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All Players Who Scored Hat-Tricks in FIFA World Cup History

The FIFA World Cup fever is getting higher as the tournament has progressed to the Quater finals with some surprises and some new stars in the world of Football. However, 2022 World Cup’s first hat-trick has already come from Goncalo Ramos of Portugal against Switzerland.

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List of Footballers Who Scored the Hat-Tricks in the History of FIFA World Cup History
List of Footballers Who Scored the Hat-Tricks in the History of FIFA World Cup History

The young Portuguese forward was brilliant in the dominant 6-1 win in the Round of 16. All the Portuguese players played in their best form to secure their game against Morocco.

Goncalo Ramos’s hat-trick is the first hat-trick in the tournament, but probably be not the last one as more matches are to come. But with his brilliant 3 goals in his first start for his national team, many legendary players scored in football’s biggest and greatest tournament previously.

There are almost 49 players in World Cup history who scored a hat-trick for their respective countries. Some have even achieved more than once.

List of Hat-Trick Scorers in the History of FIFA World Cup

Player Year Team Opponent Goals
Bert Patenaude 1930 United States Paraguay 3
Guillermo Stabile 1930 Argentina Mexico 3
Pedro Cea 1930 Uruguay Yugoslavia 3
Angelo Schiavio 1934 Italy United States 3
Edmund Cohen 1934 Germany Belgium 3
Oldrich Nejedly 1934 Czechoslovakia Germany 3
Ernst Wlimowski 1938 Poland Brazil 4
Leonidas 1938 Brazil Poland 3
Gustav Wetterstorm 1938 Sweden Cuba 3
Harry Andersson 1938 Sweden Cuba 3
Oscar Miguez 1950 Uruguay Bolivia 3
Ademir 1950 Brazil Sweden 4
Sandor Kocsis 1954 Hungary South Korea 3
Erich Probst 1954 Austria Czechoslovokia 3
Carlos Borges 1954 Uruguay Scotland 3
Sandor Kocsis 1954 Hungary West Germany 4
Burhan Sargin 1954 Turkey South Korea 3
Max Morlock 1954 West Germany Turkey 3
Theodor Wagner 1954 Austria Switzerland 3
Josef Hugi 1954 Switzerland Austria 3
Just Fontaine 1958 France Paraguay 3
Pele 1958 Brazil France 3
Just Fontaine 1958 France West Germany 4
Florian Albert 1962 Hungary Bulgaria 3
Eusebio 1966 Portugal North Korea 4
Geoff Hurst 1966 England West Germany 3
Gerd Muller 1970 West Germany Bulgaria 3
Gerd Muller 1970 West Germany Peru 3
Dusan Bajevic 1974 Yugoslavia Zaire 3
Andrzej Szarmach 1974 Poland Haiti 3
Rob Rensenbrik 1978 Netherlands Iran 3
Teofilo Cubilas 1978 Peru Iran 3
Laszlo Kiss 1982 Hungary El Salvador 3
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 1982 West Germany Chile 3
Zbigniew Boniek 1982 Poland Belgium 3
Paolo Rossi 1982 Italy Brazil 3
Preben Elkjaer 1986 Denmark Uruguay 3
Gary Lineker 1986 England Poland 3
Igor Belanov 1986 Soviet Union Belgium 3
Emilio Butragueno 1986 Spain Denmark 4
Michel 1990 Spain South Korea 3
Tomas Skuhravy 1990 Czechoslovakia Costa Rica 3
Gabriel Batistuta 1994 Argentina Greece 3
Oleg Salenko 1994 Russia Cameroon 5
Gabriel Batistuta 1998 Argentina Jamaica 3
Miroslav Klose 2002 Germany Saudi Arabia 3
Pauleta 2002 Portugal Poland 3
Gonzalo Higuain 2010 Argentina South Korea 3
Thomas Muller 2014 Germany Portugal 3
Xherdan Shaqiri 2014 Switzerland Honduras 3
Cristiano Ronaldo 2018 Portugal Spain 3
Harry Kane 2018 England Panama 3
Goncalo Ramos 2022 Portugal Switzerland 3

 

Who Scored the First Hat-trick ?

List of Footballers Who Scored the Hat-Tricks in the History of FIFA World Cup History
List of Footballers Who Scored the Hat-Tricks in the History of FIFA World Cup History

The tournament’s first-ever hat-trick came from USA’s Bert Patenaude in a 1930’s game against Paraguay. In the same tournament, the other two hat-tricks came from Argentina’s Guillermo Stabile and Uruguay’s Pedro Cea.

But the 1954’s World Cup in Switzerland has the most hat-tricks with a number of 9 hat-tricks from 8 different players. The 7 names include Hungary’s Sandor Kocsis, Erich Probst from Austria, Carlos Borges from Uruguay, Turkey’s Burhan Sargin, West Germany player Max Morlock, Austria’s Theodor Wagner, and Josef Hugi of Switzerland.

Oldest Player to Score a Hat-trick in FIFA World Cup

List of Footballers Who Scored the Hat-Tricks in the History of FIFA World Cup History
List of Footballers Who Scored the Hat-Tricks in the History of FIFA World Cup History

But the oldest player to score a hat-trick in the World Cup is none other than the top scorer of men’s Football Cristiano Ronaldo. His hat-trick single-handedly stopped Spain to win the game with his 3 goals. But sadly the game came out as a 3-3 draw in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Youngest Player to Score a Hat-trick in the World Cup

Brazil legend, Pele is the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the history of the World Cup. He was just 17 years, 244 days old in 1958 when he bagged his only hat-trick in the World Cup.

Players who Scored Most Hat-tricks

From 1930, there are four players who have scored the most hat-tricks. But the maximum number of hat-tricks in the tournament is still 2. The first player to score 2 hat-tricks is Sandor Kocsis from Hungary’s national team. His three goals came against South Korea and West Germany in 1954.

France’s Just Fontaine is next to Sandor Kocsis and had his first 3 goals against Paraguay and his 4 goals against West Germany in 1958.

Germany’s best-ever player Gerd Muller also scored hat-tricks twice against Bulgaria and Peru in the 1970 World Cup tournament.

Argentina’s top World Cup scorer Gabriel Batistuta was the last player to score the most hat-tricks in the tournament. The Argentine forward is also special, as he scored his two hat-tricks in two different World Cups. In the 1994 World Cup, he scored his first hat-trick in a 4-0 win against Greece. His second one came against a 5-0 win against Jamaica in the 1998 World Cup.

The Country Which Has Scored the Most Hat-tricks

As per the record, German players have scored the most hat-tricks in the World Cup so far. The nation has the 7 hattricks in the history of the tournament.
But surprisingly, Germany has conceded most hat-tricks with South Korea as well.

Who Has the Record of Scoring Most Goals in a Single FIFA World Cup Game?

Russian footballer Oleg Salenko has a record for scoring the most goals of five goals in a single game. The Russian goalscorer did it against Cameroon in the 1994 World Cup.

Hungary’s former forward Laszlo Kiss scored the fastest hat-trick in a time span of just 7 minutes.¬†On the other side, former German player George Hurst is still the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final in 1966. As it is also the longest hat-trick in the history of the World Cup.

However, some of the greatest players have achieved the feat of scoring hat-trick in the FIFA World Cup. Players like Messi, Maradona, and many legendary players were not able to score 3 goals in a single World Cup game.

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