Which South Americans have scored the most UEFA goals?

Lionel Messi tops the South American UEFA Champions League table with 100 goals, but who else makes it into the top ten?

Javier Zanetti, Daniel Alves, Lionel Messi and Roberto Carlos
Javier Zanetti, Daniel Alves, Lionel Messi and Roberto Carlos ©Getty Images

Most appearances by a South American** player in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

128: Roberto Carlos (BRA – Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe)
125: Lionel Messi (ARG – Barcelona)
111: Dani Alves (BRA – Sevilla, Barcelona, Paris)
105: Javier Zanetti (ARG – Inter Milan)
98: Javier Mascherano (ARG – Liverpool, Barcelona)
97: Maxwell (BRA – Ajax, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Paris)
89: Marcelo (BRA – Real Madrid)
88: Kaká (BRA – Real Madrid, AC Milan)
85: Fernandinho (BRA – Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City)
85: Lúcio (BRA – Leverkusen, Bayern München, Inter Milan, Juventus)

Top-scoring South American** players in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

Messi's 100 UEFA Champions League goals
Messi's 100 UEFA Champions League goals

100: Lionel Messi (ARG – Barcelona)
49: Alfredo Di Stéfano (ARG – Real Madrid)
37: Sergio Agüero (ARG – Atlético Madrid, Man. City)
32: Edinson Cavani (URU – Napoli, Paris)
31: Rivaldo (BRA – Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos, AEK Athens)
30: Kaká (BRA – Real Madrid, AC Milan)
28: Hernán Crespo (ARG – Parma, Inter Milan, Chelsea, AC Milan)
28: Jardel (BRA – Porto, Galatasaray)
27: Giovane Elber (BRA – Bayern München, Lyon)
27: Neymar (BRA – Barcelona, Paris)

Most appearances by South American** players in UEFA club competition*

Javier Zanetti with the trophy in 2010
Javier Zanetti with the trophy in 2010©Getty Images

160: Javier Zanetti (ARG – Inter Milan)
152: Daniel Alves (BRA – Sevilla, Barcelona, Paris)
144: Roberto Carlos (BRA – Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe)
129: Lionel Messi (ARG – Barcelona)
127: Luisão (BRA – Benfica)
116: Fernandinho (BRA – Shakhtar Donetsk, Man. City)
111: Claudio Pizarro (PER – Werder Bremen, Bayern München, Chelsea)
110: Javier Mascherano (ARG – Liverpool, Barcelona)
109: Esteban Cambiasso (ARG – Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Olympiacos)
103: Walter Samuel (ARG – Roma, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Basel)

Top-scoring South American** players in UEFA club competition*

Sergio Agüero celebrates an Atlético goal
Sergio Agüero celebrates an Atlético goal©Getty Images

103: Lionel Messi (ARG – Barcelona)
53: Sergio Agüero (ARG – Atlético Madrid, Manchester City)
50: Alfredi Di Stéfano (ARG – Real Madrid)
48: Radamel Falcao (COL – Porto, Atlético Madrid, Monaco)
48: Claudio Pizarro (PER – Werder Bremen, Bayern München, Chelsea)
46: Edinson Cavani (URU – Palermo, Napoli, Paris)
41: Luis Suárez (URU – Ajax, Liverpool, Barcelona)
40: Sonny Anderson (BRA – Servette, Monaco, Barcelona, Lyon, Villarreal)
39: Hernán Crespo (ARG – Parma, Inter Milan, Chelsea, AC Milan, Genoa)
39: Rivaldo (BRA – Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos)

Nation-by-nation: South American nations' UEFA record holders

Erwin Sánchez with Boavista
Erwin Sánchez with Boavista©Getty Images
Chilean pace-setter Arturo Vidal
Chilean pace-setter Arturo Vidal©Getty Images
United mainstay Antonio Valencia
United mainstay Antonio Valencia©Getty Images

