Top Five Scorers in the UEFA Champions League from 2020 to 2021

Oralia Olascoaga
2 min readFeb 27, 2021


Erling Haaland is ranked first in the UEFA Champions League with eight goals scored. Álvaro Morata, Marcus Rashford, Neymar, and Olivier Giroud have all scored six goals but are in respectively different ranks after Erling Haaland.

Top Five Scorers from 2020 to 2021. (Graph/Oralia Olascoaga)

By: Oralia Olascoaga

The UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Champions League is a soccer tournament that consists of 32 teams. Those 32 teams compete against each other during five rounds where one team will win.

Once the team wins, they are considered the best club in European soccer. All 32 teams in the UEFA Champions League are European soccer teams.

The first UEFA Champions League took place during the years 1955 to 1956. Since then, the UEFA Champions League has taken place every year.

Erling Haaland is a Norwegian soccer player. He is a 20-year-old who plays for the German team known as Borussia Dortmund. He is a striker, also known as a forward.

Erling Haaland joined Borussia Dortmund last year. This is really impressive since he recently joined Borussia Dortmund and is ranked first in the top five scorers with eight goals scored and five games played.

Álvaro Morata is a Spanish soccer player who plays for Juventus. He is also a striker.

He used to play for Atletico Madrid. However, in 2020, he was offered to play with Juventus. He has not permanently transferred to play with Juventus full time. As of right now, he is on a loan where he still gets paid to play for Juventus. However, if he decides to transfer permanently to Juventus, his salary will increase more than what it is now.

Marcus Rashford is an English soccer player who is a striker and plays for Manchester United.

In 2016, Rashford scored two goals which resulted in Manchester United getting a victory of five to one. This resulted in him being the youngest player to score two goals in his debut to Manchester United.

Neymar is a Brazilian soccer player who used to play for FC Barcelona. He used to be part of the Barcelona trio with Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez.

Currently, Neymar is playing for Paris Saint-Germain. He left Barcelona in 2017 in order to play for PSG where he gets paid almost the same amount as Messi.

Olivier Giroud is a French soccer player who plays for Chelsea.

During the Chelsea versus Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, he led his team to victory with a score of one to zero with an overhead kick.



Oralia Olascoaga

Communication major and psychology minor, UIC student