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List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League top scorers

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The UEFA Champions League, known until 1992 as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or colloquially as the European Cup, is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1955. Originally a straight knockout competition open only to champion clubs, the 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 favour of modern players. On April 2017 Cristiano Ronaldo became the First player to score 100 goals in this competition.

All-time top scorers

As of 18 October 2017[1]

The table below does not include goals scored in the qualification stage of the competition.
Bold indicates players active in the competition in the 2017–18 season and their current club.

Player Country Goals Apps Ratio Years Clubs
1 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal 110[a] 143 0.77 2003– Manchester United
Real Madrid
2 Lionel Messi  Argentina 97 118 0.82 2005– Barcelona
3 Raúl  Spain 71 142 0.5 1995–2011 Real Madrid
Schalke 04
4 Ruud van Nistelrooy  Netherlands 56[b] 73 0.77 1998–2009 PSV Eindhoven
Manchester United
Real Madrid
5 Karim Benzema  France 51 96 0.53 2006– Lyon
Real Madrid
6 Thierry Henry  France 50[c] 112 0.45 1997–2012 Monaco
Arsenal
Barcelona
7 Alfredo Di Stéfano  Argentina 49 58 0.84 1955–1964 Real Madrid
8 Andriy Shevchenko  Ukraine 48[d] 100 0.48 1994–2012 Dynamo Kyiv
Milan
Chelsea
Zlatan Ibrahimović  Sweden 48[e] 119 0.4 2001–2016 Ajax
Juventus
Internazionale
Barcelona
Milan
Paris Saint-Germain
10 Eusébio  Portugal 47 63 0.75 1961–1974 Benfica
11 Filippo Inzaghi  Italy 46[f] 81 0.57 1997–2012 Juventus
Milan
12 Didier Drogba  Ivory Coast 44 92 0.48 2003–2015 Marseille
Chelsea
Galatasaray
13 Alessandro Del Piero  Italy 42[g] 89 0.47 1995–2009 Juventus
14 Robert Lewandowski  Poland 41 64 0.64 2011– Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich
15 Thomas Müller  Germany 40 92 0.43 2008– Bayern Munich
16 Ferenc Puskás  Hungary 35 41[3] 0.85 1956–1966 Budapest Honvéd
Real Madrid
17 Gerd Müller  West Germany 34 35[3] 0.97 1969–1977 Bayern Munich
18 Francisco Gento  Spain 32 88 0.36 1955–1969 Real Madrid
19 Samuel Eto'o  Cameroon 30[h] 78 0.38 1999–2014 Mallorca
Barcelona
Internazionale
Chelsea
Wayne Rooney  England 30[i] 85 0.35 2004–2016 Manchester United
Kaká  Brazil 30 86 0.35 2003–2014 Milan
Real Madrid
Fernando Morientes  Spain 30[j] 88 0.34 1997–2009 Real Madrid
Monaco
Liverpool
Valencia
23 Edinson Cavani  Uruguay 29 47[4] 0.62 2011– Napoli
Paris Saint-Germain
David Trezeguet  France 29[k] 58 0.5 1997–2009 Monaco
Juventus
Roy Makaay  Netherlands 29 61 0.48 2000–2007 Deportivo La Coruña
Bayern Munich
Patrick Kluivert  Netherlands 29[l] 71 0.41 1994–2006 Ajax
Barcelona
Arjen Robben  Netherlands 29[m] 100 0.29 2002– PSV Eindhoven
Chelsea
Real Madrid
Bayern Munich
28 Sergio Agüero  Argentina 28[n] 56 0.5 2008– Atlético Madrid
Manchester City
Jean-Pierre Papin  France 28 37[3] 0.76 1989–1994 Marseille
Milan
Bayern Munich
Ryan Giggs  Wales 28[o] 141 0.2 1993–2014 Manchester United
31 Rivaldo  Brazil 27[p] 73 0.37 1997–2007 Barcelona
Milan
Olympiacos
32 Mario Gómez  Germany 26[q] 44[5] 0.59 2007–2013 Stuttgart
Bayern Munich
33 Mário Jardel  Brazil 25[r] 46[6] 0.54 1996–2001 Porto
Galatasaray
Robin van Persie  Netherlands 25[s] 59 0.42 2002–2014 Arsenal
Manchester United
