Champions League

5 nations in terms of players who have scored most goals in Champions League history

Arjun Singh Devgan
Ronaldo and Ronaldinho are among two of the greatest Brazilian goalscorers in European history
Ronaldo and Ronaldinho are among two of the greatest Brazilian goalscorers in European history / Claudio Villa/GettyImages

The Champions League is widely considered to be the most prestigious club competition in the world with a number of top players and clubs participating in it in order to win the trophy each season.

The competition has seen a number of great players participate in it, both in the past and at present, though there are very few who manage to make a mark when it comes to winning the trophy.

The players who participate in the competition come from countries all over the world, but there are a few nations who provide more superstars than the others and here, we take a look at five of them.

1. Brazil - 962 goals

Ronaldo Nazario - Soccer Player, Ronaldinho
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Brazil as a country tend to provide players with the most flair and throughout the Champions League history, they have provided the highest goalscorers too, with Brazilian players netting 962 goals so far.

From Romario to Neymar, there have been some great Brazilian players who have achieved greatness in Europe's premier competition and they continue to star on a regular basis.

2. Spain - 767 goals

Champions League final - "Barcelona v Juventus"
Champions League final - "Barcelona v Juventus" / VI-Images/GettyImages

Spain has dominated the competition in the recent past, with the their top three of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid having a number of Spanish players in their ranks who have excelled in Europe.

From Pep Guardiola's greatest ever Barcelona side to Zinedine Zidane leading the Los Blancos to three consecutive titles, the country will always produce players who make the tournament better with their presence.

3. France - 763 goals

Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema
France v Switzerland - UEFA Euro 2020: Round of 16 / Marcio Machado/GettyImages

Another top European nation who have produced top goalscorers has been France, with the likes of Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann at present continuing their great tradition at present.

Looking at the players from France who are currently representing their clubs in the competition, it is likely to be just a matter of time before they move up this list.

4. Germany - 580 goals

Thomas Mueller
Dinamo Kiev v Bayern München: Group E - UEFA Champions League / Sebastian Widmann/GettyImages

Bayern Munich have held the flag high for Germany in Champions League history, with Borussia Dortmund too joining them in producing great German scorers in the recent past.

With 580 goals, they still have a long way to go to topple the top three on the list.

5. Argentina - 578 goals

Lionel Messi
Paris Saint-Germain v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 Leg Two / Xavier Laine/GettyImages

Another South American nation who have given the world some of the best goalscorers is Argentina, with Lionel Messi without doubt the greatest from the country to play in the competition.

However, there are also a number of the young generation in the likes of Lautaro Martinez, Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi among others who will no doubt look to make a mark in Europe in the future.