– Cristiano Ronaldo is the top scorer in the prestigious UEFA Champions League
– The Portuguese striker has scored a remarkable 134 goals in 125 matches in the competition
– Lionel Messi is second on the list with 119 goals, with Robert Lewandowski in third position
The Champions League remains the most prestigious club competition in the European continent and here we look at the all-time record scorers in history of the league.
It has been graced by the best of the best footballers from across the globe and since the name changed from the European Cup to Champions League in 1992/93, the likes of Real Madrid legend Raul and AC Milan icon Andriy Shevchenko took the competition by storm.
Both strikers rose to worldwide stardom with their exploits in the competition, but the Champions League has never remained the same since the arrival of legendary duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The fiercest rivals have taken the scorers chart of the competition to a whole new level and continue to trail each other when it comes to goals.
Despite that Cristiano Ronaldo is now 36 years old, the Portuguese striker won’t stop scoring and might humble Lionel Messi forever with his incredible 134 goals in 125 matches in the competition.
Ronaldo’s first ever Champions League goal came during his time at Manchester United where he went on to winning the title before lifting the famous trophy a further four times with Real Madrid.
Barcelona were recently handed a 4-1 defeat at home by French side Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 first leg tie, but it was Messi that scored from the penalty spot for the Catalans.
His 119 goals have come in 148 matches – although the 33-year-old may lose further ground on the leader in the coming weeks.
Who are the top 5 Champions League all-time scorers?
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 134
2. Lionel Messi – 119
3. Robert Lewandowski – 72 goals
4. Raul Gonzalez – 71 goals
5. Karim Benzema – 69 goals
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the world’s most valuable top ten players have been released and Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel and conspicuously missing on the list.
The British news media outlet quoted the KPMG with the players that are worth hundreds of millions in the transfer market.
It was no surprise that Paris Saint Germain’s Kylian Mbappe topped the list as the French striker is now worth a mouthwatering £159million.
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