Champions League

5 Top Stars Playing in the Champions League Who Are Yet to Win the Honour

Arjun Singh Devgan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is yet to win the Champions League in his career
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is yet to win the Champions League in his career / Nicolò Campo/Getty Images
facebooktwitterreddit

The UEFA Champions League is considered to be the most prestigious club competition in the world, with almost every top club participating in it and looking to add to their prestige by winning the tournament.

There have been a number of great players who have won the competition, though there are some who are yet to win it despite starring for their clubs on a regular basis. Here, we take a look at top players who are currently playing the tournament, but are yet to win it.

1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic of AC Milan in action during the Serie A... / Nicolò Campo/Getty Images

Widely considered as one of the greatest strikers of his generation, it might come as a surprise to many that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is yet to win the Champions League.

The striker has played for a number of big European clubs during his career so far and at 39-years-old, he is clearly running of time if he wants to add the European honour to his list of achievements.

2. Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City - Premier League / Visionhaus/Getty Images

Kevin De Bruyne has established himself as the best midfielder in the world over the past three years, with the Belgian playing a key role in all of Manchester City's success in recent times.

However, the midfielder is yet to taste Champions League success in his almost seven years with the club and was unfortunate to suffer an injury in the final of the 2020/21 edition against Chelsea.

3. Paulo Dybala

Paulo Dybala
Juventus v Empoli FC - Serie A / Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Paulo Dybala has been hailed as the future of Argentinian football, with the attacking playmaker starring for Juventus, though he has also been disappointing at times.

He is only 27-years-old and hence still has time to taste Champions League glory, with it looking like he will remain with the Italian giants for the foreseeable future.

4. Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku
Chelsea FC v Zenit St. Petersburg: Group H - UEFA Champions League / Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Romelu Lukaku is one of the best strikers in the world at present, with the Belgian's time in Italy doing wonders for his career. That Chelsea paid a staggering £97.5million to re-sign him goes to show how brilliant he has been, though he is yet to win an European honour so far.

He has already started well on his return to Stamford Bridge and he will need to continue his good form, if the Blues are to win back-to-back titles.

5. Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann
RCD Espanyol v Club Atletico de Madrid - LaLiga Santander / Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Antoine Griezmann might have struggled during his stint with Barcelona, but there is no doubt that he is one of the best players of his generation and has been unlucky to not win the Champions League so far in his career.

The Frenchman for his part though is back at Atletico Madrid, a club where he played his best football, and it will be interesting to see how he performs in Madrid.

facebooktwitterreddit