UEFA Champions League is the holy grail of football. Many legendary names in the sport have carved their names into Europe’s premier club tournament, some becoming prolific scorers on the highest stage.
Over the past decade, these five players have been the most prolific in the UEFA Champions League:
# 5 Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) – 42 goals
Thomas muller was once a prolific goalscorer for Bayern Munich in Europe. He only moved into a more creative role in recent years.
Even then, with 42 Champions League goals, the Raumdeuter rank fifth in the competition’s top scorers list of the past decade, narrowly edging Neymar.
His exploits in the past have played a key role in Bayern’s impressive European run, scoring eight times in the 2012/13 season when they clinched their first hat-trick, and another eight times in the 2015 / campaign. 16 as the Bavarians went out in the semifinals. -finals.
However, Muller’s goal production has declined significantly in recent years, and he has only scored six times in the last three Champions League seasons combined, although he ranks above all others in team in terms of goals created.
# 4 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – 52 goals
Karim Benzema ranks fourth with 71 goals, tied with former Real Madrid teammate and legend Raul. It is therefore only a matter of time before he appropriates the position.
Some of those goals have come with Lyon his first club, but over the past decade the French striker has been at the forefront of Madrid’s exploits in Europe, scoring 52 times as of the 2011/12 season.
Playing alongside more glamorous stars may have often overshadowed him, but Benzema has an excellent scoring record in the competition. He has scored at least four times in the past 10 seasons, with his personal best seven in the 2011/12 season.
If you asked him, Benzema would say his most important goal is definitely the one he scored against Liverpool in the 2018 final.