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    The 15 Ballon d'Or Winners Who Never Won the Champions League

    The 15 Ballon d'Or Winners Who Never Won the Champions League

    Envision winning the Ballon d'Or. A lifetime of hard work at long last perceived by being casted a ballot the absolute best footballer in the entirety of the grounds.

    Presently, envision winning the Champions League. Many long stretches of difficult work at last paying off as your group is delegated rulers of Europe.

    Both are really nice sentiments, right?...But which is better?

    Indeed, the accompanying players will never know. They are a piece of a selective club of Ballon d'Or champs who have never lifted the European Cup.

    Lash yourself in for some grievousness women and refined men, it will be passionate.

    Stanley Matthew (1956)

    Stanley Matthews

    ​The evergreen Sir Stanley Matthews was the debut champ of the Ballon d'Or in 1956. His age at that point? 41 years youthful.

    In spite of having his vocation hindered by the flare-up of World War II, the skilful and quick Matthews despite everything figured out how to clock up about 700 appearances when he at long last resigned at 50 years old.

    He's additionally the main player who's probably going to win the honor while playing for Stoke City - however Rory Delap more likely than not approach in 2009?

    Omar Sivori (1961)

    Omar Sivori,Elsener

    A ​Lionel Messi model, this armada footed Argentine turned into a ​Juventus legend, driving the Old Lady to three Scudetti in the late 1950s and mid 1960s.

    In any case, the European Cup escaped Sivori. Truth be told, he never at any point moved beyond the quarter-finals. Poor fella.

    Josef Masopust (1962)

    ​​The best Czech player ever, Josef Masopust scooped the Ballon d'Or that year that he scored the initial objective of the 1962 World Cup last.

    The nearest he came to making sure about Europe's most prominent club prize came during the 1966/67 season when Celtic's 'Lisbon Lions' vanquished Dukla Prague in the semi-finals.

    Lev Yashin (1967)

    Goalkeeper Lev Yashin (dark) from the S

    ​Lev Yashin is the main goalkeeper in the ​history of the universe (that we are aware of) to ever ​win the Ballon d'Or. That should give you some sign of the kind of ability we are discussing.

    The Moscow plug was a unimaginable player with feline like reflexes and an adoration for style. Continuously kitted out in full dark strip with his mark level top, Yashin made it cool to be a goalkeeper.

    Florian Albert (1967)

     days,  players | Florian Albert

    Viewed as one of the most rich players to ever play the game, nicknamed 'The Emperor', the Hungarian forward got two prizes at the 1962 #World Cup, imparting the Golden Boot to five others and winning the Best Young Player grant. pic.twitter.com/L2HkoMDtUv

    — FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) April 16, 2018

    ​After the Mighty Magyars had fallen, Florian Albert led another age of Hungarian footballing sovereignty.

    Nicknamed the Emperor, Albert was a tasteful, created forward with a striking scoring record for Ferencvaros - where he spent the whole of his profession. Regardless of ruling the Hungarian League, they were always unable to imitate this accomplishment on the European stage.

    Oleg Blokhin (1975)

    Oleh Blokhin

    ​Spending the majority of his 20-year profession at Dynamo Kyiv, the Tzar's rankling pace and sharp spilling saw him win the Ballon d'Or in 1975.

    After his playing days reached a conclusion Blokhin kept himself occupied by entering legislative issues just as having a protracted administrative vocation with any semblance of Olympiacos, AEK Athens and Ukraine.

    Allan Simonsen (1977)​

    ​​1977 Ballon d'Or victor and the main player to score in the European Cup, UEFA Cup and Cup Winners' Cup finals? Corrrr, Allan Simonsen has had a remarkable vocation.

    The what tops off an already good thing would have been an European Cup win, yet ​Liverpool - who crushed the Dane's Borussia Monchengladbach side in the 1977 last - ensured that didn't occur.

    Igor Belanov (1986)

    ​Perhaps the most overlooked Ballon d'Or victor ever, Igor Belanov - who scooped the honor in 1986 - might be increasingly vital on the off chance that he had won an European Cup during his profession.

    The nearest the modest number ten came was a Cup Winners' Cup triumph in 1986. That came two years before the most reduced snapshot of his profession - missing a punishment in the European Championship last. Ouch.

    Lothar Matthaus (1990)

    Lothar Matthaus

    ​Lothar Matthaus has come nearer than anybody on this rundown to tasting Champions League greatness - three minutes to be exact.

    In the wake of losing the 1987 European Cup last graciousness of two late Porto objectives, history rehashed itself in 1999 when Manchester United scored twice in stoppage time to make sure about the trophy. That is gotta sting.

    Roberto Baggio (1993)


    ​One punishment miss has unfeelingly blurred the inheritance of a standout amongst other Italian players, time. It's anything but difficult to overlook that preceding bursting his spot-kick over the bar, Baggio had practically without any help hauled Italy to the last of the 1994 World Cup.

    It's additionally simple to overlook that he always lost the Champions League. Actually he never at any point approached, just participating in the opposition on two events.

    George Weah (1995)


    ​The just African player to try and win the Ballon d'Or, George Weah's mix of aptitude, quality and speed made him the most fearsome striker on the planet in the mid-1990s.

    While at Milan, Weah was a piece of a great strike power including Roberto Baggio and Dejan Savicevic, intriguing it that they never figured out how to taste mainland achievement.

    Ronaldo (1997 and 2002)

    Ronaldo Nazario - Soccer Player

    ​Ronaldo's profession is discolored to some degree by an inclination that he could have been ​even better if his body had permitted.

    Constant knee issues influenced him during the time half of his playing days, which goes some approach to clarifying why probably the best striker ever never lifted the Champions League trophy. He scored 14 objectives in the opposition, mind. What's more, got ​a overwhelming applause against Man Utd.

    Michael Owen (2001)

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    ​Another scarily great ability who had his profession defaced by injury, Michael Owen was only 21 when he won the Ballon d'Or.

    He was gobbled up by ​Real Madrid three years after the fact, planning to help Los Blancos lift the 2005 Champions League title. In a savage touch of destiny, ​Liverpool - the club Owen had left looking for European wonder - would wind up winning it. What a stinger.

    Pavel Nedved (2003)

    Pavel Nedved beat off rivalry from Thierry Henry and Paolo Maldini to shockingly win the Ballon d'Or in 2003.

    The floppy-haired free-kick pro verged on winning the Champions League that year, passing up Juventus' destruction to Milan in the last because of suspension. Maybe it would have been unique in the event that he was accessible...

    Fabio Cannavaro (2006)

    Fabio Cannavaro

    ​Contrary to ​some individuals' conviction, protectors can and ought to be granted the Ballon d'Or every now and then. For example, Fabio Cannavaro - whose apathetic exhibitions helped Italy win the 2006 World Cup.

    In spite of the fact that Cannavaro has arrived at the apex of the worldwide game, he always lost the Champions League, coming nearest by arriving at the quarter-finals with Juventus in 2006 - where they were disposed of by inevitable finalists ​Arsenal.

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