Cristiano Ronaldo takes scoring prize again

Cristiano Ronaldo has finished as the UEFA Champions League's top scorer for the fourth season in a row and the fifth time overall with 16 goals – 55 in the last four campaigns.

Cristiano Ronaldo has finished as the UEFA Champions League's top marksman for the fourth season running, notching 16 goals – and the Portuguese star is closing in on a century in Europe's premier club competition.

The Real Madrid forward has managed a remarkable 55 UEFA Champions League goals in the last four seasons, and has now been crowned leading scorer in the competition five times, having also achieved the feat with Manchester United in 2007/08. Ronaldo, who also converted the winning penalty in the final shoot-out, ended seven goals clear of Bayern München's Robert Lewandowski, with another Bayern ace Thomas Müller and Barcelona's Luis Suárez joint third on eight strikes apiece.

Ronaldo has also broken clear of Lionel Messi in the all-time UEFA Champions League goalscoring stakes, with 93 to his name compared with the Barcelona man's 83 – both players having begun the campaign on 77 goals. Ronaldo leads Messi 94–83 in the European Cup overall, including qualifying, for the competition's 61 seasons.

2015/16 UEFA Champions League top scorers
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 16
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern München) 9
Luis Suárez (Barcelona) 8
Thomas Müller (Bayern München) 8
Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid) 7
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 6
Artem Dzyuba (Zenit) 6

2015/16 UEFA Champions League top assists
Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal) 5
Neymar (Barcelona) 5
Kingsley Coman (Bayern München) 5
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 4
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Paris Saint-Germain) 4
Hulk (Zenit) 4
Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) 4

UEFA Champions League top scorers by season
2015/16: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 16
2014/15: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Neymar (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 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 (Manchester United) 8
2006/07: Kaká (AC Milan) 10
2005/06: Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan) 9
2004/05: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United) 8
2003/04: Fernando Morientes (Monaco) 9
2002/03: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United) 12
2001/02: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United) 10
2000/01: Raúl González (Real Madrid) 7
1999/2000: Mário Jardel (Porto), Rivaldo (Barcelona), Raúl González (Real Madrid) 10
1998/99: Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kyiv), Dwight Yorke (Manchester United) 8
1997/98: Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus) 10
1996/97: Milinko Pantić (Atlético Madrid) 5
1995/96: Jari Litmanen (Ajax) 9
1994/95: George Weah (Paris Saint-Germain) 7
1993/94: Ronald Koeman (Barcelona), Wynton Rufer (Werder Bremen) 8
1992/93: Romário (PSV Eindhoven) 7

UEFA Champions League overall top scorers
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid) 93
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 83
Raúl González (Real Madrid, Schalke) 71
Ruud van Nistelrooy (PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid) 56
Thierry Henry (Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona) 50
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale Milano, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain) 48
Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan, Chelsea) 48
Karim Benzema (Lyon, Real Madrid) 46
Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus, AC Milan) 46
Didier Drogba (Marseille, Chelsea, Galatasaray) 44
Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus) 42

• All UEFA Champions League statistics for competition proper only

Raúl’s ten best goals
Raúl’s ten best goals

European Cup all-time top scorers (inc qualifying)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid) 94
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 83
Raúl González (Real Madrid, Schalke) 71
Ruud van Nistelrooy (PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid) 60
Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan, Chelsea) 59
Thierry Henry (Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona) 51
Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus, AC Milan) 50
Alfredo Di Stéfano (Real Madrid) 49
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale Milano, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain) 49
Eusébio (Benfica) 47
Karim Benzema (Lyon, Real Madrid) 46
Didier Drogba (Olympique de Marseille, Chelsea FC, Galatasaray AŞ) 44
Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus) 44

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