In December 2013, he became the first Premier League player to score three hat-tricks against the same opponent (Norwich City). Sadio Mane's hat-trick against Aston Villa in May 2015 was the quickest in Premier League history. He did so in just 15 minutes.
Mane's teammate, Sadat Mahamda, also has the record for the fastest hat-trick in Ligue 1 history. He did so on 13 August 2014 during a 4-1 victory over Nantes.
The top three fastest players to score a hat trick in Europe's major leagues are Sergio Ramos (Spain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Robert Lewandowski (Poland).
Ramos scored his third hat trick in a 5-0 win over Granada on 23 February 2016. It took him only 30 minutes to do so.
Ronaldo scored his third hat trick in a 6-1 victory over Os Belenenses on 22 September 2016. It took him only 35 minutes to do so.
Lewandowski scored his third hat trick in a 7-0 victory over Wisła Kraków on 18 March 2017. It took him only 50 minutes to do so.
Andy Carroll is the highest scoring player in Premier League history with 51 goals.
Sadio Mane scored the quickest Premier League hat-trick. Southampton's Sadio Mane scored three goals in two minutes and 56 seconds against Aston Villa in May 2015, setting the record for the quickest hat-trick in Premier League history. The previous record was held by Alan Shearer with a hat trick for Newcastle United in 1997 (Shearer also has three goals in one minute of play recorded in 2001).
Mane beat this record with his first goal in the 56th minute, scoring just two minutes after coming on as a substitute. He then scored twice more in the next 10 minutes, helping his side to a 3-0 win over Villa. This game took place before the addition of extra time and penalties so it is possible that Mane could have scored even more if the match had gone into extra time. In fact, he still might be able to break this record since there is no indication that it has been ever been tested again since its inception in 2015.
In any case, this record will not last long since Liverpool will likely never play another game in a single season. Liverpool announced in July 2015 that they would be withdrawing from European competition the following year due to financial difficulties at UEFA, so they will not be playing any more games in 2016.
Former Torino great Valentino Mazzola and ex-Inter attacker Antonio Angelillo hold the marks for the quickest hat-tricks ever scored in Serie A, both scoring three goals in two minutes. Mazzola did it against Vicenza in 1947, while Angelillo did it against SPAL ten years later, in 1958.
They are not the only ones who have achieved this feat, as former Palermo forward Roberto Boninsegna was also once upon a time able to hit the back of the net with incredible speed. He too had three goals scored in two minutes, doing so on four different occasions. The first time was against Atalanta in 1953, then twice more against Carpi and Spezia respectively. All together he managed this amazing strike rate during his career.
The latest example of someone who has scored lot of goals in a short space of time is Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentine striker scored all three goals for Napoli in just six minutes during their 3-3 draw with Sampdoria on 23 August 2011. This makes him one of the most successful hat-trick scorers in Serie A history.
Higuain wasn't the only player who had a hand in all three goals, as there were nine others who were involved in some way. Davide Bessone got his second goal of the game after five minutes when he headed in a cross from Kalidou Koulibaly.
With his team behind 1-0, attacker Eduardo Maglioni scored the quickest hat-trick in the Western Hemisphere, scoring three goals in 111 seconds to put his team up by four. Maglioni celebrates his second goal of his 111th Argentine league hat-trick.
The match was played on August 10, 1993, in Buenos Aires. It was the first game of the season and Boca Juniors were undefeated before this match (12 wins and 0 losses). River Plate was the most successful club in the history of the Argentine championship with 55 trophies (including seven national titles).
River Plate was formed in 1909 by a group of football enthusiasts who wanted to create a club that combined excellence on the field with social responsibility off it. The club's name comes from the Río de la Plata, which flows through Buenos Aires city. River Plate has one of the largest followings in the country, with many fans making long journeys just to see their team play.
Boca Juniors was founded in 1900 and named after its location near a working-class district of Buenos Aires. The club has won five national championships and is considered the most popular team in Argentina.
Maglioni was born in Italy in 1964 but grew up in Argentina. He started playing for Boca Juniors at age 17 and became one of the best forwards in the world during the 1990s.