Hernán Crespo  Argentina 25[t] 65 0.38 1997–2007 Parma
Lazio, Internazionale
Chelsea
Milan
Giovane Élber  Brazil 25[u] 69 0.36 1997–2004 Bayern Munich
Lyon
37 José Altafini  Brazil 24 28[3] 0.86 1959–1976 Milan
Juventus
Neymar  Brazil 24 43[7] 0.56 2013– Barcelona
Paris Saint-Germain
Marco Simone  Italy 24[v] 46[8] 0.52 1989–2001 Milan
Paris Saint-Germain
Monaco
Luís Figo  Portugal 24 103 0.23 1997–2009 Barcelona
Real Madrid
Internazionale
Paul Scholes  England 24[w] 124 0.19 1994–2013 Manchester United
42 Jari Litmanen  Finland 23 57 0.4 1993–2003 Ajax
Liverpool
Frank Lampard  England 23 105 0.22 2001–2015 Chelsea
Manchester City
44 Santillana  Spain 22 46[9] 0.46 1971–1988 Real Madrid
45 José Torres  Portugal 21 33[10] 0.64 1959–1971 Benfica
Luiz Adriano  Brazil 21[x] 44[11] 0.49 2008– Shakhtar Donetsk
Spartak Moscow
Amancio  Spain 21 52 0.4 1962–1976 Real Madrid
Steven Gerrard  England 21[y] 73 0.29 2001–2015 Liverpool
Claudio Pizarro  Peru 21[z] 73 0.29 2001–2014 Bayern Munich
Werder Bremen
50 Romário  Brazil 20 32[12] 0.63 1988–1995 Barcelona
PSV Eindhoven
Paul van Himst  Belgium 20 39[13] 0.51 1988–1995 Anderlecht
Serhiy Rebrov  Ukraine 20[aa] 43[14] 0.47 1993–2007 Dynamo Kyiv
Nicolas Anelka  France 20 68 0.29 1998–2013 Arsenal
Real Madrid
Paris Saint-Germain
Chelsea
Fernando Torres  Spain 20 76 0.26 2007– Liverpool
Chelsea
Atlético Madrid
Notes
  1. ^ Ronaldo additionally scored one goal[2] in four qualification matches.
  2. ^ Van Nistelrooy additionally scored four goals in eight qualification matches.
  3. ^ Henry additionally scored one goal in three qualification matches.
  4. ^ Shevchenko additionally scored 11 goals in 16 qualification matches.
  5. ^ Ibrahimović additionally scored one goal in four qualification matches.
  6. ^ Inzaghi additionally scored four goals in four qualification matches.
  7. ^ Del Piero additionally scored two goals in three qualification matches.
  8. ^ Eto'o additionally scored three goals in four qualification matches.
  9. ^ Rooney additionally scored four goals in three qualification matches.
  10. ^ Morientes additionally scored six goals in 11 qualification matches.
  11. ^ Trezeguet additionally scored three goals in three qualification matches.
  12. ^ Kluivert additionally scored one goal in four qualification matches.
  13. ^ Robben additionally scored one goal in one qualification match.
  14. ^ Agüero additionally scored six goals in four qualification matches.
  15. ^ Giggs additionally scored two goals in 10 qualification matches.
  16. ^ Rivaldo additionally scored four goals in five qualification matches.
  17. ^ Gómez additionally scored one goal in two qualification matches.
  18. ^ Jardel additionally scored three goals in two qualification matches.
  19. ^ Van Persie additionally scored two goals in nine qualification matches.
  20. ^ Crespo additionally scored three goals in five qualification matches.
  21. ^ Élber additionally scored two goals in four qualification matches.
  22. ^ Simone additionally scored one goal in two qualification matches.
  23. ^ Scholes additionally scored one goal in six qualification matches.
  24. ^ Adriano additionally scored one goal in four qualification matches.
  25. ^ Gerrard additionally scored nine goals in 14 qualification matches.
  26. ^ Pizarro additionally scored three goals in four qualification matches.
  27. ^ Rebrov additionally scored 11 goals in 25 qualification matches.

