Cristiano Ronaldo may have scored 110 Champions League goals, but him and his Real Madrid teammates and Barcelona have been beaten to a title by Celtic of Scotland.
In what would come as a surprise to millions of fans across the world, Celtic, the perennial Scottish champions have emerged the most dominating side in Europe.
New statistics have shown that Brendan Rodgers' men are leading the way this season when it comes to retaining the football, and are showing the likes of Barca and Madrid exactly how it should be done.
Across European football's 35 leagues the green and white men of Parkhead are setting a stellar example in on-field domination, and hold an impressive 71 per cent average rate of ball possession.Read also: INCREDIBLE: See teams Ronaldo has scored against in the UCL
Celtic's closest rivals come in the form of German outfit Borussia Dortmund, who sit in second with a 70.2 per cent.
Paris Saint Germain, Shaktar Donetsk and Manchester City make up the remainder of the top five, with only Tottenham joining City in the top 20 as representatives from the Premier League.
Manchester United only manage to place in 73rd position, while Arsenal wallow in 83rd.
For Rodgers' Celtic the season has got off to a blistering start as usual, and peaked recently with a win over bitter rivals Rangers.
The Hoops ran the game from start to finish, taking a comfortable 2-0 scoreline and a vital three points.
Under Rodgers Celtic completed the incredible feat of going the entirety of the domestic season undefeated last year, scooping a treble of silverware along the way.
THE TOP 20 POSSESSION KINGS ACROSS THE EUROPEAN LEAGUES
Team Ball possession since start of season Successful passes per match Seconds per possession
Celtic 70.8 659 24
Borussia Dortmund 70.2 654 22
PSG 67.7 645 21
Shakhtar Donetsk 67.5 589 20
Manchester City 67.1 637 22
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 65.3 523 19
Barcelona 64.1 612 17
Salzburg 64 445 21
PAOK 64 499 16
Bayern Munich 64 616 19
Olympiacos 63.8 505 21
Panathinaikos 63.3 523 17
Ajax 63.1 528 16
RB Leipzig 63 524 19
Tottenham 63 548 17
VPS 62.8 610 19
Zilina 62.7 532 22
AZ Alkmaar 62.2 527 19
Vozdovac 61.6 469 17
CSKA Sofia 61.4 431 17