Some will argue that a player who ends his career without a UEFA Champions League winners' medal in his collection can never be labelled 'world class'.
With that in mind, the players in this XI will be desperate to end their careers with at least one Champions League title to their names.
Some of them have plenty of time ahead of them, while others are approaching the end of their careers.
Click next to find out which Champions League hopefuls make the World XI - and feel free to add your suggestions in the comments section.
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