The UEFA Champions League is an annual football competition organized by the union of European Football Association (UEFA) and contested by top division European clubs, deciding the winner through group stages and knockout format. It's a competition for Elite teams in Europe top divisions, the biggest price for club football. It's a battle kick starting with group stage, last 16, quarter finals, semi finals, all played in a 2 legged format and the finals play as a single game.
Today, we'll take a look at the 5 top scorers in the history of Europe Elite's club competition.
#5. Karim Benzema.
Regarded by many as the best French striker of all time, Karim Benzema is football player that plays for Spanish club Real Madrid. The 34 year old has won the Champions League 4 times in his career, since joining Real Madrid from Olympique Lyonaisse. Benzema has netted 69 Champions League goals in 125 appearances, making him one of the highest scoring player in the competition.
#4. Raul Gonzalez Blanco
Raul is a retired Spanish football player, and played for Laliga champions Real Madrid (as well other European teams) and currently manages Real Madrid CastillaRaul has 71 Champions League goals in 141 appearances his career.
#3. Robert Lewandowski
Current FIFA best player of the year, Robert Lewandowski is a football player who plays as a striker for German champions Bayern Munich and the Poland national team. Scored total 15 goals in the just concluded UCL season and clinched the UCL title yet again. Lewandowski has scored 71 goals in 94 UCL appearances, third Highest in the history of the competition.
#2. Lionel Messi
6 Times Ballon D'or winner Lionel Andrés Messi is an Argentinian professional footballer who plays for Football Club Barcelona and the Argentina national team and captain both sides.Known as the GOAT, Messi holds for the record for most goals in a single calendar year(91),most Ballon D'or in history (6), most European Golden Boot in history (6), highest goalscorer in Laliga and Barca history, just to name a few. He's won the Champions League 4 times in his career since joining the Blaugranas in 2002. Messi has netted 118 goals in 147 UCL appearances, the second highest Scorer in the history of the competition.
#1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Known as Mr Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Serie A Giants Juventus and the Portugal national team. He's often regarded by many as the greatest player of all time (GOAT), which is disputable. Cris holds lots of individual records such as the second highest goalscorer in international football, 5 times Ballon D'or winner, 5 times European Golden Boot winner, 5 times champions league winner, highest goalscorer in the history of Real Madrid, just to name a few. Known as Mr Champions League, Ronaldo holds the record for most goals scored in a single UCL season (17). The 35 year old Portuguese Star has hit the back of the net 134 times in 174 UCL appearances, claiming top of the UCL goalscorers chart.
Among these 5 Fantastic goalscorers, which of them is your favorite??.
Mine will always be the GOAT, the majestic Leo Messi.
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