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Can Ajax Amsterdam’s Sebastien Haller keep up with Robert Lewandowski? Haller has been the hottest goal scorer in the UEFA Champions League, scoring in every game his club has played and topping the goal charts. But he’ll have to deliver against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday to stay close to Bayern Munich’s star striker.

Haller exploded for four goals in Ajax’s opening match and he also scored in the next two to reach six goals for the tournament. It’s an impressive haul when you consider that last season’s top scorer, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, had the best goal-scoring total with 10.

But Lewandowski got a hat trick in Matchday 4 to jump to eight goals, two in front of Haller. Watch out for Mo Salah (Liverpool) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) who are lurking behind the two top spots. Ronaldo scored twice against Atalanta to move to five goals, even with Salah who has yet to play his match this week.

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In the chart below, the players are ranked by their goal totals beginning with the group stage. Assists are used as the first tiebreaker and the second is fewest minutes played, in line with the tiebreakers that European governing body UEFA implemented for the European Championships.

Champions League Top Scorers (2021-2022)

Rank Player Team Goals (PKs) Assists Matches Mins
1. Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 8 (1) 1 4 349
2. Sebastien Haller Ajax 6 1 3 263
3. Mohamed Salah Liverpool 5 (1) 0 3 239
  Cristiano Ronaldo Man United 5 0 4 342
5. Leroy Sane Bayern Munich 4 4 4 323
  Christopher Nkunku RB Leipzig 4 0 3 261
7. Paulo Dybala Juventus 3 (2) 1 2 167
  Hans Vanaken Club Brugge 3 1 3 270
  Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid 3 0 3 115
  Darwin Nunez Benfica 3 (1) 0 4 224
  Riyad Mahrez Man City 3 (2) 0 3 270
  Lionel Messi PSG 3 (1) 0 3 270
  Karim Adeyemi RB Salzburg 3 (2) 0 4 303
14. Serge Gnabry Bayern Munich 2 2 4 199
  Arnaut Danjuma Villarreal 2 2 4 299
  Steven Berghuis Ajax 2 1 3 217
  Paulinho Sporting CP 2 1 3 257
  Vinicius Junior Real Madrid 2 1 3 269
  Sebastien Thill Sheriff Tiraspol 2 1 3 270
  Roberto Firmino Liverpool 2 0 2 114
  Ivan Rakitic Sevilla 2 (2) 0 3 119
  Rodrygo Real Madrid 2 0 3 127
  Noah Okafor RB Salzburg 2 0 3 159
  Sebastian Coates Sporting CP 2 0 2 180
  Lukas Nmecha Wolfsburg 2 0 4 232
  Alvaro Morata Juventus 2 0 3 233
  Jorginho Chelsea 2 (2) 0 3 242
  Federico Chiesa Juventus 2 0 3 256
  Joao Cancelo Man City 2 0 3 270
  Karim Benzema Real Madrid 2 (1) 0 3 270

Note: Total of 79 players tied with one goal scored. There have also been six own goals among the total of 172 scored in the tournament.

Champions League Top Scorers (since 1992-93)

Here are the top scorers for each UEFA Champions League tournament since the new format was adopted in 1992-93.

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No surprise as to who the players are who have topped the list on most occasions: Cristiano Ronaldo has led the charts seven times, and Messi six. Their dominant run has happened in the past 14 editions of the Champions League, though neither has claimed the honor in the past two campaigns.

Year Player Team Goals
2020-21 Erling Haaland B. Dortmund 10
2019-20 Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 15
2018-19 Lionel Messi Barcelona 12
2017-18 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 15
2016-17 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 12
2015-16 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 16
2014-15 Lionel Messi Barcelona 10
  Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 10
  Neymar Barcelona 10
2013-14 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 17
2012-13 Cristiano Ronaldo Real 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 Real Madrid 7
1999-00 Mario Jardel Porto 10
  Rivaldo Barcelona 10
  Raul Gonzalez Real 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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