Top 5 Goalscorers in Champions League Final and Semifinals
Starting from Cristiano Ronaldo to Jari Litmanen!
The Champions League is one of the most prestigious soccer competitions in the world. Many European clubs compete with each other for the Champions League trophy every year. Playing in the semifinals or final of the Champions League is certainly a matter of pride for footballers.
This pride will be even greater if the footballer is able to score goals in the semifinals or finals. So far, there are several footballers with the most goals scored in the Champions League finals and semifinals. Here are the top 5 scorers in the Champions League final and semifinals so far.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 17 goals
Surely you are familiar with the figure of Cristiano Ronaldo who is currently defending Juventus. He won the Champions League 5 times. He won 4 trophies while defending Real Madrid and 1 other trophy came from Manchester United.
Ronaldo is the top scorer in the semifinals and final of the Champions League so far with 17 goals. Unfortunately, since his move to Juventus, he has struggled to reach the semifinals until now.
2. Lionel Messi – 8 goals
For the second position top scorer in the semifinals and final of the Champions League is Lionel Messi. So far, the Argentine player has scored 8 goals. With Barcelona, Messi himself has won 4 Champions League titles.
The last time Lionel Messi won the Champions League title was in the 2014/2015 season. After that, Messi and Barcelona struggled to penetrate the semifinals of Europe’s most prestigious competition.
3. Robert Lewandowski – 7 goals
Last season, Bayern Munich won the Champions League after defeating Paris Saint-Germain in the top party. One of the figures behind Bayern Munich’s success in winning the trophy is Robert Lewandowski. In its history, Lewandowski has scored 7 goals in the semifinals and final of the Champions League.
The 7 goals he won did not only come from Bayern Munich, but also when he was still defending Borussia Dortmund. Lewandowski himself has only won the Champions League once, to be precise last season. At the top of the party, Lewandowski contributed one goal and two other goals were scored by Serge Gnabry.
4. Alessandro Del Piero – 6 goals
For you Juventus fans, you must be familiar with the figure of Alessandro Del Piero. The Italian player defended the club from Turin for 19 years. With Juventus, he has already given a Champions League title, namely in the 1995/1996 season.
Throughout his football career, Del Piero has provided 6 goals for Juventus in the semifinals and final of the Champions League. Del Piero decided to retire in 2015 with his last club being Delhi Dynamos which is a club from India.
5. Jari Litmanen – 6 goals
For you football fans in the 1990s, you must be familiar with the figure of Jari Litmanen. The Finnish player has defended several big clubs, such as Barcelona, Liverpool and Ajax. Throughout his football career, he won a Champions League with Ajax, to be precise in the 1994/1995 season.
In the semifinals and final of the Champions League, he has scored 6 times. This acquisition is the same as the acquisition obtained by Del Piero. Jari Litmanen himself can be said to be one of the most successful footballers from Finland.
So, those are the 5 footballers with the most goals scored in the semifinals and final of the Champions League in history. The five of them are the players who have the most influence on the success of their club to win the Champions League title. Are there any of your favorite players in the list above?
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