Honourable Mentions. Okay, this is a little bit of a cheat to start with as Diego Maradona never actually played in the Champions League. But to think that a player who is widely considered to be the greatest of all time never won the European Cup is fairly incredible.
In his international career with Argentina, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals. Maradona played in four FIFA World Cups, including the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, where he captained Argentina and led them to victory over West Germany in the final, and won the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player.
He is regarded as one of the greatest African footballers of all time. He played for several European clubs and found his fame in the French Ligue 1 with Lille and Marseille, the latter where he won the UEFA Champions League in 1993, among other titles.
Roma. Roma remain the biggest club in Italy never to have won the Champions League. While Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan have been European champions a combined 12 times, Roma are still waiting.
Zlatan is one of the best footballers of his generation, and one of the most excentric strikers in the world, He has scored over 550 goals and has won 31 trophies. Fanny is that he has never actually won a Champions League trophy.
Real Madrid are by far the most successful team in European Cup history, having taken home the prestigious trophy a total of 13 times. Los Blancos' closest rivals in terms of titles are AC Milan, who have won the Champions League seven times, most recently in 2007 against Liverpool.
The main reasons why Nunez sold Maradona to the Partenopei was because of money, and Maradona's drug problem. The President at the time did not believe that Maradona upheld the image that he thought Barcelona players should carry.
In both Argentinian senses, Maradona was definitely “black”. Racial pride and class pride played a strong role in his magnetism. Maradona stood proudly with the Latin American left: with Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, both of whose likenesses he had tattooed on his body, and with Venezuela's Hugo Chávez.
Ronaldo's hat-trick means he has now scored a total of 770 goals in his career, surpassing Pele's unofficial total of 767 'official' goals. “Congratulations on breaking my record of goals in official matches,” Pele said on Instagram on Sunday.
The Argentine legend won them the Serie A in 1987. Up until then, it was dominated by clubs from the north and centre of Italy -- like AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus and Roma. No team from the south of the country had ever won the league but Napoli, thanks to Maradona, accomplished it.
Maradona, who died in November 2020, was Napoli's star player during their most glorious era. During his seven years in Naples, between 1984 and 1991, he helped the club win their only two Serie A titles, the UEFA Cup and the Coppa Italia.
Diego Maradona played for Barcelona and Napoli and is regarded as 'the greatest ever' by Lionel Messi and Zinedine Zidane said he was 'on another level' Diego Maradona was one of a handful of athletes who were able to transcend his sport.
Maradona's countryman, Lionel Messi, is also seen as one of the world's best ever players due to his starring role for Barcelona. The pair teamed up between 2008 and 2010 when Maradona managed the Argentina national team. But you might be surprised to learn that they have also played together too, albeit for charity!
Maradona had an estimated net worth of $500,000 at the time of his death, according to Celebrity Net Worth, a website that reports on the wealth of famous people.
According to Maradona, he had a gentleman's agreement with the club authorities that he would leave after the 1990 World Cup. Maradona had alleged that Napoli reneged on the promise, causing a serious mental setback that took him to drugs.
Naples (/ˈneɪpəlz/; Italian: Napoli [ˈnaːpoli] ( listen); Neapolitan: Napule [ˈnɑːpələ, ˈnɑːpulə]) is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest city of Italy, after Rome and Milan, with a population of 967,069 within the city's administrative limits as of 2017.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to have won five UEFA Champions League titles, having first lifted the trophy with Manchester United in 2008 before adding further triumphs with Real Madrid in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
The Portuguese superstar has won the Champions League five times, while Messi has won it on four occasions.