Is Cristiano Ronaldo the ‘Hat-trick King’ of football? Top 5 Players in history

Nonetheless, Pele is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the football player with the most hat-tricks - 92 to be exact.

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For some players, scoring hat-tricks is difficult, but for these others, it appears dangerously simple.

Every football player in the league hopes to score a goal. Placing the ball in the back of the net is the greatest sensation ever. On the other hand, achieving a hat-trick or three goals is one of the greatest feelings for a person.

It’s a significant accomplishment to bring the match ball home after three goals. It’s a challenging request, and it doesn’t get any simpler at all. However, some players do appear to have it easy.

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The players in the subject of this article enjoyed scoring hat tricks. They were unparalleled in their ability to score goals.

There have been a number of outstanding players who were excellent goal-scorers over the years. These players broke and set a variety of records, one of which being the most hat-tricks scored.

Here are the top five football players with the most hat-tricks in history, both past and present:

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5. Luis Suarez – 30

Over his career, Luis Suarez has scored 29 hat-tricks. He possesses all the attributes a top-tier player needs in a striker, including outstanding movement, decisive finishing, aerial skill, and more.

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez

Suarez came to FC Barcelona after dominating the Premier League while playing at Liverpool FC. There, he formed an unstoppable triumvirate that terrified any opposition with Neymar and Lionel Messi.

4. Robert Lewandowski – 32

Robert Lewandoski is among the greatest forwards of the modern period. The Polish international is accustomed to scoring goals. The FIFA Best Men’s Player champion for 2020 and 2021 has 32 career hat-tricks to his name.

Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski

During his time with FC Bayern Munich, the striker also broke Gerd Muller’s 49-year-old record for most goals scored. Lewandowski surpassed the previous record of 42 set by the illustrious German striker by scoring 43 league goals in a single calendar year.

3. Lionel Messi – 58

Lionel Messi is arguably the greatest football player of all time. For club and country, the outstanding Argentine has amassed 56 career hat-tricks. I

n an international friendly match, Argentina defeated Estonia 5-0, with Messi scoring all five goals to record his 56th hat trick. Messi has scored hat-tricks in every club match while he has been a member of FC Barcelona.

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi | Source image: Getty Images

Messi has had difficulty scoring goals since making the big move to Paris Saint-Germain. He will undoubtedly try to get back to his goal-scoring ways and add a few more hat-tricks to his resume in order to take on Cristiano Ronaldo, his longtime buddy and competitor.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo – 66

Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably the greatest football player of all time, holds the record for the most goals scored in the history of football.

In addition to the many records he already owns, he reached yet another mark while representing Manchester United in the Premier League versus Norwich City.

The Portuguese recently scored his 66th career hat-trick after scoring three against Al-Wehda as they thrashed them 6-0 in the Saudi Pro League.

1. Pele – 92

Delving into the annals of football history, where the figures are rather ambiguous due to conflicting accounts from various sources, we find that Pele holds the record for most hat-tricks.

Nonetheless, Pele is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the football player with the most hat-tricks – 92 to be exact.

Pele | Credit: Getty Images

There was a competition between Maradona and Pele before the times of Ronaldo and Messi’s discussions. The Brazilian is thought to be the greatest finisher in football history. Among other honors, he has won three FIFA World Cups.

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.