The achievement of a player by scoring a hat -trick is a great achievement in one match. If the goalkeeper is proud of his clean sheets, the strikers will be proud of his hat -trick.
In recent years, many players have often scored three goals in one game or a hat-trick in one match, one of which is Cristiano Ronaldo who is attached to the word hat-trick.
However, over time, several other players have also shown their teeth in scoring the most hat-tricks to increase goal productivity as competitors of world-class names.
Here we present a series of great names who are able to score many hat-tricks in international matches. Anyone? Here is the complete list below.
Robert Lewandowski (Poland) 6 Hattrick
The striker spearheading the mainstay of Poland and Bayern Munich is still a mainstay and is the main competitor for Messi and Ronaldo in terms of goal productivity.
One of the best strikers made his debut for Poland in 2008 when he came on as a substitute as a defender and scored goals. He is currently Poland’s all-time leading goalscorer.
So far he has scored 72 goals, including six hat-tricks that have made him on this list.
Ali Mabkhout (Uni Emirat Arab) 7 Hattrick
Ali Mabkhout, is also the all-time goalscorer for his country like Lewandowski. He scored 78 goals in 967 games. Ali Mabkhout is an Asian striker who is hungry for goals.
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He was also able to provide 180 goals and 70 assists with his club Al-Jazira from 259 matches during his career since 2008.
Ali Mabkhout entered the list of players with the most number of international hat-tricks with seven hat-tricks. This forward is the second most Asian player to score the most hat-tricks internationally
Pele (Brazil) 7 Hattrick
The Brazilian football icon who helped reach the golden age, he was the best player in history before the names, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
During his playing time, the Brazilian striker recorded seven hat-tricks in 91 appearances for the selcao. He is also Brazil’s all-time leading goalscorer with 77 goals.
He has successfully brought Brazil three times to become world champions by winning three world cups with the Selecao, no wonder he is still the most legendary football icon with his achievements.
Lionel Messi (Argentina) 7 Hattrick
Lionel Messi managed to get closer to Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring a hat trick against Uruguay with a score of 3-0 in the World Cup Qualification match.
In total La Pulga scored 80 goals for the Argentine national team from 155 matches he played. The new PSG striker, nicknamed the alien, managed to score seven hat-tricks.
Currently he is enjoying his day, considering that he has already won the International trophy, the Copa America, he who is still 34 years old can still score goals to break the latest football record.
Ali Daei (Iran) 8 Hattrick
The former Iran mainstay striker has a record eight hat-tricks which makes him the third most in the history of international football.
He is also the most prolific Asian player in terms of goals, he scored 109 goals in 149 matches and was the top scorer in the international arena before finally surpassing his record by Cristiano Ronaldo some time ago.
The striker had helped Bayern win the Bundesliga in the 1998/99 season and he had also strengthened Hertha which became the second Bundesliga team he played for.
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Sven Rydell (Sweden) 9 Hattrick
Before Zlatan’s name was known as a Swedish icon, he was a great player with Sweden in his day. He occupies the second most list after the name Cristiano Ronaldo in this list.
During the 1920s he was a prolific goalscorer and even more prolific than Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is now the all-time goalscorer.
Playing in the 1920-1930s era, he scored 49 goals in 43 matches. Of the 49 goals, he scored nine hat-tricks and he also had time to occupy the top scorer in Sweden before finally Zlatan Ibrahimovic passed him.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) 10 Hattrick
No kidding, if you want to see a player with a passion for scoring goals for every team he plays for, Cristiano Ronaldo is the answer. Ronaldo was the main star as Portugal crushed Luxembourg 5-0.
Ronaldo was able to score his tenth hat-trick and surpassed Sven Rydell’s record of nine hat-tricks for Sweden.
The player, nicknamed GOAT, scored a total of 115 goals from 182 matches for Portugal. CR7 himself had a great career with Portugal, he was able to win the Euros in 2016 and the UEFA Nations League in 2019.
Thanks to his hard work and the various trophies he has won, he deserves to be named one of the best players of all time in world football with Lionel Messi.