UEFA Champions League Top Scorers (Every Year)

There has been a long run for the competition of the top Goal Scorers in the UEFA Champions League history. With different candidates from different clubs, some of whom have retired from football/soccer and some footballers whose career is about to end. Also, some football players whose career is just starting.

History of UEFA Champions League Top Goal Scorers

Who is the Top Goal Scorer in UEFA Champions League History?

Cristiano Ronaldo is the all-time top goal scorer in the UEFA Champions League. What a phenomenal player he is; Ronaldo has scored a total of 140 (UCL) Champions League goals with POR, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus.

Check it Out>>> Every of Cristiano Ronaldo Title & Achievements

Top 10 All-time Scorers in UEFA Champions League to Date

Here is the top 10 list of players with the most UCL goals; Ronaldo currently tops the list, while Messi and Lewandowski sit in the second and third positions respectively.

PosPlayerClubGoals
1Cristiano RonaldoPOR, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus140
2Mohamed SalahARG, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain129
3Lionel MessiPOL, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern München91
4Karim BenzemaFRA, Lyon, Real Madrid90
5Raúl GonzálezESP, Real Madrid, Schalke71
6Ruud van NistelrooyNED, PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid56
7Thomas MüllerGER, Bayern München53
8Thierry HenryFRA, Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona50
9Zlatan IbrahimovićSWE, Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United48
10Andriy ShevchenkoUKR, Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan, Chelsea48

Check it Out>>> List of Footballers with 100 or More Premier League Goals

History of UEFA Champions League Top Goal Scorers By Season

Champions League Top Scorers List for 2022/2023

PosPlayerClubGoals/Penalty
1Erling HaalandManchester City12 ()
2Mohamed SalahLiverpool FC8 ()
=3Vinícius JúniorReal Madrid7 ()
=3Kylian MbappéParis Saint Germain7 ()
4João MárioBenfica6 ()
=5Olivier Giroud AC Milan5 ()
=5Robert Lewandowski FC Barcelona5 ()
=5Victor OsimhenFC Napoli5 ()
=5RodrygoReal Madrid5 ()
=5Rafa SilvaBenfica5 (1)
=5Mehdi TaremiFC Porto5 (1)

Champions League Top Scorers List for 2021/2022

PosPlayerClubGoals/Penalty
1Karim BenzemaReal Madrid14 (2)
2Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich13 (3)
3Sebastien HallerAjax11 (1)
4Mohamed SalahLiverpool FC8 (1)
5Christopher NkunkuRB Leipzig7 (0)
=6Cristiano RonaldoManchester United6 (0)
=6Kylian MbappeParis Saint Germain6 (0)
=6Riyad MahrezManchester City6 (2)
=6Leroy SaneBayern Munich6 (0)
=6Arnaut DanjumaVillarreal FC6 (1)
=6Darwin NunezBenfica6 (1)
=7Lionel MessiParis Saint Germain5 (2)
=7Roberto FirminoLiverpool FC5 (0)

Also, Read >>> History of UEFA Champions League Top Assist Provider

Champions League Top Scorers List for 2020/2021

PosPlayerClubGoals
1Erling HaalandBorussia Dortmund10 (1)
2Kylian MbappeParis Saint Germain8 (2)
3Karim BenzemaReal Madrid6 (0)
=4Youssef En-NesyriSevilla FC6 (1)
=4Olivier GiroudChelsea FC6 (1)
=4MorataJuventus6 (0)
=4NeymarParis Saint Germain6 (1)
=4Marcus RashfordManchester United6 (1)
=4Mohamed SalahLiverpool6 (1)
=5Ciro ImmobileLazio Roma5 (3)
=5Rebert LewandowskiBayern Munchen5 (2)
=5Lionel MessiFC Barcelona5 (4)

UEFA Champions League Top Goal Scorers List for 2019/2020

PosPlayerClubGoals
1Robert LewandowskiBayern Munchen15 (2)
2Erling HaalandBorussia Dortmund, RB Salzburg10 (2)
3Serge GnabryBayern Munchen9 (0)
4Memphis DepayOlympique Lyon6 (2)
=5Gabriel JesusManchester City6 (0)
=5Harry KaneTottenham Hotspur6 (2)
=5Dries MertensSSC Napoli6 (2)
=5Raheem SterlingManchester City6 (0)
=4Karim BenzemaReal Madrid5 (0)
=4Mauro IcardiParis Saint Germain5 (0)
=4Josip IlicicAtalanta5 (2)
=4Lautaro MartinezInter5 (0)
=4Kylian MbappeParis Saint-Germain5(0)
=4Heung-min SonTottenham Hotspur5 (0)
=4Luis SuarezFC Barcelona5 (1)

