Winning the Champions League remains the club’s highest honor – most of football’s top scorers have played a role in the tournament during its long history.
Real Madrid It was the most successful team in the history of elite competition in Europe.
They have won the European Cup or the Champions League on 13 occasions.
The four best goalscorers in the tournament’s history were eliminated from this season’s championship.
Cristiano RonaldoAnd the Lionel MessiAnd the Robert Lewandowski And the Karim Benzema – who tied with Real Madrid The awesome Ral made the all-time top goalscorer in the Champions League last month – they’ll all see him Chelsea play City of Manchester For glory.
Ahead of the final in Porto, we provided details on the all-time Champions League scorer and the other most prolific players in history below.
Who is the best goalscorer in the Champions League ever?
All-time best goalscorers in UCL (excluding qualifiers)
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Cristiano Ronaldo He is the best ever scorer in the UEFA Champions League, having scored an astonishing 134 goals in the competition.
Lionel Messi He was the most prolific goalscorer in the tournament before, but is now behind with 120 goals.
However, Messi fans will be quick to point out that he has a better goal-per-match ratio than Ronaldo when it comes to comparing the top scorers.
After Ronaldo and Messi were eliminated during the same week from the first knockout round, we now know that they will start the Champions League next season with 14 goals between them in the standings.
Among the top 20 goalscorers in the UEFA Champions League and European Cup, eight are active players.
Robert Lewandowski He has similar goals in the same game as Ronaldo and Messi but has a lot of ground to spare.
Karim BenzemaThomas Muller, Sergio Aguero and Edinson Cavani are other players over the age of 30 on the list.
At 29 years old, Neymar still has enough time and may finally be third in his eyesight, even though he has yet to join the exclusive club of seven players who have scored more than 50 goals in the Champions League.
There are some players who are close to knocking on the door to the top 20 goalscorers in the Champions League.
Mohamed Salah has 28 goals while Luis Suarez has 26 goals, but they both have to work to make the list.
One of the future names to watch, of course, is Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe. He had already scored 27 UEFA Champions League goals at the age of 22 and should start to appear prominently in that ranking over the coming years.
Mbappe is the youngest player to score 25 goals in the Champions League – for now.
Erling Haaland He tops the scoring lists for 2020/21 and is another striker looking for a place in the history books.
He has scored 10 goals this season and has 20 overall.
Who has scored the most Champions League goals in a single season?
Again it is Cristiano RonaldoUEFA Champions League top scorer, who tops this category.
Ronaldo scored 17 goals in his favor Real Madrid In the 2013/14 season, which gave him the record for the most goals in a single UEFA Champions League season.
Ronaldo’s record has been nearly defeated on a few occasions since then.
He nearly did it himself in 2015/2016 and 2017/18, scoring 16 and 15 events respectively.
Best season one of Lionel Messi It was when he scored 14 in 2011/12.
Ronaldo has been the most prolific goalscorer in a seven-time Champions League season, followed closely by Messi in six seasons.
Their dominance was only disrupted once between 2007 and 2019. That was by Neymar, who shared the honor with Ronaldo and Messi in 2014/15.
Lewandowski finished that round when they finished top last season and Haaland is now well placed to become the second consecutive Champions League scorer to play in the Bundesliga, unless something incredible happens in the final.
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