6 of the Best Teams Who Have Scored Fewer Goals Than Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of this season's Champions League semi-final on Tuesday evening took his goal tally in the tournament to a record-breaking 103 goals. The Real Madrid superstar has been breaking records left, right and centre this season, but his ton of goals in Europe's premier competition is even more impressive when you compare it to the total tallies of some of the continent's best teams. In fact, of the 135 teams who have played in the...

Manchester City

Number of Champions League goals: 81

Albeit regular newcomers to the Champions League having only featured for the first time in the 2010/11 tournament, the Citizens have been an ever-present ever since and have scored goals by the plenty.

Nonetheless, their total tally falls way short of Ronaldo's 103 strikes, despite City's progression to the round of 16 in the last four consecutive seasons. A semi-final defeat to CR7's Real Madrid last year representing the furthest they've got to glory.


Number of Champions League goals: 84

The only former winner to feature in this list, Marseille have struggled domestically in Ligue 1, limiting their appearances in the Champions League in recent years, but they still claim the honour of lifting the first ever trophy in 1993.

Les Olympiens last featured in the 2013/14 season, where they were knocked out at the group stage, while their best ever showing since winning the tournament came in 2011/12 when they exited at the quarter-final stage to Bayern Munich. 


Number of Champions League goals: 98

Benfica are a European heavyweight, having won back-to-back European Cups in the early 1960s, as well as being defeated finalists on five further occasions, yet for all their time in the Champions League they still haven't scored more goals than the Real Madrid forward.

The Portuguese side have reached the quarterfinals on a number of occasions, but did not repeat the feat this year round, losing to German side Borussia Dortmund over two legs in the round of 16.


Number of Champions League goals: 98

Tied with Benfica, Roma's 98 Champions League goals also fall short of Ronaldo's total tally. 

The Italian side have not been a mainstay in the tournament, although since its establishment in 1992, they've competed on nine occasions.

In that time the Giallorossi have struggled to make much headway, failing to pass the round of 16 in recent years, with two consecutive quarterfinal defeats to Manchester United in 2007 and 2008 representing their most advanced appearance in the competition.

Atletico Madrid

Number of Champions League goals: 100 goals

Prior to 2013, Atletico played in the Champions League just three times, but they have transformed into one of the most feared opponents in recent years, making two of the last three finals, only to lose on both occasions to local rivals Real.

Los Colchoneros' first leg defeat to the same team, once again, propelled Ronaldo above them in terms of Champions League goals and they will have to complete an incredible turnaround, if they are to avoid a fourth straight exit from the competition by their neighbours.

PSV Eindhoven

Number of Champions League goals: 102

The first ever Dutch side to play in the tournament, PSV Eindhoven won the European Cup in 1988 and although they've not done the same in the Champions League, they boast a strong record nonetheless.

23-time winners of the Eredivisie, the Boeren featured in every Champions League tournament between 1997 and 2009 and even reached the semi-finals in the 2004/05 edition, losing by a single away goal to AC Milan.

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