List of FIFA World Cup hat-tricks
This is a list of all hat-tricks scored during FIFA World Cups; that is, the occasions when a footballer has scored three or more goals in a single football World Cup match (not including FIFA World Cup qualification matches). Scoring a hat-trick in a World Cup is a relatively rare event: only 52 hat-tricks have been scored in over 800 matches in the 21 editions of the World 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 only World Cup not to have at least one hat-trick scored was the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. The record number of hat-tricks in a single World Cup tournament is eight, during the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland.
|Player's team lost the match|
|Player's team drew the match|
|#||G||Player||Time of goals||For||Goals||Result||Against||Tournament||Round||Date||FIFA|
|1.||3||Bert Patenaude||10', 15', 50'||United States||1–0, 2–0, 3–0||3–0||Paraguay||1930, Uruguay||Group stage||17 July 1930||report|
|2.||3||Guillermo Stábile||8', 17', 80'||Argentina||1–0, 3–0, 6–3||6–3||Mexico||19 July 1930||report|
|3.||3||Pedro Cea||18', 67', 72'||Uruguay||1–1, 5–1, 6–1||6–1||Yugoslavia||Semi-finals||27 July 1930||report|
|4.||3||Angelo Schiavio||18', 29', 64'||Italy||1–0, 3–0, 5–1||7–1||United States||1934, Italy||First round||27 May 1934||report|
|5.||3||Edmund Conen||66', 70', 87'||Germany||3–2, 4–2, 5–2||5–2||Belgium||report|
|6.||3||Oldřich Nejedlý||19', 71', 80'||Czechoslovakia||1–0, 2–1, 3–1||3–1||Germany||Semi-finals||3 June 1934||report|
|7.||4||Ernst Wilimowski||53', 59', 89', 118'||Poland||2–3, 3–3, 4–4, 5–6||5–6 (a.e.t.)||Brazil||1938, France||First round||5 June 1938||report|
|8.||3||Leônidas||18', 93', 104'||Brazil||1–0, 5–4, 6–4||6–5 (a.e.t.)||Poland|
|9.||3||Gustav Wetterström||32', 37', 44'||Sweden||2–0, 3–0, 4–0||8–0||Cuba||Quarter-finals||12 June 1938||report|
|10.||3||Harry Andersson||9', 81', 89'||Sweden||1–0, 6–0, 8–0||8–0||Cuba|
|11.||3||Óscar Míguez||14', 45', 56'||Uruguay||1–0, 4–0, 5–0||8–0||Bolivia||1950, Brazil||Group stage||2 July 1950||report|
|12.||4||Ademir||17', 36', 52', 58'||Brazil||1–0, 2–0, 4–0, 5–0||7–1||Sweden||Final round||9 July 1950||report|
|13.||3||Sándor Kocsis||24', 36', 50'||Hungary||3–0, 4–0, 5–0||9–0||South Korea||1954, Switzerland||Group stage||17 June 1954||report|
|14.||3||Erich Probst||4', 21', 24'||Austria||2–0, 3–0, 4–0||5–0||Czechoslovakia||19 June 1954||report|
|15.||3||Carlos Borges||17', 47', 57'||Uruguay||1–0, 3–0, 5–0||7–0||Scotland||report|
|16.||4||Sándor Kocsis (II)||3', 21', 67', 78'||Hungary||1–0, 3–0, 6–1, 8–2||8–3||West Germany||20 June 1954||report|
|17.||3||Burhan Sargın||37', 64', 70'||Turkey||4–0, 5–0, 6–0||7–0||South Korea||report|
|18.||3||Max Morlock||30', 60', 77'||West Germany||3–1, 4–1, 6–1||7–2||Turkey||23 June 1954||report|
|19.||3||Theodor Wagner||25', 27', 53'||Austria||1–3, 3–3, 6–4||7–5||Switzerland||Quarter-finals||26 June 1954||report|
|20.||3||Josef Hügi||17', 19', 58'||Switzerland||2–0, 3–0, 5–6||5–7||Austria|
|21.||3||Just Fontaine||24', 30', 67'||France||1–1, 2–1, 5–3||7–3||Paraguay||1958, Sweden||Group stage||8 June 1958||report|
|22.||3||Pelé||52', 64', 75'||Brazil||3–1, 4–1, 5–1||5–2||France||Semi-finals||24 June 1958||report|
|23.||4||Just Fontaine (II)||16', 36', 78', 89'||France||1–0, 3–1, 4–1, 6–3||6–3||West Germany||3rd place match||28 June 1958||report|
