Lionel Messi is this season’s tip scorer with 5 UEFA Champions League organisation theatre goals, and is now 5 points transparent of an aged crony during a tip of a competition’s organisation theatre goals rankingsÂ â€“ while his record for goalscoring coherence during this turn is a enviousness of his peers.
Most UEFA Champions League organisation theatre goals
65: Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
60: Cristiano Ronaldo (Man. United, Real Madrid, Juventus)
53: RaÃºl GonzÃ¡lez (Real Madrid, Schalke)
50: Ruud outpost Nistelrooy (PSV, Man. United, Real Madrid, Hamburg)
40: Karim Benzema (Lyon, Real Madrid)
38: Zlatan IbrahimoviÄ‡ (Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris, Man. United)
38: Thierry Henry (Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona)
33: Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)
30: Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kyiv. AC Milan, Chelsea)
30: Didier Drogba (Marseille, Chelsea, Galatasaray)
â€¢ Five goals in his initial dual organisation theatre games of 2018/19 have enabled Messi to scurry transparent of Cristiano Ronaldo during a tip of a organisation theatre scorers chart.
Best goals per diversion ratio (minimum 20 scored)
1.00: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) â€“ 65 goals in 65 games
0.83: Ruud outpost Nistelrooy (PSV, Man. United, Real Madrid, Hamburg)Â â€“ 50 goals in 60 games
0.76: Cristiano Ronaldo (Man. United, Real Madrid, Juventus)Â â€“ 60 goals in 79 games
0.73: Edinson Cavani (Napoli, Paris)Â â€“ 27 goals in 37 games
0.68: Karim Benzema (Lyon, Real Madrid)Â â€“ 40 goals in 79 games
0.64: Didier Drogba (Marseille, Chelsea, Galatasaray)Â â€“ 30 goals in 47 games
0.63: Robert Lewandowski (Dortmund, Bayern MÃ¼nchen)Â â€“ 27 goals in 37 games
0.59: Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus, AC Milan)Â â€“ 30 goals in 51 games
0.57: Roy Makaay (Deportivo, Bayern MÃ¼nchen)Â â€“ 27 goals in 47 games
0.56: Sergio AgÃ¼ero (AtlÃ©tico. Manchester City)Â â€“ 27 goals in 48 games
â€¢ Messi’s goal-a-game strike rate is astounding, while Ronaldo’s early years as a winger rather than unmitigated brazen competence explain because he lags a small behind a Argentinian. To compare Messi’s ratio, Ronaldo would need to measure 30 goals in his subsequent 11 organisation theatre games.
â€¢ Edinson Cavani would seem a some-more picturesque contender for Messi’s place during a tip of this sold table; if a Uruguayan strike a hat-trick in any of his subsequent 5 games, he would join Messi during a summit.
Most UEFA Champions League organisation theatre appearances
111: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid, Porto)
96: RaÃºl GonzÃ¡lez (Real Madrid, Schalke)
95: Xavi HernÃ¡ndez (Barcelona)
92: Ryan Giggs (Man. United)
86: Roberto Carlos (Real Madrid, FenerbahÃ§e)
81: Paul Scholes (Man. United)
81: Gary Neville (Man. United)
79: Cristiano Ronaldo (Man. United, Real Madrid, Juventus)
77: LuÃs Figo (Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan)
77: David Beckham (Man. United, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain)
â€¢ Goalkeeper Casillas’s record for organisation theatre appearances looks protected for a time being; his usually active opposition in a tip ten, Cristiano Ronaldo, has done 32 fewer outings.
â€¢ Even if CasillasÂ â€“ still on active avocation for Porto aged 37Â â€“ retires before matchday three, Ronaldo would not have a possibility to locate him until matchday 5 of a 2024/25 season, by that time he will be 39.