Best goalscoring ratio in the history of UEFA Champions League

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Norwegian football sensation, Erling Haaland, has overtaken 6-time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi, and 5-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, to have the best goalscoring ratio in the history of UEFA Champions League. The 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund center-forward is also ahead of Bayern Munich’s goals machine, Robert Lewandowski.

Before now, Tottenham Hotspur and England international was topping the ranking of the best goal-scoring ratio in the history of the UEFA Champions League. But now, the 27-year-old forward has been forced into the second spot.

Below are the details of the players with the best goalscoring ratio in the history of UEFA Champions League

  1. Erling Haaland
Best goalscoring ratio in the history of UEFA Champions League

Erling Haaland currently has the best goal-scoring ratio in the history of the UEFA Champions League which is 1.27. The 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker has scored 14 Champions League goals in eleven matches.

  1. Harry Kane
Best goalscoring ratio in the history of UEFA Champions League

Harry Kane has been relegated to the second spot on the ranking of the best goal-scoring ratio in the history of the UEFA Champions League. The Tottenham and England international’s goal ratio in the competition is 0.83. The 27-year-old striker has scored 20 goals in 24 matches.

  1. Lionel Messi
Best goalscoring ratio in the history of UEFA Champions League

Argentina international Lionel Messi is occupying the third spot in the ranking of the best goal-scoring ratio in the history of the UEFA Champions League. The goal ratio of the 33-year-old forward is 0.81. The Barcelona talisman has scored 118 goals in 146 matches.

  1. Wynton Rufer
Best goalscoring ratio in the history of UEFA Champions League

Wynton Rufer is a retired footballer who was not opportune to play with a very top European club during his playing days. Two of the biggest clubs he played for were Werder Bremen and FC Zurich. His goal ratio is 0.80. The former New Zealand international scored 8 goals in 10 games before he retired from the game.

  1. Ruud van Nistelrooy

Ruud van Nistelrooy is another retired footballer on this list. The goalscoring ratio of the former Manchester United forward is 0.77. Before he retired from football, the Dutchman scored 56 Champions League goals in 73 matches.

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese football icon Cristiano Ronaldo is 6th on the ranking of the best goal-scoring ratio in the history of the UEFA Champions League. The 35-year-old Juventus talisman has a career 130 goals in the Champions League in 171 games. Ronaldo goalscoring ratio in the Champions League is 0.76

  1. Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich forward, Robert Lewandowski is occupying the 7th spot with a Champions League goalscoring ratio of 0.75. The Polish striker has scored 70 goals in 93 Champions League matches.

  1. Wissam Ben Yedder

Wissam Ben Yedder is the 8th player on this ranking with a goalscoring ratio of 0.71. The 30-year-old French forward who currently plays for Monaco has scored 10 goals in 14 Champions League matches.

  1. Roberto Soldado

Roberto Soldado who currently plays for Granada CF has a Champions League goalscoring ratio of 0.70. The 35-year-old Spanish forward has scored 16 goals in 23 Champions League matches.

  1. Mauro Icardi

Mauro Icardi who currently plays for Paris Saint Germain has the 10th best goalscoring ratio in the history of the UEFA Champions League. The goalscoring ratio of the 27-year-old Argentine forward is 0.69. He has scored 9 goals in 13 Champions League matches.