List of A-League hat-tricks

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Besart Berisha scored a record five A-League hat-tricks, for Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory.

The A-League is the top and only professional soccer league in Australia. Since its inaugural season, 2005–06, more than forty players have scored hat-tricks in A-League matches, by scoring three goals in one game. In addition, five players have scored more than three goals in a match. The first hat-trick was scored by Ante Milicic for Newcastle Jets in a win over New Zealand Knights.[1] In the 2007 A-League Grand Final, Archie Thompson scored five goals in Melbourne Victory's win over Adelaide United.[2]

On one occasion, two hat-tricks have been scored in a single match, when Marcos Flores and Sergio van Dijk both scored three goals for Adelaide United against North Queensland Fury.[3] Shane Smeltz and Bobô are the only players to have scored hat-tricks in consecutive matches.[4] Henrique is currently the only player to have scored a hat-trick after coming on as a substitute.[5] Besart Berisha holds the record for the fastest ever A-League hat-trick, scoring three goals in six minutes for Brisbane Roar against Adelaide United.[6]

Berisha has scored the most hat-tricks, with five. Following him are Smeltz with four, Jamie Maclaren with three and Van Dijk, Nathan Burns, Thompson, and Andy Keogh with two hat-tricks each.[7]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Archie Thompson scored five goals in the 2007 A-League Grand Final.
Sergio van Dijk became the first non-Australian player in the A-League to score a hat-trick in January 2009.
Henrique became the first player in the A-League to score a hat-trick as a substitute in November 2014.
Key
4 Player scored four goals
5 Player scored five goals
Scored hat-trick as a substitute Player scored hat-trick as a substitute
* The home team
Note: The results column shows the home team score first
Player Nationality For Against Result Date Ref
Milicic, AnteAnte Milicic Australia Australia Newcastle Jets New Zealand Knights* 2–4 4 November 2005 [1]
Petrovski, SashoSasho Petrovski  Australia Sydney FC Central Coast Mariners* 1–5 5 November 2005 [8]
Mori, DamianDamian Mori  Australia Perth Glory Adelaide United* 2–4 6 November 2005 [9]
Harnwell, JamieJamie Harnwell  Australia Perth Glory* New Zealand Knights 4–1 26 November 2006 [10]
Burns, NathanNathan Burns  Australia Adelaide United Central Coast Mariners* 1–3 21 January 2007 [11]
Thompson, ArchieArchie Thompson5  Australia Melbourne Victory* Adelaide United 6–0 18 February 2007 [2]
Celeski, BillyBilly Celeski  Australia Perth Glory Sydney FC* 2–4 15 December 2007 [12]
Thompson, MattMatt Thompson  Australia Newcastle Jets* Melbourne Victory 4–2 19 December 2008 [13]
van Dijk, SergioSergio van Dijk  Indonesia Queensland Roar* Sydney FC 3–1 17 January 2009 [14]
Smeltz, ShaneShane Smeltz4  New Zealand Gold Coast United* North Queensland Fury 5–0 15 August 2009 [15]
Smeltz, ShaneShane Smeltz  New Zealand Gold Coast United* Brisbane Roar 5–1 26 December 2009 [16]
Kruse, RobbieRobbie Kruse  Australia Melbourne Victory* Perth Glory 6–2 16 January 2010 [17]
Fowler, RobbieRobbie Fowler  England Perth Glory* Melbourne Victory 3–1 14 November 2010 [18]
van Dijk, SergioSergio van Dijk  Indonesia Adelaide United* North Queensland Fury 8–1 21 January 2011 [3]
Flores, MarcosMarcos Flores  Argentina Adelaide United* North Queensland Fury 8–1 21 January 2011 [3]
Djite, BruceBruce Djite  Australia Gold Coast United* Newcastle Jets 5–1 22 January 2011 [19]
Berisha, BesartBesart Berisha4  Albania Brisbane Roar* Adelaide United 7–1 28 October 2011 [6]