Champions League Top Scorers List for 2018/2019

PosPlayerClubGoals
1Lionel MessiFC Barcelona12 (1)
2Robert LewandowskiBayern München8 (2)
=3Sergio AgüeroManchester City6 (1)
=3Cristiano RonaldoJuventus6 (1)
=3Moussa MaregaFC Porto6 (2)
=3Dušan TadićAFC Ajax6 (2)
=4Paulo DybalaJuventus5 (0)
=4Edin DžekoAS Roma5 (0)
=4Harry KaneTottenham Hotspur5 (0)
=4Andrej Kramarić1899 Hoffenheim5 (1)
=4Lucas MouraTottenham Hotspur5 (0)
=4NeymarParis Saint-Germain5 (0)
=4Mo SalahLiverpool FC5 (2)
=4Raheem SterlingManchester City5 (0)
=5Karim BenzemaReal Madrid4 (0)

Champions League Top Scorers List for 2017/2018

PosPlayerClubGoals
1Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid15 (4)
=2Sadio ManéLiverpool FC10 (0)
=2Roberto FirminoLiverpool FC10 (0)
=2Mo SalahLiverpool FC10 (0)
=3Wissam Ben YedderSevilla FC8 (2)
=3Edin DžekoAS Roma8 (0)
=4Edinson CavaniParis Saint-Germain7 (1)
=4Harry KaneTottenham Hotspur7 (0)
=5Lionel MessiFC Barcelona6 (0)
=5NeymarParis Saint-Germain6 (0)
=6Vincent AboubakarFC Porto5 (0)
=6Karim BenzemaReal Madrid5 (0)
=6CoutinhoLiverpool FC5 (1)
=6Gonzalo HiguaínJuventus Juventus5 (1)
=6Robert LewandowskiBayern München5 (1)
=6Romelu LukakuManchester United5 (0)

UEFA Champions League Top Goal Scorers List for 2016/2017

PosPlayerClubGoals
1Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid12 (0)
2Lionel MessiFC Barcelona11 (2)
=3Edinson CavaniParis Saint-Germain8 (1)
=3Robert LewandowskiBayern München8 (4)
4Pierre-Emerick AubameyangBorussia Dortmund7 (0)
=5Antoine GriezmannAtlético Madrid6 (2)
=5Kylian MbappéAS Monaco6 (0)
=5Sergio AgüeroManchester City5 (1)
=5Karim BenzemaReal Madrid5 (0)
=5Radamel FalcaoAS Monaco5 (0)
=5Gonzalo HiguaínJuventus5 (1)
=5Dries MertensSSC Napoli5 (0)
=6André SilvaFC Porto4 (2)
=6Ángel Di MaríaParis Saint-Germain4 (0)
=6Paulo DybalaJuventus4 (1)

Champions League Top Scorers List for 2015/2016

PosPlayerClubGoals
1Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid16 (2)
2Robert LewandowskiBayern München9 (0)
=3Thomas MüllerBayern München8(1)
=3Luis SuárezFC Barcelona8 (0)
4Antoine GriezmannAtlético Madrid7 (1)
=5Artem DzyubaZenit St. Petersburg6 (0)
=5Lionel MessiFC Barcelona6 (1)
=6Olivier GiroudArsenal FC5 (1)
=6Javier HernándezBayer Leverkusen5 (1)
=6Zlatan IbrahimovićParis Saint-Germain5 (0)
=6WillianChelsea FC5 (0)
=7Karim BenzemaReal Madrid4 (0)
=7Nicolás GaitánSL Benfica4 (0)
=7HulkZenit St. Petersburg4 (0)
=7Admir MehmediBayer Leverkusen4 (0)

Champions League Top Scorers List for 2014/2015

PosPlayerClubGoals
=1Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid10 (3)
=1Lionel MessiFC Barcelona10 (0)
=1NeymarFC Barcelona10 (0)
2Luiz AdrianoShakhtar Donetsk9 (3)
=3Jackson MartínezFC Porto7 (1)
=3Thomas MüllerBayern München7 (4)
=3Luis SuárezFC Barcelona7 (0)
=3Carlos TévezJuventus7 (1)
=4Sergio AgüeroManchester City6 (2)
=4Karim BenzemaReal Madrid Real6 (0)
=4Edinson CavaniParis Saint-Germain6 (0)
=4Robert LewandowskiBayern München6 (0)
=5Yacine BrahimiFC Porto5 (0)
=5Klaas-Jan HuntelaarFC Schalke 045 (0)
=5Mario MandžukićAtlético Madrid5 (0)

