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UEFA Champions League all-time top French scorers 1955-2020

Karim Benzema, Real Madrid striker for the past decade and four-time Champions League winner with his club, has been France's all-time leading scorer in CL since 2017.

One of the best strikers in history

On February 15 2017, Benzema overtook Thierry Henry as the best scorer in French CL history in a game against Napoli. He has since scored 13 more goals.
But how is Benzema doing compared to the best strikers in the world? He ranks among the greatest. Indeed, the striker trained in lyon ranks fourth of the CL all-time scoring list, tied with Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski. Their duel will be interesting to follow once the competition resumes on August 7.

Former glories doomed to drop down the chart

Two other actives players are included here. Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé. While Griezmann, with 23 goals, has been a high performing player for years and a current symbol of French football, Mbappé, 19 goals and only 21 years old, also represents the future of international football. Both players, main actors of top clubs, are destined to progress higher and higher in this ranking by the end of their respective careers. And surpass French football former glories.

Ranking of the ten French players with the most goals in the history of the UEFA Champions League (CL) as of July 31 2020*

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

1955 to 2020

Supplementary notes

The UEFA Champions League (or C1) was created in 1955 and was called at the time, the European Champion Clubs' Cup.
* finale phase.

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