The UEFA Champions League is one of the most prestigious football competitions in the world, and each year the world's top players compete to score the most goals in the tournament.
While there have been many impressive goal-scoring performances over the years, one player holds the record for the most Champions League goals in a single season.
Champions League record: Most goals in a single season
Cristiano Ronaldo, who was then playing for Real Madrid, set the record during the 2013-14 Champions League season. The Portuguese star scored an incredible 17 goals (just two were penalties) in just 11 games, helping Real Madrid to win their tenth European Cup title.
Ronaldo scored crucial goals for Los Blancos in the tournament quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final, cementing his status as one of the greatest players in the history of the competition.
When it comes to the Champions League, nobody does it better than Ronaldo — there's a reason he's known as “Mr. Champions League.”
While many players have come close to Ronaldo's record in subsequent seasons — relive Benzema's goal-scoring magic during the 2021/22 season — no one has been able to match his incredible feat. Even Lionel Messi scored 14 goals in his 2011-12 best-scoring Champions League season.
As the Champions League continues to evolve, it remains to be seen whether any player will be able to break Ronaldo's record in the future.
Most goals in a Champions League season