Ryan Giggs walks this week to the record books of the Champions League. Welsh international meet 145 matches with Manchester United in Champions League. A milestone that will surpass Raul Gonzalez and will take the lead as the most capped player in the continental showpiece.
A collation of this, Today we ask is what is the best player in the history of Champions (understood as, its creation from the season 92-93, it was called the European Cup before). For it, We see possible five names that will undoubtedly have marked time in the most prestigious competition in the world at club level:
1- Raúl González: I possibly the great favorite to win the honorary title. The first player still games (144) and the top scorer in the competition with 72 goals. Won three Champions, two of them marked in end. A myth that averaged 0,49 goals per game. Even when he was transferred to Schalke, the 7 He had in his hand to win the competition.
2- Ryan Giggs: It may well be Paul Scholes, David Beckham but we catch Welsh being the most representative of them in terms of matches played. 144 will be many more in the coming months catapulted him as an idol in Old Trafford. Speed, overflow, and even scored part of the repertoire of this spectacular and long-lived footballer.
3- Paolo Maldini: five European Cups, three under the name of Champions and 140 nights hearing the anthem with AC Milan. Enough arguments already complemented by style, placement, effectiveness, technical and countless races left side and the rear center rossonera.
PLAYERS WITH MORE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCHES
||71||0.49||1995-96||Real Madrid C. F., FC Schalke 04|
||30||0.21||1992-93||Manchester United F. C.|
||3||0.02||1984-85||A. C. Milan|
||11||0.08||1997-98||F. C. Barcelona|
||12||0.09||1991-92||Inter de Milan, Ajax Amsterdam, Real Madrid C. F., A. C. Milan|
||0||0||1998-99||Real Madrid C. F.|
||25||0.19||1993-94||Manchester United F. C.|
||17||0.13||1995-96||Real Madrid C. F., Fenerbahçe SK|
||2||0.02||1999-00||F. C. Barcelona|
||59||0.51||1993-94||FC Dynamo Kyiv, A. C. Milan, Chelsea FC|
4- Clarence Seedorf: the player with more titles of Champions with four and also with the peculiarity get three different teams (Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan twice). A creative midfielder but destructor, with defensive virtues but able to get a goal from anywhere in the field. Fifth most capped player, Dutch still giving away nights of glory in Brazil.
5- Xavi Hernandez: many would seem more logical to include Messi, 62 goals and certainly in the future the best player in the history of the competition, but still not put Xavi seems a sacrilege. Because Catalan is the image of Barcelona in the last decade, the engine on which everything revolved Can Barca and besides it the fourth most capped player in the competition (138).
Goalscorers HISTORY OF CHAMPIONS
|1||Raul Gonzalez Blanco||Spain||71||144||0.49||1995||Real Madrid, FC Schalke 04|
|2||Lionel Messi||Argentina||62||80||0.78||2004||F. C. Barcelona|
|3||Ruud van Nistelrooy||Netherlands||60||81||0.74||1998||PEN, Manchester United F. C., Real Madrid, Hamburg|
|4||Andriy Shevchenko||Ukraine||59||116||0.51||1994||Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea|
|5||Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||54||96||0.56||2003||Manchester United, Real Madrid|
|6||Thierry Henry||France||51||115||0.44||1995||A. S. Monaco F. C., Arsenal, F. C. Barcelona|
|7||Filippo Inzaghi||Italy||50||85||0.59||1995||Parma, Juventus, Milan|
|8||Alessandro Del Piero||Italy||44||92||0.48||1993||Juventus|
|9||Didier drogba||Ivory Coast||40
||82||0.49||2003||Marsella, Chelsea, Galatasaray|
|10||Fernando Morientes||Spain||33||93||0.35||1995||Real Madrid C. F., A. S. Monaco F. C., Liverpool, Valencia C. F., Marsella|