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Europe's 2020/21 top scorer: who is in the running?

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are in the chasing pack, but Robert Lewandowski is a long way out in front.

Robert Lewandowski's hat-trick against Stuttgart on 20 March made him the first non-German to 35 goals in a Bundesliga season
Robert Lewandowski's hat-trick against Stuttgart on 20 March made him the first non-German to 35 goals in a Bundesliga season POOL/AFP via Getty Images

As the campaign unfolds, UEFA.com is tracking the top scorers in the continent's leading men's domestic leagues and UEFA's most prominent club competitions.

Erling Haaland is setting the pace in Europe with ten UEFA Champions League goals this season. But it is Robert Lewandowski, now back from injury, who is a formidable eight goals clear of the next highest scorer in the top domestic competitions: Lionel Messi.

Top scorers in Europe's 2020/21 top five domestic leagues

Lewandowski: Watch all of his 2019/20 goals
Lewandowski: Watch all of his 2019/20 goals

36 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern München, GER)
28 Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP)
27 Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, ITA)
25
Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund, GER)
25 Kylian Mbappé (Paris, FRA)
25 André Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt, GER)
21
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, ESP)
21 Harry Kane (Tottenham, ENG)
21 Romelu Lukaku (Inter, ITA)
20 Gerard Moreno (Villarreal, ESP)
20 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, ENG)
20 Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg, GER)
19
Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco, FRA)
19 Memphis Depay (Lyon, FRA)
19 Ciro Immobile (Lazio, ITA)
19 Luis Muriel (Atalanta, ITA)
19 Luis Suárez (Atlético, ESP)
19 Simy (Crotone, ITA)
19
Dušan Vlahović (Fiorentina, ITA)
17 Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla, ESP)
17 Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli, ITA)
17
Andrej Kramarić (Hoffenheim, GER)

2019/20: Ciro Immobile (Lazio, ITA) – 36
2018/19: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP) – 36
2017/18: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP) – 34
2016/17: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, ESP) – 37
2015/16: Luis Suárez (Barcelona, ESP) 40

Top scorers in 2020/21 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League (group stage to final)

Watch all of Haaland's Champions League goals this season
Watch all of Haaland's Champions League goals this season

10 Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund, UEFA Champions League)
9 Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United, 4 UEFA Champions League/5 UEFA Europa League)
8
Kylian Mbappé (Paris, UEFA Champions League)
8
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United, 6 UEFA Champions League/2 UEFA Europa League)
7
Pizzi (Benfica, UEFA Europa League)
7 Yusuf Yazıcı (LOSC Lille, UEFA Europa League)
7
Borja Mayoral (Roma, UEFA Europa League)
6
Edin Džeko (Roma, UEFA Europa League)
6
Carlos Vinícius (Tottenham, UEFA Europa League)
6 Gerard Moreno (Villarreal, UEFA Europa League)
6
Álvaro Morata (Juventus, UEFA Champions League)
6 Neymar (Paris, UEFA Champions League)
6 Mislav Oršić (Dinamo Zagreb, UEFA Europa League)
6
 Paco Alcácer (Villarreal, UEFA Europa League)
6
Munas Dabbur (Hoffenheim, UEFA Europa League)
6 Olivier Giroud (Chelsea, UEFA Champions League)
6
Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla, UEFA Champions League)
6 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, UEFA Champions League)
6 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League)
6 Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal, UEFA Europa League)

2019/20: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern, UEFA Champions League) – 15
2018/19: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, UEFA Champions League) 12

2017/18: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League) – 15
2016/17: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League) – 12
2015/16: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League) – 16