UEFA Champions League top goalscorers

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UEFA Champions League is the most elite club football competition of all time. Live broadcasts of games, football scores and, of course, the number of goals scored remains the most watched online.

The history of UEFA Champions League (formerly the European Champions Cup) dates back to 1955. There is one player from that period in the top 10 scorers of this elite competition. This is Alfredo Di Stefano, who in 1955-1964, while playing for Real Madrid, scored 49 goals in the then European Club Champions Cup. At present, Cristiano Ronaldo is the leader of this rating, having scored 134 goals for three clubs. Messi follows the Portuguese player with 120 goals for FC Barcelona.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the real king of UEFA :

  • Football games, in which he participates, and football score remain the most viewed on football statistics websites. 
  • The Portuguese player was not only the top scorer in every game, but also the best kicker of all time. 
  • He is still improving his achievements, but such goal scorers as Leo Messi bite at his heels. 

Is Lionel Messi one of the best players ever?

Messi scored his first UEFA Champions League goal on November 2, 2005 against Panathinaikos. Since then, he has regularly scored goals in the most elite football contest. Over the past seventeen years, he has scored at least one goal in every calendar year. He last scored in the Champions League in 2021. Messi is known as the best player in the world with an exceptional understanding of the game. He plays where he should be to help the team.

This is the seventeenth consecutive year that Leo has scored in this tournament. Thanks to this goal, Messi equaled the record of Raul Gonzalez, who consistently scored in the Champions League from 1995 to 2011.

 In the overall standings of this competition, the Argentinian has overtaken his Spanish rival a long time ago. Messi has scored one hundred nineteen goals and only Cristiano Ronaldo is ranked second in this statistic. The Juventus FC star scored only one hundred thirty-four goals each year in a row, after which he was left without a goal in one UEFA tournament. Ronaldo and Messi are followed by Robert Lewandowski. The Polish footballer, thanks to his excellent form, advanced to third place, ahead of the Spanish player Raul. Karim Benzema, who plays for Real Madrid, still chases FC Bayern Munich striker. Therefore, we are planning to continue to follow the best young talents in world football, because they have something to surprise us with.

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