Champions League top scorers: 2022/23

The Champions League hosts the best players throughout Europe, with the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema all enjoying great success in the competition.

The race to be the top scorer for the 2022/23 season has begun, with every top forward looking to lead their side to the knockout stages and beyond.

Champions League top scorers 2022/23

14. Alexis Saelemaekers (AC Milan)

Goals: 1
Assists: 0
Minutes per goal: 80

13. Luka Modric (Real Madrid)

Goals: 1
Assists: 0
Minutes per goal: 80

12. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)

Goals: 1
Assists: 0
Minutes per goal: 80

11. Rafa Silva (Benfica)

Goals: 1
Assists: 0
Minutes per goal: 79

10. Miroslav Orsic (Dinamo Zagreb)

Goals: 1
Assists: 0
Minutes per goal: 76

9. Weston McKennie (Juventus)

Goals: 1
Assists: 0
Minutes per goal: 45

8. Lassina Traore (Shakhtar Donetsk)

Goals: 1
Assists: 0
Minutes per goal: 20

7. Alex Grimaldo (Benfica)

Goals: 1
Assists: 1
Minutes per goal: 90

6. Phil Foden (Man City)

Goals: 1
Assists: 1
Minutes per goal: 70

5. Eden Hazard (Real Madrid)

Goals: 1
Assists: 1
Minutes per goal: 60

4. Mykhaylo Mudryk (Shakhtar Donetsk)

Goals: 1
Assists: 2
Minutes per goal: 90

3. Kylian Mbappe (PSG)

Goals: 2
Assists: 0
Minutes per goal: 45

2. Erling Haaland (Man City)

Goals: 2
Assists: 0
Minutes per goal: 35

1. Maryan Shved (Shakhtar Donetsk)

Goals: 2
Assists: 0
Minutes per goal: 31

Who won the Champions League Golden Boot in 2021/22?

The top scorer in the 2021/22 edition of the Champions League was Karim Benzema, who netted 15 goals as Real Madrid won the tournament in Paris.

Robert Lewandowski was not far behind in second with 13 efforts, while Sebastien Haller racked up 11 as Ajax enjoyed the group stage.

Favourites for the 2022/23 Champions League Golden Boot

Benzema and Lewandowski will be among the favourites after their glorious campaigns last time out. However, there’s a whole host of attacking talent throughout the continent.

Paris Saint-Germain trio Kylian MbappeLionel Messi and Neymar all have incredible records in the Champions League, while Erling Haaland will continue to score bucket-loads for Manchester City.

Premier League stars Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane have enjoyed plenty of UCL success in the past and will be looking to rack up more goals for Liverpool and Tottenham respectively.


Champions League all-time top scorers

Cristiano Ronaldo remains the leading goalscorer in Champions League history with 140 strikes, but his lead could shrink this season as Manchester United are playing in the Europa League instead.

Long-time rival Lionel Messi can close the gap on first place this season, while Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema are currently tied on 86 goals as the battle for third continues.

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 140 (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus)
  2. Lionel Messi – 125 (Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain)
  3. Robert Lewandowski – 86 (Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich)
  4. Karim Benzema – 86 (Lyon, Real Madrid)
  5. Raul Gonzalez – 71 (Real Madrid, Schalke)
  6. Ruud van Nistelrooy – 56 (PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid)
  7. Thomas Müller – 52 (Bayern Munich)
  8. Thierry Henry – 50 (Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona)
  9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 48 (Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United)
  10. Andriy Shevchenko – 48 (Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan, Chelsea)
  11. Filippo Inzaghi – 46 (Juventus, AC Milan)
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