Jon Dahl Tomasson is tied for fourth with Sukur with 22 goals, although his goals per game ratio is 0.71. He has three times been named Danish Player of the Year and has won the Champions League, Europa League, Serie A, and Eredivisie. In his 20-year career, he has 234 goals. 2. Robbie Keane of the Republic of Ireland has scored 160 goals in the UEFA Champions League/European Cup. He is only behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi among European players.
Keane has won two Golden Boots during his time at Tottenham Hotspur and one while at Inter Milan. He has also received the UEFA Club Football Award twice. During his career, he has played for various clubs in England, Ireland, Italy, and Spain. He is currently a member of the Irish national team.
The most successful player in UEFA history is Andreas Herzog of Germany. He is the all-time leading scorer in the UEFA Champions League with 79 goals. His record is dominated by his performance with Bayer Leverkusen where he scored 77 goals in 149 games. He has won the Bundesliga five times.
Herzog joined Bayer Leverkusen in 1994 and helped them achieve their first ever Bundesliga title that same year. He then went on to win another four titles with the club before moving to Italian club Juventus in 2001. There he won another two championships before ending his career with German side Schalke 04 in 2005.
Messi and Lewandowski are the only two superstars to have accomplished this accomplishment twice in their remarkable careers, while Messi and Luiz Adriano are the only two players to have scored five goals in a single Champions League game. 1. Marco van Basten of AC Milan vs. IFK Goteborg-92/93-4 goals? Maldini, Paolo: "He was unrivaled. His style of play was timeless."
The following is a list of English league football players who have scored at least 200 domestic league goals. This contains past Premier League and Football League players' appearances and goals.
Between 1895 and 1904, Derby County's Steve Bloomer was the league's leading scorer for five seasons. Dixie Dean of Everton scored sixty goals in a single season in 1927–28, the best ever tally in a single season.
Ronaldo, Cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, widely recognized as one of the finest soccer players of all time, was among the returning star players. Among his several achievements is the most goals scored in European history (with a total of 14 goals across 25 tournament games). He retired from international play after the 2014 World Cup, but he continues to score goals for his club team, Real Madrid.
The record is held by Ferenc Puskás who played during the 1950s and '60s. The entire world knows him as "Fernando", but fans call him "Puskás" because of his height. He was active for Hungary and represented them at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1952 when he was just 18 years old. At the age of 20, he became the youngest player ever to appear in a UEFA Champions League match when he debuted against St Patrick's Athletic in 1955. Two years later, he scored his first goal in this competition.
During his career, Puskás scored 251 goals in 379 matches and is still the top scorer in the history of the Olympic tournament. He died at the age of 56 after suffering from leukemia.
Another famous name coming from Hungary is Géza Mészöly who played in the 1990s. He too was a striker and scored over 100 goals in his career.
Armenia, Andorra, Latvia, and Sweden are the countries against whom he has scored the most goals, with five apiece. He has nine international goals in Lisbon's Estadio da Luz, the most he has scored in a single game.
The most recent example of this was during Portugal's 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Armenia on 16 October 2017. In that match, he scored four goals - his 50th career hat-trick - becoming only the second player after Pele to do so at a World Cup finals (the other being Germany's Gerd Muller).
Ronaldo started his international career strongly by scoring 14 goals in his first 15 matches for Portugal. The 1998 World Cup winner went on to become the first player to score 100 goals in international football. He remains the top scorer in UEFA European Championships history with 20 goals.
Among men's soccer players alone, there have been only three others who have reached the century mark: Bertie Brown (101), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (100), and Muller (100).
Of those three, only Muller has won more international caps than Ronaldo (115).