Real Madrid is the most successful club in the European Champions League with thirteen titles. This success certainly cannot be separated from the greatness of the players that have been owned El Real. From era to era, they never run out of stock of star players, especially in the attacking line sector.
Karim Benzema can be said to be the main spearhead of Real Madrid at this time. It has an extraordinary level of sharpness. It was just proven by printing hat trick against Paris Saint-Germain in leg the second round of the last sixteen of the 2021/2022 Champions League.
With hat trick Benzema succeeded in making Real Madrid qualify for the next round. In addition, his name is increasingly sticking out in the ranks of Real Madrid’s top scorers in the Champions League.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (105 goals)
Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the best striker in the history of Real Madrid. He became the focus of the front line El Real in 2009—2018. During that time, he was very consistent in scoring goals, especially in the Champions League.
Ronaldo managed to create 105 goals in 101 matches in the Champions League. It is rare for a player to be able to collect more goals than the number of matches he has played. The 37-year-old megastar also presented four Champions League titles to Real Madrid.
2. Karim Benzema (67 goals)
Karim Benzema successfully replaced Raul Gonzalez’s position. With nicks hat trick against Paris Saint-Germain, he has now scored 67 goals in the Champions League with Real Madrid. Benzema scored that many goals in 118 matches.
The number of goals from the 34-year-old striker still has the opportunity to increase considering that he is still relied on in the front lines of Real Madrid with a contract duration until June 2023. Benzema himself has tasted four Champions League titles with Los Blancos.
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3. Raul Gonzalez (66 goals)
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Raul Gonzalez is the best Spanish striker that Real Madrid has ever had. Before the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, he had become Real Madrid’s most fertile player in the Champions League by recording 66 goals in 130 matches.
Raul Gonzalez is so attached to the club based at the Santiago Bernabeu. He started his career at Real Madrid’s academy and featured in the first squad in 1994–2010. Raul won three Champions League titles during that time.
4. Fernando Morientes (17 goals)
Fernando Morientes is a striker who was brought in by Real Madrid from Real Zaragoza in July 1997. His work was not so long, that is, until January 2005. During his journey, he was also loaned to AS Monaco for 1 season.
Even so, the Spanish striker is included in the ranks of Real Madrid’s top scorers in the Champions League. Morientes has scored 17 goals in 58 matches.
5. Gareth Bale (16 goals)
Rank five is occupied winger Gareth Bale from Wales who is still in the Real Madrid uniform. He was able to contribute 16 goals in 56 matches in the Champions League. Bale himself looked good when he formed the BBC trio with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema. Unfortunately, Bale’s performance has decreased drastically since 2019/2020.
He was then loaned to his old club, Tottenham Hotspur, in the hope of returning to his best form. Bale only returned to Real Madrid in 2021/2022, but there was no improvement in form. Even so, the 32-year-old played an important role in bringing El Real won the Champions League four times.
Of the five players above, only Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale are still actively defending Real Madrid. They have the opportunity to add to their goals in the Champions League.
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