UEFA Champions League all-time top goalscorers 1955-2018

Players with most goals in the UEFA Champions League* from 1955 to 2018

by David Lange, last edited Jun 17, 2019
UEFA Champions League all-time top goalscorers 1955-2018 As of December 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo leads the UEFA Champions League in all-time goals scored, scoring a total of 122 goals. Lionel Messi sits in second place with 106 goals. Both players stand well clear of the other contenders, with third placed Raúl Gonzalez scoring 71 goals. Since the UEFA Champions League (UCL) changed its name from the Europeans Champions Cup in 1992, overall revenues have increased significantly. Cristiano Ronaldo not only leads in most UCL goals scored overall but also in most UCL finals goals.
Going for glory: Ronaldo and Messi also lead in Ballon d’Or awards

   These two exceptional athletes have note only lead the UCL as the highest goal scorers but are also both the record holders in the number of Ballon d’or titles with five awards each. This prestigious award is awarded annually to any professional male football player globally, voted on by football journalists around the world.

Messi and Ronaldo among highest paid athletes worldwide

   In 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi ranked among the highest paid athletes worldwide. Ronaldo received higher earnings through endorsements, while Messi earned a higher salary and higher earnings overall. Arguments have been raging among fans, and will likely continue to rage long after both players have retired, about which one of these outstanding football players could be considered as the greatest of all time, the GOAT.
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Players with most goals in the UEFA Champions League* from 1955 to 2018

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Goals scored
Cristiano Ronaldo122
Lionel Messi106
Raúl Gonzalez 71
Ruud van Nistelrooy60
Andriy Shevchenko59
Karim Benzema59
Robert Lewandowski53
Thierry Henry51
Filippo Inzaghi50
Alfredo Di Stefano49
Zlatan Ibrahimovic49
Eusébio47
Didier Drogba44
Alessandro Del Piero43
Thomas Müller42
Fernando Morientes39
Sergio Agüero39
Ferenc Puskás35
Gerd Müller34
Wayne Rooney34
Edinson Cavani34
Samuel Eto'o33
Francisco Gento32
David Trezeguet32
Neymar32
Arjen Robben32
Serhiy Rebrov31
Rivaldo31
Patrick Kluivert30
Ryan Giggs30
Kaka30
Steven Gerrard30
Goals scored
Cristiano Ronaldo122
Lionel Messi106
Raúl Gonzalez 71
Ruud van Nistelrooy60
Andriy Shevchenko59
Karim Benzema59
Robert Lewandowski53
Thierry Henry51
Filippo Inzaghi50
Alfredo Di Stefano49
Zlatan Ibrahimovic49
Eusébio47
Didier Drogba44
Alessandro Del Piero43
Thomas Müller42
Fernando Morientes39
Sergio Agüero39
Ferenc Puskás35
Gerd Müller34
Wayne Rooney34
Edinson Cavani34
Samuel Eto'o33
Francisco Gento32
David Trezeguet32
Neymar32
Arjen Robben32
Serhiy Rebrov31
Rivaldo31
Patrick Kluivert30
Ryan Giggs30
Kaka30
Steven Gerrard30
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by David Lange, last edited Jun 17, 2019
As of December 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo leads the UEFA Champions League in all-time goals scored, scoring a total of 122 goals. Lionel Messi sits in second place with 106 goals. Both players stand well clear of the other contenders, with third placed Raúl Gonzalez scoring 71 goals. Since the UEFA Champions League (UCL) changed its name from the Europeans Champions Cup in 1992, overall revenues have increased significantly. Cristiano Ronaldo not only leads in most UCL goals scored overall but also in most UCL finals goals.
Going for glory: Ronaldo and Messi also lead in Ballon d’Or awards

   These two exceptional athletes have note only lead the UCL as the highest goal scorers but are also both the record holders in the number of Ballon d’or titles with five awards each. This prestigious award is awarded annually to any professional male football player globally, voted on by football journalists around the world.

Messi and Ronaldo among highest paid athletes worldwide

   In 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi ranked among the highest paid athletes worldwide. Ronaldo received higher earnings through endorsements, while Messi earned a higher salary and higher earnings overall. Arguments have been raging among fans, and will likely continue to rage long after both players have retired, about which one of these outstanding football players could be considered as the greatest of all time, the GOAT.
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