The Top 20 Goal Scorers in Champions League History
Few things in the world of football match the magic of the UEFA Champions League, and even fewer things deliver that magic like a Champions League goal.
Over the course of the competition’s 65-year history (it was the European Cup until 1992), the Champions League has featured the world’s finest scorers and served as a benchmark upon a which many have built their legendary football legacies.
On the competition’s scoring leaderboard you’ll find many of the names you’d expect and few others you may have forgotten about, and with the quarter-finals of this year’s tournament kicking off this week, several of the players on this list could find themselves edging ever nearer to the top.
Here are the top 20 goal scorers in the history of the UEFA Champions League…
20. Fernando Morientes – 33 goals
The Spanish forward scored Champions League goals for four different clubs over the course of his 17-year football career.
Starring for Real Madrid, Monaco, Liverpool and Valencia, Morientes had a knack for finding the back of the net anytime he appeared in the Champions League, helping earn Real Madrid European titles on three occasions (1998, 2000, 2002).
The Spaniard scored 33 times in 93 Champions League appearances and remains among the top all-time scorers in the history of the competition.