|24.||3||Flórián Albert||1', 6', 53'||Hungary||1–0, 2–0, 5–0||6–1||Bulgaria||1962, Chile||Group stage||3 June 1962||report|
|25.||4||Eusébio||27', 43' (p), 56', 59' (p)||Portugal||1–3, 2–3, 3–3, 4–3||5–3||North Korea||1966, England||Quarter-finals||23 July 1966||report|
|26.||3||Geoff Hurst||18', 98', 120'||England||1–1, 3–2, 4–2||4–2 aet||West Germany||Final||30 July 1966||report|
|27.||3||Gerd Müller||27', 52' (p), 88'||West Germany||2–1, 3–1, 5–1||5–2||Bulgaria||1970, Mexico||Group stage||7 June 1970||report|
|28.||3||Gerd Müller (II)||19', 26', 39'||West Germany||1–0, 2–0, 3–0||3–1||Peru||10 June 1970||report|
|29.||3||Dušan Bajević||8', 30', 81'||Yugoslavia||1–0, 5–0, 9–0||9–0||Zaire||1974, West Germany||Group stage||18 June 1974||report|
|30.||3||Andrzej Szarmach||30', 34', 50'||Poland||3–0, 5–0, 6–0||7–0||Haiti||19 June 1974||report|
|31.||3||Rob Rensenbrink||40' (p), 62', 79' (p)||Netherlands||1–0, 2–0, 3–0||3–0||Iran||1978, Argentina||Group stage||3 June 1978||report|
|32.||3||Teófilo Cubillas||36' (p), 39' (p), 79'||Peru||2–0, 3–0, 4–1||4–1||Iran||11 June 1978||report|
|33.||3||László Kiss||69', 72', 76'||Hungary||6–1, 8–1, 9–1||10–1||El Salvador||1982, Spain||Group stage||15 June 1982||report|
|34.||3||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge||9', 57', 66'||West Germany||1–0, 2–0, 3–0||4–1||Chile||20 June 1982||report|
|35.||3||Zbigniew Boniek||4', 26', 53'||Poland||1–0, 2–0, 3–0||3–0||Belgium||Second round||28 June 1982||report|
|36.||3||Paolo Rossi||5', 25', 74'||Italy||1–0, 2–1, 3–2||3–2||Brazil||5 July 1982||report|
|37.||3||Preben Elkjær||11', 67', 80'||Denmark||1–0, 4–1, 5–1||6–1||Uruguay||1986, Mexico||Group stage||8 June 1986||report|
|38.||3||Gary Lineker||9', 14', 34'||England||1–0, 2–0, 3–0||3–0||Poland||11 June 1986||report|
|39.||3||Igor Belanov||27', 70', 111' (p)||Soviet Union||1–0, 2–1, 3–4||3–4 aet||Belgium||Round of 16||15 June 1986||report|
|40.||4||Emilio Butragueño||43', 56', 80', 88' (p)||Spain||1–1, 2–1, 4–1, 5–1||5–1||Denmark||18 June 1986||report|
|41.||3||Míchel||22', 61', 81'||Spain||1–0, 2–1, 3–1||3–1||South Korea||1990, Italy||Group stage||17 June 1990||report|
|42.||3||Tomáš Skuhravý||12', 63', 82'||Czechoslovakia||1–0, 2–1, 4–1||4–1||Costa Rica||Round of 16||23 June 1990||report|
|43.||3||Gabriel Batistuta||2', 44', 89' (p)||Argentina||1–0, 2–0, 4–0||4–0||Greece||1994, United States||Group stage||21 June 1994||report|
|44.||5||Oleg Salenko||14', 41', 44' (p), 72', 75'||Russia||1–0, 2–0, 3–0, 4–1, 5–1||6–1||Cameroon||28 June 1994||report|
|45.||3||Gabriel Batistuta (II)||73', 78', 83' (p)||Argentina||3–0, 4–0, 5–0||5–0||Jamaica||1998, France||Group stage||21 June 1998||report|
|46.||3||Miroslav Klose||20', 25', 70'||Germany||1–0, 2–0, 5–0||8–0||Saudi Arabia||2002, South Korea & Japan||Group stage||1 June 2002||report|
|47.||3||Pauleta||14', 65', 77'||Portugal||1–0, 2–0, 3–0||4–0||Poland||10 June 2002||report|
|48.||3||Gonzalo Higuaín||33', 76', 80'||Argentina||2–0, 3–1, 4–1||4–1||South Korea||2010, South Africa||Group stage||17 June 2010||report|
|49.||3||Thomas Müller||12' (p), 45', 78'||Germany||1–0, 3–0, 4–0||4–0||Portugal||2014, Brazil||Group stage||16 June 2014||report|
|50.||3||Xherdan Shaqiri||6', 31', 71'||Switzerland||1–0, 2–0, 3–0||3–0||Honduras||25 June 2014||report|
|51.||3||Cristiano Ronaldo||4' (p), 44', 88'||Portugal||1–0, 2–1, 3–3||3–3||Spain||2018, Russia||Group stage||15 June 2018||report|
