All you ever wanted to know: Champions League hat-tricks


Most hat-tricks

7= Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
7= Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
3= Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus 2, AC Milan)
3= Mario Gomez (Bayern)
3= Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar)

All of Ronaldo’s hat-tricks to date came in an 18-month spell between December 2015 and May 2017.

Most hat-tricks in one season

3 Cristiano Ronaldo (2015/16)
2= Cristiano Ronaldo (2016/17)
2= Lionel Messi (2011/12, 2016/17)
2= Luiz Adriano (2014/15)
2= Mario Gómez (2011/12)

Ronaldo and Messi hit back-to-back hat-tricks in 2016/17, as did Luiz Adriano in 2014/15 when he scored eight goals across two meetings with BATE Borisov.

Fastest hat-tricks

Gomis gets the ball rolling

Gomis gets the ball rolling©Getty Images

8 mins Bafétimbi Gomis (Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 Lyon, 07/12/2011)
9 mins Mike Newell (Blackburn 4-1 Rosenborg, 06/12/1995)
11 mins Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid 8-0 Malmö, 08/12/2015)
12 mins Luiz Adriano (BATE Borisov 0-7 Shakhtar, 21/10/2014)
14 mins Neymar (Barcelona 6-1 Celtic, 11/12/2013)

Newell still holds the record for quickest ever perfect hat-trick, scoring with his left foot, right foot and head.

Youngest hat-trick scorer

Raúl González, 18 years and 114 days (Real Madrid 6-1 Ferencváros, 18/10/1995)

Oldest hat-trick scorer

Claudio Pizarro, 34 years and 34 days (Bayern 6-1 LOSC Lille, 07/11/2012)

Pizarro was not done: three-and-a-half years later, by now playing for Werder Bremen, the Peruvian became the oldest man to record a Bundesliga hat-trick.

Debut hat-tricks

Van Basten opened up in style

Van Basten opened up in style©Bob Thomas/Getty Images

Marco van Basten (AC Milan 4-0 IFK Göteborg, 25/11/1992)
Faustino Asprilla (Newcastle United 3-2 Barcelona, 17/09/1997)
Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Maccabi Haifa 3-0 Olympiacos, 24/09/2002)
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United 6-2 Fenerbahçe, 28/09/2004)
Vincenzo Iaquinta (Udinese 3-0 Panathinaikos, 14/09/2004)
Grafite (Wolfsburg 3-1 CSKA Moskva, 15/09/2009)
Yacine Brahimi (Porto 6-0 BATE Borisov, 17/09/2014)

Van Basten ended with four on his debut, a feat that remains unmatched.

Hat-tricks for multiple clubs

Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus 2, AC Milan)
Marco Simone (AC Milan, Monaco)
Roy Makaay (Deportivo, Bayern)
Ruud van Nistelrooy (PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United)
Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan)
Didier Drogba (Marseille, Chelsea)
Michael Owen (Liverpool, Manchester United)
Samuel Eto’o (Barcelona, Inter)
Robert Lewandowski (Dortmund, Bayern)

Most goal in Champions League game

Luiz Adriano on 'special' goal record

Luiz Adriano on ‘special’ goal record

5= Lionel Messi (Barcelona 7-1 Leverkusen, 07/03/2012)
5= Luiz Adriano (BATE 0-7 Shakhtar, 21/10/2014)
4= Marco van Basten (AC Milan 4-0 IFK Göteborg, 25/11/1992)
4= Simone Inzaghi (Lazio 5-1 Marseille, 14/03/2000)
4= Dado Pršo (Monaco 8-3 Deportivo, 05/11/2003)
4= Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United 4-1 Sparta Praha, 03/11/2004)
4= Andriy Shevchenko (Fenerbahçe 0-4 AC Milan, 23/11/2005)
4= Lionel Messi (Barcelona 4-1 Arsenal, 06/04/2010)
4= Bafétimbi Gomis (Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 Lyon, 07/12/2011)
4= Mario Gomez (Bayern 7-0 Basel, 13/03/2012)
4= Robert Lewandowski (Dortmund 4-1 Real Madrid, 24/04/2013)
4= Zlatan Ibrahimović (Anderlecht 0-5 Paris Saint-Germain, 23/10/2013)
4= Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid 8-0 Malmö, 08/12/2015)

Ronaldo hit the quickest ‘poker’, with four in 21 minutes either side of half-time as Madrid beat Malmö 8-0 in 2015. Incidentally, Lewandowski’s four goals against Madrid in 2013 included three in the space of seven minutes!

First hat-trick

Marco van Basten (AC Milan 4-0 IFK Göteborg, 25/11/1992)

Hat-tricks by defenders

Kurzawa hits three against Anderlecht

Kurzawa hits three against Anderlecht

Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain 5–0 Anderlecht, 31/10/2017)

Most UEFA Champions League goals with no hat-trick

42 Thomas Müller (Bayern)
32 Edinson Cavani (Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain)
29= Patrick Kluivert (Ajax, Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven)
29= Arjen Robben (PSV Eindhoven, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern)
29= David Trezeguet (Monaco, Juventus)


Most hat-tricks scored

Barcelona's most recent treble in 2016

Barcelona’s most recent treble in 2016

12 Barcelona (6 players)
11 Real Madrid (4)
7 Bayern (5)
6= Arsenal (6)
6= Manchester United (5)
5 AC Milan (5)

The following clubs have never scored a hat-trick: Leverkusen (95 matches), Benfica (94), Roma (90).

Most hat-tricks conceded

6 Anderlecht
5 Olympiacos
4 BATE Borisov

The following clubs have never conceded a hat-trick: Juventus (180 matches), Chelsea (156), Dortmund (106), Liverpool (101).


Most hat-tricks in one season

9 2016/17
8= 2013/14
8= 2004/05
8= 2002/03

There was a second group stage in 1999/2000 and 2000/01, and 157 matches overall. The current format, with 125 games per season, was introduced in 2003/04.

Most hat-tricks on one matchday

3= 08-19/12/2015 (Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud)
3= 25-26/11/2014 (Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero, Mario Mandžukić)
3= 22-23/11/2005 (Andriy Shevchenko, Levan Kobiashvili, Adriano)

Most hat-tricks on one night

3 23/11/2005 (Andriy Shevchenko, Levan Kobiashvili, Adriano)

Hat-tricks by nationality

The other Portuguese hat-trick scorer? Rui Pedro

The other Portuguese hat-trick scorer? Rui Pedro©AFP/Getty Images

13 Brazil (9 players)
10= Argentina (3)
10= France (9)
9 England (7)
8= Spain (7)
8= Portugal (2)

Players from 33 countries have scored UEFA Champions League hat-tricks over the years. Among those not yet on the list: Belgium, Czech Republic, Egypt.

Win, lose or draw?

Ronaldo: My Magic Moment

Ronaldo: My Magic Moment

108 Wins
2 Draws
2 Losses

The only hat-trick scorers to end on the losing side were Ronaldo (Manchester United 4-3 Real Madrid in 2003) and Gareth Bale (Tottenham 3-4 Internazionale, 2010).

Hat-tricks by stage

90 Group stage
12 Round of 16 (including second group stage)
6 Quarter-finals
4 Semi-finals
0 Finals

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