For players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, scoring a hattrick is like a norm but that doesn’t mean that scoring three goals in a match is that simple. When you talk about players with the most hattricks in football, only a very few stars share that title.
On records, Cristiano Ronaldo has celebrated scoring three or more goals in a match more than any other player in history. His arch-rival Lionel Messi is not far away, though.
But without much ado, let’s quickly go through a list of the players with the most hattricks in football history.
Top 7 Players with the Most Hat tricks in Football
Interestingly Luiz Suarez is the only player that has scored the most goals in a single match with a total number of six goals.
Radamel Falcao – 12 hat tricks
Radamel Falcao García Zárate is nicknamed “El Tigre” he was one of the best strikers sought after by many clubs. He plays forward for Galatasaray and he is also the captain of the Columbian national team.
Falcao has scored three goals in a single match ten times, four goals and five goals once in a single match respectively.
Edinson Cavani – 15 hat tricks
Edinson Cavani nicknamed El matador is 34 years old but he still scores like he is in his mid-twenties. He has scored three goals in a number of thirteen goals, also he has scored four goals two times.
Cavani is currently signed to Manchester United and is an integral part of the first team at Old Trafford.
Sergio Agüero – 17 hat tricks
Agüero has maintained top form as a professional footballer. He is currently signed to Barcelona after an impressive spree at the Etihad Stadium with Manchester United. The Argentine footballer just knows how to get the goal for his team.
He has scored three goals for a number of fourteen times. Four goals in two games and five goals in one game.
Robert Lewandowski – 22 hat tricks
At the moment Lewandowski is one of the top strikers doing wonders with the number of goals he delivers for his country and club. He has scored a total of 500 goals for both club and country.
He has scored three goals for a number of 18 times, four goals in three different games and five goals in one game.
Luis Suárez – 29 hat tricks
Luis Suárez is the only player who has scored more than five goals in one match. He is regarded as one of the best strikers of all time.
He has scored three goals a number of twenty times, four goals for eight times. He has not scored five goals in a single game in his career but he has done a number of six goals in one game.
Leo Messi – 53 hat tricks
Messi has won the Ballon d’Or more than any other player in the history of football. He holds the record for the most goals in a single club. He is currently signed to Paris Saint Germain on a two year contract with an option to extend for a year.
Lionel Messi has scored 53 hat tricks.
- Three goals – fourty-eight times
- Four goals – five times
- Five goals – one time.
Cristiano Ronaldo – 54 hat tricks
Ronaldo has scored the most international goals for a footballer. He is currently playing for Seria A side Juventus. He ranks top on the list of players with the most hat tricks in football.
He has scored a total of 54 hat tricks which can be broken down thus;
- Three goals – fourty-four times
- Four goals – eight times
- Five goals – two times.