Ronaldo, Cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo has more hat-tricks this century than any other player. He has scored 52 goals in Europe only. If we include international matches then he has got 53 goals. He is the all time top scorer in UEFA Champions League with 16 goals. He also holds the record for most goals in a single season with 27 goals in 2011-12 season. Ronaldo has won three European Championships with Portugal and was named the UEFA Europa League MVP in 2012. He is the joint second highest goal scorer in World Cup history with five goals.
The only player who comes close to him is Diego Maradona with five goals. Maradona played for Argentina from 1970 to 1990. He is considered as one of the best players in world football and Barcelona's all time greatest player.
Another notable name will be that of Franz Beckenbauer. The German footballer played for Bayern Munich and Germany between 1950 and 1970. He is regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time and is often called the Michael Ballack of his time due to their similar playing styles. He won the Golden Boot at the 1962 World Cup with five goals, a record that still stands today.
Finally, there is Gianfranco Zola.
Cristiano Ronaldo shares the record for most Champions League hat-tricks. He is the first player in history to have three hat-tricks in a single season, as well as two consecutive hat-tricks in the knockout stage. He has three hat-tricks this season in all competitions.
The other players to have three or more hat-tricks in the Champions League are Zlatan Ibrahimović (4), Luis Suarez (3), Robert Lewandowski (3), Henrik Larsson (3), Pavel Nedvěd (3), Ronald de Boer (3), Alfredo Di Stéfano (3), Michel Platini (3), Hernán Crespo (3), Radivoj Radić (3), Vladimir Jugović (3), Eusebio Íñigo Azpilicueta (3), Wayne Rooney (3), Sergio Agüero (3).
In fact, only nine players have ever scored four or more goals in a match in the Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Luis Suárez, Robert Lewandowski, Henrik Larsson, Pavel Nedvěd, Ronald De Boer, Alfredo Di Stéfano and Michel Platini.
Ronaldo, Cristiano The hat trick or triple is still a source of pride for every number '9' who achieves one, and we'd like to honor the strikers who have scored the most hat tricks in the previous decade. Cristiano Ronaldo is supreme, having scored 54 goals. He has been successful with both feet and even though he is right-footed, we can say that he uses his left hand as well. Ronaldo has won every single match he has played in during this period, which is amazing given that he has been involved in some incredible games over the last 10 years.
The second place goes to Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is a striker who has managed to score 51 goals in the last 10 years. He was extremely successful during his time at Manchester United, scoring 141 goals in all competitions. Now he plays for Paris Saint-Germain and continues to break records everywhere he goes. If you add up all the goals he has scored during his career so far, it turns out that he has won almost everything there is to win in football - the only thing missing is the World Cup.
The third place goes to Henrik Larsson who was one of the best forwards in the world during the 1990's and 2000's. He scored 50 goals in the Swedish national team history and also had a great career with Barcelona and Manchester United. Today he is the manager of Sweden's national team.
Cristiano Ronaldo has the most hat-tricks in La Liga, with 34 for Real Madrid, while Lionel Messi has the most in Champions League history, with eight—one more than his Portuguese adversary.
The record holder is Ferenc Puskás, who scored six hat tricks for Hungary in the 1950s and 1960s. Other notable players who have scored five or more hat tricks include Diego Maradona, Ivan Lendl, Alan Shearer, Marco van Basten, and Ronaldinho.
Of all the players who have scored a hat trick in the Champions League, only three others have been able to do it twice: Michel Platini (France), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Netherlands), and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Only five players have scored four or more hat tricks in the Champions League: Puskás, Ronaldo, Van Nistelrooy, Arkan Ali (five times), and Albert Camus (six times).
Two players have scored five hat tricks in official matches: Puskás and Ronaldo.
One player has scored six hat tricks in official matches: Ferenc Puskás.