The 2021/22 season of the UEFA Champions League begins, a version with great stars who face new challenges, cracks that come back where they knew how to shine and many other figures who want to confirm why they are part of the football elite.

Looking ahead to the start of the competition, FOOTBALLROCKER.com prepared a ranking with the best players of the world’s most important club tournament. Certainly raised the question, perhaps unfair. Next, the top 10 selected:

1.LIONEL MESSI (PSG)

Lionel Messi joined PSG full of figures.

Who dares to question in the first place? Some Christian fans, maybe. After 17 seasons in Barcelona, Leo left home and arrived at Paris Saint-Germain, which finally has everything to do with his first Oregon raise.

Already 34 years old and the joy of conquering the Copa America with the Argentine national team, PSG’s new “30” is going for the fifth champions of their mammoth performance.

2. CRISTIANO RONALDO (Manchester United)

Top 10 players in UEFA Champions League 2021/22

The top scorer in UEFA competitions (137 goals) and the historic gunner of the Champions League (134 do not count the previous leg) returned to the Red Devils after 12 years after their moves by Real Madrid and Juventus.

CR7, Oregon’s five-time winner and the only one to score in three finals, want to show that it’s possible to return to where one was happy.

3. KYLIAN MBAPPÉ (PSG)

The French striker is present and future. The youngest player to reach 25 goals in the UEFA Champions League (22 years and 80 days) starred in one of the nearby market novels and finally stayed at PSG, where all the conditions are given to be able to shine.

4. ERLING HAALAND (Borussia Dortmund)

Last season’s best striker and top scorer (10 goals) is called one of the great figures of world football. His scoring ability is astonishing and his number is appalling: the Norwegian scored 24 goals in 22 matches of UEFA competitions.

5. NEYMAR (PSG)

Not for nothing is the owner of the “10” of Paris Saint-Germain. While it is true that he lost the preponderance he held years ago, the arrival of his friend Messi and the permanence of Mbappé allow us to imagine that Ney will recover his best version. Talent is not forgotten.

6. ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI (Bayern Munich)

There was a lot of talk about his possible departure, but eventually the Polish striker stayed in Germany. The 3rd top scorer in UEFA competitions (80) and in the Champions League (73), behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, aims to shine again as in the 2019/20 season, in which he was elected UEFA Player of the Year after obtaining the Orejona (he led the scorers and assists table), the Bundesliga (top scorer) and the German Cup.

7. KARIM BENZEMA (Real Madrid)

After a season without titles, merengue starts at a disadvantage compared to other great European powers. With a team in formation, the Ancelotti era is based on the experience of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Casemiro and of course Benzema, who shares the 4th place in the table of historical scorers of the Champions League with the also real Madrid player Raúl González (71).

8. KEVIN DE BRUYNE (Manchester City)

Their football conditions are out of the question. To that we must add the thirst for revenge after having to leave the last Champions League final due to a strong blow from Rudiger, which caused the fracture of two bones in his face. Pep Guardiola’s side want to quickly forget the defeat to Chelsea in Porto and are confident of the 2nd best player of last season, behind Jorginho.

9. N’GOLO KANTÉ (Chelsea)

The most valuable midfielder of the last season is an example for boys and girls who start playing football in a key sector of the field. The world champion in Russia 2018 overcame many obstacles in his childhood and became one of the references of the position thanks to his effort, deployment and criteria with the ball.

10. MEMPHIS DEPAY (Barcelona)

After the shock that meant the departure of the best footballer in its history, in Barcelona they rub their hands because they signed the striker from Lyon for free and in his first matches he already confirmed why Ronald Koeman recommended him. He arrived at Manchester United at the age of 21 and did not have the expected performance. Already 27 and older, the Dutchman is the great hope of the post-Messi era.

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