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The Union of European Football Association runs nation competitions, as well as club competitions. Some of the most popular club competitions conducted by the UEFA are the European Championship, Champions League, Europa League, and Super Cup.

Top notch clubs from Europe compete against each other in some of the most exciting matches in the world. The biggest players are roped in by the clubs to play for them, and do them proud. And sure enough, the players do their best to give performances worth remembering. The battle is out on the ground, until one of the players shoots the ball right into the net. Let us take a look at the Top 10 Highest Scorers of UEFA club competitions.

Top 10 Highest Scorers of UEFA club competitions

10. Alessandro Del Piero – 53

Top 10 Highest Scorers of UEFA club competitions
Top 10 Scorers of UEFA club competitions

Italian footballer Alessandro Del Piero played for Italian Serie A club Juventus besides appearing for the Italy national football team in his active footballing career since 1993. Del Piero represented the Italian team at three FIFA World Cups and four UEFA European Football Championships, and won the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He participated in 127 UEFA Club Competition matches for his team and scored a total of 53 goals in UEFA regulated competitions until now, and is inducted in the tenth place in our list of top 10 highest scorers of UEFA club competitions. Alessandro Del Piero achieved a goal-per-match ratio of 0.42 in UEFA club competitions in his soccer career till now.

9. Thierry Henry – 59

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10 Footballers with Most Goals in UEFA club competitions

French footballer Thierry Henry played for several European clubs such as AS Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal and Barcelona besides appearing for the France national football team in his active UEFA career between 1996 and 2014. Henry was named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year twice and won the FWA Footballer of the Year award three times in his career. He participated in 140 UEFA Club Competition matches for his teams and scored a total of 59 goals in UEFA regulated competitions in his career, and is inducted in the ninth place in our list of top 10 highest scorers of UEFA club competitions. Thierry Henry achieved a goal-per-match ratio of 0.42 in UEFA club competitions in his active UEFA club career till 2014.

8. Henrik Larsson – 59

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10 Best Players with Most Goals in UEFA club competitions

Retired Swedish footballer Henrik Larsson played for several European clubs such as Feyenoord, Celtic, Barcelona, Manchester United and Helsingborg besides appearing for the Sweden national football team in his active footballing career between 1996 and 2009. Larsson scored 242 goals in 315 competitive matches and won four league titles in seven years career with Celtic. He participated in 108 UEFA Club Competition matches for his teams and scored a total of 59 goals in UEFA regulated competitions in his career, and is inducted in the eighth place in our list of top 10 highest scorers of UEFA club competitions. Henrik Larsson achieved a goal-per-match ratio of 0.55 in UEFA club competitions in his active soccer career till 2009.

7. Ruud van Nistelrooy – 62

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Top Scorers – UEFA club competitions Stats

Retired Dutch footballer Ruud van Nistelrooy played for several European clubs such as PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Hamburg besides appearing for the Netherlands national football team in his active footballing career between 1998 and 2012. Nistelrooy is a three-time Champions League top scorer and also became the top scorer in three different European domestic leagues. He participated in 92 UEFA Club Competition matches for his teams and scored a total of 62 goals in UEFA regulated competitions in his career, and is inducted in the seventh place in our list of top 10 highest scorers of UEFA club competitions. Ruud van Nistelrooy achieved a goal-per-match ratio of 0.67 in UEFA club competitions in his active soccer career till 2012.

6. Gerd Müller – 62

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UEFA club competitions Stats – Top Scorers

Legendary retired German footballer Gerd Müller played for German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich besides appearing for the Germany national football team in his active footballing career between 1967 and 1979. He scored a record 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga games in his fifteen years career with Bayern Munich. He participated in 69 UEFA Club Competition matches for his team and scored a total of 62 goals in UEFA regulated competitions in his career, and is inducted in the sixth place in our list of top 10 highest scorers of UEFA club competitions. Gerd Müller achieved a goal-per-match ratio of 0.90 in UEFA club competitions in his active soccer career till 1979.

