List of FIFA Women's World Cup hat-tricks
This is a list of all hat-tricks scored during FIFA Women's 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 Women's World Cup qualification matches). So far, 23 hat-tricks have been scored in 270 matches in the 8 editions of the World Cup tournament. As FIFA is the governing body of football (soccer), 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 Carolina Morace of Italy, playing against Chinese Taipei in the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup; the most recent (as of 22 June 2019) was by Sam Kerr of Australia, playing against Jamaica in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.
The record number of hat-tricks in a single World Cup tournament is six, which occurred during the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, coinciding with the expansion of the tournament to 24 teams from 16.
Notable World Cup hat-tricks
- Carolina Morace was the first player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup match, on 17 November 1991 against Chinese Taipei.
- The only hat trick in a Final was scored by Carli Lloyd of the United States in the 2015 final against Japan. This is also the only hat-trick in any World Cup final in normal time, as the only men's World Cup final hat-trick wasn't completed until extra time.
- Michelle Akers and Alex Morgan are the only players in World Cup history to have scored five goals in a single match. Akers did this during the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup match between United States and Chinese Taipei. Morgan did this during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup between United States and Thailand in group play.
- There have been four occasions when two hat-tricks have been scored in the same match.
- 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup: Brazil defeated Mexico, with Sissi and Pretinha, both playing for Brazil, scoring three goals.
- 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup: Germany defeated Argentina, Birgit Prinz and Sandra Smisek scoring hat-tricks for Germany.
- 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup: Germany defeated the Ivory Coast, Célia Šašić and Anja Mittag scoring hat-tricks for Germany, making Germany the only nation with two two-hat-trick games.
- 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup: Switzerland defeated Ecuador, Fabienne Humm and Ramona Bachmann scoring six of Switzerland's 10 goals.
- The briefest hat-trick to be completed - that is, the shortest time between the first and third goals - is the one by Swiss Fabienne Humm in 2015 against Ecuador. She scored at 47', 49', and 52', making the time between her first and third just 5 minutes.
- The quickest hat-trick is by Carli Lloyd, scoring at 3', 5' and 16', playing for the United States in the 2015 Final against Japan. This is also the quickest hat-trick in any World Cup match, as the quickest men's World Cup hat-trick wasn't completed until the 24th minute.
- The longest hat-trick to be completed - most time between the first and third goals - is the one by Norwegian Ann Kristin Aarønes in 1995 against Canada. She scored at 4', 21', and 90+3', making the time between her first and third 89 minutes.
- The youngest player to score a hat-trick is Inka Grings at 20 years and 236 days.
- The oldest player to score a hat-trick is Cristiane Rozeira at 34 years and 25 days.
List of World Cup hat-tricks
|Player's team lost the match|
|Player's team drew the match|
|#||Player||G||Time of goals||For||Result||Against||Tournament||Round||Date||Ref|
|1.||Carolina Morace||37', 52', 66'||Italy||5–0||Chinese Taipei||1991, China||Group stage||17 November 1991|||
|2.||Michelle Akers||5||8', 29', 33', 44' (pen.), 48'||United States||7–0||Chinese Taipei||Quarterfinals||24 November 1991|||
|3.||Carin Jennings||10', 22', 33'||United States||5–2||Germany||Semifinals||27 November 1991|||
|4.||Kristin Sandberg||30', 44', 82'||Norway||8–0||Nigeria||1995, Sweden||Group stage||6 June 1995|||
|5.||Ann Kristin Aarønes||4', 21', 90+3'||Norway||7–0||Canada||10 June 1995|||
|6.||Sissi||29', 42', 50'||Brazil||7–1||Mexico||1999, United States||Group stage||19 June 1999|||
|7.||Pretinha||3', 12', 90+1'||Brazil||7–1||Mexico||19 June 1999|||
|8.||Sun Wen||9', 21', 54'||China PR||7–0||Ghana||23 June 1999|||
|9.||Inka Grings||10', 57', 90+2'||Germany||6–0||Mexico||24 June 1999|||
|10.||Mio Otani||72', 75', 80'||Japan||6–0||Argentina||2003, United States||Group stage||20 September 2003|||
|11.||Birgit Prinz||29', 45+1', 59'||Germany||11–0||Argentina||2007, China||Group stage||10 September 2007|||
|12.||Sandra Smisek||57', 70', 79'||Germany||11–0||Argentina||10 September 2007|||
|13.||Ragnhild Gulbrandsen||39', 59', 62'||Norway||7–2||Ghana||20 September 2007|||
|14.||Homare Sawa||13', 39', 80'||Japan||4–0||Mexico||2011, Germany||Group stage||1 July 2011|||
|15.||Célia Šašić||3', 14', 31'||Germany||10–0||Ivory Coast||2015, Canada||Group stage||7 June 2015|||
|16.||Anja Mittag||29', 35', 64'||Germany||10–0||Ivory Coast||7 June 2015|||
|17.||Gaëlle Enganamouit||36', 73', 90+4' (pen.)||Cameroon||6–0||Ecuador||8 June 2015|||
|18.||Fabienne Humm||47', 49', 52'||Switzerland||10–1||Ecuador||12 June 2015|||
|19.||Ramona Bachmann||60' (pen.), 61', 81'||Switzerland||10–1||Ecuador||12 June 2015|||
|20.||Carli Lloyd||3', 5', 16'||United States||5–2||Japan||Final||5 July 2015|||
|21.||Cristiane Rozeira||15', 50', 64'||Brazil||3–0||Jamaica||2019, France||Group stage||9 June 2019|||
|22.||Alex Morgan||5||12', 53', 74', 81', 87'||United States||13–0||Thailand||11 June 2019|||
|23.||Cristiana Girelli||12' (pen.), 25', 46'||Italy||5–0||Jamaica||14 June 2019|||
|24.||Sam Kerr||4||11', 42', 69', 83'||Australia||4–1||Jamaica||18 June 2019|||
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