The UEFA Champions League is one of the most popular football competitions in the world. It is prestigious annual club competition in European football. The current format of the tournament was initiated in 1992. Prior to that, it was known as European Champion Club’s Cup, or simply European Cup that had run since 1955. The 2014-15 UEFA Champions League is the 60th edition and 23rd season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs’ Cup to the UEFA Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo continued his impressive run by scoring a hat trick in Real Madrid’s 4-0 win over 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk in Group A of the Champions League on Tuesday 15 September 2015. With 120 goals in the tournament, he leads Lionel Messi by 15 goals and tops the leading scorer’s list in the competition. Lionel Messi is no at second spot with 105 goals in Champions League. Here is the full list of top 10 all-time highest goal scorers in Champions League.
All-Time Highest Goal Scorers in UEFA Champions League
1. Cristiano Ronaldo 120
|1||Cristiano Ronaldo *||Portugal||Real Madrid
Real Madrid’s striker Cristiano Ronaldo is all time leading goal scorer at UEFA Champions Leagues. He has scored 120 goals in 154 appearances. The Real Madrid star is at his career’s peak. His goal ratio is about 0.78. He is consider one of the best soccer players in the world right now.
2. Lionel Messi 105
|2||Lionel Messi *||Argentina||FC Barcelona||127||105||0.83|
Leo Messi is at 2nd spot in all time UEFA Champions Leagues highest goal scorers rank list. He has scored 105 goals in 127 appearances with an impressive ratio of 0.83. Although Messi failed to succeed his national team in 2014 FIFA World Cup and then two times in Copa America’s title. But he is playing a vital role in the success of his club team Barcelona.
3. Raúl González Blanco 71
|3||Raúl||Spain|| FC Schalke 04
Former Spain and Real Madrid star Raul is at no 3rd in this race. He has scored 71 goals in 142 games with a ratio of 0.50.
4. Ruud van Nistelrooy 58
|4||Ruud van Nistelrooy||Netherlands||Real Madrid, Manchester United, PSV Eindhoven||73||58||0.77|
At No 4 we have Ruud van Nistelrooy with 58 goals in 73 matches with a ratio of 0.77. Nistelrooy scored these goals for Real Madrid, Manchester United and PSV Eindhoven.
|9||Karim Benzema||Sweden||Real Madrid
|5||Thierry Henry||France||FC Barcelona
The French legend Thierry Henry is at no 5 with 50 goals in 112 appearances. He scored these goals for FC Barcelona, Arsenal FC and AS Monaco. His goal scoring ratio is 0.45.
|6||Alfredo Di Stéfan||Argentina, Spain||Real Madrid||58||49||0.84|
The former Real Madrid’s Star AlfredoDi Stefan is at no 6 with 49 goals in just 58 game . His goal scoring ratio is the 0.84 highest than any other player in the list.
8. Zlatan Ibrahimović 48
|7||Zlatan Ibrahimović*||Sweden||Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale,
Barcelona, Milan, PSG
9. Andriy Shevchenko
|8||Andriy Shevchenko||Ukraine||AC Milan Chelsea FC
10 . Eusébio 46
|12||Didier Yves Drogba*||Ivory Coast||Chelsea FC
Olympique Marseille Galatasaray