Lewandowski, Messi, Neymar - Top 15 players of 2019-20 Champions League ranked

  • Rob Swan

That’s it. The 2019-20 Champions League campaign has *finally* ended.

Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain went head-to-head in the final on Sunday night and it was the German side who triumphed thanks to Kingsley Coman, who scored the only goal of the game in the second half.

PSG went close on a couple of occasions but Neymar and Kylian Mbappe both fluffed their lines when it mattered most.

Now this season’s tournament is over, we thought we’d take a closer look at the best 15 players based on their average WhoScored.com ratings.

There was no place in the top 15 for Mbappe (35th), Thomas Muller (40th) or Cristiano Ronaldo (60th!).

Let’s begin…

15. Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City (Rating: 7.66)

Arguably the Premier League’s best player right now, Kevin De Bruyne scored two goals and provided the same number of assists in seven Champions League appearances for Manchester City this season.

The Belgian midfielder also sealed two Man of the Match awards in the process.


14. Son Heung-min, Tottenham (Rating: 7.68)

Despite only making six appearances, only four of which were starts, Son managed to score an impressive five goals for Tottenham during the 2019-20 Champions League campaign.

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema were among the other stars who netted five Champions League goals this term.


13. Hwang Hee-chan, Salzburg (Rating: 7.69)

Another South Korea international, Hwang Hee-chan recently left Red Bull Salzburg for RB Leipzig.

The 24-year-old netted three goals and provided three assists in six matches.


12. Angel Di Maria, PSG (Rating: 7.73)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria bagged three goals, provided six assists and sealed two Man of the Match awards.

The 32-year-old’s performance in the final, however, was a little disappointing.


11. Rodrygo, Real Madrid (Rating: 7.74)

Back in November, Rodrygo made history by becoming the youngest player to score a perfect hat-trick (right foot, left foot, header) in the Champions League at 18 years and 301 days.

The Brazilian, who netted his treble against Galatasaray, scored four goals and registered three assists in just four starts for Real Madrid.


10. Hakim Ziyech, Ajax (Rating: 7.74)

Chelsea fans can’t wait to see Hakim Ziyech in action in a blue shirt following his eye-catching performances with Ajax in this season’s Champions League.

The Morocco international scored two goals and set up four more in six appearances this term.


9. Serge Gnabry, Bayern Munich (Rating: 7.75)

One of the standout players in this season’s Champions League campaign, Serge Gnabry scored an impressive nine goals and provided two assists.

The 25-year-old has come a long way since being deemed not good enough by West Brom.


8. Thiago, Bayern Munich (Rating: 7.76)

The Champions League final was almost certainly Thiago’s final appearance in a Bayern Munich shirt.

The talented midfielder hopes to complete a move to last season’s European champions, Liverpool, over the coming days. Talks are ongoing between the two clubs.


7. Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City (Rating: 7.79)

Six goals and three assists for Manchester City’s Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus in the Champions League this season.

The 23-year-old also picked up two Man of the Match awards.


6. Alphonso Davies, Bayern Munich (Rating: 7.80)

The revelation of this season’s Champions League campaign, Alphonso Davies has gone from unknown quantity to the world’s best left-back in a remarkably short period of time.

It’s scary to think how good the 19-year-old might be in a few years’ time.


5. Toni Kroos, Real Madrid (Rating: 7.84)

It’s a little surprising that Toni Kroos is only 30. It feels like he’s been around forever, doesn’t it?

Real Madrid’s German midfielder chipped in with one Champions League goal and one assist for Los Blancos this season.


4. Harry Kane, Tottenham (Rating: 8.08)

In five appearances, Tottenham’s prolific centre-forward Harry Kane managed to bag six goals.

The England international is another player who sealed two Man of the Match awards.


3. Neymar, PSG (Rating: 8.17)

Without Neymar, PSG wouldn’t have reached the Champions League final.

But the gifted Brazilian flattered to deceive when it mattered most. His performance against Bayern Munich saw him receive the second-lowest rating of his Champions League career.

2. Lionel Messi, Barcelona (Rating: 8.37)

Lionel Messi’s Champions League campaign ended with *that* humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich, but Barcelona’s star man was still superb over the course of the season.

The legendary forward scored three goals, set up three more and won four Man of the Match awards.


1. Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich (Rating: 9.03)

What a striker.

Robert Lewandowski was this season’s best player in the Champions League and by some distance.

The Pole scored an incredible 15 goals and provided five assists in just 10 appearances. He also won six Man of the Match awards. Remarkable.

It’s a shame the 2020 Ballon d’Or award has been cancelled because Lewandowski’s name surely would have been on the trophy.

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