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Most Goals in Champions League Finals

Let's look at the players with the most goals in the Champions League Finals. Cristiano Ronaldo is at the top with the most goals in the Finals of the history of this competition.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most goals in Champions League Finals

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most goals in Champions League Finals | Image: UEFA

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The UEFA Champions League is considered the world's most prestigious club tournament. Top clubs from Europe throw everything at their opposition, pushing until the last blow of the whistle for victory. The players can become legends with great performances in Europe's top competition. And since scoring goals is considered the most glamorous skill in football, those who consistently find the back of the net can earn legendary status in the game. In this article, we'll look at the top five players with the most goals in Champions League Finals.

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Most Goals in Champions League Finals

4. Lionel Messi (FCB) | 2 Goals

Lionel Messi has scored two UCL Finals goals
Lionel Messi has scored two UCL Finals goals | Image: Getty

Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has scored two goals in the UEFA Champions League finals, with both goals coming against a single opposition. The Argentine forward has won the competition four times and played in three finals. Messi scored his first UCL final goal in the 2008-09 final in his side's 2-0 win over Manchester United. He scored a header from a cross from Xavi, one of his most iconic goals. His second final goal came two years later in the 2010-11 final as Barcelona claimed a 3-1 win over the same opponents at Wembley. He has scored the second-most goals (129) in the competition's history behind Cristiano Ronaldo (141). 

4. Vinicius Jr (RMA) | 2 Goals

Vinicius Jr is fourth on the list with 2 goals in the UCL Finals | Image: Getty
Vinicius Jr is fourth on the list with 2 goals in the UCL Finals | Image: Getty

Vinicius Jr has been one of the most important players for Real Madrid since Ronaldo's departure. The Brazilian now has two goals in UEFA Champions League finals, both of which he scored while playing for Real Madrid. Vini scored in his first Champions League final appearance as Real Madrid registered a narrow 1-0 win over Liverpool in 2022. 

His second goal came against Borussia Dortmund in the final two years later as his side registered a 2-0 comfortable victory. He doubled the lead in the match after Dani Carvajal scored the opener. Vinicius Jr has now been involved in two Champions League finals as a player and has won all two. He has netted 21 Champions League goals until now and provided 22 assists in 56 appearances for the 15-time Champions.

3. Samuel Eto'o (FCB) | 2 Goals

Samuel Eto'O is third on this list with three UCL Finals goals
Samuel Eto'O is third on this list with three UCL Finals goals | Image: X

Samuel Eto'o, The Cameroonian scored two goals in the Champions League finals, with both goals coming for Barcelona. Eto'o scored his first final goal in the 2006 final as Barcelona came from behind to defeat Arsenal 2-1. His second goal came three years later against Manchester United in the 2009 final, which Barcelona won 2-0. He is the first and only player in history to win a continental treble with two different clubs in consecutive seasons. He did it with Barcelona in 2008-09 before achieving the feat with Inter Milan the following season.

2. Gareth Bale (RMA) | 3 Goals

Gareth Bale has scored three goals in the UCL Finals
Gareth Bale has scored three goals in the UCL Finals | Image: Getty

Gareth Bale is one of the best players to play for Real Madrid. He has given some exceptional performances in big matches for the Los Blancos. He scored three goals in the Champions League finals for Real Madrid after appearing in two matches. Bale scored his first Champions League final goal in his debut season (2013-14) against Atletico Madrid in extra time as Real Madrid claimed a 4-1 win. His second and third goals came in a single game against Liverpool in the 2018 final. Bale was introduced off the bench in the second half. He scored an outrageous overhead kick to give his side a 2-1 lead before scoring his second from 40 yards out.

Bale has won the competition five times.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (RMA) | 4 Goals

Ronaldo has scored the most goals in Champions League Finals
Ronaldo has scored the most goals in the Champions League Finals | Image: Getty

There has to be Cristiano Ronaldo on this list. Mr Champions League has scored a total of 141 UCL goals in his career and 105 of those have come for Real Madrid. Ronaldo has scored four goals in the Finals and three of those have come while playing for Real Madrid and the other one has come with Manchester United. He also has the highest number of appearances (183) in the history of the competition.

Ronaldo scored his first Champions League Final goal against Chelsea in 2008. The match went to penalties and Manchester United were crowned the Champions. His second goal came six years later in a Real Madrid shirt from the penalty spot in a 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid. He scored his last two goals in the 2017 final against Juventus as Real Madrid defeated the Italian side 4-1. Ronaldo was the first player to win the competition five times. 

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