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Champions League Top Scorers: Who Will Win the Golden Boot?

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Ace Football brings you the list of UEFA Champions League top scorers from the 2022-23 season and a list of past Golden Boot winners.

The Champions League top scorers race for the 2022-23 season is heating up with a list of star-studded names competing for the big prize.

Erling Haaland (Manchester City) leads the way after scoring 12 goals. He holds a four-goal lead over Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), and Goncalo Ramos (Benfica) are tied in third place with seven goals each.

Who finished as the top scorer last season?

 Karim Benzema finished as the Champions League’s top scorer in 2021-22. The Real Madrid striker scored 15 goals in 12 appearances to help his club win a record 14th European title. He finished two goals clear of Lewandowski, who played for Bayern Munich, and a further two goals ahead of former Ajax frontman Sebastien Haller.

Past Champions League Top Scorers

Below is a list of the Champions League’s top scorers from the 2000-01 season right up to 2021-22.

2021/22Karim BenzemaReal Madrid15
2020/21Erling HaalandDortmund10
2019/20Robert LewandowskiBayern15
2018/19Lionel MessiBarcelona12
2017/18Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid15
2016/17Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid12
2015/16Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid16
2014/15Messi/Neymar/RonaldoBarcelona (X2)/Madrid10
2013/14Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid17
2012/13Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid12
2011/12Lionel MessiBarcelona14
2010/11Lionel MessiBarcelona12
2009/10Lionel MessiBarcelona8
2008/09Lionel MessiBarcelona9
2007/08Cristiano RonaldoMan United8
2006/07KakaAC Milan10
2005/06Andriy ShevchenkoAC Milan9
2004/05Ruud van NistelrooyMan United8
2003/04Fernando MorientesMonaco9
2002/03Ruud van NistelrooyMan United12
2001/02Ruud van NistelrooyMan United10
2000/01RaulReal Madrid7