UEFA Champions League is one of the most popular competitions in football. When the top teams of Europe are fighting for one title then we witness some thrilling encounters.
Some big players always stand up on these nights and show their class on these big stage.
Here are the list of top 5 players highest goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League of all the time:
5. Raul Gonzalez [71 goals in 142 games]
Raúl González was the highest goal scorer until 2014. He was also the first-ever player to score 50 Champions League goals. He is currently 5th in the table with 71 goals. He scored 66 goals in iconic Real Madrid jersey and 5 goals in his time at Schalke.
4. Karim Benzema [71 goals in 129 games]
Karim Benzema touched Raul’s record last week against Chelsea. He maintained his performance and remains a key player in the Real Madrid side more than a decade after arriving at the Bernabeu from Lyon. The 33 years old has a record of playing 16 consecutive Champion’s League seasons and won the tournament 4 times with Real Madrid.
3. Robert Lewandowski [73 goals in 96 games]
Robert Lewandowski is one of the best strikers in Europe. The Polish striker has scored 73 goals in his UCL career. Last season, was the best season for Robert Lewandowski, where he scored 55 goals in all competitions, including an astonishing 15 goals in just 10 appearances in the UEFA Champions League. Also, it was a treble-winning season for Bayern Munich.
2. Lionel Messi [120 goals in 149 games]
Talking about goal-scoring records, one name that comes to mind is the name of the Argentine. Lionel Messi is in the second position with 120 goals in 149 games for FC Barcelona. The 6 times Ballon D’or winner has won the title 3 times in his career.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo [134 goals in 176 games]
The list is incomplete without the Portuguese talisman. Cristiano Ronaldo is leading the chart with 134 goals in his 176 games. He has played with Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus in this league. 5 times Ballon D’or winner has won the title 5 times as well.