Top 10 UEFA Club Goalscorers Of All Time
As the Champions League resumes tonight after a two-month layoff, Goal.com looks at the top 10 goalscorers in UEFA club history…
By Carlo Garganese
Feb 16, 2010 3:00:00 PM
Filippo Inzaghi - Milan (Getty Images)
Argentine genius who led the Real Madrid of the 1950s to five consecutive European crowns. The star man of a team that also included the great Ferenc Puskas and Francisco Gento. Regarded by some as the greatest player of all time, better than
Still going reasonably strong at 35, Del Piero has been a European star for 16 years now. The free-kick expert’s best moment in Europe came in 1997/98 when on his way to becoming Champions League top-scorer he scored a hat-trick as Juve crushed Monaco 4-1 at home in their semi final first leg. Champion in 1996.
8) Eusebio (Benfica) – 54 Goals
Rated by many, including this writer, as the most complete striker in history.
7) Henrik Larsson (Feyenoord, Celtic, Barcelona,
One of the most under-rated hitmen of his generation, Larsson proved that his prolific spell at
Burst onto the scene as a youngster with Monaco, leading them to the semi-finals of the Champions League in 1998 before starring in Europe with Arsenal and Barcelona. At the peak of his career, the Frenchman was uncatchable when in full flight. He was a runner-up in the
Quite possibly the best finisher of the last decade, when
4) Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kiev, Milan, Chelsea) – 62 Goals
European Footballer of the Year in 2004,
3) Gerd Muller (
Undoubtedly the greatest penalty
2) Raul Gonzalez (Real Madrid) – 68 Goals
Is second to Inzaghi because, although he has scored the same number of goals, he has played many more games. Raul is to Real Madrid what the afforementioned Del Piero is to
1) Pippo Inzaghi (Parma, Juventus, Milan) – 68 Goals
He may lack in the technical department, but there has not been a striker in history with better movement, reactions, anticipation and poachers intelligence than Superpippo. The World Cup winner has a knack for scoring decisive goals when they matter, including both in the 2-1 final win over Liverpool in 2007. Now 36, don't be surprised if Inzaghi adds a few more goals to his all-time total before he hangs up his scoring boots.