Most winningest: Gento 6 European Cups. Most influential: Di Stefano 5 European Cups. Scored in five consecutive finals(record) and carried his team thorough every competition. Hattrick in a final. Joint most goals scored in European Cup finals (7). Highest scorer in the European Cup format of knock out competition. The Real Madrid we now know of was made off the back of Di Stefano's accomplishments some 60 years ago. Most Goals: Cristiano Ronaldo 117 and counting. 4 European Cups Only player to score for two different winning teams in the European Cup/Champions League Final: Manchester United (2007–08) and Real Madrid (2013–14) Only player in history to score in all six group stage matches in a season (2017–18). First player to reach 100 goals Back-to-back European Cup winner in the modern era. Most assists: 36 assists Most goals scored in a season: 17 goals in 2013–14 Most goals scored in group stage of a season: 11 goals in 2015–16 Most goals scored in knockout phase: 54 goals Most goals scored in knockout phase of a season: 10 goals in 2016–17 Most goals scored in a calendar year: 19 goals in 2017 Only player to score 15 or more goals in two different seasons: in 2013–14 and 2015–16 The first player in the history of the Champions League to score three hat-tricks in a single season: in 2015–16 The first and only player to have scored two back-to-back hat-tricks in knockout phase. Most hat-tricks in the Champions League: 7 (shared with Messi) First player to ever score 10 goals in six consecutive Champions League seasons: 2011–12 to 2016–17 Most away goals scored in Champions League history: 54 goals Most consecutive Champions League away games scored in: 12 Most wins in the Champions League Knockout phase: 29 wins Most braces scored in the Champions League: 20 Most Champions League top scorer awards: 6 Only player to finish Champions League top scorer in 5 consecutive seasons (2012–13 to 2016–17) Only player in history to score 10+ goals in 6 UEFA Champions League seasons (did it consecutively) Most quarter-final goals in the Champions League: 20 goals Most goals scored in the Champions League semi-finals: 13 goals Most free kicks scored in Champions League: 12 free kick goals Most goals scored from penalties in Champions League history: 13 Most goals scored against a single opponent in the Champions League: 9 goals against Bayern Munich (shared with Messi) (against Arsenal)) Most headed goals scored in the Champions League: 19 goals Lionel Messi: 4 European Cups Key component in team rated alongside early 90's AC Milan as greatest club side of all time. 97 Champions League goals. 2nd in all-time top-scorer list. Top Scorer in competition 5 times Top Scorer in competition 4 times consecutively (record). Most goals in a European Cup/Champions League game: 5 goals (shared with 13 other players) Most hat-tricks scored: 7 (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo) Youngest player to make 100 appearances in the Champions League: 28 years, 84 days in 2015 Best Defender: Paolo Maldini 5 European Cups Most finals played in – 8 (tied with Gento) Captain in 2003 and 2007. Longest period between first and last win (18 years), started both finals. Key member of arguably greatest club side of all-time. 139 Appearances. Greatest Midfielder: Xavi 4 European Cups Arguably the key component in arguably the greatest club side of all-time. Arguably. Most completed passes in European Cup history. Lots of stuff about being better at passing than everybody else. Clarence Seedorf: Most European Cups at differing clubs (3). 4 European Cups Seedorf's claim lies within winning the trophy at three different clubs. The only player to have done so. Added to this, he has 4 European Cups in total. Franz Beckenbauer: 3 European Cups. Only player to win the European Cup 3 times in succession as captain. Absolutely instrumental component in all 3 wins. Like Cruyff and Di Stefano, responsible for turning Bayern Munich into the world superpower they are now known as off the back of his feats in the European Cup. Johan Cruyff: 3 European Cups + 1 as manager Won 3 European Cups in a row, being the key component in his team and transforming Ajax from relative unknowns to a world renowned power. Ferenc Puskás: 3 European Cups Di Stefano's famed partner in crime. The two of them tore the European Cup asunder. Went to Real Madrid arguably past his prime and was still a devastating force. His last European Cup win saw him significantly overweight, but still a lethal striker. There's the 10. If you believe it to be another, please state.