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Who has the most Champions League MOTM awards?

Cristiano Ronaldo is Mr. Champions League.

The Portuguese superstar has made club football’s biggest competition his own personal playground over the past 15 years or so.

No player has more goals (143) or more assists (42) in the Champions League than Ronaldo, while only Paco Gento (6) has more European Cup wins to his name than the 37-year-old (5).

It’s fair to say that Ronaldo’s legacy in European competition is far better than that of his eternal rival, Lionel Messi.

However, there is one department in which the Paris Saint-Germain forward is dominant.

What is it? Champions League Man of the Match awards. According to the folks over at PopFoot, Messi has a significant number more to his name than any other footballer since 2009.

Let’s take a look at the top 20 in full…

LISBON, PORTUGAL – AUGUST 18: The UEFA Champions League Trophy is seen pitch side prior to the UEFA Champions League Semi Final match between RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain F.C at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on August 18, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

The 20 players with the most Champions League MOTM awards since 2009

20. Kylian Mbappe (7 in 53 games)

19. Dries Mertens (7 in 34 games)

18. Thomas Muller (8 in 133 games)

17. Nicolas Gaitan (8 in 46 games)

16. Toni Kroos (9 in 124 games)

MILAN, ITALY – MAY 28: Toni Kroos of Real Madrid kisses the Champions League trophy after the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 28, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

15. Antoine Griezmann (9 in 79 games)

14. Thiago Alcantara (9 in 73 games)

13. Hulk (9 in 40 games)

12. Raheem Sterling (10 in 72 games)

11. Arjen Robben (10 in 70 games)

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 25: Arjen Robben of Bayern Muenchen holds the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League final match against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

10. Gareth Bale (10 in 66 games)

9. Riyad Mahrez (10 in 45 games)

8. Angel Di Maria (11 in 93 games)

7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (12 in 64 games)

6. Willian (12 in 63 games)

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 03: Willian of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on March 03, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

5. Karim Benzema (13 in 121 games)

4. Robert Lewandowski (19 in 106 games)

3. Neymar (23 in 75 games)

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (40 in 131 games)

  1. Lionel Messi (64 in 123 games)

Despite playing eight fewer games, Messi has 24 more MOTM awards, which we’re sure you’ll agree is quite outrageous.

Neymar is the only other player to surpass the 20 mark since 2009, with Benzema and Lewandowski – the third and fourth-highest scorers in Champions League history – lagging behind in the teens.

Willian’s sitting sixth will catch a lot of people off guard, although it’s a timely reminder that the Brazilian winger was pretty darn good during his stint at Chelsea.

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