UEFA Club Competitions means the total competition under UEFA. UEFA Club Competitions includes UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup and Intercontinental Cup. Today we would like to talk about top 10 highest scorers of UEFA Club Competitions. There are many players who used to play in the different domestic league such as La Liga, Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and so on.
But, after qualifying they used to take part in different event of UEFA just like Champions League, Europa League Super Cup and some others. So, today we find the players those have scored highest goals in the competition of UEFA. Undoubtedly two greatest players in this time being Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will be on the list of top scorers of UEFA Club Competitions. But we are finding top ten of them. So, let’s take a glance below where we are presenting the list of top scorers of UEFA Club Competitions.
Top 10 Highest Scorers of UEFA Club Competitions
Eusebio scored 56 goals in UEFA Club Competitions and standing on the 10th position on the list of top scorers in UEFA Club Competitions so far. He is a former Portuguese national team player and played for Benfica in his professional career.
He made 75 appearances and scored such goals in UEFA Club Competitions. His goal ratio is 0.76.
9. Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry has also scored 59 goals in UEFA Club Competitions but he played far more games than Henrik and so, he is one step behind than the Swedish player.
He made 140 appearances and scored 59 goals in UEFA Club Competitions. He was very renowned in his time and played with Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, and Barcelona.
8. Henrik Larsson
Henrik Larsson is a Swedish former professional football player who played for plenty of clubs where among them Celtic, Barcelona and Manchester United are very renowned.
He is also one of the top scorers in UEFA Club Competitions who scored 59 goals by making 108 appearances.
7. Ruud van Nistelrooy
Ruud van Nistelrooy is a former Dutch professional footballer and he also scored 62 goals in UEFA Club Competitions. But he played more matches than Gerd Muller.
He made 92 appearances there and so, he is in 7th position considering the top scorer in UEFA Club Competitions.
He made his debut in Europe in 1998 and left from the game in 2012. His goal ratio is 0.67.
6. Gerd Muller
Gerd Muller is a former German football player who played as the striker and very renowned worldwide. He is still considered as the greatest goal scorer of all time. He started his senior career with 1861 Nördlingen.
Later, he joined Bayern Munich where he played since 1964 to 1979. By making 453 league appearances he scored 398 goals so far. Besides, he played for the West Germany national team. He is one of the top scorers in UEFA Club Competitions who scored 62 goals in 71 games.
5. Andriy Shevchenko
Andriy Shevchenko is a former Ukraine professional football player who played as the striker. He played for the couple of clubs like Dynamo Kyiv, Milan and Chelsea. With Milan, his performance was quite amazing.
He is also on the list of the top scorer of UEFA Club Competitions. He scored 67 goals totally by playing 143 games. He started to play in Europe in 1994 and took his retirement in 2012.
4. Filippo Inzaghi
Filippo Inzaghi is a former Italian professional football player who started his career with Parma. Later, he joined with Juventus and finally played for Milan.
He made his Europa debut in 1995 and took his retirement in 2012. He scored 70 goals totally in UEFA Club Competitions and made 114 appearances. BHis goal ratio is 0.61.
3. Raul Gonzalez
Raul Gonzalez is a Spanish former professional player and he is in 3rd position considering the top scorer in UEFA Club Competitions list. He scored 77 goals by making 161 appearances.
He made his Europa debut in 1995 and took his retirement in 2012. His scoring ratio is 0.48. He played for Real Madrid and Schalke 04.
2. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is the Argentine star and playing as captain of the national team. He is a top rated forward and regarded by many as one of the greatest players of all time. He is standing on the 2nd position considering the top goal scorer in UEFA Club Competitions. He has already scored 103 goals in the competitions by making 129 appearances.
His scoring ratio is 0.80. He made his Europe competition debut in 2004. Since the beginning of his professional career, he is playing with Spanish giants Barcelona and now, he is selected as the captain of the team.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is holding the record of top scorer in UEFA Club Competitions till now. He has played 161 appearances and scored 123 goals highest in the competitions. He made his Europe debut in 2002. In his professional career, he played for different clubs where he started his career with Sporting CP.
Later, he joined Manchester United and then Real Madrid. In last summer transfer window, he suddenly left Real Madrid and moved to the Italian club Juventus. His goal ratio is 0.76 in UEFA Club Competitions.
Besides, Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Karim Benzema also scored 56 goals each in UEFA Club Competitions but they played more games than Eusebio and so, Zlatan is in 11th and Karim Benzema is in 12th position on the list of top scorers of UEFA Club Competitions.