Karim Benzema: scorer with longest span in UCL

Karim Benzema, after scoring a brace for Real Madrid in the round-16 game against Liverpool (5-2), set new record for the most time spanning goals of the same player in the Champions League. 
17 years 77 days, so much time has passed since the day (6 December 2005) when he scored in the competition for the first time (for Lyon against Rosenborg).
Benzema surpassed the former record of Ryan Giggs who spanned his goals over exactly 17 years (his first goal for Manchester United came on 14 September 1994, vs Göteborg, and the last on 14 September 2011, vs Benfica).
In the table below, active players are taken in bold. 

 PlayerCountrySpan (Y-D)First goalLast goal
1Karim BenzemaFrance17-07706/12/200521/02/2023
2Ryan GiggsWales17-00014/09/199414/09/2011
3Lionel MessiArgentina16-35702/11/200525/10/2022
4Arjen RobbenNetherlands16-02830/10/200227/11/2018
6Sergio RamosSpain15-10006/12/200516/03/2021
7Christian Panucci Italy14-33901/12/199304/11/2008
8Andriy ShevchenkoUkraine14-33207/12/199404/11/2009
9Cristiano RonaldoPortugal14-22710/04/200723/11/2021
10Daniele De RossiItaly14-15928/09/200406/03/2019
11Jefferson FarfánPeru14-01720/10/200406/11/2018