Ranked! The 20 best individual Champions League performances ever

Ranked! The 20 best individual Champions League performances ever
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For some, the Champions League is the yardstick for how good you are as a footballer. Doing it across 38 matches is one thing but try doing it under the lights against the best in Europe.

Plenty of tried, too. Champions League masterclasses are reserved for only the finest of a generation – plus the odd exception – and usually, they help carve your name into the history books. 

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.