IFFHS STATISTICS - BENZEMA'S NEW RECORD !
Picture : Karim Benzema in the Record book !
Benzema’s 10 playoff goals: UCL record!
Karim Benzema has scored 10 goals in the Champions League playoff stages this season: he equaled Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of the competition set in 2016-17.
In the European Cup era (1955-1991), counting the stages from round of 16 to the final, two other players were so prolific in a single season: Ferenc Puskas (12) and Alfredo Di Stefano (10). All four represented the same club, most successful one: Real Madrid.
Benzema has yet chance to surpass CR7 and maybe to match/beat Puskas if he scores also in the final.
Top ten EC/UCL goal-scorers in the stage of last 16 of a single season – in the table below.
As for Benzema, he has another remarkable achievement: he scored 7 Champions League goals against English teams this season; no one scored as many in a single campaign in the history of competition.
|BEST ONE-SEASON||LAST 16 STAGE||GOAL-SCORERS|
|CHAMPIONS' LEAGUE||(EUROPEAN CUP)|
|1||Ferenc Puskás||Spain||Real Madrid||1959-60||12||4||1||3||4|
|2||Alfredo Di Stéfano||Spain||Real Madrid||1957-58||10||2||4||3||1|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||Real Madrid||2016-17||10||5||3||2|
|Karim Benzema||France||Real Madrid||2021-22||10||3||4||3||?|
|Alfredo Di Stéfano||Spain||Real Madrid||1959-60||8||2||1||2||3|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||Real Madrid||2013-14||8||4||1||2||1|