Champions League Top Scorers List for 2013/2014

PosPlayerClubGoals
1Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid17 (2)
2Zlatan IbrahimovićParis Saint-Germain10 (1)
=3Diego CostaAtlético Madrid8 (1)
=3Lionel MessiFC Barcelona8 (2)
=4Sergio AgüeroManchester City6 (2)
=4Gareth BaleReal Madrid6 (0)
=4Robert LewandowskiBorussia Dortmund6 (1)
=5Álvaro NegredoManchester City5 (0)
=5Karim BenzemaReal Madrid5 (0)
=5Thomas MüllerBayern München5 (1)
=5Marco ReusBorussia Dortmund5 (1)
=5Arturo VidalJuventus5 (4)
=6Edinson CavaniParis Saint-Germain4 (0)
=6Fernando TorresChelsea FC4 (0)
=6Gonzalo HiguaínSSC Napoli4 (0)

UEFA Champions League Top Goal Scorers List for 2012/2013

PosPlayerClubGoals
1Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid12 (0)
2Robert LewandowskiBorussia Dortmund10 (1)
=3Lionel MessiFC Barcelona8 (0)
=3Thomas MüllerBayern München8 (1)
=3Burak YılmazGalatasaray8 (0)
=4AlanSporting Braga5 (1)
=4Karim BenzemaReal Madrid5 (0)
=4JonasValencia CF5 (1)
=4Ezequiel LavezziParis Saint-Germain5 (0)
=4OscarChelsea FC5 (0)
=5EliseuMálaga CF4 (0)
=5Klaas-Jan HuntelaarFC Schalke 044 (1)
=5Kostas MitroglouOlympiakos Piraeus4 (0)
=5Claudio PizarroBayern München4 (0)
=5Lukas PodolskiArsenal FC4 (0)

Champions League Top Scorers List for 2011/2012

PosPlayerClubGoals
1Lionel MessiFC Barcelona14 (4)
2Mario GómezBayern München12 (0)
3Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid10 (2)
4Karim BenzemaReal Madrid7(0)
5Didier DrogbaChelsea FC6 (0)
=6Edinson CavaniSSC Napoli5 (1)
=6Seydou DoumbiaCSKA Moskva5 (0)
=6Alexander FreiFC Basel5 (2)
=6Bafétimbi GomisOlympique Lyon5 0)
=6Zlatan IbrahimovićAC Milan5 (2)
=6José CallejónReal Madrid5 (0)
=6Roman ShirokovZenit St. Petersburg5 (0)
=6SoldadoValencia CF5 (0)
=7André AyewOlympique Marseille4 (1)
=7Óscar CardozoSL Benfica4 (0)

Champions League Top Scorers List for 2010/2011

PosPlayerClubGoals
1Lionel MessiFC Barcelona12 (1)
=2Samuel Eto’oInter8 (1)
=2Mario GómezBayern München8 (0)
3Nicolas AnelkaChelsea FC7 (1)
=4Karim BenzemaReal Madrid6 (0)
=4Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid6 (1)
=4SoldadoValencia CF6 (0)
=5PedroFC Barcelona5 (0)
=5RaúlFC Schalke 045 (0)
=6Gareth BaleTottenham Hotspur4 (0)
=6Marco BorrielloAS Roma4 (0)
=6Peter CrouchTottenham Hotspur4 (0)
=6David VillaFC Barcelona4 (1)
=6EduardoShakhtar Donetsk4 (0)
=6Jefferson FarfánFC Schalke 044 (0)

Champions League Top Scorers List for 2009/2010

PosPlayerClubGoals
1Lionel MessiFC Barcelona8 (0)
=2Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid7 (0)
=2Ivica OlićBayern München7 (0)
3Diego MilitoInter6 (0)
=4Nicklas BendtnerArsenal FC5 (1)
=4Marouane ChamakhGirondins Bordeaux5 (0)
=4Wayne RooneyManchester United5 (0)
=5Cesc FàbregasArsenal FC4 (1)
=5Edin DžekoBosnia-Herzegovina4 (0)
=5Radamel FalcaoFC Porto4 (0)
=5Zlatan IbrahimovićFC Barcelona4 (0)
=5Stevan JovetićACF Fiorentina4 (0)
=5Miloš KrasićCSKA Moskva4 (0)
=5Michael OwenManchester United4 (0)
=5PedroFC Barcelona4 (0)

