Wolfsburg v Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning Champions League goalscoring stats
By Peter Smith
Last Updated: 06/04/16 7:25pm
Cristiano Ronaldo is the top scorer in Champions League history - and his remarkable goalscoring feats have continued this season.
The Real Madrid star broke his own record for goals in the group stage of the Champions League by scoring 11 in six games in the first half of the campaign - including four in the 8-0 win over Malmo.
That betters his previous best group-stage haul of nine, which was equalled by Luiz Adriano last season.
Ronaldo also netted twice in Real Madrid's last-16 4-0 aggregate win over Roma, meaning he leads the Champions League scoring charts this term with 13 goals from eight appearances.
That puts him five clear of second-placed Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich. Barcelona rival Lionel Messi is down in tied-fourth with six goals this term.
Ronaldo's rapid hat-trick
Ronaldo's final three goals against Malmo came in an 11-minute burst - the third-fastest treble in Champions League history. Only Mike Newell (nine minutes for Blackburn v Rosenborg) and Bafetimbi Gomis (seven minutes for Lyon v Dinamo Zagreb) were quicker.
In total, Ronaldo has 90 Champions League goals in his career - seven more than Messi - but trails the Argentina ace in the hat-trick count. Messi has five Champions League trebles to Ronaldo's four.
Champions League/European Cup top scorers
|Ruud van Nistelrooy||56|
Most goals in Champions League group stages
|Player||Number of goals||Season|
|Ruud van Nistelrooy||8||2004/05|
Champions League hat-tricks
|Player||Number of hat-tricks|