Ronaldo, Messi, Lewandowski: Who are the top goalscorers in Champions League history?

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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski grabbed a brace in the club’s 4-1 win over Chelsea on Saturday to add to his incredible goalscoring stats this season.

The Poland international has now scored 53 goals in 44 games this season, a rate of 1.2 goals per game.

He’s making the Champions League look silly as well with 13 goals in 7 appearances in 2019/20. That’s four shy of the record Cristiano Ronaldo set in 2013/14. 

He only has a maximum of three games to break the record thanks to the one-legged quarter-final and semi-final ties, but in normal circumstances he would probably have no problems beating Ronaldo’s tally.

Lewandowski also moved up into fourth place in the list of the highest goalscorers in Champions League.

The 31-year-old’s brace against Chelsea moved him to 66 goals in the competition, one more than Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema.

Ronaldo leads the way with 130 goals but Lewandowski matches the Juventus star with a ratio of 0.76 goals per Champions League game.

Lewa is now just five goals behind Raul’s record in the all-time rankings.

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Who else makes the top 50? Let’s take a look.

European Cup goals are considered. Club names indicate teams that the player scored for in the Champions League/European Cup, not every club they played for in their career.

50. Jose Torres | Benfica

Games: 33
Goals: 21

=50. Luiz Adriano | Shakhtar Donetsk (20), Spartak Moscow (1)

Games: 47
Goals: 21

=50. Amancio | Real Madrid

Games: 52
Goals: 21

=50. Mario Mandzukic | Bayern Munich (6), Atletico Madrid (5), Juventus (10)

Games: 60
Goals: 21

=50. Steven Gerrard | Liverpool

Games: 73
Goals: 21

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=50. Claudio Pizarro | Bayern Munich (18), Werder Bremen (3)

Games: 73
Goals: 21

47. Santillana | Real Madrid

Games: 46
Goals: 22

=47. Mohamed Salah | Basel (2), Roma (1), Liverpool (19)

Games: 48
Goals: 22

=47. Edin Dzeko | VfL Wolfsburg (4), Manchester City (3), Roma (15)

Games: 55
Goals: 22

44. Jari Litmanen | Ajax (20), Liverpool (3)

Games: 57
Goals: 23

=44. Antoine Griezmann | Atletico Madrid (21), Barcelona (2)

Games: 62
Goals: 23

=44. Frank Lampard | Chelsea

Games: 105
Goals: 23

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39. Jose Altafini | AC Milan (20), Juventus (4)

Games: 28
Goals: 24

=39. Marco Simone | AC Milan (15), Paris Saint-Germain (3), Monaco (6)

Games: 46
Goals: 24

=39. Gonzalo Higuain | Real Madrid (8), Napoli (4), Juventus (12)

Games: 83
Goals: 24

=39. Luis Figo | Barcelona (7), Real Madrid (16), Inter Milan (1)

Games: 103
Goals: 24

=39. Paul Scholes | Manchester United

Games: 124
Goals: 24

34. Mario Jardel | Porto (19), Galatasaray (6)

Games: 46
Goals: 25

=34. Robin van Persie | Arsenal (18), Manchester United (7)

Games: 59
Goals: 25

=34. Luis Suarez | Ajax (1), Barcelona (24)

Games: 59
Goals: 25

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=34. Hernan Crespo | Parma (2), Lazio (2), Inter Milan (11), Chelsea (4), AC Milan (6)

Games: 65
Goals: 25

=34. Giovane Elber | Bayern Munich (22), Lyon (3)

Games: 69
Goals: 25

33. Mario Gomez | VfB Stuttgart (3), Bayern Munich (23)

Games: 44
Goals: 26

32. Rivaldo | Barcelona (22), AC Milan (2), Olympiacos (3)

Games: 73
Goals: 27

30. Jean-Pierre Papin | Marseille (19), AC Milan (7), Bayern Munich (2)

Games: 37
Goals: 28

=30. Ryan Giggs | Manchester United

Games: 145
Goals: 28

27. David Trezeguet | Monaco (4), Juventus (25)

Games: 58
Goals: 29

=27. Roy Makaay | Deportivo La Coruna (12), Bayern Munich (17)

Games: 61
Goals: 29

=27. Patrick Kluivert | Ajax (9), Barcelona (20)

Games: 71
Goals: 29

24. Samuel Eto’o | Mallorca (1), Barcelona (16), Inter Milan (10), Chelsea (3)

Games: 78
Goals: 30

=24. Wayne Rooney | Manchester United

Games: 85
Goals: 30

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=24. Kaka | AC Milan (25), Real Madrid (5)

Games: 86
Goals: 30

23. Arjen Robben | PSV Eindhoven (3), Chelsea (2), Real Madrid (1), Bayern Munich (25)

Games: 110
Goals: 31

22. Francisco Gento | Real Madrid

Games: 88
Goals: 32

21. Fernando Morientes | Real Madrid (17), Monaco (9), Liverpool (1), Valencia (6)

Games: 93
Goals: 33

20. Gerd Muller | Bayern Munich

Games: 35
Goals: 34

17. Ferenc Puskas | Budapest Honved (1), Real Madrid (34)

Games: 41
Goals: 35

=17. Neymar | Barcelona (21), Paris Saint-Germain (14)

Games: 57
Goals: 35

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=17. Edinson Cavani | Napoli (5), Paris Saint-Germain (30)

Games: 62
Goals: 35

16. Sergio Aguero | Atletico Madrid (5), Manchester City (34)

Games: 71
Goals: 39

15. Alessandro Del Piero | Juventus

Games: 89
Goals: 42

13. Didier Drogba | Marseille (5), Chelsea (36), Galatasaray (3)

Games: 92
Goals: 44

=13. Thomas Muller | Bayern Munich

Games: 112
Goals: 44

11. Eusebio | Benfica

Games: 63
Goals: 46

=11. Filippo Inzaghi | Juventus (17), AC Milan (29)

Games: 81
Goals: 46

9. Andriy Shevchenko | Dynamo Kyiv (15), AC Milan (29), Chelsea (4)

Games: 100
Goals: 48

=9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic | Ajax (6), Juventus (3), Inter Milan (6), Barcelona (4), AC Milan (9), Paris Saint-Germain (20)

Games: 120
Goals: 48

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8. Alfredo Di Stefano | Real Madrid

Games: 58
Goals: 49

7. Thierry Henry | Monaco (7), Arsenal (35), Barcelona (8)

Games: 112
Goals: 50

6. Ruud van Nistelrooy | PSV Eindhoven (8), Manchester United (35), Real Madrid (13)

Games: 73
Goals: 56

5. Karim Benzema | Lyon (12), Real Madrid (53)

Games: 120
Goals: 65

4. Robert Lewandowski | Borussia Dortmund (17), Bayern Munich (49)

Games: 87
Goals: 66

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3. Raul | Real Madrid (66), Schalke 04 (5)

Games: 142
Goals: 71

2. Lionel Messi | Barcelona

Games: 142
Goals: 115

1. Cristiano Ronaldo | Manchester United (15), Real Madrid (105), Juventus (10)

Games: 170
Goals: 130

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So Lewandowski is up to fourth, and yet he's still 64 goals behind Ronaldo's tally.

The Champions League really does belong to CR7.

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