The Top Goal Scorers In The UEFA Champions League

The mysterious and fatal Coronavirus virtually halted every tournament of note across the continents. The UEFA Champions League, one of the most coveted soccer contests, also suffered due to the ongoing pandemic. But, the knockout stage of the 2019-20 edition is presently going on post a three-month break due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the tournament has already given some adrenaline-pumping contests. In keeping with the league’s euphoria, it is only appropriate to look into some of its all-time goal scorers. 

Leading Goal Scorers In The UEFA Champions League 

Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) 

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A usual suspect in almost all the record-breaking feats, the Portuguese superstar tops the list as the leading scorer of the league with 135 goals. For Ronaldo, the league assumes a lot of significance this time as he will be turning up in red after so many years. The United has bet big on him and he has so far vindicated the club’s faith in him by scoring goals consistently for the Red Devils in the few outings he has been part of. 

Lionel Messi (PSG) 

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Well, there is hardly any feat left in football for the PSG striker to accomplish, just like his Man United counterpart. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner happens to be the second all-time scorer in the UEFA league with 120 goals. After the pangs of separation from his childhood club Barca recently, Leo will be turning up for the Qatari-owned French club PSG in the league games this season for the first time in his career. If the French club harbours any hope of acing the league then Messi needs to put up those scintillating displays that made him Barca’s GOAT. 

Robert Lewandowsky (Bayern Munich) 

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The enigmatic striker of the Bundesliga Club is in third place with 75 goals. However, with 15 goals, the Polish player is currently the top goal scorer in the 2019-20 season. The 31-year-old continues to weave magic with astonishing skills in terms of positioning, technique and finishing. These qualities have already made the Pole a force to reckon with in the league circuit as well as the global arena. 

Raul Gonzalez (Real Madrid) 

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One of the greatest Spanish footballers to have graced the game is placed fourth in the list with 71 goals. Even after hanging up his boots, Raul’s legacy continues to burn bright. Presently, he is the manager of Real Madrid Castilla, the reserve team of La Liga club Real Madrid. Raul during his active years as a footballer spent a considerable part of his career (16 years) at Real Madrid. He is also the second all-time goal scorer for the club with 323 goals. 

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

What’s it with the Real that it possesses a world of enormous talents? This question would definitely haunt every football fan and pundit, considering the club’s frequent dalliance with the best in the business. The French player belonging to the same club is tied with Raul in terms of the number of goals scored (71). Even in the ongoing season he has so far scored five goals playing for the Real and he needs to add a few more to his kitty, especially if the club aspires to finish on top of the league. 

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