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Top five Champions League goalscorers of all time
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Paige Simmonds
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Legendary Real Madrid striker Raul scored over 400 goals in an incredible career for club and country
Legendary Real Madrid striker Raul scored over 400 goals in an incredible career for club and country

With the Champions League hosting some of the biggest teams and players since 1992, records are being broken every year. 

The pinnacle of club football, dominating on Europe's grandest stage is a sure-fire way to etch yourself into folklore.

LiveScore look at the competition's all-time leading goalscorers to see which star has shone the brightest.

5. Raul (71 goals)

Real Madrid and Spain legend Raul sat comfortably at the top of the scorers' table with 71 goals when he retired.

But in recent years the Spaniard has been knocked down to fifth on the list, most recently by Frenchman and fellow Los Blancos star Karim Benzema. 

Raul had a highly-decorated career, winning the Champions League three times with his hometown club and being named the illustrious competition's top scorer twice.

4. Karim Benzema (90 goals)

Karim Benzema was a goalscoring great for Real Madrid
Karim Benzema was a goalscoring great for Real Madrid

Benzema is the fourth-highest scorer in Europe's top club football competition but looks to have ended his pursuit of first place having moved to the Saudi Pro League.

The 36-year-old Frenchman scored for Lyon on his tournament debut when he was just 17.

His goals helped Real be crowned European champions five times during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu.

3. Robert Lewandowski (93 goals)

Robert Lewandowski was on target in Barcelona's 1-1 draw at Napoli
Robert Lewandowski was on target in Barcelona's 1-1 draw at Napoli

Bayern Munich great Robert Lewandowski reached the 80-goal mark in record time after taking just 100 games — two fewer than the next man on this list.

The Pole's 15 goals in the 2019-2020 edition saw him take the Golden Boot and lead his side to the title.

He added another to his tally in Barcelona's 1-1 draw at Napoli and will hope Xavi's men progress further to aid his quest for further strikes.

2. Lionel Messi (129 goals)

Reigning Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi played for Paris Saint-Germain before moving to Inter Miami
Reigning Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi played for Paris Saint-Germain before moving to Inter Miami

Argentine maestro Lionel Messi has graced the Champions League plenty of times since 2005 and is third in the all-time appearances list. 

Spending the majority of his career playing for his childhood team Barca, he has racked up a century of goals and lifted the famous trophy four times.

He kept up his exploits at Paris Saint-Germain before deciding to join Major League Soccer outfit Inter Miami.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (140 goals)

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored numerous important Champions League goals
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored numerous important Champions League goals

Cristiano Ronaldo is an undisputed goalscoring machine.

The Portuguese international has netted 140 times for three clubs, with the majority coming during his time at Real.

Ronaldo has appeared in 183 games in the competition since debuting for Manchester United in 2003.

With four Champions League titles under his belt from his time at Madrid and another from the Red Devils, the striker is one of the most decorated players ever.

He is unlikely to add more records to his collection however having left United for Saudi Pro League side Al-Nassr in January 2023.

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Champions LeagueReal MadridKarim BenzemaRobert LewandowskiBayern MunichBarcelonaLionel MessiParis Saint-GermainBorussia DortmundManchester UnitedJuventusLyonSchalke 04Cristiano Ronaldo
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