A hat-trick is a high point in a football game and when it happens in a FIFA World Cup, the goal-scorer enters the record books for keeps.
The Qatar World Cup saw two first hat-tricks, the first by Goncalo Ramos against Switzerland in the Round of 16 at the Lusail stadium in Qatar.
The second was an even memorable one, with Kylian Mbappe scoring in the final against Argentina, becoming only the second player after Geoff Hurst of England to do so in the finale.
Mbappe’s feat though couldn’t help his side to a win as Lionel Messi’s Argentina side scampered to its third title win through penalties.
How many hat-tricks have been scored in FIFA World Cup before Qatar 2022?
A total of 52 hat-tricks have been scored across the 21 editions of the FIFA World Cup before Qatar 2022
Who scored the first FIFA World Cup hat-trick?
The first ever hat-trick was scored by Bert Patenaude of the US in the inaugural World Cup in 1930. Patenaude achieved the feat against Paraguay in a group stage fixture.
Until 2006, it was recorded that Guillermo Stabile of Argentina was the first player to score a World Cup hat-trick, but FIFA later clarified that the Argentine did it two days after Patenaude.
Which World Cup saw the most number of hat-tricks?
The 1954 World Cup in Switzerland saw the most hat-tricks (8) being scored, with Sándor Kocsis of Hungary scoring two. In fact, he managed seven goals from these two hat-tricks – three against Korea Republic and four against Germany.
Who scored the fastest World Cup hat-trick?
The fastest ever hat-trick in a World Cup match came in just seven minutes and 42 seconds! László Kiss set this record in the 1982 World Cup, which was hosted in Spain, in a group stage fixture against El Salvador. Kiss’ treble guided Hungary to a staggering 10-1 win against El Salvador.
Who scored the fastest hat-trick from kick-off?
However, the fastest hat-trick from kick-off was scored by Erich Probst of Austria in a group stage match against Czech republic. Probst found the back of the net in the 4th, 21st and 24th minute of the match to help his side register a 5-0 win.
Who is the youngest player to score FIFA World Cup hat-trick?
Pele is the youngest player to score a World Cup hat-trick. The Brazilian achieved the feat in the 1958 World Cup against France in the semifinals at the age of 17 years and 244 days. Brazil went on to win the title after beating Sweden 5-2 in the final in which Pele, also known as the Black Pearl, scored twice.
Who scored the most number of hat-tricks in FIFA World Cups?
Three players have scored two hat-ticks in an edition of World Cup. Just Fontaine scored two hat-tricks in the 1958 edition, Gerd Muller bagged a couple in 1970 and Sándor Kocsis of Hungary scored two in the 1954 World Cup.
Who is the oldest player to score a FIFA World Cup hat-trick?
Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record of being the oldest player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup match. The Manchester United and Real Madrid legend was 33 years and 130 days old when he achieved this feat in the 2018 edition in a group stage match against Spain. His hat-trick helped Portugal salvage an unlikely draw.
Which is the last hat-trick before FIFA World Cup 2022?
Harry Kane, who clinched the golden boot in 2018, scored a hat-trick on June 14, 2018 in England’s 6-1 win against Panama. The Three Lions went on to progress to the semifinals only to get beaten in extra-time by Croatia.