UEFA Champions League Top Goal Scorers List for 2008/2009

PosPlayerClubGoals
1Lionel MessiFC Barcelona9(0)
=2Steven GerrardLiverpool FC7 (3)
=2Miroslav KloseBayern München7 (1)
3Lisandro LópezFC Porto6 (0)
=4Emmanuel AdebayorArsenal FC5 (1)
=4Karim BenzemaOlympique Lyon5 (0)
=4Alessandro Del PieroJuventus5 (1)
=4Didier DrogbaChelsea FC5 (0)
=4Thierry HenryFC Barcelona5 (0)
=4Robin van PersieArsenal FC5 (3)
=5Dimitar BerbatovManchester United4 (0)
=5Cristiano RonaldoManchester United4 (0)
=5Samuel Eto’oFC Barcelona4 (1)
=5Alberto GilardinoACF Fiorentina4 (0)
=5JádsonShakhtar Donetsk4 (0)

Champions League Top Scorers List for 2007/2008

PosPlayerClubGoals
1Cristiano RonaldoManchester United8 (1)
=2Didier DrogbaChelsea FC6 (0)
=2Fernando TorresLiverpool FC6 (0)
=2Steven GerrardLiverpool FC6 (2)
=2Lionel MessiFC Barcelona6 (1)
=3Ryan BabelLiverpool FC5 (0)
=3DeividFenerbahçe5 (0)
=3Zlatan IbrahimovićSweden5 (1)
=3Frédéric KanoutéSevilla FC5 (1)
=3Dirk KuytLiverpool FC5 (0)
=3RaúlReal Madrid5 (0)
=4Karim BenzemaOlympique Lyon4 (0)
=4Cesc FàbregasArsenal FC4 (0)
=4Filippo InzaghiAC Milan4 (0)
=4Frank LampardChelsea FC4 (1)

UEFA Champions League Top Goal Scorers List for 2006/2007

PosPlayerClubGoals
1KakáAC Milan10 (3)
=2Peter CrouchLiverpool FC6 (0)
=2Didier DrogbaChelsea FC6 (0)
=2MorientesValencia CF6 (0)
=2Ruud van NistelrooyReal Madrid6 (2)
3RaúlReal Madrid5 (0)
=4David VillaValencia CF4 (0)
=4Nicolae DicăFC Steaua Bucureşti4 (0)
=4Filippo InzaghiAC Milan4 (0)
=4Claudio PizarroBayern München4 (0)
=4Wayne RooneyManchester United4 (0)
=4Louis SahaManchester United4 (1)
=4Francesco TottiAS Roma4 (1)
=5Marcus AllbäckFC København3 (0)
=5Nery CastilloFC København3 (0)

Champions League Top Scorers List for 2005/2006

PosPlayerClubGoals
1Andriy Shevchenko,AC Milan9 (1)
2RonaldinhoFC Barcelona7 (2)
=3Samuel Eto’oFC Barcelona6 (0)
=3David TrezeguetJuventus6 (0)
=4AdrianoInter5 (0)
=4Thierry HenryArsenal FC5 (0)
=4KakáAC Milan5 (0)
=4Johan MicoudWerder Bremen5 (1)
=5John CarewOlympique Lyon4 (0)
=5Julio CruzInter4 (1)
=5Vincenzo IaquintaUdinese Calcio4 (0)
=5Filippo InzaghiAC Milan4 (0)
=5Juninho PernambucanoOlympique Lyon4 (0)
=5Peter LøvenkrandsRangers FC4 (0)
=5AlexFenerbahçe3 (2)

UEFA Champions League Top Goal Scorers List for 2004/2005

PosPlayerClubGoals
1Ruud van NistelrooyManchester United8 (1)
=2AdrianoInter7 (1)
=2Roy MakaayBayern München7 (2)
=3Hernán CrespoAC Milan6 (0)
=3Andriy ShevchenkoAC Milan6 (0)
=3Sylvain WiltordOlympique Lyon6 (0)
=4Didier DrogbaChelsea FC5 (0)
=4Michael EssienOlympique Lyon5 (0)
=4Thierry HenryArsenal FC5 (1)
=4Ivan KlasnićWerder Bremen5 (0)
=4Luis GarcíaLiverpool FC5 (0)
=4Obafemi MartinsInter5 (0)
=4Tuncay ŞanlıFenerbahçe5 (0)
=5Barukh DegoMaccabi Tel Aviv4 (2)
=5Samuel Eto’oFC Barcelona4 (0)

