The Champions League has featured plenty of the best goalscorers in historic previous.
As a result of the premier membership opponents in Europe and arguably the world, it’s a stage that has been graced by quite a few icons of soccer.
Inserting sensations paying homage to Raul and Andriy Shevchenko dominated by the 1990s and 2000s, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have taken the paintings of scoring to an entire new diploma.
Goal takes a check out the all-time excessive scorers inside the opponents’s historic previous, courting once more to the inaugural European Cup in 1955.
Who’s the all-time Champions League excessive scorer?
As you’ll be capable to see from our desk beneath, Cristiano Ronaldo is the very best scorer inside the historic previous of the Champions League (along with the European Cup) and the Precise Madrid star is intently adopted by his arch-rival, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi .
There’s an important gulf between that pair and the remaining, with Madrid icon Raul following in third place. Karim Benzema is the fourth best Champions League goalscorer of all time, whereas Bayern star Robert Lewandowski rounds out the very best 5.
Champions League/European Cup all-time excessive 20 goalscorers:
|Pos||Participant||Goals||Appearances||Goals per sport|
|6||Ruud van Nistelrooy||56||73||0.77|
|8||Alfredo di Stefano||49||58||0.84|
|15||Alessandro Del Piero||42||89||0.47|
*Proper as of August 8, 2020
**The document takes into consideration info from 1955-present
***Players in daring are nonetheless energetic
The composition of the all-time goalscorers document is normally made up of players who’re having fun with or carried out inside the stylish Champions League interval (i.e. 1992 onwards) which has added further contintental video video games to the trendy day calendar. Notably, of the 20 players inside the document above, 15 of them carried out from the mid 1990s on.
However, no matter that, two players who carried out inside the pre-Champions League interval (when the occasion was known as the European Cup) nonetheless decide prominently, with former Precise Madrid star Alfredo di Stefano and Benfica icon Eusebio that features in and throughout the excessive 10.
Ferenc Puskas , who shone for Precise Madrid inside the 1950s and 1960s, is moreover inside the excessive 20. Former Bayern Munich striker Gerd Muller is inside the excessive 20 and no participant comes remotely close to his phenomenal goals-per-game ratio of 0.95.
Puskas boasted a goal-to-game ratio of 0.85 and Di Stefano’s was 0.84, whereas Messi’s is presently 0.82, which is undoubtedly the perfect inside the stylish interval.