Here is the complete list of hat-tricks in FIFA World Cups
1930 World Cup (Uruguay)
17 July 1930 Bert Patenaude: USA vs. Paraguay
19 July 1930 Guillermo Stabile: Argentina vs. Mexico
27 July 1930 Pedro Cea: Uruguay vs. Yugoslavia
1934 World Cup (Italy)
27 May 1934 Angelo Schiavio: Italy vs. USA
27 May 1934 Edmund Conen: Germany vs. Belgium
03 June 1934 Oldrich Nejedly: Czechoslovakia vs. Germany
1938 World Cup (France)
05 June 1938 Leônidas: Brazil vs. Poland
05 June 1938 Ernst Wilimowski: Poland vs. Brazil – 4 goals
12 June 1938 Gustav Wetterström: Sweden vs. Cuba
12 June 1938 Harry Andersson: Sweden vs. Cuba
1950 World Cup (Brazil)
02 July 1950 Oscar Miguez: Uruguay vs. Bolivia
09 July 1950 Ademir: Brazil vs. Sweden – 4 goals
1954 World Cup (Switzerland)
17 June 1954 Sándor Kocsis: Hungary vs. Korea Republic
19 June 1954 Carlos Borges: Uruguay vs. Scotland
19 June 1954 Erich Probst: Austria vs. Czechoslovakia
20 June 1954 Burhan Sargun: Turkey vs. Korea Republic
20 June 1954 Sándor Kocsis: Hungary vs. Germany – 4 goals
23 June 1954 Max Morlock: Germany vs. Turkey
26 June 1954 Josef Hügi: Switzerland vs. Austria
26 June 1954 Theodor Wagner: Austria vs. Switzerland
1958 World Cup (Sweden)
08 June 1958 Just Fontaine: France vs. Paraguay
24 June 1958 Pelé: Brazil vs. France
28 June 1958 Just Fontaine: France vs. Germany – 4 goals
1962 World Cup (Chile)
03 June 1962 Flórián Albert: Hungary vs. Bulgaria
1966 World Cup (England)
23 July 1966 Eusébio: Portugal vs. DPR Korea – 4 goals
30 July 1966 Geoff Hurst: England vs. Germany
1970 World Cup (Mexico)
07 June 1970 Gerd Müller: Germany vs. Bulgaria
10 June 1970 Gerd Müller: Germany vs. Peru
1974 World Cup (West Germany)
18 June 1974 Dusan Bajevic: Yugoslavia vs. Congo DR
19 June 1974 Andrzej Szarmach: Poland vs. Haiti
1978 World Cup (Argentina)
03 June 1978 Rob Rensenbrink: Netherlands vs. IR Iran
11 June 1978 Téofilo Cubillas: Peru vs. IR Iran
1982 World Cup (Spain)
15 June 1982 Laszlo Kiss: Hungary vs. El Salvador
20 June 1982 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Germany vs. Chile
28 June 1982 Zbigniew Boniek: Poland vs. Belgium
05 July 1982 Paolo Rossi: Italy vs. Brazil
1986 World Cup (Mexico)
08 June 1986 Preben Elkjær Larsen: Denmark vs. Uruguay
11 June 1986 Gary Lineker: England vs. Poland
15 June 1986 Igor Belanov: USSR vs. Belgium
18 June 1986 Emilio Butragueño: Spain vs. Denmark – 4 goals
1990 World Cup (Italy)
17 June 1990 Michel: Spain vs. Korea Republic
23 June 1990 Tomas Skuhravy: Czechoslovakia vs. Costa Rica
1994 World Cup (United States)
21 June 1994 Gabriel Batistuta: Argentina vs. Greece
28 June 1994 Oleg Salenko: Russia vs. Cameroon – 5 goals
1998 World Cup (France)
21 June 1998 Gabriel Batistuta: Argentina vs. Jamaica
2002 World Cup (Japan & South Korea)
01 June 2002 Miroslav Klose: Germany vs. Saudi Arabia
10 June 2002 Pauleta: Portugal vs. Poland
2006 World Cup (Germany)
No hat-tricks scored
2010 World Cup (South Africa)
17 June 2010 Gonzalo Higuaín: Argentina vs. Korea Republic
2014 World Cup (Brazil)
16 June 2014 Thomas Müller: Germany vs. Portugal
25 June 2014 Xherdan Shaqiri: Switzerland vs. Honduras
2018 World Cup (Russia)
15 June 2018 Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal vs. Spain
24 June 2018 Harry Kane: England vs. Panama
2022 World Cup (Qatar)
7 December 2022 Goncalo Ramos: Portugal vs Switzerland
20 December 2022 Kylian Mbappe: France vs Argentina (Final)
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