Argentina
ECCC/UCL appearances: 125 – Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
ECCC/UCL goals: 100 – Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
UEFA club appearances: 160 – Javier Zanetti (Inter Milan)
UEFA club goals: 103 – Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

Bolivia
ECCC/UCL appearances: 13 – Erwin Sánchez (Boavista)
ECCC/UCL goals: 3 – Erwin Sánchez (Boavista)
UEFA club appearances: 36 – Erwin Sánchez (Benfica, Boavista)
UEFA club goals: 6 – Erwin Sánchez (Benfica, Boavista)

Brazil
ECCC/UCL appearances: 128 – Roberto Carlos (Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe)
ECCC/UCL goals: 31 – Rivaldo (Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos, AEK Athens)
UEFA club appearances: 152 – Daniel Alves (Sevilla, Barcelona)
UEFA club goals: 40 – Sonny Anderson (Servette, AS Monaco, Barcelona, Lyon, Villarreal)

Chile
ECCC/UCL appearances: 54 – Arturo Vidal (Juventus, Bayern)
ECCC/UCL goals: 14 – Arturo Vidal (Juventus, Bayern)
UEFA club appearances: 78 – Arturo Vidal (Leverkusen, Juventus, Bayern)
UEFA club goals: 21 – Iván Zamorano (Real Madrid, Inter Milan)

Colombia
ECCC/UCL appearances: 68 – Iván Córdoba (Inter Milan)
ECCC/UCL goals: 14 = Radamel Falcao (Porto, Monaco), Jackson Martínez (Porto, Atlético Madrid)
UEFA club appearances: 92 – Iván Córdoba (Inter Milan)
UEFA club goals: 48 – Radamel Falcao (Porto, Atlético Madrid, Monaco)

Ecuador
ECCC/UCL appearances: 42 – Antonio Valencia (Villarreal, Manchester United)
ECCC/UCL goals: 6 – Antonio Valencia (Villarreal, Manchester United)
UEFA club appearances: 54 – Antonio Valencia (Villarreal, Manchester United)
UEFA club goals: 11 – Felipe Caicedo (Basel, Man. City, Sporting CP, Lokomotiv Moskva, Lazio)

Peru's Claudio Pizarro
Peru's Claudio Pizarro©Getty Images
Uruguay's top scorer Edinson Cavani
Uruguay's top scorer Edinson Cavani©AFP/Getty Images

Paraguay
ECCC/UCL appearances: 61 – Roque Santa Cruz (Bayern München, Málaga)
ECCC/UCL goals: 12 – Óscar Cardozo (Benfica)
UEFA club appearances: 93 – Óscar Cardozo (Benfica, Trabzonspor, Olympiacos)
UEFA club goals: 35 – Óscar Cardozo (Benfica, Trabzonspor)

Peru
ECCC/UCL appearances: 76 – Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen, Bayern München, Chelsea)
ECCC/UCL goals: 24 – Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen, Bayern München, Chelsea)
UEFA club appearances: 111 – Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen, Bayern München, Chelsea)
UEFA club goals: 48 – Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen, Bayern München, Chelsea)

Uruguay
ECCC/UCL appearances: 59 – Paolo Montero (Juventus)
ECCC/UCL goals: 32 – Edinson Cavani (Napoli, Paris)
UEFA club appearances: 93 – Diego Godín (Villarreal, Atlético Madrid)
UEFA club goals: 46 – Edinson Cavani (Palermo, Napoli, Paris)

Venezuela
ECCC/UCL appearances: 12 – José Rondón (Zenit)
ECCC/UCL goals: 4 – José Rondón (Zenit)
UEFA club appearances: 38 – José Rondón (Rubin Kazan, Zenit)
UEFA club goals: 18 – José Rondón (Rubin Kazan, Zenit)

*UEFA club competitions means European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, European/South American Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup

**South American means registered with the ten CONMEBOL member nations; thus Surinamese and Guyanan players are not counted

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