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Champions League top goal scorers 2021-2022: Updated golden boot rankings

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Ajax Amsterdam’s Sebastien Haller is the most popular purpose scorer within the UEFA Champions League, scoring in each sport his membership has performed and topping the purpose charts. However what was as soon as a large lead has dwindled with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo heating up.

Haller exploded for 4 objectives in Ajax’s opening match and he additionally scored within the subsequent two to succeed in six objectives for the event. It is a powerful haul when you think about that final season’s prime scorer, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, had the perfect goal-scoring whole with 10.

However Liverpool’s in-form ahead Mohamed Salah is now only one behind Haller after the Egyptian worldwide scored twice extra towards Atletico Madrid in Matchday 3. Messi additionally netted twice and is as much as three for the competitors. The likes of Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski have given the impression that they’ve a lot extra to say in regards to the prime scorer race.

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Within the chart beneath, the gamers are ranked by their purpose totals. Assists is used as the primary tiebreaker and the second is fewest minutes performed in step with the tiebreakers that European governing physique UEFA carried out for the European Championships.

Champions League Prime Scorers (2021-2022)

Rank Participant Workforce Targets (PKs) Assists Matches Minutes
1. Sebastien Haller Ajax 6 1 3 263
2. Mohamed Salah Liverpool 5 (1) 0 3 239
3. Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 4 (1) 0 2 169
  Christopher Nkunku RB Leipzig 4 0 3 261
5. Hans Vanaken Membership Brugge 3 1 3 270
  Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid 3 0 3 115
  Karim Adeyemi RB Salzburg 3 (2) 0 2 154
  Riyad Mahrez Man Metropolis 3 (2) 0 3 270
  Lionel Messi PSG 3 (1) 0 3 270
10. Steven Berghuis Ajax 2 1 3 217
  Paulinho Sporting CP 2 1 3 257
  Sebastien Thill Sheriff Tiraspol 2 1 3 270
  Vinicius Junior Actual Madrid 2 1 3 269
  Ivan Rakitic Sevilla 2 (2) 0 2 103
  Roberto Firmino Liverpool 2 0 2 114
  Darwin Nunez Benfica 2 (1) 0 2 117
  Rodrygo Actual Madrid 2 0 3 127
  Cristiano Ronaldo Man United 2 0 2 162
  Sebastian Coates Sporting CP 2 0 2 180
  Joao Cancelo Man Metropolis 2 0 3 270
  Karim Benzema Actual Madrid 2 (1) 0 3 270

Be aware: Whole of 62 gamers tied with one purpose scored. There have additionally been 4 personal objectives amongst the full of 124 scored within the event.

Champions League Prime Scorers (since 1992-93)

Listed here are the highest scorers for every UEFA Champions League event because the new format was adopted in 1992-93.

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No shock as to who the gamers are who’ve topped the checklist on most events: Cristiano Ronaldo has led the charts seven occasions, and Messi six. Their dominant run has occurred prior to now 14 editions of the Champions League, although neither has claimed the glory prior to now two campaigns.

12 months Participant Workforce Targets
2020-21 Erling Haaland B. Dortmund 10
2019-20 Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 15
2018-19 Lionel Messi Barcelona 12
2017-18 Cristiano Ronaldo Actual Madrid 15
2016-17 Cristiano Ronaldo Actual Madrid 12
2015-16 Cristiano Ronaldo Actual Madrid 16
2014-15 Lionel Messi Barcelona 10
  Cristiano Ronaldo Actual Madrid 10
  Neymar Barcelona 10
2013-14 Cristiano Ronaldo Actual Madrid 17
2012-13 Cristiano Ronaldo Actual Madrid 12
2011-12 Lionel Messi Barcelona 14
2010-11 Lionel Messi Barcelona 12
2009-10 Lionel Messi Barcelona 8
2008-09 Lionel Messi Barcelona 9
2007-08 Cristiano Ronaldo Man United 8
2006-07 Kaka AC Milan 10
2005-06 Andriy Shevchenko AC Milan 9
2004-05 Ruud van Nistelrooy Man United 8
2003-04 Fernando Morientes AS Monaco 9
2002-03 Ruud van Nistelrooy Man United 12
2001-02 Ruud van Nistelrooy Man United 10
2000-01 Raul Gonzalez Actual Madrid 7
1999-00 Mario Jardel Porto 10
  Rivaldo Barcelona 10
  Raul Gonzalez Actual Madrid 10
1998-99 Andriy Shevchenko Dynamo Kyiv 8
  Dwight Yorke Man United 8
1997-98 Alessandro Del Piero Juventus 10
1996-97 Milinko Pantic Atletico Madrid 5
1995-96 Jari Litmanen Ajax 9
1994-95 George Weah PSG 7
1993-94 Hristo Stoichkov Barcelona 5
1992-93 Franck Sauzee Marseille 5

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