It's a dream come true for most players to lift the UEFA Champions league title. The Champions league is one of the most competitive titles in football. Different teams compete for the trophy and the UEFA Champions league final is always the most exciting. Some football players won the FIFA World Cup but failed to win a single UEFA Champions league title. The World Cup is much more competitive compared to UEFA Champions league. Different teams across the countries compete for the world cup and only the best team can emerge victorious.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are one of the best players in football history. The two players have won different trophies including the UEFA Champions league title. Ronaldo has lifted the UEFA Champions league trophy 5 times. Lionel Messi has lifted 4 UEFA Champions league trophies with Barcelona. Ronaldo won his first ever UEFA Champions league title with Manchester United. Ronaldo and Messi have not lifted a single FIFA World Cup trophy. Pele won three FIFA World Cups and he's the only player to do so in football history. Cristiano Ronaldo managed to win the UEFA nations league and Euro 2016 with Portugal, Messi has not lifted a single major trophy with Argentina.
Gianluigi Buffon won the 2006 FIFA World Cup with Italy. He reaches the UEFA Champions league final in 2015 and 2017 but lost in both finals. He signed for PSG with the hope of winning the UEFA Champions league title but he failed to lift the trophy with PSG. Buffon has returned to his boyhood club Parma.
Fabio Cannavaro played for Real madrid, Inter milan and juventus. He failed to win the UEFA Champions league title even after he played for the best clubs in the top five European leagues. Cannavaro won the 2006 FIFA World Cup with Italy. He also won the Ballon d'or award in that same year.
Lothar matthaus won the FIFA World Cup, German Footballer of Year, European Footballer of the Year and World Player of the Year in his football career. He was Germany's most capped player of all time. However, even after winning almost everything in football. Matthaus never won the UEFA Champions league. He was among the Bayern munich squad that faced Manchester United in the 1999 UEFA Champions league final.
Mesut ozil won the 2014 FIFA World Cup but failed to win the UEFA Champions league title with Real madrid. Ozil left Real madrid in 2013 and joined Arsenal. Real madrid won the 2014 UEFA Champions league title.
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