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Top ten Champions League scorers of all time: Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski looking for new campaign


Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the Champions League for Manchester United this week as top-flight European competition resumes.

Chelsea beat Manchester City to win Europe’s top prize last season and now clubs across the continent are gearing up for the new campaign.

Man United star Ronaldo is all-time Champions League top scorer
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The Blues along with United, Man City and Liverpool will be in action in the Champions League this season and there will be a lot of attention on a certain Ronaldo.

The Portuguese superstar capped his second United debut with a stunning brace against Newcastle last weekend and he will now want to have a similar impact in Europe.

United face Young Boys on Tuesday – which will be live on talkSPORT 2 – and Ronaldo will look to add to his incredible Champions League record.

The 36-year-old is the all-time top scorer at UCL and currently has 134 goals to his name.

Huge rival Lionel Messi has 120 Champions League goals over the course of his remarkable career and will be in action for new club Paris Saint-Germain against Club Brugge this week.

Robert Lewandowski helped Bayern Munich to European glory in 2020 and will be there to add to his Champions League scoring record when he faces Barcelona – also live on talkSPORT 2.

Ahead of a few big games this week, talkSPORT.com is giving you a glimpse of where the current stars sit among the Champions League’s top ten scorers.


8 = Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) – 48

Top ten Champions League scorers of all time: Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski looking for new campaign
Thomas Muller has been superb for Bayern Munich in the Champions League, winning it twice
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8 = Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kiev, AC Milan, Chelsea) – 48

Top ten Champions League scorers of all time: Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski looking for new campaign
Andriy Shevchenko scored in goals for AC Milan, Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev and was the winner with the Serie A squad

8 = Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, ​​AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United) – 48

Top ten Champions League scorers of all time: Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski looking for new campaign
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored Champions League goals for seven different clubs

7. Thierry Henry (Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona) – 50

Top ten Champions League scorers of all time: Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski looking for new campaign
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has scored 50 Champions League goals

6. Ruud van Nistelrooy (PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid) – 56

Top ten Champions League scorers of all time: Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski looking for new campaign
Ruud van Nistelrooy is one of Man United’s top scorers
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4 = Karim Benzema (Lyon, Real Madrid) – 71

Top ten Champions League scorers of all time: Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski looking for new campaign
Karim Benzema still scores for fun for Real Madrid
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4 = Raul (Real Madrid, Schalke) – 71

Top ten Champions League scorers of all time: Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski looking for new campaign
Raul was one of the greatest to honor the Champions League

3. Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich) – 73

Top ten Champions League scorers of all time: Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski looking for new campaign
Lewandowski is one of the competition’s top scorers and he won the Champions League with Bayern Munich in 2020
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2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 120

Top ten Champions League scorers of all time: Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski looking for new campaign
Messi will want to keep scoring in the Champions League at PSG
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1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus) – 134

Top ten Champions League scorers of all time: Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski looking for new campaign
Man United star Ronaldo is all-time Champions League top scorer
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