The player with the most goals in Champions League history: Can Mbappe and Haaland break Ronaldo's record?


Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland are scoring phenomena in European football and are considered the next generation of super strikers. However, in the list of the greatest strikers of the Champions League, their distance to their predecessors is still quite far.

Let’s explore this list with The Sporting News Vietnam.

The player who scored the most goals in Champions League history

Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record with 141 goals in the Champions League, in the colors of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.

Right behind, not too far behind is Lionel Messi , with 129 goals for Barcelona and PSG. While the 4th and 5th positions are also players who are still playing, Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema.


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The player who scored the most goals in Champions League history

Class Player Goal Battle Year Club
first. Cristiano Ronaldo 140 183 2003-present Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus
2. Lionel Messi 129 160 2005-present Barcelona, PSG
3. Robert Lewandowski 92 113 2011-present Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona
4. Karim Benzema 90 152 2005-present Real Madrid, Lyon
5. Raul 71 142 1995-2011 Real Madrid, Schalke
6. Ruud van Nistelrooy 56 seventy three 1998-2009 PSV, Manchester United, Real Madrid
7. Thomas Müller 53 146 2009-present Bayern Munich
8. Thierry Henry 50 112 1997-2012 Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona
9. Alfredo Di Stefano 49 58 1955-1964 Real Madrid
ten. Zlatan Ibrahimovic 48 124 2001-present Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, PSG
Andriy Shevchenko 48 100 1994-2012 Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan, Chelsea

How many goals did Mbappe and Haaland score in the Champions League?

Mbappe and Haaland are being considered the next generation of stars who will dominate the European football field in time. The French striker is still not in the top 10 on the list of greatest strikers in Champions League history with 44 goals in 68 appearances. Of these, 6 goals were for Monaco, the rest were for Paris Saint-Germain.


Kylian Mbappe’s Champions League scoring record

Season Goal Match
2016/17 6 9
2017/18 4 8
2018/19 4 8
2019/20 5 ten
2020/21 8 ten
2021/22 6 8
2022/23 7 8
2023/24 4 7
Total 44 68

Erling Haaland’s Champions League scoring record

Season Goal Match
2018/19 8 6
2019/20 2 2
2020/21 ten 8
2021/22 3 3
2022/23 twelfth 11
2023/24 5 6
Total 40 36

Mbappe and Haaland are also the most potential players who can break the record that Ronaldo and Messi hold for the number of goals in the Champions League. Lewandowski and Salah are both no longer young and do not have many opportunities to increase their number of goals while the distance between them and the two legends above is too far.

SEE MORE: UEFA Champions League top scorer in the 2023/24 season: Continuously updated

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