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Can Haaland, Mbappe beat Cristiano Ronaldo in UEFA goals?

Here are the top UEFA Champions League goal scorers

Web Desk
April 18, 2024
Cristiano Ronaldo remains the top goal scorer in the UEFA Champions League. — AFP/File
Cristiano Ronaldo remains the top goal scorer in the UEFA Champions League. — AFP/File

Portuguese star striker Cristiano Ronaldo is at the top of the list with the highest number of goals in the UEFA Champions League which will not be broken anytime soon since Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi went to play Inter Miami.

But there is a player among others who is eager to assume the throne of becoming the number one striker in the UEFA Champions League; Manchester City’s Erling Haaland.

Manchester City’s Erling Haaland is the fastest climbing player. — AFP/File

The Argentinian International Messi has the record number of goals in a single club, however, it appears as if he is playing a catch-up of his rival Ronaldo who signed a contract in January last year with Saudi club Al Nassr.

The 36-year-old Messi is behind the 11 goals of the 39-year-old Ronaldo.

The 36-year-old Lionel Messi is behind the 11 goals from Cristiano Ronaldo. — AFP/File

According to NBC Sports, the 23-year-old Haaland has entered the competition list of all-time’s top 20 with 41 goals.

On the other hand, French forward, Kylian Mbappe is coming upward in the list of the top 10 passing Didier Drogba, Sergio Aguero, and Eusebio.

French forward, Kylian Mbappe made it to the top 10 list. — AFP/File

He has joined the Europa League’s Mohamed Salah who has 48 career UCL goals, the outlet reported.

The only nearest threat to Ronaldo’s 141 goals record after Messi is Laliga club Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski.

PSG’s Mbappe and City’s Haaland are respectively 93 and 100 goals away.

Here are the top UEFA Champions League goal scorers:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo, 141
  2. Lionel Messi, 129
  3. Robert Lewandowski, 94
  4. Karim Benzema, 90
  5. Raul, 71
  6. Ruud van Nistelrooy, 60
  7. Andriy Shevchenko, 59
  8. Thomas Muller, 54
  9. Thierry Henry, 51
  10. Filippo Inzaghi, 50
  11. Alfredo Di Stefano, 49
  12. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 49
  13. Mohamed Salah, 48
  14. Kylian Mbappe, 48
  15. Eusebio, 47
  16. Sergio Aguero, 47
  17. Didier Drogba, 44
  18. Neymar, 43
  19. Alessandro Del Piero, 43
  20. Erling Haaland, 41
  21. Fernando Morientes, 39
  22. Antoine Griezmann, 37
  23. Ferenc Puskas, 35
  24. Edinson Cavani, 35
  25. Gerd Muller, 34
  26. Wayne Rooney, 34
  27. Samuel Eto’o, 33
  28. Arjen Robben, 32
  29. Francisco Gento, 32
  30. David Trezeguet, 3

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