Stoke boast more CL winners than Arsenal, Liverpool & City combined

Date published: Friday 13th November 2015 10:39

Xherdan Shaqiri: A CL winner during his Bayern Munich days

Xherdan Shaqiri: A CL winner during his Bayern Munich days

Chelsea and Manchester United unsurprisingly lead the way with players who have won the Champions League – but Stoke have more medals in their squad than Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City combined.

The Potters, who have sought about a change of style under Mark Hughes’ management since his appointment at the Britannia, claim five winners of Europe’s elite competition in their ranks – the same as United and Chelsea – with Ibrahim Afellay, Marko Arnautovic, Bojan Krkic, Marc Muniesa and Xherdan Shaqiri all holding winners’ medals in their collection.

It’s no surprise to see 2012 winners Chelsea and 2008 victors Manchester United also claim five winners still in their playing squads.

Here, TEAMtalk lists all the Champions League winners in the Premier League by squad.


1) Chelsea – five players

Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic, John Obi Mikel, Ramires, John Terry


= Manchester United – five players

Michael Carrick, Juan Mata (Chelsea), Wayne Rooney, Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Victor Valdes (Barcelona)


= Stoke – five players

Ibrahim Afellay (Barcelona), Marko Arnautovic (Inter), Bojan Krkic (Barcelona), Marc Muniesa (Barcelona), Xherdan Shaqiri (Bayern Munich)


4) Liverpool – three players

Mario Balotelli (Inter Milan), Emre Can (Bayern Munich), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea)


5) Sunderland – two players

Wes Brown (Man Utd), John O’Shea (Man Utd)


= West Brom – two players

Darren Fletcher (Man Utd), Jonny Evans (Man Utd)


= Southampton – two players

Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea), Oriol Romeu (Chelsea)


8) Man City – one player

Yaya Toure (Barcelona)


= Everton – one player

Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)


= Arsenal – one player

Petr Cech (Chelsea)


Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Leicester, Newcastle, Norwich, Swansea, Tottenham, Watford and West Ham all have no Champions League winners in their playing squads.

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