Smeltz, ShaneShane Smeltz4  New Zealand Perth Glory* Melbourne Victory 4–2 24 March 2012 [20]
Smeltz, ShaneShane Smeltz  New Zealand Perth Glory* Melbourne Heart 3–0 1 April 2012 [21]
McBreen, DanielDaniel McBreen  Australia Central Coast Mariners* Sydney FC 7–2 3 November 2012 [22]
Bridge, MarkMark Bridge  Australia Western Sydney Wanderers* Adelaide United 6–1 21 December 2012 [23]
Del Piero, AlessandroAlessandro Del Piero4  Italy Sydney FC* Wellington Phoenix 7–1 19 January 2013 [24]
McGlinchey, MichaelMichael McGlinchey  New Zealand Central Coast Mariners* Melbourne Victory 6–2 23 February 2013 [25]
Taggart, AdamAdam Taggart  Australia Newcastle Jets* Melbourne Heart 3–1 24 November 2013 [26]
Petratos, DimitriDimitri Petratos  Australia Brisbane Roar Sydney FC* 2–5 26 December 2013 [27]
Williams, DavidDavid Williams  Australia Melbourne Heart Wellington Phoenix* 0–5 16 February 2014 [28]
Cirio, SergioSergio Cirio  Spain Adelaide United Melbourne Victory* 4–3 22 February 2014 [29]
Keogh, AndyAndy Keogh  Ireland Perth Glory* Brisbane Roar 3–2 19 October 2014 [30]
Berisha, BesartBesart Berisha  Albania Melbourne Victory* Melbourne City 5–2 25 October 2014 [31]
Henriquedagger  Brazil Brisbane Roar Newcastle Jets* 0–4 14 November 2014 [32]
Burns, NathanNathan Burns  Australia Wellington Phoenix* Melbourne City 5–1 30 November 2014 [33]
Thompson, ArchieArchie Thompson  Australia Melbourne Victory* Sydney FC 3–3 13 December 2014 [34]
Koren, RobertRobert Koren  Slovenia Melbourne City Newcastle Jets* 2–5 30 December 2014 [35]
Janko, MarcMarc Janko  Austria Sydney FC* Brisbane Roar 5–4 15 March 2015 [36]
Lustica, StevenSteven Lustica  Australia Brisbane Roar* Central Coast Mariners 6–1 2 April 2015 [37]
Maclaren, JamieJamie Maclaren  Australia Perth Glory* Melbourne City 3–1 19 April 2015 [38]
Powell, BlakeBlake Powell4  Australia Wellington Phoenix Western Sydney Wanderers* 5–2 14 February 2016 [39]
Fornaroli, BrunoBruno Fornaroli  Uruguay Melbourne City* Sydney FC 3–0 5 March 2016 [40]
Maclaren, JamieJamie Maclaren  Australia Brisbane Roar* Melbourne Victory 5–0 12 March 2016 [41]
Castelen, RomeoRomeo Castelen  Netherlands Western Sydney Wanderers* Brisbane Roar 5–4 25 April 2016 [42]
Keogh, AndyAndy Keogh  Ireland Perth Glory Melbourne City* 2–3 21 October 2016 [43]
Berisha, BesartBesart Berisha  Albania Melbourne Victory* Wellington Phoenix 6–1 31 October 2016 [44]
Berisha, BesartBesart Berisha  Albania Melbourne Victory Western Sydney Wanderers* 0–3 10 December 2016 [45]
Santalab, BrendonBrendon Santalab  Australia Western Sydney Wanderers* Melbourne City 3–1 24 March 2017 [46]
Maclaren, JamieJamie Maclaren  Australia Brisbane Roar* Central Coast Mariners 5–1 2 April 2017 [47]
O'Donovan, RoyRoy O'Donovan  Ireland Newcastle Jets Central Coast Mariners* 1–5 7 October 2017 [48]
Bobô  Brazil Sydney FC Wellington Phoenix* 1–4 23 December 2017 [49]
Bobô  Brazil Sydney FC* Perth Glory 6–0 30 December 2017 [50]
Berisha, BesartBesart Berisha  Kosovo Melbourne Victory* Central Coast Mariners 5–2 18 March 2018 [51]
McGree, RileyRiley McGree  Australia Newcastle Jets Central Coast Mariners* 2–8 14 April 2018 [52]

Multiple hat-tricks[edit]

The following table lists the number of hat-tricks scored by players who have scored two or more hat-tricks.

Rank Player Hat-tricks
1 Kosovo Besart Berisha 5
2 New Zealand Shane Smeltz 4
3 Australia Jamie Maclaren 3
5 Brazil Bobô 2
Australia Nathan Burns
Republic of Ireland Andy Keogh
Australia Archie Thompson
Indonesia Sergio van Dijk

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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