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The 10 Leading South American Goalscorers In UCL History

With Neymar recently becoming Brazil's all-time top goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history, here are the 10 leading South American scorers in the history of the competition. Will FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi ever be caught?

Click through the gallery above to see the top 10 South American scorers in the UCL's history, according to Transfermarkt.

Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar brought up his 31st goal in the tournament during his team's 2-1 win over Liverpool on Wednesday, but where does he rank among South America's top scorers?

The 26-year-old is just two strikes off second place, where his club teammate Edinson Cavani and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero are tied on 33 strikes.

Barca captain and talisman Messi leads the way with more than three times the amount of goals as those nearest to him.

The Argentine has struck 106 times in Europe's biggest club competition, and is currently the second highest scorer in Champions League history.

Names such as Ronaldinho or Ronaldo Nazario do not feature in the top 10, despite boasting legacies many of the players on the list cannot.

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Former Blaugrana star Rivaldo is in at seventh in the standings, behind AC Milan legend Kaka – to see all the names, click through the gallery above!

Do you think Messi will ever get caught at the top? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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