Ronaldo, Messi, Benzema, Salah: Who has the most CL goal contributions since 17/18?

There’s no doubting that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the two greatest players in Champions League history.

The pair of Ballon d’Or collectors are the only two players in the history of Europe’s top-tier competition to score over 100 goals.

They also lead the way in terms of assists and have won a combined nine Champions League trophies (Ronaldo 5, Messi 4).

But since the start of the 2017/18 season – which was the last time either of they triumphed in Europe – they haven’t been the most prolific players in the competition.

In terms of goals and assists combined, neither Ronaldo or Messi even make the top three.

So, let’s take a look at who does…

The Champions League trophy

The 20 players with the most goals+assists in the Champions League since the start of 2017/18

20. Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich) – 7 goals, 13 assists | 21 overall

19. Timo Werner (Chelsea) – 15 goals, 6 assists | 21 overall

18. Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich) – 11 goals, 10 assists | 21 overall

17. Dusan Tadic (Ajax) – 10 goals, 12 assists | 22 overall

16. Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain) – 7 goals, 17 assists | 24 overall

15. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) – 13 goals, 12 assists | 25 overall

14. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – 8 goals, 17 assists | 25 overall

13. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) – 20 goals, 5 assists | 25 overall

12. Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich) – 13 goals, 13 assists | 26 overall

11. Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) – 13 goals, 13 assists | 26 overall

Bayern's Thomas Muller with the Champions League trophy

10. Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – 24 goals, 7 assists | 31 overall

9. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – 20 goals, 13 assists | 33 overall

8. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – 19 goals, 14 assists | 33 overall

7. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) – 20 goals, 14 assists | 34 overall

6. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – 35 goals, 6 assists | 41 overall

5. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain) – 31 goals, 11 assists | 42 overall

4. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) – 35 goals, 8 assists | 43 overall

3. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 33 goals, 12 assists | 45 overall

2. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – 27 goals, 23 assists | 50 overall

  1. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – 46 goals, 11 assists | 57 overall
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski with the Champions League trophy

Lewandowski (how has he not won a Ballon d’Or?) is way out in front, with Mbappe the only other player to reach 50 goal contributions over the past five years or so.

Salah joins Lewandowski and Mbappe in sitting ahead of both Ronaldo and Messi. The Liverpool superstar will also have the chance to add to his Champions league tally in Paris on May 28.

And so will Benzema after Real Madrid’s incredible comeback against Man City on Wednesday evening!

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