5. Andriy Shevchenko – 67

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10 Amazing Scorers of UEFA club competitions

Retired Ukrainian footballer Andriy Shevchenko played for several European clubs such as Dynamo Kyiv, A.C. Milan and Chelsea besides appearing for the Ukraine national football team in his active footballing career between 1994 and 2012. Shevchenko is the second all-time best scorer of the Derby della Madonnina between A.C. Milan and their rival Internazionale with 14 goals. He participated in 142 UEFA Club Competition matches for his teams and scored a total of 67 goals in UEFA regulated competitions in his career, and is inducted in the fifth place in our list of top 10 highest scorers of UEFA club competitions. Andriy Shevchenko achieved a goal-per-match ratio of 0.47 in UEFA club competitions in his active soccer career till 2012.

4. Filippo Inzaghi – 70

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List of Top Scorers in UEFA club competitions

Retired Italian footballer Filippo Inzaghi played for several European clubs such as Parma, Juventus and A.C. Milan besides appearing for the Italy national football team in his active footballing career between 1995 and 2012. Inzaghi won two UEFA Champions League titles, three Serie A titles and the 2006 World Cup in his career.  He participated in 114 UEFA Club Competition matches for his teams and scored a total of 70 goals in UEFA regulated competitions in his career, and is inducted in the fourth place in our list of top 10 highest scorers of UEFA club competitions. Filippo Inzaghi achieved a goal-per-match ratio of 0.61 in UEFA club competitions in his active soccer career till 2012.

3. Lionel Messi – 76

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Top 10 Goal Scorers of UEFA club competitions

Argentine footballer Lionel Messi played for Spanish La Liga club Barcelona besides appearing for the Argentina national football team in his active footballing career since 2004. Messi is the first football player to win four Ballons d’Or awards in history and also the first footballer to win three European Golden Shoe awards. He participated in 95 UEFA Club Competition matches for his team and scored a total of 76 goals in UEFA regulated competitions until now, and is inducted in the third place in our list of top 10 highest scorers of UEFA club competitions. Lionel Messi achieved a goal-per-match ratio of 0.80 in UEFA club competitions in his soccer career till now.

2. Raúl González – 77

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Top Scorers of UEFA club competitions

Retired Spanish footballer Raúl González played for several European clubs such as Real Madrid and Schalke 04 besides appearing for the Spanish national football team in his active footballing career between 1995 and 2012. Raúl is the only player to be named UEFA Club Forward of the Year three times in his career and was also inducted in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players in 2004. He participated in 155 UEFA Club Competition matches for his teams and scored a total of 77 goals in UEFA regulated competitions in his career, and is inducted in the second place in our list of top 10 highest scorers of UEFA club competitions. Raúl González achieved a goal-per-match ratio of 0.50 in UEFA club competitions in his active soccer career till 2012.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 78

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UEFA club competitions – Highest Scorers

Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo played for several European clubs such as Sporting CP, Manchester United and Real Madrid besides appearing for the Portugal national football team in his active footballing career since 2002. Ronaldo is the first Portuguese footballer to achieve three Ballon d’Or awards and also the second only player to win three European Golden Shoe awards in football history. He participated in 117 UEFA Club Competition matches for his teams and scored a total of 78 goals in UEFA regulated competitions until now, and is inducted in the top place in our list of top 10 highest scorers of UEFA club competitions. Cristiano Ronaldo achieved a goal-per-match ratio of 0.66 in UEFA club competitions in his soccer career till now.

While every strong performance in the UEFA club competitions is important, the players who manage to score the goals are the ones who make history. Every soccer player waits with bated breath, and hopes to be a witness of the memorable moment in which a soccer record is created.

Top 10 Highest Scorers of UEFA club competitions

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 78
2. Raúl González – 77
3. Lionel Messi – 76
4. Filippo Inzaghi – 70
5. Andriy Shevchenko – 67
6. Gerd Müller – 62
7. Ruud van Nistelrooy – 62
8. Henrik Larsson – 59
9. Thierry Henry – 59
10. Alessandro Del Piero – 53

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