Top scorers by seasons

The table below does not include goals scored in the qualification stage of the competition.[15]

Season Player Country Club Goals
1955–56 Miloš Milutinović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 8
1956–57 Dennis Viollet England England England Manchester United 9
1957–58 Alfredo Di Stéfano Argentina Argentina Spain Real Madrid 10
1958–59 Just Fontaine France France France Stade Reims 10
1959–60 Ferenc Puskás Hungary Hungary Spain Real Madrid 12
1960–61 José Águas Portugal Portugal Portugal Benfica 11
1961–62 Heinz Strehl West Germany West Germany West Germany Nuremberg 8
1962–63 José Altafini Italy Italy Italy Milan 14
1963–64 Vladica Kovačević Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 7
Sandro Mazzola Italy Italy Italy Internazionale
Ferenc Puskás Hungary Hungary Spain Real Madrid
1964–65 Eusébio Portugal Portugal Portugal Benfica 9
José Torres Portugal Portugal Portugal Benfica
1965–66 Flórián Albert Hungary Hungary Hungary Ferencváros 7
Eusébio Portugal Portugal Portugal Benfica
1966–67 Jürgen Piepenburg East Germany East Germany East Germany Vorwärts Berlin 6
Paul Van Himst Belgium Belgium Belgium Anderlecht
1967–68 Eusébio Portugal Portugal Portugal Benfica 6
1968–69 Denis Law Scotland Scotland England Manchester United 9
1969–70 Mick Jones England England England Leeds United 8
1970–71 Antonis Antoniadis Greece Greece Greece Panathinaikos 10
1971–72 Johan Cruyff Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Ajax 5
Antal Dunai Hungary Hungary Hungary Újpesti Dózsa
Lou Macari Scotland Scotland Scotland Celtic
Silvester Takač Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Belgium Standard Liège
1972–73 Gerd Müller West Germany West Germany West Germany Bayern Munich 11
1973–74 Gerd Müller West Germany West Germany West Germany Bayern Munich 8
1974–75 Gerd Müller West Germany West Germany West Germany Bayern Munich 5
Eduard Markarov Soviet Union Soviet Union Soviet Union Ararat Yerevan
1975–76 Jupp Heynckes West Germany West Germany West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 6
1976–77 Gerd Müller West Germany West Germany West Germany Bayern Munich 5
Franco Cucinotta Italy Italy Switzerland Zürich
1977–78 Allan Simonsen Denmark Denmark West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 5
1978–79 Claudio Sulser Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland Grasshopper 11
1979–80 Søren Lerby Denmark Denmark Netherlands Ajax 10
1980–81 Terry McDermott England England England Liverpool 6
Graeme Souness Scotland Scotland England Liverpool
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge West Germany West Germany West Germany Bayern Munich
1981–82 Dieter Hoeneß West Germany West Germany West Germany Bayern Munich 7
1982–83 Paolo Rossi Italy Italy Italy Juventus 6
1983–84 Viktor Sokol Soviet Union Soviet Union Soviet Union Dinamo Minsk 6
1984–85 Torbjörn Nilsson Sweden Sweden Sweden IFK Göteborg 7
Michel Platini France France Italy Juventus
1985–86 Torbjörn Nilsson Sweden Sweden Sweden IFK Göteborg 6
1986–87 Borislav Cvetković Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 7
1987–88 Gheorghe Hagi Romania Romania Romania Steaua Bucureşti 4
Jean-Marc Ferreri France France France Bordeaux
Rabah Madjer Algeria Algeria Portugal Porto
Ally McCoist Scotland Scotland Scotland Rangers
Míchel Spain Spain Spain Real Madrid
Rui Águas Portugal Portugal Portugal Benfica
1988–89 Marco van Basten Netherlands Netherlands Italy Milan 10
1989–90 Romário Brazil Brazil Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 6
Jean-Pierre Papin France France France Marseille
1990–91 Peter Pacult Austria Austria Austria Tirol Innsbruck 6
Jean-Pierre Papin France France France Marseille
1991–92 Sergei Yuran Ukraine Ukraine Portugal Benfica 7
Jean-Pierre Papin France France France Marseille
1992–93 Franck Sauzée France France France Marseille 5
1993–94 Hristo Stoichkov Bulgaria Bulgaria Spain Barcelona 5
1994–95 George Weah Liberia Liberia France Paris Saint-Germain 7
1995–96 Jari Litmanen Finland Finland Netherlands Ajax 9
1996–97 Milinko Pantić Serbia and Montenegro Yugoslavia Spain Atlético Madrid 5
1997–98 Alessandro Del Piero Italy Italy Italy Juventus 10
1998–99 Andriy Shevchenko Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 8
Dwight Yorke Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago England Manchester United
1999–00 Mário Jardel Brazil Brazil Portugal Porto 10
Rivaldo Brazil Brazil Spain Barcelona
Raúl Spain Spain Spain Real Madrid
2000–01 Raúl Spain Spain Spain Real Madrid 7
2001–02 Ruud van Nistelrooy Netherlands Netherlands England Manchester United 10
2002–03 Ruud van Nistelrooy Netherlands Netherlands England Manchester United 12
2003–04 Fernando Morientes Spain Spain France Monaco 9
2004–05 Ruud van Nistelrooy Netherlands Netherlands England Manchester United 8
2005–06 Andriy Shevchenko Ukraine Ukraine Italy Milan 9
2006–07 Kaká Brazil Brazil Italy Milan 10
2007–08 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Portugal England Manchester United 8
2008–09 Lionel Messi Argentina Argentina Spain Barcelona 9
2009–10 Lionel Messi Argentina Argentina Spain Barcelona 8
2010–11 Lionel Messi Argentina Argentina Spain Barcelona 12
2011–12 Lionel Messi Argentina Argentina Spain Barcelona 14
2012–13 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Portugal Spain Real Madrid 12
2013–14 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Portugal Spain Real Madrid 17
2014–15 Neymar Brazil Brazil Spain Barcelona 10
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Portugal Spain Real Madrid
Lionel Messi Argentina Argentina Spain Barcelona
2015–16 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Portugal Spain Real Madrid 16
2016–17 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Portugal Spain Real Madrid 12

