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Champions League 'Lucky XI' : The unlikeliest players to win Europe's top prize

These players didn't really merit the trophy but are still part of the winning squad

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Top 5 / Top 10 01 Mar 2016, 15:07 IST
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With the UEFA Champions League in full swing once again the football world is buzzing with excitement. To win the tournament is the biggest honour there is in club football. In recent times, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Inter Milan have all been worthy winners of the coveted trophy.But these clubs succeed because of having a great team. It is a collective effort of the players, managers as well as the coaching staff. Of course, the players are the ones who finally have to put in the performances in the matches that matter.But there are those who don’t really get too many chances to play either because they aren’t good enough or they haven’t put in the effort to prove themselves. There are also those who simply lucked out and played regular football despite  not being very good.Nevertheless, they find themselves with a medal in their award collection after being part of a team who won the Champions League. Here is the all-time luckiest Champions League XI

#1 Scott Carson - Goalkeeper

Scott Carson

Carson is very famous for his error during the Croatia vs England. Yes the same guy who made the wonder blunder has a champions league medal while playing for Liverpool. But he didn't actually play due to the fact that he was second choice to Jerzy Dudek. 

The Liverpool squad of 2005 on paper was probably one of the weaker teams to feature in a Champions League final withMilan running them ragged in the first half. It was thanks to the heroics of Gerrard, Xabi Alonso and Carragher the Reds managed to win the game.

Carson was not part of playing XI and for good reason with Dudek being first choice. But the Englishman still walked away with a winners medal around his neck.

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