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Defenders with most Champions League goals: Piqué ahead of Ramos

Gerard Piqué is now the joint third-highest scoring defender in UEFA Champions League history.

Gerard Piqué celebrates his goal for Barcelona against Roma
Gerard Piqué celebrates his goal for Barcelona against Roma ©AFP/Getty Images

Gerard Piqué's goal for Barcelona against Roma was his 12th in the UEFA Champions League, taking him to joint third in the list of all-time top-scoring defenders.

Piqué put Barcelona 3-0 up in the first leg of their quarter-final tie against the Giallorossi on Wednesday. He had not found the net in Europe's premier club competition since matchday two of the 2016/17 campaign, in a 2-1 victory at Borussia Mönchengladbach, but now trails only Roberto Carlos and Iván Helguera among his most prolific peers.

Champions League all-time top-scoring defenders*

Roberto Carlos 16
Iván Helguera 15
Dani Alves 12
Gerard Piqué 12
Christian Panucci 11
Sergio Ramos 11

*Players only eligible if primary position is considered to be in defence. Group stage to final only