50 Top Scorers In UEFA Champions League History Listed

50 Top Scorers In UEFA Champions League History Listed

I want to attempt to highlight the 50 top scorers in UEFA Champions League history in this article. Only those players who have scored at least 20 goals will be listed.

Let’s get straight to who has the most goals in Champions League history?

But do you know all the teams that have won the UEFA Champions League since its inception? See them here.

Cristiano Ronaldo has the most goals in UCL history with a total of 128 goals … and still counting.

He is not closely followed by Barcelona's Lionel Messi at all as the Argentine has 114 goals in his kitty. And so you wonder why he has one Ballon d’Or Award more than CR7?

But, the current top scorer in Champions League is neither of them.

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Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski is the man of the moment with 11 goals so far as the 2019/20 Champions League has been put on hold for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic but will very likely return this month.

See other champions league top scorers 19/20.

The gulf between that pair and the other UCL top scorers of all time is something one wonders if in the next decade any player will be able to surpass Ronaldo especially.

But truth be told, originally when it was still known as European Champion Clubs' Cup, it was a straight knockout competition.

And during the 1990s, the tournament was expanded to incorporate more teams which resulted in more games being played.

So now you understand the reason for the gulf; goalscoring chances for the likes of Ronaldo and Messi was increased, causing the players of old to be unfavored in terms of goals.

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UCL All Time Top Scorers

Note: Players with the same amount of goals are ranked by fewer minutes played.

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Player

Team(s)

Goals

50

Ángel Di María

Real Madrid, PSG

20

49

Cesc Fàbregas

Barcelona, Chelsea, Arsenal

20

48

Gareth Bale

Real Madrid, Tottenham

20

47

Nicolas Anelka

Real Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal, PSG

20

46

Serhiy Rebrov

Dinamo Kiev

21

45

Claudio Pizarro

Werder Bremen, Bayern München

21

44

Mario Mandžukić

Bayern München, Juventus, Atlético Madrid

21

43

Luiz Adriano

Shakhtar Donetsk, Spartak Moskva

21

42

Steven Gerrard

Liverpool

21

41

Mohamed Salah

AS Roma, Liverpool, FC Basel

22

40

Edin Džeko

VfL Wolfsburg, AS Roma, Man City

22

39

Marco Simone

AC Milan, AS Monaco, PSG

23

38

Jari Litmanen

Liverpool, AFC Ajax

23

37

Frank Lampard

Chelsea

23

36

Antoine Griezmann

Barcelona, Atlético Madrid

23

35

Luis Suárez

Barcelona, AFC Ajax

24

34

Paul Scholes

Man United

24

33

Luís Figo

Inter, Barcelona, Real Madrid

24

32

Gonzalo Higuaín

Juventus, Real Madrid, Napoli

24

31

Giovane Élber

Bayern München, Olympique Lyon

24

30

Robin van Persie

Man United, Arsenal

25

29

Jardel

Galatasaray, FC Porto

25

28

Hernán Crespo

Lazio, Roma, Inter, AC Milan, Parma, Calcio 1913, Chelsea

25

27

Mario Gomez

VfB Stuttgart, Bayern München

26

26

Rivaldo

AC Milan, Barcelona, Olympiakos Piräus

27

25

Ryan Giggs

Man United

28

24

David Trezeguet

Juventus, AS Monaco

29

23

Roy Makaay

Bayern München, Deportivo La Coruña

29

22

Patrick Kluivert

Barcelona, AFC Ajax

29

21

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United

30

20

Kaká

AC Milan, Real Madrid

30

19

Samuel Eto'o

Inter, RCD Mallorca, Barcelona, Chelsea

30

18

Arjen Robben

Bayern München, Real Madrid, Chelsea, PSV Eindhoven

31

17

Morientes

Valencia CF, Real Madrid, Liverpool, AS Monaco

33

16

Neymar

Barcelona, PSG

35

15

Edinson Cavani

PSG, Napoli

35

14

Kun Agüero

Atlético Madrid, Man City

39

13

Alessandro Del Piero

Juventus

42

12

Thomas Müller

Bayern München

44

11

Didier Drogba

Chelsea, Olympique Marseille, Galatasaray

44

10

Filippo Inzaghi

Juventus, AC Milan

46

9

Andriy Shevchenko

AC Milan, Chelsea, Dinamo Kiev

48

8

Zlatan Ibrahimović

Inter, Juventus, AC Milan, Barcelona, PSG, AFC Ajax

48

7

Thierry Henry

Barcelona, Arsenal, AS Monaco

50

6

Ruud van Nistelrooy

Real Madrid, Man United, PSV Eindhoven

56

5

Robert Lewandowski

Borussia Dortmund, Bayern München

64

4

Karim Benzema

Real Madrid, Olympique Lyon

64

3

Raúl

FC Schalke 04, Real Madrid

71

2

Lionel Messi

Barcelona

114

1

Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus, Real Madrid, Man United

128

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Do note that the goals in the top scorers in UEFA Champions League history listed above do not include goals scored during qualifying rounds.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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