|52.||3||Harry Kane||22' (p), 45+1' (p), 62'||England||2–0, 5–0, 6–0||6–1||Panama||24 June 2018||report|
Notable World Cup hat-tricks
- Bert Patenaude was the first player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup match, on 17 July 1930 against Paraguay. However, until 10 November 2006 the first hat-trick that FIFA acknowledged had been scored by Guillermo Stábile of Argentina, two days after Patenaude. In 2006, FIFA announced that Patenaude's claim to being the first hat-trick scorer was valid, as teammate Tom Florie's goal in the match against Paraguay was re-attributed to him.
- Four players have scored two hat-tricks in World Cup matches: Sándor Kocsis (both 1954); Just Fontaine (both 1958); Gerd Müller (both 1970); and Gabriel Batistuta (1994 and 1998). Batistuta is thus the only person to score hat-tricks in two World Cups. He has another unique record of scoring hat-tricks, both were achieved on 21 June of the year, against World Cup finals debutants (Greece and Jamaica), and each time the third goal was a penalty. Kocsis and Müller scored their hat-tricks in consecutive matches.
- Oleg Salenko is the only player in World Cup history to have scored five goals in a single match. He did this during the 1994 FIFA World Cup match between Russia and Cameroon.
- One player has scored a hat-trick on his international début: Guillermo Stábile (1930).
- One player has scored four goals for the losing side: Ernest Wilimowski (5–6, 1938).
- Two players have scored a hat-trick for the losing side: Josef Hügi (5–7, 1954); and Igor Belanov (3–4, 1986).
- There have been three occasions when two hat-tricks have been scored in the same match. Two occurred during the 1938 FIFA World Cup: when Sweden defeated Cuba, Gustav Wetterström and Harry Andersson, both playing for Sweden, scored three goals, with the former completing his in the first half. In the Brazil vs Poland, Leônidas did it for Brazil and Ernest Wilimowski for Poland. One occurred in 1954: when Austria defeated Switzerland, Theodor Wagner and Josef Hügi scored hat-tricks for Austria and Switzerland respectively.
- Only one man has scored a hat-trick in a World Cup Final. Geoff Hurst scored three for England against West Germany in the 1966 Final. This is also the longest hat-trick to be completed — most time between the first and third goals. His first goal came at 10', while the second goals were in extra time at 98' and 120'.
- The quickest hat-trick is Erich Probst, who scored at 4', 21', and 24' in 1954, playing for Austria against Czechoslovakia in the first round.
- The briefest hat-trick to be completed — that is, the shortest time between the first and third goals — is the one by László Kiss in 1982 against El Salvador. He scored at 69', 72', and 76', making the time between his first and third 7 minutes. This is also the only hat-trick scored by a substitute.
- The only players to have scored from three headers in a single match are Tomáš Skuhravý in 1990 and Miroslav Klose in 2002.
- The youngest player to score a hat-trick is Pelé, at 17 years, 244 days.
- The oldest player to score a hat-trick is Cristiano Ronaldo, at 33 years, 130 days.
- Germany (incl. West Germany) holds the record for most hat-tricks scored with 7. Germany also shares with South Korea the record for most hat-tricks conceded with 4.
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