To be considered amongst Europe’s greats, you probably had to win one or two things in your career, right? These guys have – but have sorely missed out on winning the UEFA Champions League trophy.
It is unbelievable to see names like Ronaldo de Lima, and Gianluigi Buffon in this team, though the Italian is in the semi-finals this season and could possibly change his fate.
Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
Left-back: Gianluca Zambrotta (Juventus, Inter Milan)
Centre-back: Laurent Blanc (Inter Milan, Barcelona Manchester United)
Centre-back: Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus, Real Madrid)
Right-back: Lilian Thuram (Juventus)
Centre-mid: Pavel Nedved (Juventus)
Centre-mid: Patrick Vieira (Arsenal)
Centre-mid: Michael Ballack (Bayern Munich, Chelsea)
Centre-Attack: Dennis Bergkamp (Ajax Amsterdam, Arsenal, Inter Milan)
Left-striker: Ronaldo de Lima (Inter Milan, AC Milan, Barcelona, Real Madrid)
Right-striker: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, among others)
Can you believe that none of these players have won a Champions League medal?