UEFA Champions League Top Goal Scorers of All Time

The biggest Football tournament after the FIFA Football World Cup is the international European competition UEFA Champions League. It is a straight knockout competition open only top three clubs from the FIFA registered leagues. Moreover, UEFA Champions League tournament was expanded during the 1990s to incorporate a round-robin group phase and more teams. The expansion resulted in more games being played, increasing players’ goalscoring chances, thus the list below is weighted in favor of modern players. However, we are going to take a look at the UEFA Champions League top goal scorers of all time. So any guesses who is on the top?

UEFA Champions League top goal scorers of all time

Highest Goal Scorer in Champions League

No surprises as the two top most FIFA Ballon d’Or contenders Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi are the top 2 all-time goalscorers in UEFA Champions League creating history in the World of Football since  the last decade now.

However, the world does compare these two Legends and henceforth Ronaldo has overtaken Messi as the all-time top scorer in Champions league history having scored on 95 occasions while Messi’s has 89 goals to his name as of 19th October 2016. Below we will see the complete list of UEFA Champions League top goal scorers of all time which is updated every year. Also Read: UEFA Champions League Winners List

UEFA Champions League Top Goal Scorers of All Time

# Player Country Goals Apps Ratio Years Clubs
1 Cristiano Ronaldo[a]  Portugal 95 130 0.73 2003– Manchester United, Real Madrid
2 Lionel Messi  Argentina 89 108 0.82 2005– Barcelona
3 Raúl  Spain 71 142 0.5 1995–2011 Real Madrid, Schalke 04
4 Ruud van Nistelrooy  Netherlands 56 73 0.77 1998–2009 PSV, Manchester United, Real Madrid
5 Thierry Henry  France 50 112 0.45 1997–2010 Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona
6 Alfredo Di Stéfano  Argentina 49 58 0.84 1955–64 Real Madrid
7 Andriy Shevchenko  Ukraine 48 100 0.48 1994–2012 Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea
Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden 48 119 0.4 2001– Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Barcelona, Milan, Paris Saint-Germain
9 Eusébio  Portugal 46 65 0.71 1961–74 Benfica
Filippo Inzaghi  Italy 46 81 0.57 1997–2012 Juventus, Milan
Karim Benzema  France 46 85 0.54 2006– Lyon, Real Madrid
12 Didier Drogba  Ivory Coast 44 92 0.48 2003–15 Marseille, Chelsea, Galatasaray
13 Alessandro Del Piero  Italy 42 89 0.46 1995–2009 Juventus
14 Thomas Müller  Germany 38 84 0.45 2008– Bayern Munich
15 Ferenc Puskás  Hungary 36 41 0.88 1956–66 Budapest Honvéd, Real Madrid
16 Gerd Müller  West Germany 35 35 1 1969–77 Bayern Munich
Francisco Gento  Spain 35 89 0.39 1955–69 Real Madrid
18 Robert Lewandowski  Poland 34 52 0.65 2011– Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich
19 Fernando Morientes[b]  Spain 31 90 0.33 1997–2009 Real Madrid, Monaco, Liverpool, Valencia
20 Samuel Eto’o[c]  Cameroon 30 78 0.38 1999–2014 Mallorca, Barcelona, Internazionale, Chelsea
Wayne Rooney  England 30 85 0.35 2004– Manchester United
Kaká  Brazil 30 86 0.35 2003–14 Milan, Real Madrid
23 David Trezeguet  France 29 58 0.5 1997–2009 Monaco, Juventus
Roy Makaay  Netherlands 29 61 0.48 2000–07 Deportivo La Coruña, Bayern Munich
Patrick Kluivert[d]  Netherlands 29 71 0.41 1994–2006 Ajax, Barcelona
26 Jean-Pierre Papin  France 28 37 0.76 1989–94 Marseille, Milan, Bayern Munich
Ryan Giggs  Wales 28 141 0.2 1993–2014 Manchester United
28 Rivaldo[e]  Brazil 27 73 0.37 1997–2007 Barcelona, Milan, Olympiacos
29 Mario Gómez  Germany 26 45 0.58 2007–13 Stuttgart, Bayern Munich
Arjen Robben  Netherlands 27 90 0.3 2002– PSV, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich
31 José Altafini  Brazil 25 28 0.89 1959–76 Milan, Juventus
Marco Simone  Italy 25 46 0.54 1989–2001 Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco
Mário Jardel  Brazil 25 46 0.54 1996–2001 Porto, Galatasaray
Sergio Agüero  Argentina 25 48 0.52 2008– Atlético Madrid, Manchester City
José Augusto  Portugal 25 56 0.45 1959–69 Benfica
Robin van Persie[f]  Netherlands 25 59 0.42 2002–14 Arsenal, Manchester United
Hernán Crespo  Argentina 25 65 0.38 1997–2007 Parma, Lazio, Internazionale, Chelsea, Milan
Giovane Élber  Brazil 25 69 0.36 1997–2004 Bayern Munich, Lyon
39 Luís Figo  Portugal 24 103 0.23 1997–2009 Barcelona, Real Madrid, Internazionale
Paul Scholes  England 24 124 0.19 1994–2013 Manchester United
41 Jari Litmanen[g]  Finland 23 57 0.4 1993–2003 Ajax, Liverpool
Frank Lampard[h]  England 23 105 0.22 2001–15 Chelsea, Manchester City
43 Santillana  Spain 21 46 0.46 1971–88 Real Madrid
Amancio  Spain 21 52 0.4 1962–76 Real Madrid
Claudio Pizarro[i]  Peru 21 73 0.29 2001–14 Bayern Munich, Werder Bremen
Steven Gerrard  England 21 73 0.29 2001–15 Liverpool
47 Romário  Brazil 20 32 0.63 1988–95 Barcelona, PSV
Luiz Adriano  Brazil 20 41 0.49 2008–15 Shakhtar Donetsk
Serhiy Rebrov  Ukraine 20 43 0.47 1993–2007 Dynamo Kyiv
Nicolas Anelka[j]  France 20 68 0.29 1998–2013 Arsenal, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea

UEFA Champions League All-Time Goal Scorer in Home Matches

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The Left footed Argentinian magician Lionel Messi’s hat-trick in Barcelona’s 4-0 demolition over the Citizens on Wednesday, 19th October 2016 earned him a World Record for being the top scorer of the most goals at home in the Champions League. With this 2nd hat-trick, he is now UEFA Champions League top goal scorers in home matches.

The Catalan Forward strikes a dominating Hattrick by scoring either side of half-time took his tally at the Camp Nou to 50 goals record tally. With this Messi broke the Record of Real Madrid Legend Raul 49 goals at Santiago Bernabeu.Messi’s tally of 16 goals in total against English teams establishes them as his favorite opponents, while only Real Madrid have scored more Champions League hat-tricks (nine) than the seven under his belt.

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