Manchester City wrapped up the 2022/23 season with an incredible trophy treble including a first ever Champions League title for the blue half of Manchester.
Erling Haaland’s outrageous first year at the club played a vital role in City’s success as the Norwegian smashed a string of goal records.
Haaland’s sensational first campaign in England ended with 52 goals scored across all competitions, including 36 in the Premier League.
That haul broke the Premier League record for goals scored in one season, overtaking Alan Shearer and Andy Cole.
He wrapped up the season with 12 Champions League goals, to also win the tournament Golden Boot, but he fell short of breaking Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2014 record.
Erling Haaland’s Champions League goal record
At the start of the 2023/24 season, Haaland has an overall total of 35 Champions League goals, with a ratio of 1.17 goals per game, which is unmatched by any other player in the competition’s history.
|Champions League games||Champions League games|
|RB Salzburg 2019/20||6||8|
|Borussia Dortmund 2019/20||2||2|
|Borussia Dortmund 2020/21||8||10|
|Borussia Dortmund 2021/22||3||3|
|Manchester City 2022/23||12||11|
Champions League goal record for one season
Haaland’s 12 goals in 2022/23 saw him easily clinch the Golden Boot, as Liverpool’s Mo Salah finished second, with eight scored.
Karim Benzema scored 15 goals to win it in 2021/22, and Haaland’s tally of 12 is well short of the overall one season record, in Champions League action.
Ronaldo netted 17 goals, including eight goals in the knockout stages, as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid in the 2014 final.
All time top Champions League scorers
Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have broken clear at the top of the all-time Champions League scorer list but Haaland (currently 18th on the list) looks on course to challenge their dominance in the years ahead.
(Data correct as of September 18, 2023 and exclude goals scoring qualifying rounds)
|Player||Team(s)||Champions League goals||Champions League games|
|1.||Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus||140||183|
|2.||Lionel Messi||Barcelona, PSG||129||163|
|3.||Robert Lewandowski||Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich Barcelona||91||111|
|4.||Karim Benzema||Lyon, Real Madrid||90||152|
|5.||Raul||Real Madrid, Schalke||71||142|
|6.||Ruud van Nistelrooy||PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Real Madrid||56||73|
|7.||Thomas Muller||Bayern Munich||53||142|
|8.||Thierry Henry||AS Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona||50||112|
|9.||Andriy Shevcenko||Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan, Chelsea||48||100|
|=||Zlatan Ibrahimovic||Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, PSG, Manchester United||48||124|