Champions League is a very major title for all the football teams. It is organized once in each year under the supervision of UEFA. It is the dream of every player to perform in this tournament and write his name among the great players of all time. From last few years this league has clearly been dominated by two players, Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid and Lionel Messi from Barcelona. But if we look at the history of this tournament there are many other major goal scorers in Champions League history. Following is the list of top goal scorers in Champions League history.
1. Raul Gonzalez
Raul is an Spanish footballer who plays for Al Sadd club as a striker. His impressive style of analyzing and playing the game has earned him the first place on our list. For most of his career Raul has played for Real Madrid and has scored a total 71 goals in Champions League.
2. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is among the most famous football players in the world. Only aged 26, he represents the national team of Argentina and Barcelona football club and plays as a forward. Messi holds the record for being the youngest player to score 200 goals in La Liga. In Champions League he has scored 59 goals which give him the 2nd spot on our list of top goal scorers in Champions League.
3. Ruud van Nistelrooy
Ruud van Nistelrooy is a former Dutch footballer. He has played for many famous football clubs including Real Madrid and Manchester United. Even after his retirement Ruud van Nistelrooy is still at the third highest goal scorer in Champions League with 56 goals.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo belongs to Portugal and plays for Real Madrid Football Club. He is known as a player who can change the situation of the whole game in just few seconds. Ronaldo became the most expensive footballer in history after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid with a transfer deal of worth £80 million. He has scored 50 goals till not in Champions League.
5. Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry is a french footballer who plays as a striker for his team. In his career Thierry Henry has also played for Barcelona and Arsenal. With his 50 goals in Champions League he is at a tie with Cristiano Ronaldo.
6. Alfredo Di Stefano
Alfredo Di Stefano is another player from Real Madrid on this list. Alfredo Di Stefano is a former footballer and coach from Argentine. He was an dominating forward player who scored 48 goals in Champions League.
7. Andriy Shevchenko
Andriy Shevchenko is a former Ukrainian footballer and currently a politician. Andriy Shevchenko as captain, led Ukraine to the quarter-finals in their first ever FIFA World Cup appearance in 2006. He used to play as a forward and scored 48 Chapions League goals.
Eusebio is a retired Portuguess football player who used to play as a forward. After his retirement, Eusebio is working as a football ambassador. In his career he had scored 46 goals in Champions League.
9. Filippo Inzaghi
Filippo Inzaghi is an former professional footballer from Italy. During his career, Inzaghi won one World Cup and two UEFA Champions League titles. He mostly played for AC Milan and scored 46 goals in Champions League.
10. Alessandro Del Piero
Alessandro Del Piero is an Italian footballer. He played 19 years for Juventus F.C. and holds the record of most goals from the club. In his career he was successful in scoring 42 goals against different opponents in Champions League.
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