Champions League Top 11 goal-scorers: Cristiano Ronaldo tops the charts with 135

Cristiano Ronaldo-Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo-Juventus

The Champions League knockout rounds are set to be wrapped up this week and the Premier European competition is heading towards its conclusion now.

The draw for the quarter-finals is set to take place on Friday later this week and it will be interesting to see who ends up winning the competition this season.

Today we look at the top 11 UEFA Champions League goalscorers of all time.

PlayerClub Number of goals
Cristiano RonaldoJuventus, Real Madrid, Manchester United135
Lionel MessiBarcelona120
Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund72
Raul GonzalezReal Madrid, Schalke71
Karim Benzema Real Madrid, Lyon70
Ruud Van NistelrooyReal Madrid, Manchester United, PSV60
Andriy ShevchenkoAC Milan, Chelsea, Dinamo Kyiv59
Thierry HenryArsenal, Barcelona, Monaco51
Filippo InzaghiAC Milan, Juventus50
Zlatan IbrahimovicAC Milan, Inter, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United, Ajax, PSG48
Thomas MullerBayern Munich47

Cristiano Ronaldo remains the top scorer in the competition with an astounding number of goals so far and he has also won the tournament more than any other active player.

He has been the top scorer of the competition in six of the last eight seasons as well. 

Barcelona star Lionel Messi is second in the goalscoring rankings and no other footballer has scored more Champions League goals for one club. 

Polish international Robert Lewandowski has scored 72 goals in the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich and 15 of those came last season. 

Former Real Madrid striker Raul Gonzalez is regarded as one of the finest marksmen of his time and he has 71 goals in the Champions League with Los Blancos.

Karim Benzema scored his 70th Champions League goal last night and he will be hoping to add to his tally when Real Madrid play in the Quarterfinals of the competition later this season. 

Ruud Van Nistelrooy has scored 60 goals in the competition with PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, former AC Milan and Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko has 59 goals to his name. The Ukrainian was involved in Milan’s famous Istanbul defeat to Liverpool.

Former Arsenal and Barcelona striker Thierry Henry has 51 goals to his name in the Champions League.

Filippo Inzaghi helped AC Milan win their last Champions League title in 2007 and he’s 9th on the list with 50 goals.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic might have failed to win the Champions League in his career so far but he has scored consistently in the competition with the likes of AjaxJuventusInter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint Germain and Manchester United.

The Swedish star has 48 goals to his name in Europe’s premier competition. 

Thomas Muller has 47 goals to his name in the Champions League and all of them have come with Bayern Munich. Only five other players have scored more Champions League goals with one club.