- Andrew Cole:
Cole had a phenomenal time at Manchester United and his partnership with Dwight Yorke was a special one. Courtesy their superb understanding and telepathic chemistry, both the strikers were chaotic to deal with. It was in the 1998-99 season that they had a solid impact scoring 13 goals to take United in the Champions League final. Cole was very effective in the European tournament for United, scoring 19 goals in 50 matches for the Red Devils, making it to the 5th position in this list.
- Steven Gerrard:
The English midfielder was a sensational act in midfield for the English club Liverpool. He led the team like a true leader especially in Istanbul to help Liverpool come back after conceding 3 goals and win the Champions League final in 2005. He always stepped up whenever his side needed him as Gerrard showed his class consistently in the tournament. He scored 21 goals in 73 appearances in the Champions League, proving what a good midfielder he was.
- Frank Lampard:
Super Frank was quite an act when it comes to scoring goals from the midfield. Till date, he remains as Chelsea’s all time leading goal-scorer which speaks volumes of his abilities in front of the goal. He was amazing in the Champions league for the Blues especially when he drove them to the semifinals in 2005 only to lose Liverpool, managing to score 4 goals in the tournament that season. In his 105 appearances in the tournament, he scored 23 goals to make it to the third position in this list.
- Paul Scholes:
Probably the best midfielder in this list, Paul Scholes is one of the finest midfielders the game has ever seen. The Manchester United starlet bossed the midfield when at his best and there were very few who could match his abilities. He too had a big part to play in the 1999 Champions League triumph, unfortunately for him he was suspended for the final. He scored 24 goals in 124 appearances in the Champions League in his career as a Red Devil making him the second highest goal scoring Englishman in the tournament.
- Wayne Rooney:
The Englishman has been simply outstanding all his career. He sure has had his share of criticism and hatred but no one can deny the quality he has displayed in front of the goal. Having making his debut with a hattrick against Galatasaray, Rooney kicked off in the best fashion. Although Cristiano Ronaldo got more of the plaudits for the success in 2008, one cannot forget Wayne’s contribution in the success. He scored 30 goals in 85 appearances in the Champions League to score the most goals scored by an Englishman in the tournament.