EVERYONE’S favourite goalkeeper failed to get his hands on the Champions League trophy during last year’s final as Juventus were crushed 4-1 by Real Madrid.
Gianluigi Buffon has NINE Serie A titles and a World Cup medal with Italy — but he has never won the Europe’s biggest club competition.
The legendary 39-year-old has played in three finals and suffered heartbreak on each occasion.
But who are the other big names never to have won the Champions League? Here are another nine.
Astonishingly, he only played in the competition for one season — in 1998-99 with Inter Milan.
Baggio scored twice in a 3-1 win over holders, Real Madrid, in the group stage, which clinched qualification to the quarter-finals.
In the last eight, Inter met Manchester United and were eliminated.
A 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford was followed by a 1-1 draw at the San Siro.
Baggio won the Ballon d’Or in 1993 and is considered one of the best Italian players of all-time.
However, his most famous act is missing a penalty in the 1994 World Cup final which ultimately cost the Azzurri the trophy.
Again, his influence on the competition was minute.
In 1999-00, Fiorentina reached the second group stage.
But Batistuta still managed to score stunners against Barcelona, Arsenal and United — all away from home.
His second season in Europe’s premier competition was with Roma, but he only reached the same stage again.
Still, one of the game’s great centre-forwards.
He finished fourth in Ballon d’Or list and third for World Player of the Year in 1999.
One of only two losing finalists on this list — and he didn’t even play.
Bergkamp was unused substitute in Arsenal’s 2006 defeat against Barcelona.
The Dutchman won three league titles in North London — and retired immediately after his side’s Champions League heartbreak.
He was voted Arsenal’s second-greatest player of all time.
Famously refused to fly on long away trips, and his absence was often sorely felt.
Won the Cup Winners’ Cup and two Uefa Cups with Ajax and Inter Milan.
The enigmatic Frenchman is often heralded as the man who propelled the Premier League back into the European stratosphere.
But Cantona couldn’t get his hands on the biggest prize of all.
Helped guide United’s Class of ‘92 to semi-final heartbreak in 1997.
And it was claimed he felt so responsible for the defeat against Borussia Dortmund, he decided to retire at the end of season — aged just 30.
He did everything but score in that tie, with the German side producing some miraculous goal-line clearances.
The 2016-17 season is the first in 14 that he hasn’t played in the Champions League — and he is yet to taste success.
Liverpool twice — even Arsenal — United, Tottenham and, most recently, Manchester City are among the sides to knock an Ibrahimovic team of of Europe’s top competition.
His best run was with Barcelona, where he reached the semi-finals in 2009-10.
However, Inter and then the Catalans both won the trophy a season after he left.
Can console himself with the Europa League medal he has now picked up with United.
But will he get the chance to put things right next season?
The Czech ace was superb in 2003 when he won the Ballon d’Or.
And he brought back memories of two famous moments in English football history during Juventus’ Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid.
First, he emulated Roy Keane in scoring the goal which clinched qualification to the final before receiving a yellow card which ruled him out.
And, secondly, his reaction evoked memories of Paul Gascoigne as he failed to hold back the tears at full-time.
An incredibly gifted midfielder who was recognised at a time when the game was blessed with top players in that position.
Showed incredible loyalty by staying with Juve when they were relegated.
For all his amazing talent, you always think he could have achieved much more.
The brilliant Brazilian won both the World Cup and Ballon d’Or on two occasions — but he only ever appeared in ONE Champions League semi-final.
Of course, he still managed to leave his mark on the competition.
In 2003, Ronaldo received a standing ovation from the Old Trafford crowd after his hat-trick helped dump United out at the quarter-final stage.
However, Juventus lay in wait in the semi-finals.
And, Nedved and Co. were just too strong.
The ultimate one-club man.
Totti has stayed with Roma for every minute of his entire 25-year career — and only has two quarter-final defeats to show for it on the European front.
Both times — in 2007 and 2008 — the Italians were eliminated by United.
Totti is still he competition’s oldest goal scorer.
He will have to console himself with his World Cup medal from 2006.
And his retirement means he will never be able to achieve this dream.
Voted Africa’s Player of the century, he is the only man from the continent to win the Ballon d’Or.
Weah was the Champions League top scorer when he reached the semi-finals with Paris Saint-Germain in 1995.
However, AC Milan proved too strong.
He then joined the Rossoneri, where he scored one of the game’s great goals when he took the ball from the mouth of his own goal all the way down to the other end to net against Verona.
Weah never again reached even the semi-final stage.
He did leave somewhat of a mark on the tournament when he received a six-month ban for breaking Porto defender Jorge Costa’s nose, claiming he was subjected to racial abuse.