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The 10 Top Goalscorers In UEFA Champions League History

The 10 Top Goalscorers In UCL History

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by SL International

Aug 30, 2019 08:31 PM

Tags: Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Raul Karim Benzema Ruud Van Nistelrooy Robert Lewandowski Thierry Henry Alfredo Di Stefano Andriy Shevchenko Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The draw for the 2019/20 Uefa Champions League group stage took place on Thursday, when Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus and Lionel Messi's FC Barcelona were handed tricky ties. The two superstars will be key for their respective sides, but where do they rank among the competition's all-time leading goalscorers?

Click through the gallery above to see the top 10 goalscorers in Champions League history!

A decade-long rivalry between Messi and Ronaldo has spilled over into the Champions League, where the pair currently occupy the top two spots in the competition's all-time leading goalscorers list. The latter has scored 126 goals in the competition across his spells with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus, while his Argentine nemesis trails closely behind with 112 strikes. 

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No other player has breached the 100-goal mark, with former Spain international striker Raul languishing some way behind in third place on 71 goals. The majority of his return came during his time with Real Madrid, although he also featured for Bundesliga side Schalke in the tournament. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic comes in at 10th place with 48 goals to his name. The Swedish star, who currently plays for MLS side LA Galaxy, holds the record for having scored for the most different teams in the Champions League, having done so for Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.

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Los Blancos' Karim Benzema and Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski are among the active players who are in the top 10, which you can see in full by scrolling through the gallery above! 

Who do you think will be the top goalscorers in this season's Champions League? Let us have your thoughts by commenting in the section below.

 

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Mtshingana Lukhanyo "Bhanda"
Sep 02, 2019 01:16 PM

Ronald will score more Champions league goals this season!

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fanist
Aug 31, 2019 08:34 AM

That's what the king? CR7 is capable of. Scoring goals

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CREIGN
Aug 31, 2019 07:03 AM

Numbers don't lie! Uzozwa bethi "it's penalties mostly for Penaldo". Numbers don't lie idiots

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