Top Scorers in UEFA Champions League History (Updated) 2022

Top scorers in UEFA Champions League: A European club football tournament called the UEFA Champions League was founded in 1955. Since then, many clubs have won the competition, with Real Madrid winning the competition a record 13 times. In each specific time period, there have always been such individuals who stood out from the background of others with an extraordinary talent for bombarding.

In the 50-the 60s of the XX century, such players were the legendary Alfredo Di Stefano and Eusebio, in the 1990s and 2000s – Raul, Ronaldo and Andriy Shevchenko, and at the moment – Messi and Ronaldo, who 5 times in their career became the owners of the Golden Ball prize, and in 2019 Argentina won this award for the 6th time.

Ronaldo and Messi are in top form right now, churning out goals at an incredible rate in all competitions. At the moment, the Portuguese forward of Juventus has scored more goals in the Champions League than Messi. 

In the 2016/17 season, Krish scored his 100th goal in the tournament, but he did not stop there and continued to replenish his goalscoring baggage. His rival in the football ring from Barcelona has not yet reached a hundred, but very soon this figure should submit to him.

List of 11 Top Scorers in UEFA Champions League History

PlacePlayerThe CountryGoalsGamesClubs
1Cristiano RonaldoPortugal140181Manchester United
Real Madrid
Juventus
2Lionel MessiArgentina125152Barcelona
Paris Saint Germain
3Robert LewandowskiPoland86101Borussia Dortmund)
Bavaria
4Karim BenzemaFrance86134Olympique Lyon
Real Madrid
5Raul  Spain71142Real Madrid
Schalke 04
6Ruud van NistelrooyNetherlands5673PSV
Manchester United
Real Madrid
7Thierry HenryFrance50112Monaco
Arsenal (London)
Barcelona
8Alfredo Di StefanoSpain4958Real Madrid
9 Thomas Muller Germany 49 128 Bavaria
10Andrey ShevchenkoUkraine48100Dynamo
Milan
Chelsea
11 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sweden 48 122 Ajax
Juventus
Internationale
Barcelona
Milan
Paris Saint Germain
Manchester United

Unique Ronaldo

The Portuguese made his Champions League debut in 2003 and has since topped 100 league goals. For the first time, Krish raised the “big-eared” over his head in 2008, when he defeated Chelsea in the final with Manchester United. With Real Madrid, Ronaldo won the Champions League 4 times (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018).

In the “royal” club, the Portuguese striker was considered the leader of the squad. It was thanks to his individual skill that, in many cases, Galácticos managed to defeat their rivals. After Real Madrid, Cree Ro played 3 seasons for Juventus Turin, where he failed to achieve great success in the Champions League. 

And in the summer of 2021, Ronaldo returned to Manchester United, where he began to demonstrate good performance, in particular, he scored a lot in the Champions League. Perhaps by the end of his career, Krish will have as many as 150 goals in this tournament.

UEFA Champions League Top Scorer Per Season

  1. 2021 : Erling Haalnd (Borussia Dortmund): 10 goals
  2. 2020: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich): 15 goals
  3. 2019: Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona): 12 goals
  4. 2018: Cristiano (Real Madrid): 15
  5. 2017: Cristiano (Real Madrid): 12
  6. 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) : 16
  7. 2015: Messi (Barcelona), Neymar (Barcelona), Cristiano (Real Madrid) : 10
  8. 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid): 17
  9. 2013: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid): 12
  10. 2012: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) : 14
  11. 2011: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) : 12
  12. 2010: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) : 8
  13. 2009 : Lionel Messi (Barcelona) : 9
  14. 2008: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United): 8
  15. 2007: Kaka (AC Milan): 10
  16. 2006: Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan): 9
  17. 2005: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United): 8
  18. 2004: Fernando Morientes (Monaco) : 9
  19. 2003: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United): 12
  20. 2002: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United): 10
  21. 2001: Raúl González (Real Madrid) : 7
  22. 2000: Mário Jardel (Porto), Rivaldo (Barcelona), Raúl González (Real Madrid) : 10
  23. 1999: Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kyiv, Dwight Yorke (Manchester United): 8
  24. 1998: Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus) : 10
  25. 1997: Milinko Pantić (Atletico Madrid) : 5
  26. 1996: Jari Litmanen (Ajax): 9
  27. 1995: George Weah (Paris Saint-Germain): 7
  28. 1994: Hristo Stoichkov (Barcelona) : 5
  29. 1993: Franck Sauzee (Marseille) : 5

Top Scorers in The European Cup (Including Qualifying Rounds)

  1. Alfredo Di Stéfano (ARG/ESP, Real Madrid): 49 goals
  2. Eusébio (POR, Benfica): 47 goals
  3. Ferenc Puskás (HUN, Honvéd, Real Madrid): 35 goals
  4. Gerd Müller (GER, Bayern Munich): 34 goals
  5. Francisco Gento (ESP, Real Madrid): 32 goals

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