The battle to secure a Champions League crown in 2022-23 is well and truly on, with some of the finest goalscorers in world football looking to lead charges for both collective and individual honors. A Golden Boot in continental competition is up for grabs, with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Robert Lewandowski, and Erling Haaland figuring prominently on a list of potential leading scorers. Norwegian forward Erling Haaland was awarded the accolade for finishing the competition with 12 goals.
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Who will come out on top? GOAL delivers a full breakdown of the most prolific performers on European football’s most prestigious stage.
Champions League 2022-23 top scorers
|1||Erling Haaland||Manchester City||12|
|4||Vinicius Jr||Real Madrid||7|
|=6||Olivier Giroud||AC Milan||5|
|12||Jude Bellingham||Borussia Dortmund||4|
|=12||Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting||Bayern Munich||4|
|=12||Leroy Sane||Bayern Munich||4|
|=12||Edin Dzeko||Inter Milan||4|
|=12||Karim Benzema||Real Madrid||4|
Who finished as the Champions League’s top scorer in 2021-22?Getty Images
Real Madrid emerged victorious in 2021-22, with the Liga giants completing a memorable European campaign by edging out Liverpool 1-0 in the final courtesy of a solitary strike from Vinicius Junior.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side did not make life easy for themselves, with stirring fightbacks required against Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City in the knockout stages.
Club captain Karim Benzema stepped up in times of need for the Blancos, with the France international striker netting hat-tricks in heavyweight encounters with PSG and Chelsea.
He finished a memorable campaign with 15 goals to his name, with that return enough to edge out Robert Lewandowski – who hit 13 for Bayern Munich – and Sebastien Haller – who managed 11 efforts for Ajax.