List of FIFA Confederations Cup hat-tricks

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This is a list of all hat-tricks scored during FIFA Confederations Cups; that is, the occasions when a footballer has scored three or more goals in a single football FIFA Confederations Cup Finals match. Scoring a hat-trick in a FIFA Confederations Cup is a relatively rare event: only 9 hat-tricks have been scored in 108 matches in the 8 editions of the FIFA Confederations Cup tournament. As FIFA is the governing body of football, official hat-tricks are only noted when FIFA recognises that at least three goals were scored by one player in one match.

The first hat-trick was scored by Vladimír Šmicer of Czech Republic, playing against United Arab Emirates in the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup; the most recent (as of 2013) was by Abel Hernandez of Uruguay, playing against New Zealand in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Spain's Fernando Torres became the first player to score hat tricks at two different FIFA Confederations Cups. He completed his first hat trick against New Zealand in 2009, while repeating that same feat in 2013 against Tahiti.

Aside from the first two King Fahd tournaments (1992 King Fahd Cup, 1995 King Fahd Cup), were there wasn't any hat-trick scored, since the current format of the competition in 1997 only in two occasions there wasn't any hat-tricks: in the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Korea and Japan, and in the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup in France. The record number of hat-tricks in a single World Cup tournament is four, which occurred during the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.

List of FIFA Confederations Cup hat-tricks[edit]

Sequence
Player No. of
goals
Time of goals Representing Final
score
Opponent Tournament Round Date Report
1. Šmicer, VladimírVladimír Šmicer 3 42', 68', 71'  Czech Republic 6–1  United Arab Emirates 1997 Saudi Arabia 4Group stage December 17, 1997 Report
2. Ronaldo, Ronaldo 3 15', 27', 59' (pen.)  Brazil 6–0  Australia 1997 Saudi Arabia 1Final December 21, 1997 Report
3. Romário, Romário 3 38', 53', 75'  Brazil 6–0  Australia 1997 Saudi Arabia 1Final December 21, 1997 Report
4. Blanco, CuauhtémocCuauhtémoc Blanco 4 12', 19', 68', 77'  Mexico 5–1  Saudi Arabia 1999 Mexico 4Group stage July 25, 1999 Report
5. Al-Otaibi, MarzoukMarzouk Al-Otaibi 4 8', 34', 78', 85'  Saudi Arabia 5–1  Egypt 1999 Mexico 4Group stage July 29, 1999 Report
6. Ronaldinho, Ronaldinho 3 11', 65', 90+2'  Brazil 8–2  Saudi Arabia 1999 Mexico 3Semi-finals August 1, 1999 Report
7. Figueroa, LucianoLuciano Figueroa 3 12', 53', 89'  Argentina 4–2  Australia 2005 Germany 4Group stage July 18, 2005 Report
8. Torres, FernandoFernando Torres 3 6', 14', 17'  Spain 5–0  New Zealand 2009 South Africa 4Group stage June 14, 2009 Report
9. Oduamadi, NnamdiNnamdi Oduamadi 3 10', 26', 76'  Nigeria 6–1  Tahiti 2013 Brazil 4Group stage June 17, 2013 Report
10. Torres, FernandoFernando Torres (II) 4 5', 33', 57', 78'  Spain 10–0  Tahiti 2013 Brazil 4Group stage June 20, 2013 Report
11. Villa, DavidDavid Villa 3 39', 49', 64'  Spain 10–0  Tahiti 2013 Brazil 4Group stage June 20, 2013 Report
12. Hernández, AbelAbel Hernández 4 2', 24', 45+1', 67'  Uruguay 8–0  Tahiti 2013 Brazil 4Group stage June 23, 2013 Report

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