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Ronaldo finishes clear as Champions League top scorer

Cristiano Ronaldo has finished UEFA Champions League top scorer for the sixth season running.

Ronaldo tops the UEFA Champions League scoring charts for the sixth season running
Ronaldo tops the UEFA Champions League scoring charts for the sixth season running ©Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo has finished top of the UEFA Champions League scoring charts for the sixth consecutive season, ending the campaign with 15 goals to his name.

Ronaldo has now top-scored in the competition, either jointly or outright, a record seven times. His final tally this term is two short of his record of 17 for a single season.

This season's UEFA Champions League top scorers

Watch Ronaldo's stunning overhead kick

15: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
10: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)
10: Sadio Mané (Liverpool)
10: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
8: Wissam Ben Yedder (Sevilla)
8: Edin Džeko (Roma)

Sadio Mané's final goal meant he joined Liverpool colleagues Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah in joint second behind Ronaldo on ten strikes each. A Liverpool player did top the assists charts, though, midfielder James Milner setting a record by laying on nine goals for team-mates. The Reds found the net 47 times altogether, also a new all-time high for any UEFA club competition in a single season.

UEFA Champions League top scorers by season

2017/18: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – 15
2016/17: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – 12
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
1999/00: 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: Wynton Rufer (Werder Bremen), Ronald Koeman (Barcelona) – 8
1992/93: Romário (PSV Eindhoven) – 7

UEFA Champions League all-time top scorers

120: Cristiano Ronaldo (POR, Manchester United, Real Madrid)
100: Lionel Messi (ARG, Barcelona)
71: Raúl González (ESP, Real Madrid, Schalke)
56: Karim Benzema (FRA, Lyon, Real Madrid)
56: Ruud van Nistelrooy (NED, PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid)

*All UEFA Champions League statistics for competition proper only