you said in the 2010 era.
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    Irwin99 Full Member

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    Patrick Vieira never even got past the quarter finals I think.Amazing player but Arsenal were average in Europe when he was there.

    Edit, missed the 2010 rule as well :lol: It's sad that Ibra never did it.
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    Br1_ovi New Member

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    Aguero > Ibra

    "Make an eleven based on their CL performances" disqualifies Ibra who is crap in the CL against top teams.

    Put Silva over Koke or Saul too. And Kante over Gabi.

    Buffon has been crap for several years (5 at least). Oblak is the best GK in the world probably in the last couple of seasons and didn't win it.
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    Sir Scott McToMinay New Member

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    To add to the OP’s list.

    David Silva
    Aguero
    Thiago Silva
    Arturo Vidal
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    That_Bloke New Member

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    Ha, a millennial. Maradona and the brazilian Ronaldo (the real one) should be on the list.
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    SadlerMUFC Full Member

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    -----------------------Ederson--------------------
    Walker-------Otamendi-----Laporte-------Mendy
    ---------------------Fernandiho-------------------
    -------DeBruyne----------------D Silva-----------
    Sterling--------------Aguero----------------Sane
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    Infordin Full Member

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    If we are only looking at 2010s performances:

    Oblak
    Juanfran - Godin - Chiellini - Filipe Luis
    Vidal - Verratti - Silva
    De Bruyne
    Griezmann - Lewandowski​

    since the CL was re-branded in 1992:

    Buffon
    Thuram - Cannavaro - Adams - Zambrotta
    Nedved - Vieira - Ballack
    Totti
    Ronaldo - Ibrahimovic​
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    Eric7C New Member

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    You can add Pogba in there..
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    _00_deathscar New Member

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    feck me that's a hell of a team to have never won..
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    2010s will have a lot of them considering basically the same Real Madrid team won 4 of them and Barca got 2.
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    Lay Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Basically Atlético Madrid mixed with Juventus
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    Aouer-United New Member

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    For 4-4-2, I won't put Koke and Saul as wide.
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    _00_deathscar New Member

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    Pales compared to that earlier team though (which I suppose is spread out over 20 years - but most had their peaks mid 90s to mid 00s anyway with a few outliers). Maybe just says something about spread of players in teams, vs the stacked teams we have today.
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    UNITED ACADEMY Full Member

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    :lol::lol::lol:

    Should replace Otamendi with Kompany.
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    nonecks New Member

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    Lothar Matthäus.
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    BlackShark_80 Full Member

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    No Baggio, Romario, Matthaus, Bergomi, and Brehme?
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Lack of Kompany in these teams
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    giorno Full Member

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    Literally the best gk in the world 2 seasons and change ago, and best player of a CL finalist, but carry on :lol:
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    2010s performances

    --------De Gea---------

    Maggio--Bonucci--Kompany--Grosso

    -----Kante--De Rossi-----

    ----Fabregas----

    Mbappe--Ibrahimovic--Aguero



    From 1992 rebrand

    ----------Taffarrell-----------------

    Brehme--Blanc---Aldair--Enrique--

    -------Matthaus---Simeone

    -----------M.Laudrup-----------

    Batistuta----Van Nistelrooy----Romario
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    Kasper Full Member

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