Top 10 highest goalscorers in the UEFA Champions League history

Champions League is the highest level of club football. All the best clubs from across Europe compete in the Champions League. Spanish giants Real Madrid have won the competition the highest number of times, 13.

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Defending champions of the 2019-20 season, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski scored a goal against Lazio in the 1st leg of the round of 16 to take his tally to 72 goals in the Champions League. This makes him the third-highest goalscorer in the Champions League, overtaking Real Madrid legend Raul.

So here we take a look at the top 10 highest goalscorers in the UEFA Champions League history:

10. Thomas Müller *

Nationality: Germany
Club: Bayern München
Goals: 47

9. Andriy Shevchenko

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Nationality: Ukraine
Clubs: Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan, Chelsea
Goals: 48

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8. Zlatan Ibrahimović*

Nationality: Sweden
Clubs: Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale Milano, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United
Goals: 48

LONDON – FEBRUARY 10: Thierry Henry of Arsenal celebrates scoring his 100th Premiership goal and Arsenal’s first goal during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Arsenal and Southampton at Highbury on February 10, 2004 in London. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Thierry Henry

7. Thierry Henry

Nationality: France
Clubs: Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona
Goals: 50

6. Ruud van Nistelrooy

Nationality: Netherlands
Clubs: PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid
Goals: 56

5. Karim Benzema*

Nationality: France
Clubs: Lyon, Real Madrid
Goals: 69

4. Raúl González

Nationality: Spain
Clubs: Real Madrid, Schalke
Goals: 71

3. Robert Lewandowski*

Nationality: Poland
Clubs: Borussia Dortmund, Bayern München
Goals: 72

2. Lionel Messi*

Nationality: Argentina
Club: Barcelona
Goals: 119

1. Cristiano Ronaldo*

Nationality: Portugal
Clubs: Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus
Goals: 134

  • * – Active players
  • The list doesn’t take into account the goals scored in qualifying rounds
  • The data is correct as of 24th February 2021
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Rahul Roy
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