Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: Juventus and Barcelona stars lead the way for Champions League goals scored


Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: Juventus and Barcelona stars lead the way for Champions League goals scored

Many say Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are on a different level to the rest of the football world.

And judging by their goalscoring exploits in Europe’s most prestigious domestic competition, the Champions League, few could argue with that assertion.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the all-time top scoring Champions League player

Since Ronaldo’s debut in the competition in 2003 he has scored an incredible 125 goals, 17 more than his former LaLiga nemesis, Messi.

In all UEFA club competition action, the scoreline is also 128–111 in Ronaldo’s favour.

Real Madrid legend Raul is third in the pecking order with 71 strikes, notching 66 of his goals for Los Blancos, while the other five came for Schalke.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TOP SCORERS 2003-2019

It has been 16 years since Ronaldo first appeared in the Champions League and one thing has defined him: goals. And lots of them…

Cristiano Ronaldo – 125 goals

Lionel Messi – 108

Raul – 71

Karim Benzema – 60

Ruud van Nistelrooy – 56

Robert Lewandowski – 53

Thierry Henry – 50

Andriy Shevchenko – 48

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 48

Filippo Inzaghi – 46

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is second in the charts