To mark 30 years of the Champions League, BT Sport is assembling the competition’s greatest ever team from our 33-man shortlist - and we need your help!

As well as giving you the chance to pick your own team, we're asking fans to vote for their all-time XI in our daily Twitter poll at @BTSportFootball.

Fans can also get involved by voting on our BT Sport YouTube channel.

Kicking off on Thursday 5 May, we'll be running a public vote each day to decide each position ahead of the Champions League final on 28 May.


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Live Vote: Pick your Immortal striker


Karim Benzema

Robert Lewandowski



With three world-class option in every position, there's no shortage of European pedigree to sift through ahead of the Champions League final. 

To help you decide, flick through our player videos below for each nominee's Champions League story.

The Contenders


Edwin van der Sar

Gianluigi Buffon

Iker Casillas



Dani Alves


Philipp Lahm




Roberto Carlos

Ashley Cole



Gerard Pique

Carlos Puyol

Sergio Ramos

Rio Ferdinand

Raphael Varane

Paolo Maldini



Paul Scholes


Andres Iniesta

Luka Modric

Steven Gerrard

Clarence Seedorf

Toni Kroos

Andrea Pirlo

Zinedine Zidane



Gareth Bale

Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi

Robert Lewandowski


Karim Benzema


Luis Figo

Thierry Henry

Voting schedule

Thursday 5 May, 5pm: Goalkeepers

Friday 6 May, 2pm: Right-backs

Saturday 7 May, 2.30pm: Left-backs

Sunday 8 May, 4pm: Centre-back

Monday 9 May, 2pm: Centre-back

Tuesday 10 May, 2pm: Centre midfield

Wednesday 11 May, 2pm: Centre midfield

Thursday 12 May, 2pm: Centre midfield

Friday 13 May, 2pm: Forward

Saturday 14 May, 10am: Forward

Saturday 14 May, 4pm: Forward

How to pick a Champions League Immortal

The criteria is simple. To become an Immortal, your legacy with the competition must be permanent and unforgettable. 

It’s the Champions League hall of fame, the lifetime achievement award for a select 33 of the greatest footballers in the modern era. 

Those 33 players are broken down into positions with three goalkeepers, three right backs, three left backs, six centre backs, nine midfielders and nine forwards to form the shortlist.

From Rio Ferdinand to Owen Hargreaves, our pundits were given the chance to make the case for their Immortals as they talked through some of the greats to grace Europe's top table.

The debate will finally be settled when we ask our pundits and a special guest to work together to come up with BT Sport’s definitive team alongside the fans' XI.

The pundit debate show will air in the run-up to the 2022 Champions League final, as we crown our Immortals.

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