UEFA Champions League: Top English goalscorers of all-time
Harry Kane scored Tottenham's first goal in their comeback away at Juventus last night and in style, rounding veteran great Gianluigi Buffon before slotting home with his weaker foot. It was a goal from a player in supreme confidence, not afraid to trust his abilities against one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
With the goal, Kane now has an incredible 7 goals in just 6 games in the UEFA Champions League this campaign (9 from 9, in total), all the more astounding as it's his first season making the knockout stages of the competition. He's firmly put to bed the remaining doubters who thought that he wouldn't perform as well at this level.
Since its creation in 1992, English teams have fared well in the competition, with famous sides like Manchester United's treble winners in 1998/1999, and Liverpool's comeback men in 2004/2005; English players, too, have competed effectively.
This slideshow details the 5 top English scorers in the Champions League, and it surely won't be long until Tottenham's striker is challenging those in this list for their place:
#5 Andrew Cole
A player fondly remembered by those at Old Trafford for his contributions in the 1990's, Cole was a devastating finisher at his peak. The 3rd-highest goal scorer in Premier League history, the striker didn't let his performance levels drop outside of the league and was of great service for his club in the Champions League.
19 goals in 50 appearances is a tremendous return and Cole's famous partnership with Dwight Yorke was a large part of Manchester United's success in this period.
It was the 1998/1999 season that showed their best, with the two having an almost telepathic understanding: they both scored at the Camp Nou against Barcelona, combining superbly and leaving the defenders chasing shadows.
front men would partner for 13 goals to fire their side to the Champions League final, with Cole scoring the winning goal against Juventus at the semi-final stage. In the final, of course, it was substitutes - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Teddy Sheringham - who brought the goals that won the final for Sir Alex Ferguson's men, but Cole will never be forgotten for his immense performances in that run.