Erling Haaland's Champions League goal record: How many Man City striker needs to pass Cristiano Ronaldo for single season mark
Erling Haaland's Champions League goal record: How many Man City striker needs to pass Cristiano Ronaldo for single season mark
Erling Haaland's Champions League goals record: How many Man City star needs to beat Cristiano Ronaldo's season mark

Manchester City are pushing for a trophy-filled end to the 2022/23 season as the incredible goal scoring exploits of Erling Haaland continue to power their campaign forward.

Haaland is enjoying a sensational first season in England, with 51 goals scored across all competitions, including 35 in the Premier League.

That haul has broken the Premier League record for goals scored in one season, overtaking Alan Shearer and Andy Cole, and Haaland looks set to smash more records before the end of 2022/23.

Haaland already has 12 Champions League goals, as a shoe-in for the 2022/23 Golden Boot, but can he break Cristiano Ronaldo's 2014 record?

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Erling Haaland's Champions League goals in 2022/23?

Haaland is the clear favourite to win the 2022/23 Champions League Golden Boot, with his closest rivals Mo Salah (8) already eliminated from the competition.

The 22-year-old has already clinched one Champions League Golden Boot in his career, after scoring 10 goals for Borussia Dortmund in 2020/21.

Erling Haaland's Champions League goal record

Haaland's brutal destruction of goal scoring records shows no signs of slowing down and he beginning to rise rapidly up the all-time Champions League goal scorers list.

At the start of May 2023, Haaland has an overall total of 35 Champions League goals, with a ratio of 1.3 goals per game unmatched by any other player in the competition's history.

  Champions League games Champions League games
RB Salzburg 2019/20 6 8
Borussia Dortmund 2019/20 2 2
Borussia Dortmund 2020/21 8 10
Borussia Dortmund 2021/22 3 3
Manchester City 2022/23 12 8

Champions League goal record for one season

Haaland's 12 goals so far in 2022/23 leaves him someway short of recent Golden Boot winners, but he still has time to increase his tally.

Karim Benzema scored 15 goals to win it in 2021/22, and Haaland faces a battle to break Cristiano Ronaldo's one-season record from 2013/14.

Ronaldo netted 17 goals, including eight goals in the knockout stages, as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid in the final.

All time top Champions League scorers

Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have broken clear at the top of the all-time Champions League scorer list but Haaland (currently 19th on the list) looks on course to challenge their dominance in the years ahead.

(Data correct as of May 8, 2023 and exclude goals scoring qualifying rounds)

  Player Team(s) Champions League goals Champions League games
1. Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus 140 183
2. Lionel Messi Barcelona, PSG 129 163
3. Robert Lewandowski Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich Barcelona 91 111
4. Karim Benzema Lyon, Real Madrid 90 150
5. Raul Real Madrid, Schalke 71 142
6. Ruud van Nistelrooy PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid 56 73
7. Thomas Muller Bayern Munich 53 142
8. Thierry Henry AS Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona 50 112
9. Alfredo Di Stefano Real Madrid 49 58
=10. Andriy Shevcenko Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan, Chelsea 48 100
=10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, PSG, Manchester United 48 124


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