Cristiano Ronaldo, no Haaland: Thierry Henry ranks 3 best No. 9s in the Champions League

Therry Henry selected his best three No. 9s in the CL

There are so many incredible number nines playing in this season's Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been doing some incredible things over the past few years and hopes to lead Manchester United to glory this campaign.

Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema have been among the best players in their position for the last decade.

Erling Haaland has an incredible strike-rate in the Champions League, scoring 21 times in 17 appearances. They are scary numbers for a 21-year-old.

Romelu Lukaku has emerged into one of the best in the world in recent times, while Luis Suarez is still playing at a very high level at 34 years old.



But who are the best three strikers in this season's competition?

Thierry Henry was asked that question while working as a pundit on CBS Sports. You can view how he ranked the top three below...

3. Robert Lewandowski

"He’s been doing to for a long time, one of the best predators that I’ve seen in the game," Henry said of Lewandowski.

“But he’s won one Champions League. It is enough, but the guys ahead of him did it multiple times, together, I’ll give you a clue, and times and times again.

“So, you have to respect that because those guys will tell you, longevity, winning and scoring goals is not easy at that level. And they are still doing it.”

Robert Lewandowski in action for Bayern Munich

2. Karim Benzema

“Because, I think for me, he is the most complete striker in the world. Complete doesn’t mean you’re the best,” Henry said of Real Madrid's talisman.

“He has answered the call since Ronaldo left, he has won the Champions League so many times and that’s good enough I think for number two.”

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1. Cristiano Ronaldo

“Number one is the master Ronaldo. You have to give this guy a lot of credit,” Henry said.

“Because simply what he has done in the national team, what he’s doing right now for United, what he was doing even for Juve, Real Madrid obviously, United before.

“It is second to none. If you are talking about a nine, you have to give it him, it is respect. Right now, he’s still delivering.”

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Ronaldo Nazario in action for Brazil

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