The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious league in the history of football. In this article, we have discussed the top scorers in the history of the tournament.
Cristiano Ronaldo, currently playing for Juventus club is a Portuguese professional soccer player. Ronaldo holds the record top scorer in the UEFA Champions League with a total of 128 goals. Ronaldo has also won five Champions League titles and has held a record in scoring in three finals. He has also represented three teams in Champions League tournaments which include Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus.
Lionel Messi is a professional football player from Argentina. He still plays for the first team he signed a contract with, Barcelona. Messi is the captain of both Barcelona and Argentina’s national team. He is the second top scorer in UEFA Champions League with 114 scores in 140 appearances. He also holds four Champions League titles.
Raul Gonzalez is a former Spanish professional football player, and he is the current manager at Real Madrid Castilla. In his career, he scored 71 goals in Champions League tournaments, 66 goals with Real Madrid and 5 goals with FC Schalke 04.
Karim Benzema is a professional footballer of French origin, and he currently plays for Real Madrid and the France national team. He is the fourth top scorer in UEFA Champions League with 64 scores with 118 appearances.
Robert Lewandowski, currently a striker for Bayern Munich is a professional footballer from Poland. He has scored a total of 63 goals in the UEFA Champions League with only 85 appearances. With such few appearances, he is termed as one of the best scorers in the Champions’ League tournament.
Other top UEFA Champions League scorers include Ruud van Nistelrooy with 56 goals and Thierry Henry with 50 goals.