The UEFA Champions League is one of the biggest football tournaments globally and also the most competitive tournament of all. Winning this league is a huge matter itself and playing the biggest role behind the team’s victory is the hugest achievement of the player. Many legendary footballers have single-handedly taken the team to the finals and won the title for the team. The modern-day legend footballers like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are extremely influential and won the Champions League titles as top scorers often. Here’s a list of the footballers with the most Champions League titles top scorers.
The footballer who has won the most Champions League titles as a top scorer is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo. He won the Champions League 5 times- one time with Manchester United and four times with Real Madrid. The Portuguese footballer is also the highest goal scorer of the Champions League with 134 goals. He is associated with UEFA champions League since 2003, and since then he has been a part of 3 clubs. He was the highest scorer of Manchester United in 2007-08, and the rest of the four times he played for Real Madrid.
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Ronaldo was the top scorer of the winning teams of UEFA Champions League is 2007-08 (8 goals), 2013-14 (17 goals), 2015-16 (16 goals), 2016-17 (12 goals), and lastly 2017-18 (15 goals).
He scored 15 goals while playing in Manchester United, 105 goals while playing in Real Madrid, and the rest 14 goals during his time in Juventus. Fans are anticipating to witness what the legend does in the next UCL after returning to his Manchester United.
Lionel Messi won the second most Champions League titles as a top scorer. Barcelona won the UCL title 4 times and Messi was the highest goal scorer in 3 seasons out of 4. Messi started his journey with the Barcelona team in 2004 and continued to be a part of his home club till 2021. Very recently he joined Paris Saint-Germain in August 2021 on a two-year deal following his departure from Barcelona.
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The G.O.A.T has always been the most impeccable player for his team and has won the top goal scorer in UCL numerous times. Barcelona won the trophy when Messi was the top goalscorer in 2008-09 (9 goals), 2010-11 (12 goals), and 2014-15 (10 goals). The UCL season of 2014-15 witnessed 2 other footballers as the top goal scorer along with Lionel Messi. The other two footballers are his biggest rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.
Since his debut match in UCL, he scored 120 goals while playing in FC Barcelona.
The legendary former footballer Gerd Muller won the Champions League twice as the top scorer. He is considered one of the greatest goalscorers in football history and is extremely popular for his clinical finishing.
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Bayern Munich won the trophy when Muller was the top goalscorer in 1973-74 (8 goals) and 1974-75 (5 goals). He shared the feat of top goal scorer in UCL 1975-75 with Eduard Markarov.
Nicknamed “Bomber der Nation”, he has been a part of Bayern Munich. He scored 34 goals in his journey at UCL.