Last Updated: December 13, 2020
The UEFA Champions League keeps on producing legendary goalscorers from the likes of Raul, Lionel Messi, Maradona and more.
However, the list now circles the younger generation of superstars.
In 2020, the competition was overshadowed by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, as teams could no longer had the freedom to play in front of fans, who at some serve as a source of inspiration to them.
The group stages of the 2020/2021 edition had already been concluded even as we wait for the draws to be made.
Luckily this season, we have new entrants on the list, even though they may not fall into the top 10 list category.
Young players like Erling Haaland who plays for Borussia Dortmund had continued to find the back of the net every Champions League match he’d played this season and previous campaign.
Ciro Immobile also made the headlines as one of the entrants in the. However, the real goalscorers still kept their place alive.
Players expected to make the list includes the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Domik Szobozlai, Hwang Her Chan, Daka, Erling Haaland etc.
We take a look at the top 10 active goalscorers in the UEFA Champions League
Here’s the list
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – 134 goals in 174 games
Cristiano Ronaldo started scoring goals in the Champions League during his breakthrough season with Manchester United in the Premier League.
But every record he’d have all came during his time at Real Madrid, as he helped the Los Blancos clinch a record 13 titles in the European scene.
Moving to Juventus, he has kept scoring more and more in the competition. Moving up to number one with 134 goals.
2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 118 goals in 147 games
Always compared to as the main rival to Cristiano Ronaldo. The Argentine superstar has played most of his career at Barcelona, scoring all his Champions League goals at the Catalan club.
Messi has singlehandedly helped the club since his emergence from the second team.
He is second to the Portuguese international Ronaldo. The two players are always in the scene as to who is the best footballer in the world.
3. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – 71 goals in 94 games
The Polish striker started his goalscoring form during his time at Legia, before moving to Borussia Dortmund.
At Bayern Munich, he moved up quickly to claim the third spot on the UEFA Champions League active goalscorers chart.
4. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – 69 goals in 125 games
The French attacker who’s been the only one left with the goalscoring duties at the club since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo has not failed to live up to expectations.
IHistwo goals secured the round of 16 qualifications for the club after lots of uncertainties.
Madrid would have fallen to the UEFA Europa League if they had drawn against Borussia Mönchengladbach last week.
But an individual brilliance from Benzema was more than enough for the Los Blancos.
5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan) – 48 goals in 120 games
The Swedish legendary attacker has kept on playing active football even at age 40. Even though he currently plays for AC Milan in the Europa League, he’s been a consistent goalscorer whenever he finds himself on the pitch.
Ibrahimovic Champions League goal can be dated back to his time at Barcelona, Ajax Amsterdam, Inter Milan etc.
6. Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich) – 47 goals in 121 games
The German offensive midfielder showed his class during Bayern Munich treble campaign last season. Müller was a key member of the Champions League-winning squad since Coach Hansi Flick gave him his trust.
The German has actively continued to bang in the goals for his club. Thanks to his brilliance in the midfield, Bayern Munich won the UCL.
7. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) – 41 goals in 65 games
The Brazilian attacker was part the MSN setup at Barcelona before making a world record transfer of 222 million euros to the French club.
Neymar was in fine form as he helped Paris Saint Germain beat Manchester United at Old Trafford to claim a place in the round of 16, while the Red Devils moved down to the Europa League.
8. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) – 41 goals in 74 games
The Manchester City star would have moved up further on the list if not for injuries. Aguero missed an important UCL clash with Real Madrid last season round of 16, even though the Cityzens still qualified.
9. Edinson Cavani (Manchester United) – 35 goals in 66 games
The Uruguayan attacker was a key part of Paris Saint Germain Champions League squad in the past with lots of near misses.
Cavani scored lots of goals in the campaign at the French Ligue 1 club.
10. Luis Suárez (Atletico Madrid) – 26 goals in 64 games
Suarez formed the MSN at Barcelona alongside Neymar and Messi. The trio scored lots of goals in the competition which also includes winning it.