Playing in the Champions League is every team's dream and ambition, for a team to play in the Uefa Champions League it must have finished in the top four in the previous campaign. However playing in the Elite league isn't just enough for a focused team, winning the great trophy is always the main aim of participating in the Uefa Champions League. Several big teams have managed to win the trophy repeatedly but there are also some great European clubs that have never won the UCL despite great performance in their domestic leagues. Below is a list of great football clubs that have never won the Uefa Champions League since time immemorial.
The French Elites have never won the Uefa Champions League despite them being among the best football clubs in Europe. Paris Saints Germain has won several Ligue 1 trophies among other domestic trophies but are just unable to win the Champions League title despite having quality players like Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jnr in the squad. In 2020 the Parisians managed to reach the finals of the Champions League against Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munchen but failed to win the match as they succumbed to a narrow 1-0 defeat. Last season they also they tried their level best but were kicked out in the Semi Finals by Manchester City. However, after signing Lionel Messi from Barcelona, the team is optimistic of winning the Champions League next season.
The Italian giants are just overwhelmed by the pressure that comes with playing in the Champions League. Juventus have never won the European Cup despite having a relatively stable squad with quality players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala. Every season Juventus gets to play in the Champions League but fail to even reach the Semi finals, last season they were knocked out by Portuguese team, Porto FC in the round of 16.
Currently the best team in England, the 'Cityzens' have had quite a good time playing in the Champions League, Pep's side managed to win the English Premier League last season. Manchester City have never won the Uefa Champions League. Recently they made history after they managed to qualify for the Champions League finals for the first time in the history of the club. Despite reaching the finals of the Champions League last season, Pep's side was beaten by Chelsea in a highly contended match.
Arsenal has failed to qualify for the Champions League in four consecutive seasons. The Gunners have got 13 premier League titles in their trophy cabinet, ironically the club doesn't have any single Champions League trophy. In 2006 they managed to reach the Champions League finals but could win it as they were beaten.
Tottenham Hotspur is one of the top flight clubs in the English Premier League, the London based club has been categorised under the giant clubs that have never won the Uefa Champions League. In 2019 the club managed to reach the Champions League finals under former coach Mauricio Pochettinho but were beaten by their English Premier League counterparts Liverpool in a dramatic 2-0 defeat. Tottenham Hotspur has failed to qualify for Elite league for over 1 year now.
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