List of I-League hat-tricks

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Since the inception of the Indian association football league competition, the I-League, in 2007, around more than 15 players scored three or more goals in a single match. The first player to achieve the feat was Brazilian Eduardo da Silva Escobar, who scored three times for JCT in a 3–1 victory over East Bengal. Four players have scored more than three goals in a match, these four players are, Odafe Onyeka Okolie, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Tolgay Özbey and Roberto Mendes Silva. Baljit Sahni holds the record for the quickest I-League hat-trick, netting three times against Shillong Lajong in 54 minutes.

Odafe has scored three or more goals nine times in the I-League, more than any other player. Three players have each scored hat-tricks for two different clubs: Odafe Onyeka Okolie (Churchill Brothers and Mohun Bagan), Muritala Ali (Mahindra United and Mohun Bagan) Ranti Martins for (Dempo and Prayag United).

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player Nationality For Against Result Date Ref
da Silva Escobar, EduardoEduardo da Silva Escobar  Brazil JCT East Bengal 3–1 30 November 2007 [1]
Onyeka Okolie, OdafeOdafe Onyeka Okolie  Nigeria Churchill Brothers East Bengal 3–2 13 December 2007 [1]
Chimaokwu, FelixFelix Chimaokwu  Nigeria Salgaocar Mohun Bagan 5-4 22 December 2007 [1]
Onyeka Okolie, OdafeOdafe Onyeka Okolie4  Nigeria Churchill Brothers Salgaocar 5–1 31 December 2007 [1]
Ranty Martins  Nigeria Dempo Sporting Clube de Goa 4–1 13 January 2008 [1]
Onyeka Okolie, OdafeOdafe Onyeka Okolie4  Nigeria Churchill Brothers Mahindra United 4–2 14 January 2008 [1]
Onyeka Okolie, OdafeOdafe Onyeka Okolie  Nigeria Churchill Brothers Vasco 4–1 25 October 2008 [2]
Onyeka Okolie, OdafeOdafe Onyeka Okolie6  Nigeria Churchill Brothers Vasco 9–1 21 February 2009 [3]
Sahni, BaljitBaljit Sahni  India JCT Shillong Lajong 5–1 4 October 2009 [4]
Ali, MuritalaMuritala Ali  Nigeria Mahindra United Salgaocar 4–1 18 October 2009 [5]
Ali, MuritalaMuritala Ali  Nigeria Mahindra United Air India 4–0 12 November 2009 [6]
Onyeka Okolie, OdafeOdafe Onyeka Okolie  Nigeria Churchill Brothers Prayag United 4–2 7 March 2010 [7]
Onyeka Okolie, OdafeOdafe Onyeka Okolie  Nigeria Churchill Brothers Mumbai 5–1 18 December 2010 [8]
Onyeka Okolie, OdafeOdafe Onyeka Okolie5  Nigeria Churchill Brothers Pailan Arrows 6–0 3 January 2011 [9]
Mandjou, KeitaKeita Mandjou  Guinea Pune JCT 4–0 30 January 2011
Kumar, AnilAnil Kumar  India Chirag United Club Kerala Air India 7-1 20 February 2011
Lalpekhlua, JejeJeje Lalpekhlua  India Pailan Arrows Air India 5–2 13 March 2011
Ozbey, TolgayTolgay Ozbey  Australia East Bengal Air India 3–0 4 April 2011
Lalpekhlua, JejeJeje Lalpekhlua  India Pailan Arrows Mohun Bagan 5–4 29 May 2011
Ali, MuritalaMuritala Ali  Nigeria Mohun Bagan Pailan Arrows 5-4 29 May 2011
Ranty Martins  Nigeria Dempo* Air India 14–0 30 May 2011 [10]
Mendes Silva, RobertoRoberto Mendes Silva  Brazil Dempo Air India 14–0 30 May 2011 [10]
Odafe Onyeka Okolie  Nigeria Mohun Bagan Pailan Arrows 3–1 23 October 2011
James Moga  South Sudan Sporting Clube de Goa Salgaocar 4–2 5 November 2011
Josimar da silva Martins  Brazil Prayag United Pune 5–1 5 November 2011
Tolgay Ozbey  Australia East Bengal HAL 8–1 23 November 2011
Henry Antchouet  Gabon Churchill Brothers Shillong Lajong 6–0 17 December 2011
David Opara  Nigeria Churchill Brothers Sporting Clube de Goa 5–0 28 December 2011
Odafe Onyeka Okolie  Nigeria Mohun Bagan Churchill Brothers 3–2 15 January 2012
David Opara  Nigeria Churchill Brothers Chirag United Kerala 4–0 4 April 2012
Rohit Chand    Nepal HAL Pune 4–6 10 April 2012
Gbeneme Friday  Nigeria Mumbai HAL 5–1 14 April 2012
David Sunday  Nigeria Chirag United Kerala East Bengal 3–4 16 April 2012
Chinadorai Sabeeth  India Pailan Arrows Chirag United Kerala 3–0 25 April 2012
Ranti Martins  Nigeria Prayag United Air India 5–1 7 October 2012
Akram Moghrabi  Lebanon Churchill Brothers ONGC 5–0 11 October 2012
Odafe Onyeka Okolie  Nigeria Mohun Bagan Sporting Goa 3–1 4 November 2012
Ranti Martins[nb 1]  Nigeria Prayag United United Sikkim 10–1 10 November 2012
Bineesh Balan  India Churchill Brothers Sporting Goa 8–4 16 December 2012
Chidi Edeh  Nigeria East Bengal Salgaocar 4–1 5 January 2013
Koko Sakibo  Nigeria Dempo United Sikkim 7–0 19 January 2013
C.K. Vineeth  India Prayag United Air India 4–1 2 February 2013
Odafe Onyeka Okolie  Nigeria Mohun Bagan Sporting Goa 5–1 7 April 2013
Josimar  Brazil Salgaocar United Sikkim 9–0 13 April 2013
Thongkhosiem Haokip  India Pune FC Shillong Lajong 5–2 29 January 2015
Satiyasen Singh  India Royal Wahingdoh Salgaocar 4-2 3 May 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "I-League 2007-08". Indian Football. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Odafe hat-trick guides Churchill to 4-1 victory". Times of India (Goa). 25 October 2008. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Odafe scores 6 in Churchill’s nine". Calcutta Telegraph (Margao). 21 February 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "JCT 5-1 Shillong Lajong". Soccerway. 4 October 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Mahindra United 4-1 Salgaocar". Soccerway. 18 October 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Mahindra United 4-0 Air India". Soccerway. 12 November 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Churchill Brothers 4–2 Chirag United". Soccerway. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Churchill Brothers 5-1 Mumbai". soccerway. 18 December 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Churchill Brothers 6-0 Pailan Arrows". goal.com. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  10. ^ a b Noronha, Anselm (25 May 2011). "Martins Nets Double Hat-trick To Record Their Biggest Victory". goal.com (Margao). Retrieved 25 November 2011. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Martins scored 5 goals in this match.