Top goal scorers in Champions League history
Organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), Champions League is a competition among top-division European clubs in search of the best football team in Europe. Footballers work hard in order to win the title. Check out 5 top goal scorers in the history of the UEFA Champions League.
5.Robert Lewandowski: 63 goals
Lewandowski has scored 63 goals in just 85 appearances. His ability to finish with both feet has made him a gem in the football world. Currently playing as a striker for Bayern Munich, Lewandowski has always been praised by pundits all over the world for his performances and dedication.
4.Karim Benzema: 64 goals
Currently a striker for Real Madrid, Benzema is a skilful footballer. He is capable of playing in several other offensive positions. So far, he has scored 64 UCL goals in 118 appearances.
3.Raul Gonzalez: 71 goals
The former player of Real Madrid is the only inactive player on our list. Currently, the manager of Real Madrid Castilla, Gonzalez scored 71 UCL goals in just 142 appearances. Retired at the age of 37, he is often regarded as one of the best Spanish players of all time.
2.Lionel Messi: 114 goals
In his 140 UCL appearances, Messi has scored 114 goals. Messi is an extremely versatile player which explains why he has won a record six Ballon d’Or awards, six European Golden Shoes and many more prestigious awards.
1.Cristiano Ronaldo: 129 goals
No introduction needed. Ronaldo has scored 129 goals in just 167 appearances. How impressive is that? Often compared to Messi, in an interview in 2012, Ronaldo said, “I think we push each other sometimes in the competition, this is why the competition is so high”.
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