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5 Highest Goalscorers In A Single Champions League Season

With both Liverpool and Manchester City winning the respective first leg semi-finals, we can expect an all-English UCL final like the 2018/19 season.

Manchester City had a tough game against Spanish giants Real Madrid, having won the game 4-3 at Etihad Stadium.

It will be a mouth-watering clash when the two meet at Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu. On the other hand, Liverpool won comfortably at Anfield against Villareal with a scoreline of 2-0.

Such teams need their strikers to step up if they need a good UCL season.

In this article, we will cover the players with the most goals in a single UCL season:

5. Lionel Messi – 14 goals, 2011/12

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Messi returns to the top of the leaderboard. In the Champions League season, the forward scored 14 goals in just 11 games for the Catalans.

The 2011/12 season is widely regarded as one of Messi’s best ever scoring seasons. Under Pep Guardiola, he shone.

He made a total of 60 appearances for his team, scoring 73 goals.

Despite his outstanding season, his team FC Barcelona was unable to win either La Liga or the Champions League.

4. Cristiano Ronaldo – 15 goals, 2017/18

In 13 Champions League appearances in 2017/18, he scored 15 goals. It was his final season in a Real Madrid shirt, and he made the most of it.

Overall, he had a fantastic season, scoring 44 goals in 44 games.

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Madrid won the European Cup for the second time that season, defeating Liverpool in the final.

3. Robert Lewandowski – 15 goals, 2019/20

Robert Lewandowski, the only player from the Bundesliga on this list, was on fire in the 2019/20 season.

In 10 Champions League outings for Bayern Munich that season, the Pole scored 15 goals.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo – 16 goals, 2015/16

Ronaldo had an outstanding season in 2015/16, scoring 16 goals in 12 Champions League outings.

In 48 appearances for Los Blancos during that season, the forward scored 51 goals.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – goals, 2013/14

Ronaldo’s greatest season was the 2013/14 season.

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He established a new record for the most goals scored in a single Champions League season.

Even after eight years, the record stands, and it will be intriguing to see if Benzema comes close again next season.

 

 

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