9 Massive Clubs Who Have Scored Fewer Champions League Goals Than Cristiano Ronaldo

It will come as no surprise to anyone that Cristiano Ronaldo is an electric goalscoring machine. Yeah, who knew?

The Portugal superstar’s double in Real Madrid’s 3-0 Champions League triumph over Juventus on Tuesday evening took his personal tally in the competition to 119 goals, which is an outstanding achievement in its own right.

More staggering that that, however, is the number of clubs who have featured in UEFA’s continental tournament and haven’t come close to hitting that mark.

Here’s nine who may want to step up their game in that regard as one man outscores each of them.

9. Tottenham Hotspur

Admittedly they haven’t featured as much as other clubs on this list, but Spurs are still one of plenty of other outfits whose scoring prowess pales in comparison to Ronaldo’s.

The likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Son Heung-Min and Christian Eriksen can’t hold a candle to him combined, but given time – and enough entries via the Premier League – they should eventually catch up with him.

8. AS Monaco

Okay, much like Spurs above them Monaco are relative newcomers to the Champions League scene.

It would almost impossible for them to try and match Ronaldo’s feat then, but they still fall way short of being able to eventually overhaul him in this regard.

They might have had a chance if Leonardo Jardim’s title-winning side hadn’t been dismantled by Europe’s top clubs and, if their better stars continue to leave, they may struggle to consistently qualify.

7. PSV Eindhoven

It seems a tad harsh to include a Dutch team in this list but, much like their contemporaries, PSV Eindhoven are no match for Ronaldo’s prowess in front of goal.

Their appearances in the Champions League have been sporadic since the turn of the century, but they’ll have an opportune chance to add to their goals column if and when they win the Eredivisie this season.

Their time in the tournament may not last long next term, however, and it’ll be a good while before they can claim to match Ronaldo’s feat.

6. Roma

Much like Inter, Roma have been something of a mainstay in the Champions League in recent times.

A four-year spell outside of UEFA’s top tournament, though, has put paid to their chances of preventing Ronaldo from moving above them in the scoring charts.

They’ll find it hard to add to their tally in the quarter final affair with Barcelona this month and, with Inter and Lazio hot on their heels in Serie A, may yet find themselves unable to add to their own tally next season.

5. Internazionale

Crazy though it may be, Inter haven’t featured in the Champions League since the 2011/12 campaign – a whole seven seasons ago.

Much has changed for I Nerazzurri since then, but they may finally feast at Europe’s top table again next term if they can secure a top three place in Serie A.

That absence since 2012 has allowed Ronaldo to surpass them in the goalscoring charts single-handedly, and we imagine Luciano Spalletti’s men will have something to say about that if – and when – they make their grand return.

4. Manchester City

Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders finally hit 100 Champions League goals earlier this season but, despite all of their prolific attackers, they can’t even outscore an ageing Ronaldo.

In spite of the talents of Sergi Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus, Ronaldo is still able to laud it over the Citizens.

That may only be for another season or two, depending on how the free-scoring quarter finalists fare between now and next term, but for now Ronaldo has the edge of a former Barcelona adversary.

3. Atletico Madrid

Much like Dortmund, Atletico’s place in the Champions League has been assured in recent times as they vie with Barcelona and Real Madrid for La Liga’s crown.

You would suspect, then, that their attacking talent such as Antoine Griezmann, Diego Costa, Fernando Torres, Saul Niguez and former star Yannick Carrasco would have found the net more times than their city rival’s star man.

Suspect no more as it isn’t the case. Ronaldo has even outscored them.

2. Borussia Dortmund

With very little in the way of competition in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League has almost always been a dead cert.

Die Borussen have featured in plenty of campaigns recently and, with goal-getters like Marco Reus, Christian Pulisic and departed duo Ousmane Dembele and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, you would expect them to have a decent haul of strikes.

Not so. Another team who can’t claim to have outscored Ronaldo.

1. Liverpool

Liverpool and goalscorers have gone hand in hand ever since their formation in 1892, and it would take a while to list all of their best goalscorers throughout history.

Recently, however, the likes of Fernando Torres, Michael Owen, Mo Salah, Robbie Fowler and Luis Suarez have all plundered goals in the Champions League and not even they can beat Ronaldo in a scoring race either.

Given their history with the competition, it’s mad to think that even the Reds haven’t bagged more than 119 goals.

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