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Karim Benzema fourth in all-time Champions League scorers rankings

Karim Benzema is the fourth highest scorer in UEFA Champions League history: marvel at his stats.

Karim Benzema: All 90 Champions League goals

Karim Benzema scored 90 goals over 18 seasons in the UEFA Champions League, making the French striker the fourth highest scorer in Europe's top club football competition.

Now 35, Benzema scored for Lyon on his Champions League debut – in a 2-1 group stage win against Rosenborg on 6 December 2005, 13 days before his 18th birthday. He left France for Madrid in 2009 (the same summer that Cristiano Ronaldo joined the Merengues), and in 2022/23 maintained his record of scoring at least one Champions League goal a season for an 18th successive campaign, equalling Lionel Messi's competition record.

Benzema registered in 65 Champions League games, with those goals contributing to 48 wins, 11 draws and six defeats. He departed Real Madrid at the end of 2022/23.

Top UEFA Champions League scorers (excluding qualifying)

140 Cristiano Ronaldo (POR, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus)
129 Lionel Messi (ARG, Barcelona, Paris)
91 Robert Lewandowski (POL, Dortmund, Bayern, Barcelona)
90 Karim Benzema (FRA, Lyon, Real Madrid)
71 Raúl González (ESP, Real Madrid, Schalke)

Most UEFA Champions League goals for one club (excluding qualifying)

120 Lionel Messi (ARG, Barcelona)
105 Cristiano Ronaldo (POR, Real Madrid)
78 Karim Benzema (FRA, Real Madrid)
Robert Lewandowski (POL, Bayern)
Raúl González (ESP, Real Madrid)

Five great Benzema goals

Benzema's goals, season by season

Benzema and Messi are the only players who have scored in 18 successive Champions League campaigns.

2005/06 1 (Lyon)
2006/07 2 (Lyon)
2007/08 4 (Lyon)
2008/09 5 (Lyon)
2009/10 1 (Real Madrid)
2010/11 6 (Real Madrid)
2011/12 7 (Real Madrid)
2012/13 5 (Real Madrid)
2013/14 5 (Real Madrid)
2014/15 6 (Real Madrid)
2015/16 4 (Real Madrid)
2016/17 5 (Real Madrid)
2017/18 5 (Real Madrid)
2018/19 4 (Real Madrid)
2019/20 5 (Real Madrid)
2020/21 6 (Real Madrid)
2021/22 15 (Real Madrid)
2022/23 4 (Real Madrid)

All Karim Benzema's 2021/22 goals

Goals by round

56 Group stage
17 Round of 16
8 Quarter-finals
8 Semi-finals
1 Final


Real Madrid 4-0 Auxerre (08/12/2010)
Real Madrid 8-0 Malmö (08/12/2015)
Real Madrid 3-1 Paris (09/03/2022)
Chelsea 1-3 Real Madrid (06/04/2022)

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