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Champions League hat-tricks: All the records and stats

Most hat-tricks? Fastest hat-tricks? Debut hat-tricks? All you need to know about UEFA Champions League trebles, with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski among the players in the record books.

Robert Lewandowski with the match ball following his hat-trick for Bayern against Salzburg in the 2021/22 round of 16
Robert Lewandowski with the match ball following his hat-trick for Bayern against Salzburg in the 2021/22 round of 16 Getty Images

UEFA.com runs through everything you need to know about UEFA Champions League hat-tricks down the years.

Champions League stats handbook

PLAYERS

Who has scored the most Champions League hat-tricks?

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8= Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
8= Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid 7, Juventus 1)
5 Robert Lewandowski (Dortmund 1, Bayern München 4)
4 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
3=
Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus 2, AC Milan 1)
3= Mario Gomez (Bayern München)
3= Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk)
3= Neymar (Barcelona 1, Paris Saint-Germain 2)

In all, 99 players have scored UEFA Champions League hat-tricks.

Who has scored the most hat-tricks in one Champions League season?

3 Cristiano Ronaldo (2015/16)
2= Karim Benzema (2021/22)
2= Robert Lewandowski (2021/22)
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 Karim Benzema in 2021/22, while Luiz Adriano did even better in 2014/15 when he scored eight goals in Shakhtar's two matches with BATE Borisov.

Who scored Champions League hat-tricks in 2021/22?

Sébastien Haller (Sporting CP 1-5 Ajax, 15/9/2021)
Christopher Nkunku (Manchester City 6-3 Leipzig, 15/09/21)
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern 5-2 Benfica, 02/11/21)
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern 7-1 Salzburg, 08/03/22)
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid 3-1 Paris Saint-Germain, 09/03/22)
Karim Benzema (Chelsea 1-3 Real Madrid, 06/04/22)

Who scored the fastest Champions League hat-tricks?

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 Raheem Sterling (Manchester City 5-1 Atalanta, 22/10/2019)
11 mins Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid 8-0 Malmö, 08/12/2015)
11 mins Robert Lewandowski (Bayern 7-1 Salzburg, 08/03/22)
12 mins Robert Lewandowski (Crvena zvezda 0-6 Bayern, 26/11/2019)
12 mins Luiz Adriano (BATE Borisov 0-7 Shakhtar, 21/10/2014)

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

Who is the youngest player to score a Champions League hat-trick?

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

Who is the oldest player to score a Champions League hat-trick?

Karim Benzema, 34 years and 108 days (Chelsea 1-3 Real Madrid, 06/04/2022)

Who scored a hat-trick on their Champions League debut?

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)
Erling Haaland (Salzburg 6-2 Genk, 17/09/2019)
Mislav Oršić (GNK Dinamo 4-0 Atalanta, 18/09/2019)
Sébastien Haller (Sporting CP 1-5 Ajax, 15/9/2021)

Van Basten and Haller both ended with four on their debuts. Haaland's was the first debut hat-trick to be completed before half-time.

Who has scored Champions League hat-tricks for multiple clubs?

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid 7, Juventus)
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 4)
Neymar (Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain 2)
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal, Chelsea)

Who has scored the most goals in a Champions League game?

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)
4= Serge Gnabry (Tottenham 2-7 Bayern, 01/10/2019)
4= Robert Lewandowski (Crvena zvezda 0-6 Bayern, 26/11/2019)
4= Josip Iličić (Valencia 3-4 Atalanta, 10/03/2020)
4= Olivier Giroud (Sevilla 0-4 Chelsea, 02/12/2020)
4= Sébastien Haller (Sporting CP 1-5 Ajax, 15/9/2021)

Lewandowski set a new record with four in 16 minutes at Crvena zvezda, overtaking Ronaldo's feat of 21 minutes either side of half-time when Madrid beat Malmö 8-0 in 2015.

Who scored the first Champions League hat-trick?

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

Has a defender ever scored a Champions League hat-trick?

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

Who has scored the most Champions League goals without hitting a hat-trick?

52 Thomas Müller (Bayern)
36
Mohamed Salah (Basel, Roma, Liverpool)
35 Edinson Cavani (Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain)
31
Arjen Robben (PSV Eindhoven, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern)
29= Patrick Kluivert (Ajax, Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven)
29= David Trezeguet (Monaco, Juventus)
29= Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad, Atlético, Barcelona)

CLUBS

Which clubs have scored the most Champions League hat-tricks?

Arda's treble for Barcelona in 2016

14 Real Madrid (5 players)
13
Barcelona (6)
11 Bayern (6)
7 Manchester United (6)
6= Arsenal (6)
6= Juventus (5)
6= Manchester City (4)
6= Paris Saint-Germain (4)
5= AC Milan (5)
5= Liverpool (5)

Which clubs have conceded the most Champions League hat-tricks?

6 Anderlecht
5 Olympiacos
4 Ajax, BATE Borisov, Galatasaray, Shakhtar

GENERAL

What is the record for most Champions League hat-tricks in one season?

Lewandowski's Champions League hat-tricks

10 2019/20 (including group stage record of 9)
9 2016/17
8= 2013/14
8= 2004/05
8= 2002/03

There was a second group stage from 1999/2000 to 2002/03, and 157 matches overall. The current format, with 125 games per season, was introduced in 2003/04.

What is the record for most hat-tricks on one Champions League matchday?

3= 02-03/10/2018 (Paulo Dybala, Edin Džeko, Neymar)
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)

What is the record for most hat-tricks on one Champions League night?

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

Hat-tricks by nationality

19 Brazil (13 players)
17 France (12)
12
Argentina (4)
11 England (9)
10 Portugal (3)

Players from 34 countries have bagged UEFA Champions League trebles down the years. Among those not yet on the list: Belgium, Czech Republic, Egypt.

Win, lose or draw?

136 Wins
2 Draws
4 Losses

Watch İrfan Can Kahveci's stunning hat-trick

The only hat-trick scorers to end on the losing side were Ronaldo (Manchester United 4-3 Real Madrid in 2002/03), Gareth Bale (Tottenham 3-4 Inter, 2010/11), İrfan Can Kahveci (İstanbul Başakşehir 3-4 Leipzig, 2020/21) and Christopher Nkunku (Manchester City 6-3 Leipzig, 2021/22).

Hat-tricks by round

113 Group stage
17 Round of 16 (including second group stage)
7 Quarter-finals
5 Semi-finals
0 Final