Champions League Top Scorers List for 2003/2004

PosPlayerClubGoals
1MorientesAS Monaco9 (0)
 2Dado PršoAS Monaco7 (0)
 =3Roy MakaayBayern München6 (1)
 =3Walter PandianiDeportivo La Coruña6 (1)
 =4Didier DrogbaOlympique Marseille5 (0)
 =4Thierry HenryArsenal FC5 (0)
 =4Juninho PernambucanoOlympique Lyon5 (2)
 =4Benni McCarthyFC Porto5 (0)
 =4Hakan ŞükürGalatasaray5 (0)
 =5Ludovic GiulyAS Monaco4 (0)
 =5KakáAC Milan4 (0)
 =5Frank LampardChelsea FC4 (0)
 =5LuqueDeportivo La Coruña4 (0)
 =5Robert PirésArsenal FC4 (0)
 =5RonaldoReal Madrid4 (0)

Champions League Top Scorers List for 2002/2003

PosPlayerClubGoals
1Ruud van NistelrooyManchester United12 (0)
2Filippo InzaghiAC Milan10 (0)
=3Hernán CrespoInter9 (0)
=3Roy MakaayDeportivo La Coruña9 (0)
=3RaúlReal Madrid9 (0)
4Jan KollerBorussia Dortmund8 (0)
=5Thierry HenryArsenal FC7 (0)
=5Javier SaviolaFC Barcelona7 (0)
=6RonaldoReal Madrid6 (0)
=6Alan ShearerNewcastle United6 (2)
=7Yakubu AyegbeniMaccabi Haifa5 (2)
=7John CarewValencia CF5 (0)
=7Alessandro Del PieroJuventus5 (1)
=7Ryan GiggsManchester United5 (0)
=7Christian GiménezFC Basel5 (0)

Champions League Top Scorers List for 2001/2002

PosPlayerClubGoals
1Ruud van NistelrooyManchester United10 (3)
 2David TrezeguetJuventus8 (0)
 =3Thierry HenryArsenal FC7 (2)
 =3Ole Gunnar SolskjærManchester United7 (0)
 =4Michael BallackBayer Leverkusen6 (0)
 =4Diego TristánDeportivo La Coruña6 (1)
 =4Giovane ÉlberBayern München6 (0)
 =4Patrick KluivertFC Barcelona6 (0)
 =4Michalis KonstantinouPanathinaikos6 (0)
 =4RaúlReal Madrid6 (0)
 =5David BeckhamManchester United5 (1)
 =5Luis EnriqueFC Barcelona5 (0)
 =5Oliver NeuvilleBayer Leverkusen5 (0)
 =6Vladimir BeschastnykhSpartak Moskva4 (0)
 =6Eric CarrièreOlympique Lyon4 (0)

Champions League Top Scorers List for 2000/2001

PosPlayerClubGoals
1RaúlReal Madrid7 (0)
=2Lee BowyerLeeds United6 (0)
=2Giovane ÉlberBayern München6 (0)
=2Iván HelgueraReal Madrid6 (0)
=2JardelGalatasaray6 (0)
=2RivaldoFC Barcelona6 (1)
=2Paul ScholesManchester United6 (1)
=2Marco SimoneAS Monaco6 (1)
=3Nicolas AnelkaParis Saint-Germain5 (0)
=3ChristianParis Saint-Germain5 (0)
=3Filippo InzaghiJuventus5 (1)
=3Frode JohnsenRosenborg BK5 (0)
=3Juan SánchezValencia CF5 (0)
=3Claudio LópezLazio Roma5 (0)
=3Luís FigoReal Madrid5 (3)

Champions League Top Scorers List for 1999/2000

PosPlayerClubGoals
=1JardelFC Porto10 (0)
=1RaúlReal Madrid10 (1)
=1RivaldoFC Barcelona10 (3)
2Simone InzaghiLazio Roma9 (0)
=3Tore André FloChelsea FC8 (0)
=3Serhiy RebrovDinamo Kiev8 (3)
=4Patrick KluivertFC Barcelona7 (0)
=4Paulo SérgioBayern München7 (1)
=5Roy KeaneManchester United6 (0)
=5Luis EnriqueFC Barcelona6 (0)
=5MorientesReal Madrid6 (0)
=5Gabriel BatistutaACF Fiorentina5 (0)
=5John CarewRosenborg BK5 (0)
=5Claudio LópezValencia CF5 (0)
=5Luís FigoFC Barcelona5 (0)
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