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Top 10 goal scorers for Real Madrid in Champions league

When you think of Real Madrid, you think of their dominance in the Champions League - a competition they have won a record 13 times. Check here the top 10 goal scorers for Real Madrid in Champions league history.

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Last updated: 22.08.2022
Top 10 goal scorers for Real Madrid in Champions league

When you think of Real Madrid, you think of their dominance in the European Cup/Champions League - a competition they have won a record 13 times.

Madrid has housed some of the finest players to ever play the game, with many achieving legendary status in the Spanish capital for their exploits in European competition. 

 

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

 

Appearances: 101

Goals: 105

 

The competition's all-time top goalscorer was nothing short of phenomenal at Real Madrid, leading his former club to Champions League glory four times during his stay.

 

Cristiano Ronaldo also finished as the top goalscorer in the Champions League on six occasions while with Los Blancos. One of the greatest of all time.

 

2. Karim Benzema

 

Appearances: 121

Goals: 73

 

Karim Benzema is finally the main man at Real and his numbers are improving year on year. He's arguably as good as he's ever been right now, and his game involves so much more than just finding the back of the net.

 

He helps bring the best out of those around him, dropping deep and constantly looking to bring his teammates into the game. A ruthless finisher, yes, but also a vital team player.

 

 

3. Raul

Appearances: 130

Goals: 66

Real Madrid's all-time leading appearance-maker and the club's second top goalscorer as well, Raul was a true Madridista and the face of Los Blancos.

Not only did the three-time Champions League winner possess the kind of quality which had fans constantly gasping in anticipation during games, he also had the appetite and hunger to match as well. A Real Madrid legend.

 

 

4. Fernando Morientes

Appearances: 58

Goals: 17

Morientes netted 17 goals in 58 appearances in the white of Real before joining Monaco on loan - and yep, he finished that season as the competition's top goalscorer.

He scored in both legs against Real Madrid as well. Oops.

 

5. Gareth Bale

 

Appearances: 56

Goals: 16

 

For a player who was made out to be the root of all of Real Madrid's problems, Gareth Bale sure does sit high up on this list, doesn't he?

 

Whatever the fans' opinions of him are and despite what the Spanish press tried to make out, Bale delivered on the big stage for Los Blancos and deserves far greater recognition for his efforts than he currently does. Among his 16 goals is that stunning overhead kick against Liverpool in the final.

 

 

6. Luis Figo

 

Appearances: 58

Goals: 16

 

The Barcelona faithful's uproar at Figo's decision to cross the divide and make the switch to Real Madrid wasn't a surprise considering the rivalry between the two clubs. But it was also a clear indicator of their bitter disappointment at seeing such a remarkable talent move elsewhere.

 

Luis Figo would go on to win the Champions League once (his only triumph), while he also picked up the Ballon d'Or in 2000.

 

 

7. Guti

Appearances: 97

Goals: 16

A true Madridista, Guti joined Real aged nine and worked his way up through the ranks, eventually going on to make 542 appearances in total.

 

Guti has three Champions League wins to his name, although he didn't actually feature in the final of each of these victories.

 

8. Roberto Carlos

Appearances: 107

Goals: 16

One of the famed Galacticos, the left back role will forever be associated with Roberto Carlos' name. The Brazilian was vital to his side's Champions League success, whether it be defensively, from set pieces or going forward.

There are few quite like Roberto Carlos, a player who knew how to get the best out of himself - even when he was told he wasn't suited to the left back role. How wrong Roy was, eh?

 

 

 

9. Ivan Helguera

Appearances: 81

Goals: 15

Helguera's role change, moving from the midfield back into the centre of defence, didn't necessarily suit him, but he grew into the role after Florentino Perez's decision not to bring in another central defender.

The two-time winner of the competition never really received the plaudits he deserved, bringing stability to a back four which needed support.

 

10. Sergio Ramos

 

Appearances: 129

Goals: 15

 

Love him or loathe him, there's no denying Sergio Ramos' world class talent - as well as his impact at Real Madrid.

 

15 of his 100+ goals have come in the Champions League, with that header against none other than Atletico Madrid in the 2014 final a particular highlight.

 

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