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50 Players With the Most Hat-tricks in the 21st Century

Mudeet Arora
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski are among the top players to score most hat-tricks in the 21st century
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski are among the top players to score most hat-tricks in the 21st century / Pool/Getty Images
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Cristiano Ronaldo has slowly and steadily moved ahead of Lionel Messi when it comes to stats of hat-tricks scored in the 21st century.

Ronaldo netted a perfect hat-trick against Cagliari in the Serie A, scoring with his left-foot, right-foot and head.

This meant that Ronaldo has an overall 57 hat-tricks in his already incredible career, just ahead of Messi, who remains on 53.

It is pretty unlikely that Messi will match or overtake Ronaldo's tally as Messi's last hat-trick came against Eibar last February.

Nonetheless, this doesn't mean Ronaldo's numbers are poor. Both these legends are followed by Luis Suarez with 29 hat-tricks, which goes to show the gap in quality between Messi, Ronaldo and all other footballers on the planet.

Here's the top 50 as per Transfermarkt below:

50. Karim Benzema - Seven hat-tricks

49. Didier Drogba - Seven hat-tricks

48. Gareth Bale - Seven hat-tricks

47. Robbie Keane - Seven hat-tricks

46. David Villa - Seven hat-tricks

45. Emmanuel Adebayor - Seven hat-tricks

44. Carlos Tevez - Seven hat-tricks

43. Edin Dzeko - Eight hat-tricks

42. Raul - Eight hat-tricks

41. Samuel Eto'o - Eight hat-tricks

40. Antonio Di Natale - Eight hat-tricks

39. Jermain Defoe - Eight hat-tricks

38. Wissam Ben Yedder - Eight hat-tricks

37. Kylian Mbappe - Eight hat-tricks

36. Erling Haaland - Eight hat-tricks

35. Fernando Torres - Nine hat-tricks

34. Miroslav Klose - Nine hat-tricks

33. Wayne Rooney - Nine hat-tricks

32. Claudio Pizarro - Nine hat-tricks

31. Dimitar Berbatov - Nine hat-tricks

30. Aleksandr Kerzhakov - Nine hat-tricks

29. Pauleta - Nine hat-tricks

28. Marc Janko - Nine hat-tricks

27. Robin van Persie - Nine hat-tricks

26. Dries Mertens - 10 hat-tricks

25. Michael Owen - 10 hat-tricks

24. Filippo Inzaghi - 10 hat-tricks

23. Radamel Falcao - 10 hat-tricks

22. Mateja Kezman - 10 hat-tricks

21. Dirk Kuyt - 11 hat-tricks

20. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - 11 hat-tricks

19. Thierry Henry - 11 hat-tricks

18. Ruud van Nistelrooy - 11 hat-tricks

17. Neymar - 11 hat-tricks

16. Roberto Soldado - 11 hat-tricks

15. Bas Dost - 11 hat-tricks

14. Alan Carvalho - 11 hat-tricks

13. Gonzalo Higuain - 12 hat-tricks

12. Roy Makaay - 12 hat-tricks

11. Jonathan Soriano - 14 hat-tricks

10. Edinson Cavani - 15 hat-tricks

9. Harry Kane - 15 hat-tricks

8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 17 hat-tricks

7. Sergio Aguero - 18 hat-tricks

6. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar - 18 hat-tricks

5. Mario Gomez - 18 hat-tricks

4. Robert Lewandowski - 24 hat-tricks

3. Luis Suarez - 29 hat-tricks

2. Lionel Messi - 54 hat-tricks

1. Cristiano Ronaldo - 57 hat-tricks

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