Champions League top goal scorers 2023-2024: Updated Golden Boot rankings with Haaland tipped as favourite

The Champions League is into a new era when it comes to goalscoring greatness, in the first full season since Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi moved away from Europe. 

Erling Haaland’s incredible first season at Manchester City saw him break new ground in the Premier League Golden Boot race with 36 goals scored for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Haaland added the Champions League Golden Boot award to his domestic crown, with 12 goals in European action, as City wrapped up a historic treble at the end of the campaign.

The Norwegian goal machine is expected to be challenged by Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappe this season, but with Karim Benzema joining Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia, Haaland and Barcelona hotshot Robert Lewandowski are the only current Champions League players to have previously won the award.

The Sporting News will update the top scorers’ table below, with assists and minutes played serving as the first and second tiebreakers as per major European tournaments run by UEFA.

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Champions League top scorers table 2023/24

The Sporting News will be updating the table below after every matchday of the 2023/24 Champions League season, through to the final on June 1, 2024.

Table updated on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Stats begin at the start of the group stage, excluding the qualifying and playoff rounds.

Rank Player Club Goals (PKs) Assists Matches Minutes Played
1. Rasmus Hojlund Man United 5 (0) 0 4 341
  Alvaro Morata Atletico Madrid 5 (0) 1 5 416
  Erling Haaland Man City 5 (2) 1 5 420
2. Julian Alvarez Man City 4 (0) 1 4 156
  Evanilson  Porto 4 (1) 0 4 235
  Harry Kane  Bayern Munich 4 (1) 2 5 440
  Lois Openda RB Leipzig (0) 0 5 390
  Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid 4 (0) 0 5 413
  Jude Bellingham Real Madrid (0) 2 4 359
  Gabriel Jesus Arsenal 4 (0) 2 4 322
3. Ciro Immobile Lazio (0) 0 5 309
  Joao Felix  Barcelona (0) 1 5 318
  Brais Mendez Real Sociedad 3 (0) 1 4 327
  Phil Foden Man City (0) 2 4 342
  Danylo Sikan Shakhtar Donetsk 3 (0) 0 5 389
  Kylian Mbappe PSG 3 (2) 0 5 450
  Joao Mario Benfica 3 (0) 0 4 236
  Rodrygo Real Madrid 3 (0) 1 5 400
  Bukayo Saka Arsenal 3 (0) 4 5 335

Odds to win Champions League Golden Boot 2023/24

Based on his superb showing last season, Haaland is the strong favourite to win again in 2023/24, followed by Mbappe and Kane. 

Bayern Munich’s move for England captain Kane boosts his chances of individual and team glory in the Champions League this season but Mbappe has never reached double figures in a single season.

Odds correct as of Oct. 29.

Player (Club) BetMGM
(USA)
Erling Haaland (Man City) +110
Harry Kane (Bayern Munich) +300
Kylian Mbappe (PSG) +400
Julian Alvarez (Man City) +1400
Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona) +1600
Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid) +1600
Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal) +1800
Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) +2500
Victor Osimhen (Napoli) +3300

Champions League Golden Boot winners

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated the majority of Golden Boot races with Ronaldo’s 16-goal haul in 2015/16 still the single-season Champions League record.

Year Player Team Goals
2022-23 Erling Haaland Manchester City 12
2021-22 Karim Benzema Real Madrid 15
2020-21 Erling Haaland Borussia Dortmund 10
2019-20 Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 15
2018-19 Lionel Messi Barcelona 12
2017-18 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 15
2016-17 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 12
2015-16 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 16
2014-15 Neymar Barcelona 10
  Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 10
  Lionel Messi Barcelona 10
2013-14 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 17
2012-13 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 12
2011-12 Lionel Messi Barcelona 14
2010-11 Lionel Messi Barcelona 12
2009-10 Lionel Messi Barcelona 8
2008-09 Lionel Messi Barcelona 9
2007-08 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 8
2006-07 Kaka AC Milan 10
2005-06 Andriy Shevchenko AC Milan 9
2004-05 Ruud van Nistelrooy Manchester United 8
2003-04 Fernando Morientes AS Monaco 9
2002-03 Ruud van Nistelrooy Manchester United 12
2001-02 Ruud van Nistelrooy Manchester United 10
2000-01 Raul Real Madrid 7
1999-00 Raul Real Madrid 10
  Mario Jardel Porto 10
  Rivaldo Barcelona 10
1998-99 Andriy Shevchenko Dynamo Kyiv 8
  Dwight Yorke Manchester United 8
1997-98 Alessandro Del Piero Juventus 10
1996-97 Milinko Pantić  Atletico Madrid 5
1995-96 Jari Litmanen Ajax 9
1994-95 George Weah PSG 7
1993-94 Ronald Koeman Barcelona 8
  Wynton Rufer Werder Bremen 8
1992-93 Romario PSV Eindhoven 7

Champions League all-time top scorers

Haaland still has a long way to go to break into the top 10 all-time Champions League goalscorer list based on some incredible performances since 1992.

Cristiano Ronaldo is still the frontrunner, ahead of Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski, with Haaland on 35 at the start of the 2023/24 season.

(Data correct as of September 18, 2023 and excludes qualifying rounds)

 
  Player Team(s) UCL goals UCL games
1. Cristiano Ronaldo Man United, Real Madrid, Juventus 140 183
2. Lionel Messi Barcelona, PSG 129 163
3. Robert Lewandowski Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Barcelona 92 112
4. Karim Benzema Lyon, Real Madrid 90 152
5. Raul Real Madrid, Schalke 71 142
6. Ruud van Nistelrooy PSV Eindhoven, Man United, Real Madrid 56 73
7. Thomas Muller Bayern Munich 53 142
8. Thierry Henry AS Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona 50 112
9. Andriy Shevchenko Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan, Chelsea 48 100
= Zlatan Ibrahimovic Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, AC Milan, PSG, Man United 48 124

How to watch Champions League around the world

  TV channel Streaming
Australia Stan Sport
Canada DAZN
Hong Kong beIN Sports beIN Sports Connect
India Sony TEN JioTV, Sony LIV
Malaysia beIN Sports beIN Sports Connect, sooka
New Zealand Spark Sport
Singapore beIN Sports beIN Sports Connect, StarHub TV+
UK BT Sport BT Sport site/app
USA CBS, CBSSN,
Univision, TUDN,
UniMas
FuboParamount+,
ViX or ViX+

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