All the Women's EURO finals hat-tricks
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
There have only ever been six UEFA European Women's Championship hat-tricks, with Grace Geyoro and Beth Mead joining the exclusive club in 2022.
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There have been just six hat-tricks in over 160 matches across 14 editions of the UEFA European Women's Championship. Meet the six, and the individual among them in a league of her own as she went one better.
Lena Videkull (Sweden)
Sweden 4-1 Norway, 1995 semi-final second leg
Hat-trick time: 18 minutes (59, 61, 76)
Sweden's hopes were fading quickly in this last-four tie. Defeated 4-3 in the first leg by the holders, the deficit had been doubled by half-time in Jönköping when Bengt Simonson turned to 32-year-old Videkull on the bench. Ulrika Kalte levelled on the night before the substitute took over, a sensational 18-minute hat-trick sealing a 7-5 aggregate win.
Marianne Pettersen (Norway)
Denmark 0-5 Norway, 1997 group stage
Hat-trick time: 35 minutes (15, 17, 49, 79)
The inaugural eight-team finals ultimately ended in a premature group stage exit for co-hosts Norway, but Pettersen gave the fans something to remember as she ripped through Denmark. The 22-year-old struck twice in each half in Lillestrøm and remains the only player to score four in a Women's EURO finals match.
Angélique Roujas (France)
Russia 1-3 France, 1997 group stage
Hat-trick time: 49 minutes (26, 57, 74)
Two days after Pettersen's four-goal salvo, another 22-year-old, Roujas, became the third player to notch a Women's EURO hat-trick. The young forward also found the net in the opening match of the finals, and shared the top scorer prize with Pettersen and Italy's Carolina Morace.
Jodie Taylor (England)
England 6-0 Scotland, 2017 group stage
Hat-trick time: 43 minutes (11, 26, 53)
Taylor also won the golden boot, thanks in no small part to her ending a two-decade wait for a hat-trick as England recorded a record finals win. Not bad for the Arsenal forward making her competition debut, qualifying included. "It's quite special," said the 31-year-old. "I need to go and track down that ball and get it signed I think!"
Grace Geyoro (France)
France 5-1 Italy, 2022 group stage
Hat-trick time: 37 minutes (9, 40, 45)
A defensive midfielder by trade, Geyoro made the most of a more attacking role as she marked her 50th cap with the first ever Women's EURO hat-trick completed before half-time. "I was just back from injury and wanted to hit the ground running," said the 25-year-old, who was withdrawn midway through the second period.
Beth Mead (England)
England 8-0 Norway, 2022 group stage
Hat-trick times: 48 minutes (34, 38, 81)
The Lionesses were unstoppable in Brighton & Hove as they racked up the biggest ever UEFA Women's EURO finals win, and Mead led the pride with three goals and an assist. "She showed a real will to score," the Technical Observers said after awarding her Player of the Match.
Women's EURO hat-trick records
Fastest: 18 minutes, Lena Videkull (Sweden 4-1 Norway, 04/03/1995)
Earliest: 45 minutes, Grace Geyoro (France 5-1 Italy, 10/07/2022)
Youngest: 22y 79d, Marianne Pettersen (Denmark 0-5 Norway, 30/06/1997)
Oldest: 32y 85d, Lena Videkull (Sweden 4-1 Norway, 04/03/1995)