The UEFA is the governing body of Association Football in Europe. UEFA Club competitions include Champions League, Europa League, Cup Winners’ Cup, Super Cup as well as Intercontinental Cup. Since the beginning, thousands of footballers have featured in these competitions. In this article, we will inform you about the full list of top 10 leading goal scorers in UEFA Club Competition.
# Top 10 Leading Goal Scorers in UEFA Club Competition:
- Number 6 and 7 spot is a tie between 2 players.
- Number 10 position is also a tie between 3 players.
10) Thierry Henry:
The name of a French legend to start the list. The FIFA World Cup winner with France has scored 59 goals in the UEFA club tournaments. He appeared in 140 matches for Monaco, Juve, Arsenal as well as Barcelona. He was a hero for the Gunners as he helped them to play in the 2006 UCL final. Then he went on to win the title with the Catalans in 2009.
10) Henrik Larsson:
One of the best ever footballers Sweden has ever produced. Larsson shares the 10th spot along with Henry and Aguero with 59 goals beside his name. He featured in 108 matches for Feyenoord, Celtic, Barca, Man Utd and Helsingborg.
10) Sergio Aguero:
The Man City sensation also stands in the 10th spot for scoring 59 goals. He is an active player and thus has a great chance surpass his other counterparts.
9) Robert Lewandowski:
Statistically the best ever Polish footballer. Robert occupies the 9th spot with 60 goals beside his name. The active Bayern Munich player is still in top form and ready to go past the players ahead of him in this list.
8) Karim Benzema:
With just a goal more than his Polish counterpart, Real Madrid striker Benzema is 8th in the chart with 61 goals. He made his UEFA debut for Lyon before moving to the Spanish capital.
6) Ruud Van Nistelrooy:
The Dutch sensation shares this spot along with German legend Gerd Muller with 62 strikes. The former Netherlands international made his UEFA debut for PSV and then moved to Man Utd, Real Madrid and finally Hamburg in his long successful career.
6) Gerd Muller:
The complete legend for the Bavarians also scored 62 goals in just only 71 matches for the German giants. Moreover, he is highest ever scorer in Bundesliga.
5) Andriy Shevchenko:
The only Ukrainian to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or. He netted on 67 occasions in the UEFA club competitions. He made 143 appearances for Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan as well as EPL giant Chelsea.
4) Filippo Inzaghi:
The 10th ever UCL goal scorer also stands 4th in this list. He has netted 70 goals in all UEFA competitions and 46 of them came in the UCL. The Italian star forward also makes the cut in the Serie-A top scorer’s list. He made 114 outings for 3 Italian clubs Parma, Juve and AC Milan. He enjoyed his best time at the San Siro.
The thenceforth UCL top scorer before the start of the Messi Ronaldo golden era. He stands 3rd in the list with 77 goals just behind the iconic duo. Former Spain international is also the highest appearance maker for the Blancos. He finished his career at German club Schalke.
2) Leo Messi:
The Argentine sensation of Barcelona sits in the 2nd place just behind his lifetime rival Cristiano Ronaldo. The 5 times Ballon d’Or winner has scored on 115 occasions in these tournaments. He is trailing by 14 goals but has played only in 139 matches, 31 games less than the Portuguese. So Messi has a better goal per game ratio of 0.83. It is also the 2nd goal per game ration in the list after Gerd Muller’s average of o.87.
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1) Cristiano Ronaldo:
The Portugal skipper occupies the 1st position in the list with 129 goals beside his name. He has won 5 UCL trophies along with 2 UEFA Super Cups. He featured for the clubs like Man Utd, Real Madrid and currently playing for Juventus. The forward obviously had his best time with the Blancos. He has a goal per game ratio of 0.76. The 34 years old attacker is still in good touch and looking forward to increasing his goal tally and records.