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Champions League top scorers: Karim Benzema leads the way

Who has scored the most goals in this season's UEFA Champions League? Who has provided the most assists?

UCL - All Goals - Karim Benzema - 2021/22 - 15 Goals
All Karim Benzema's 2021/22 goals so far

Karim Benzema has pulled clear of Robert Lewandowski at the top of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League scoring charts.

2021/22 UEFA Champions League top scorers

15 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
13
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern)
11
Sébastien Haller (Ajax)
8
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
7 Christopher Nkunku (Leipzig)
7 Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)
6
Leroy Sané (Bayern)
6 Kylian Mbappé (Paris)
6
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
6
Arnaut Danjuma (Villarreal)
6 Darwin Núñez (Benfica)
5 Lionel Messi (Paris)
5 Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)
5 Sadio Mané (Liverpool)
5 Rodrygo (Real Madrid)
4
Pedro Gonçalves (Sporting CP)
4 Antoine Griezmann (Atlético)
4 Thomas Müller (Bayern)
4 Timo Werner (Chelsea)
4 Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City)
4 Luis Díaz (Liverpool)

Sébastien Haller was the early frontrunner after becoming only the second player to register in all six group games after Cristiano Ronaldo in 2017/18. Haller had already become the first player to score four times on his Champions League debut since Marco van Basten during Ajax's 5-1 victory at Sporting CP.

Yet Benzema moved into pole position with a double in the first leg of Real Madrid's semi-final tie at Manchester City, his Panenka penalty moving him to 14 goals for the campaign. The Frenchman pulled two clear of Bayern forward Lewandowski in the second leg with another spot kick.

2021/22 Champions League stats


Most assists in the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League

Bruno Fernandes: All his assists this season
Bruno Fernandes: All his assists this season

7 Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
6 Leroy Sané (Bayern)
6 Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid)
5
Antony (Ajax)
4 Kylian Mbappé (Paris)
4 Luka Modrić (Real Madrid)
4 Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)
4 João Mário (Benfica)
4 Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
4 Étienne Capoue (Villarreal)
4 Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
3
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern)
3 Maximilian Arnold (Wolfsburg)
3 Cristiano (Sheriff)
3 Jude Bellingham (Dortmund)
3 Duván Zapata (Atalanta)
3 João Cancelo (Manchester City)
3 Angeliño (Leipzig)
3 Kingsley Coman (Bayern)
3 Dani Parejo (Villarreal)
3 Thomas Müller (Bayern)
3 Alejandro Grimaldo (Benfica)
3 Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)

Most goals and assists combined in the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League

16 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern)
16 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
12
Sébastien Haller (Ajax)
12 Leroy Sané (Bayern)
10 Kylian Mbappé (Paris)
10 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
9
Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid)
9 Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)
8 Arnaut Danjuma (Villarreal)
7
Antony (Ajax)
7 Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
7
Christopher Nkunku (Leipzig)
7
Thomas Müller (Bayern)
7 Rodrygo (Real Madrid)
6
Pedro Gonçalves (Sporting CP)
6 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
6 Duván Zapata (Atalanta)
6 Timo Werner (Chelsea)
6 Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)
6 Darwin Núñez (Benfica)
6 Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
6 Étienne Capoue (Villarreal)
6 Sadio Mané (Liverpool)
6 Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)

UEFA Champions League top scorers by season (group stage to final)

UEFA Forward of the Season 2020/21 - Erling Haaland
UEFA Forward of the Season 2020/21 - Erling Haaland

2020/21: Erling Haaland (Dortmund) 10
2019/20
: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern) 15
2018/19: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 12
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: Hristo Stoichkov (Barcelona) 5
1992/93: Franck Sauzée (Marseille) 5

All-time Champions League stats