Ranking the Top 16 Players in the Champions League So Far

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Ranking the Top 16 Players in the Champions League So Far
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Bleacher Report brings you the top 16 players in the UEFA Champions League so far.

There are two prerequisites for a player to make the list:

1) This article will not select multiple players from the same club. So, if Xavi is chosen then Lionel Messi can’t be selected.

Why have this precondition? To avoid overloading the list with players from the same major clubs.  

2) The player must have played in all three Champions League match days.

For example, Nordsjælland’s Andreas Laudrup may have played 84 UCL minutes this season but since he’s played in all three games, he is eligible to be considered for the list.

Whereas Wayne Rooney has been at his creative best but since he’s only played in two match days, he’ll be ineligible for this article.

This article judges players on form, not reputation.

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