By player

Player Titles Seasons
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 6 2007–08, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
Argentina Lionel Messi 5 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2014–15
West Germany Gerd Müller 4 1972–73, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1976–77
Portugal Eusébio 3 1964–65, 1965–66, 1967–68
France Jean-Pierre Papin 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92
Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05
Hungary Ferenc Puskás 2 1959–60, 1963–64
Sweden Torbjörn Nilsson 1984–85, 1985–86
Spain Raúl 1999–00, 2000–01
Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko 1998–99, 2005–06

By country

Country Titles Seasons
Portugal Portugal 12 1960–61, 1964–65,[a] 1965–66, 1967–68, 1987–88, 2007–08, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
West Germany West Germany 8 1961–62, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1980–81, 1981–82
France France 7 1958–59, 1984–85, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93
Argentina Argentina 6 1957–58, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2014–15
Serbia and Montenegro Yugoslavia 5 1955–56, 1963–64, 1971–72, 1986–87, 1996–97
Italy Italy 1962–63, 1963–64, 1976–77, 1982–83, 1997–98
Netherlands Netherlands 1971–72, 1988–89, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05
Brazil Brazil 1989–90, 1999–2000, 1999–2000, 2006–07, 2014–15
Hungary Hungary 4 1959–60, 1963–64, 1965–66, 1971–72
Scotland Scotland 1968–69, 1971–72, 1980–81, 1987–88
Spain Spain 1987–88, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2003–04
England England 3 1956–57, 1969–70, 1980–81
Ukraine Ukraine 1991–92, 1998–99, 2005–06
Soviet Union Soviet Union 2 1974–75, 1983–84
Denmark Denmark 1977–78, 1979–80
Sweden Sweden 1984–85, 1985–86
Notes
  1. ^ Two Portuguese players were joint top scorers.

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo goal for goal". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 18 April 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2017. Ronaldo: Debrecen 3-0 (h) 09/08/05, UEFA Champions League third qualifying round 
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  7. ^ "Neymar: Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Marco Simone: Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Santillana: Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
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  11. ^ "Luiz Adriano: Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  12. ^ "Romário: Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  13. ^ "Paul van Himst: Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  14. ^ "Sergiy Rebrov: Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  15. ^ For players active prior to the introduction of the Champions League in 1992, see: Di Maggio, Roberto; Mamrud, Roberto; Rota, Davide; Owsianski, Jarek (11 June 2015). "Champions Cup/Champions League Topscorers". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 18 March 2016.  For all other players, see: "UEFA Champions League Statistics Handbook 2016–17: Facts and figures" (pdf). UEFA. p. 10. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
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