The champions league has featured some of the best goalscorers in history. Striking sensations such as Raul and Andriy Shevchenko dominated during the 1990s and 2000s, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have taken the art of scoring to a whole new level. Let's look at the all time top scorers to date:
(8) ALFREDO DI STEPHANO
He is an Argentina player who played for Real Madrid securing a record five consecutive European Cup titles for Real Madrid, European Footballer of the Year twice in three years in the late 1950s, here is the player described by his coach at Real Madrid, Miguel Munoz: "De greatest of De stephano was that with him on your side you had two players in all positions". He managed to score 49 goals in 58 appearances in Champions league and still holds position eight in champions league all time top scorers up to date.
(7) Thierry Henry
He is a French footballer who played for Arsenal club. He managed to score 50 goals in 112 appearances in Champions league and holds position 7 of all time top scorers in Champions league.
(6) Ruud van Nistelrooy
He is a national who played for Manchester United club and is still considered among the Manchester United legends. He managed to score 56 goals in 76 appearances in Champions league and holds position six of all time top scorers in Champions league.
(5) Karim Benzema
He is a French footballer who is currently playing for Real Madrid club. He has scored 70 goals in 126 appearances in Champions league.
He is a Spain footballer and holds position four in scoring history of Champions league. He managed to score 71 goals in 142 appearances in Champions league.
(3) Robert Lewandowski
He is a Poland player who I'd currently playing for Bayern Munich club . He has managed to score 73 goals in 96 appearances in Champions league competition.
(2) Lionel Messi
He is an Argentina player who is being considered to be among the top players in football history. He is currently playing for Barcelona and has scored 119 goals in 148 appearances in Champions league and holds the second position in Champions league scoring history.
(1) Cristiano Rinaldo
He is a Portugal player who is on top of the UCL scoring history. He is currently playing for Juventus club. He had managed to score 134 goals in his 175 appearances in UCL and hold the record of all time top scorer in Champions league competition.
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