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Which South Americans have scored the most UEFA goals?

Most appearances by a South American** player in the European Champion Clubs’ Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

143: Lionel Messi (ARG – Barcelona)128: Roberto Carlos (BRA – Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe)114: Dani Alves (BRA – Sevilla, Barcelona, Paris)105: Javier Zanetti (ARG – Inter Milan)98: Javier Mascherano (ARG – Liverpool, Barcelona)97: Marcelo (BRA – Real Madrid)97: Maxwell (BRA – Ajax, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Paris)88: Kaká (BRA – Real Madrid, AC Milan)85: Angel Di María (ARG – Benfica, Real Madrid, Paris)85: Fernandinho (BRA – Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City)85: Lúcio (BRA – Leverkusen, Bayern München, Inter Milan, Juventus)Top-scoring South American** players in the European Champion Clubs’ Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)

Watch all of Lionel Messi’s Champions League goals115: Lionel Messi (ARG – Barcelona)49: Alfredo Di Stéfano (ARG – Real Madrid)45: Sergio Agüero (ARG – Atlético Madrid, Man. City)35: Edinson Cavani (URU – Napoli, Paris)35: Neymar (BRA – Barcelona, Paris)31: Rivaldo (BRA – Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos, AEK Athens)30: Kaká (BRA – Real Madrid, AC Milan)28: Hernán Crespo (ARG – Parma, Inter Milan, Chelsea, AC Milan)28: Jardel (BRA – Porto, Galatasaray)27: Giovane Elber (BRA – Bayern München, Lyon)Most appearances by South American** players in UEFA club competition*

Javier Zanetti with the trophy in 2010©Getty Images160: Javier Zanetti (ARG – Inter Milan)155: Daniel Alves (BRA – Sevilla, Barcelona, Paris)147: Lionel Messi (ARG – Barcelona)144: Roberto Carlos (BRA – Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe)132: Fernandinho (BRA – Shakhtar Donetsk, Man. City)127: Luisão (BRA – Benfica)114: Gonzalo Higuaín (ARG – Real Madrid, Napoli, Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea)113: Willian (BRA – Shakhtar Donetsk, Chelsea)112: Claudio Pizarro (PER – Werder Bremen, Bayern München, Chelsea)111: Diego Godín (URU – Villarreal, Atlético, Inter Milan)Top-scoring South American** players in UEFA club competition*

Sergio Agüero celebrates an Atlético goal©Getty Images118: Lionel Messi (ARG – Barcelona)61: Sergio Agüero (ARG – Atlético Madrid, Manchester City)50: Alfredi Di Stéfano (ARG – Real Madrid)49: Edinson Cavani (URU – Palermo, Napoli, Paris)48: Radamel Falcao (COL – Porto, Atlético Madrid, Monaco, Galatasaray)48: Claudio Pizarro (PER – Werder Bremen, Bayern München, Chelsea)47: Luis Suárez (URU – Ajax, Liverpool, Barcelona)40: Sonny Anderson (BRA – Servette, Monaco, Barcelona, Lyon, Villarreal)39: Hernán Crespo (ARG – Parma, Inter Milan, Chelsea, AC Milan, Genoa)39: Rivaldo (BRA – Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiacos)Nation-by-nation: South American nations’ UEFA record holders

Erwin Sánchez with Boavista©Getty ImagesArgentinaECCC/UCL appearances: 143 – Lionel Messi (Barcelona)ECCC/UCL goals: 115 – Lionel Messi (Barcelona)UEFA club appearances: 160 – Javier Zanetti (Inter Milan)UEFA club goals: 118 – Lionel Messi (Barcelona) BoliviaECCC/UCL appearances: 13 – Erwin Sánchez (Boavista)ECCC/UCL goals: 3 – Erwin Sánchez (Boavista)UEFA club appearances: 36 – Erwin Sánchez (Benfica, Boavista) UEFA club goals: 6 – Erwin Sánchez (Benfica, Boavista) BrazilECCC/UCL appearances: 128 – Roberto Carlos (Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe)ECCC/UCL goals: 35 – Neymar (BRA – Barcelona, Paris)UEFA club appearances: 155 – Daniel Alves (Sevilla, Barcelona, Paris)UEFA club goals: 40 – Sonny Anderson (Servette, AS Monaco, Barcelona, Lyon, Villarreal) Chile

Chile’s Arturo Vidal during his time at Barcelona©AFPECCC/UCL appearances: 72 – Arturo Vidal (Juventus, Bayern, Barcelona)ECCC/UCL goals: 14 – Arturo Vidal (Juventus, Bayern)UEFA club appearances: 96 – Arturo Vidal (Leverkusen, Juventus, Bayern, Barcelona)UEFA club goals: 21 – Iván Zamorano (Real Madrid, Inter Milan) Colombia ECCC/UCL appearances: 68 – Iván Córdoba (Inter Milan)ECCC/UCL goals: 14 = Radamel Falcao (Porto, Monaco), Jackson Martínez (Porto, Atlético Madrid)UEFA club appearances: 92 – Iván Córdoba (Inter Milan)UEFA club goals: 48 – Radamel Falcao (Porto, Atlético Madrid, Monaco) Ecuador ECCC/UCL appearances: 45 – Antonio Valencia (Villarreal, Manchester United) ECCC/UCL goals: 6 – Antonio Valencia (Villarreal, Manchester United) UEFA club appearances: 62 – Christian Noboa (Rubin, Dinamo Moskva, Rostov, Zenit) UEFA club goals: 12 – Felipe Caicedo (Basel, Man. City, Sporting CP, Lokomotiv Moskva, Lazio)

Peru’s Claudio Pizarro©Getty ImagesParaguayECCC/UCL appearances: 61 – Roque Santa Cruz (Bayern München, Málaga) ECCC/UCL goals: 12 – Óscar Cardozo (Benfica)UEFA club appearances: 93 – Óscar Cardozo (Benfica, Trabzonspor, Olympiacos) UEFA club goals: 35 – Óscar Cardozo (Benfica, Trabzonspor) Peru ECCC/UCL appearances: 77 – Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen, Bayern München, Chelsea)ECCC/UCL goals: 24 – Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen, Bayern München, Chelsea)UEFA club appearances: 112 – Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen, Bayern München, Chelsea)UEFA club goals: 48 – Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen, Bayern München, Chelsea) Uruguay ECCC/UCL appearances: 66 – Luis Suárez (Ajax, Liverpool, Barcelona)ECCC/UCL goals: 35 – Edinson Cavani (Napoli, Paris) UEFA club appearances: 111 – Diego Godín (Villarreal, Atlético, Inter Milan)UEFA club goals: 49 – Edinson Cavani (Palermo, Napoli, Paris) Venezuela ECCC/UCL appearances: 12 – José Rondón (Zenit)ECCC/UCL goals: 4 – José Rondón (Zenit)UEFA club appearances: 38 – José Rondón (Rubin Kazan, Zenit)UEFA club goals: 18 – José Rondón (Rubin Kazan, Zenit)*UEFA club competitions means European Champion Clubs’ Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, European/South American Cup, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup**South American means registered with the ten CONMEBOL member nations; thus Surinamese and Guyanan players are not counted

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