The Best Players From The 2022-23 Champions League Campaign

By Peter C

Following the end of the 2022-23 Champions League season, we take a brief look at, in no particular order, some of the best players from the European campaign.

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Vinicius Junior

Vinicius Junior has been a complete revelation since breaking out at Real Madrid. He had another stellar season with Los Blancos in the recently concluded season.

The 22-year-old helped Madrid reach the last four of the Champions League last season with his seven goals and five assists in 12 matches. In total, Vinicius contributed directly to 44 goals in 55 appearances in all competitions during the past season.

Kevin De Bruyne

On their march to their first-ever Champions League triumph, Kevin De Bruyne was instrumental for Manchester City. He has been one of the English Premier League’s most consistent players in over six seasons and deserves a European crown. With seven assists in 10 Champions League games, he remains one of the most creative playmakers in Europe.

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Erling Haaland

Despite a low-key final, Haaland topped the UEFA Champions League scorers rankings by four goals. He became the third player to net five goals in a single round-of-16 second leg, facing RB Leipzig. This impressive achievement solidified Haaland’s status as a prolific scorer in the tournament, capping off a remarkable season.

Thibaut Courtois

It is quite easy to give accolades to the likes of Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior, and other outfield players in the Real Madrid set-up, but the contributions of Courtois cannot be overlooked in any way. He’s been outstanding between the sticks and is an asset that should always be appreciated.