As of September 2014, the player who has scored the most Champions League goals is Raul with 71. Raul captained Real Madrid for much of his career, during which he helped the Spanish team win the Champions League three times. In 2010, Raul joined the German club Schalke.
While Raul is not known for being the fastest player on the field, he makes up for his lack of pace through clever positioning and movement. Two players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, are destined to surpass the record that Raul has set. Both players have been named FIFA World Player of the Year on multiple occasions. As of September 2014, the two are only in their twenties and trail Raul's record by three and four goals, respectively.