The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious club football tournament in the world. Throughout its history, many of the game’s greatest players have graced the competition and left their mark with stunning performances. One of the most impressive individual feats in the Champions League is the hat-trick – scoring three goals in a single match. In this article, we will take a closer look at the players who have scored the most hat-tricks in Champions League history, and their respective records.
With Haaland’s five goals against Leipzig, the number of times a player has scored at least 3 goals in a Champions League match has risen to 150. Out of those 150 hat-tricks, there are eight players who have scored three or more hat-tricks in the competition. Below is a table of these players and their respective hat-trick records:
|Man Utd, Real Madrid, Juventus
|Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Barcelona
|Shakhtar Donetsk, AC Milan
|Juventus, AC Milan
As we can see from the table, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are tied for the most hat-tricks in Champions League history with 8 each. Robert Lewandowski is not far behind with 6 hat-tricks, while Neymar, Filippo Inzaghi, Mario Gomez and Luiz Adriano have each scored 3 hat-tricks.
In conclusion, hat-tricks are a rare and impressive feat in the Champions League, and the players on this list have proven to be some of the greatest in the history of the competition.