Cristiano Ronaldo is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He has established numerous records in scoring, providing assists, and winning trophies throughout his glittering career. Read on to learn more about Ronaldo total hat-tricks in his career.
By winning 5 Ballon d'Or awards and 4 European Golden Boots,Cristiano Ronaldo
only sees his forever rival,Lionel Messi
, above him who has won 1 more of each prestigious trophy.
Furthermore, he is the record holder of both most goals (134) and assists (41) in the history of UEFA Champions League tournament.
Ronaldo has also been named UEFA Best Player in Europe on 3 occasions. So countless and luminous is his career, that many of his records remain unsaid whilst stating his achievements.
To this day, the Portuguese goal machine has scored a total of 56 hat-tricks, which means, he has scored 3 or more than 3 goals in 56 different matches. Of those 56
Ronaldo career hat-tricks
, 47 have come on the club level, forManchester United
Whereas 9 of Ronaldo total hat-tricks in his career occurred in international matches for Portuguese national team. From a another point of view, of those 47 club career hat-tricks, 36 has happened in Domestic Leagues, 8 in UEFA Champions League, 2 in Domestic Cups, and 1 in FIFA Clubs' World Cup.
has suffered the most from Ronaldo's hat-tricks, since he has scored 5 trebles against them.Getafe
, and Madrid Neighbors,Atletico Madrid
stand in the next place in the list of Ronaldo's favorite opponents to notch hat-tricks against, since he has claimed 3 trios against each.
On Ronaldo hat-tricks list, some 'Perfect' hat-tricks can be seen. A perfect hat-trick occurs when of the 3 (or more) goals that are scored by a player during one match [at least] 1 is scored with left foot, [at least] one with right foot, and [at least] one with header.
Below, a list of Ronaldo total hat-tricks in his career is provided in a chronological order, as well as a quick review of the matches in which those hat-tricks have been scored.
Cristiano Ronaldo first hat-trick happened in a 6-0 win againstNewcastle
in the 22nd round of 2007/8Premier League
season. CR7 scored the hat-trick starter goal in the 48th minute of the match.
scored the second goal in minute 54, and provided Ronaldo's second goal in the 69th minute of the game.
Rio Ferdinand scored United's 4th goal, and Ronaldo completed his hat-trick in minute 87. Tevez made the win more humiliating by scoring the 6th goal 3 minutes later. Not only was that Ronaldo first hat trick, it was also his first hat-tricks for the Red Devils.
After moving to Real Madrid, he managed to score his first hat-trick for Loc Blancos, which was the second ever CR7 hat-tricks in his career, in aLa Liga
match in round of 36 of 2009/10 season.
Ronaldo's 3rd hat-trick was a notable one, for not only was it a hat-trick, but it was a Poker-which means scoring 4 goals in a single match. Almost 5 months and a half after Ronaldo first hat-trick for the Whites, he shined through the home match of 8th round of 2010/11 La Liga season against Racing Santander.
Real's other goal were scored byMesut Ozil
and Gonzalo Higauin. The game is a remarkable one in the list of
CR7 hat-tricks in his career
. AlongsideAnjel Di Maria
, Ronaldo was named the Man of the Match.
Ronaldo's second hat-trick of the season came at the 12th round of 2010/11 La Liga where the Whites beat Athletic Bilbao 5 – 1 in Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
He completed his 4th item in the list of Ronaldo career hat-tricks with a 90+2' penalty. Real had won a penalty in the 57th minute of the match, which was taken bySergio Ramos
. The team's other goal in the majestic win was scored by the Argentinean Gonzalo Higuain.
Ronaldo's last hat-trick of 2010 came at a win in the first leg of round of 16 of the 2010/11 Spanish Cup, in a match in which Karim Benzema also scored a hat-trick, helping the team crush their opponent 8 – 0. Real's other 2 goals were scored by Mesut Ozil andPedro Leon
Although the Whites lost the second leg fixture 2 – 0, they proceed to finally win the cup at the end of a memorable final match againstBarcelona
after extra time, with Ronaldo's astonishing header.
Again in Santiago Bernabeu, the 6th hat-trick of Ronaldo hat-tricks in his career came to help the team win 4 – 2 againstVillareal
in the week 18 of the season. Kaka scored Real Madrid's other goal, and was jointly named as the man of the match alongside CR7.
Ronaldo's 5th hat-trick of the season, which is also the 7th item in Ronaldo total hat-tricks in his career, came in a big win against Malaga. The round of 16 of 2010/11 La Liga, the Whites met Malaga in Santiago Bernabeu, and beat them with a hat-trick from Ronaldo, a brace fromBenzema
and 2 other goals from Di Maria and Marcelo.
Ronaldo's second Poker in his career, which was also his first ever away-game treble came in Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in round of 35 of the 2010/11 La Liga Season.
He had scored all of his 7 previous hat-tricks either in Santiago Bernabeu or in Old Trafford- Manchester United's home stadium. Ramos and Kaka scored the team's 2 other goals, as CR7 was named the Man of the Match. This was Ronaldo's first of total 5 hat-tricks against Sevilla.
Only 3 days after he scored a hat-trick against Sevilla, Ronaldo, for the first time in his career, went on to score 2 hat-tricks in a row, this time, in Santiago Bernabeu in week 36 of the La Liga.
This was his last hat-trick of 2010/11 season, which has been one of the brightest seasons of his career in terms of individual performance. He scored a total of 7 hat-tricks during the mentioned season.
Although he netted 40 during the La Liga season, including 6 hat-tricks, and was awarded the Pichichi trophy, Barcelona won the title with a 4-point lead (96 compared to Real's 92).
There started one of the best seasons for Ronaldo on personal level, as well as on the team level. Their first week of La Liga matc against Athletic Club was postponed to January.
Hence, their match againstZaragoza
was literally their first match of the season. Ronaldo started the season perfectly by scoring 3 goals in a 6-0 win in Zaragoza's home stadium, La Romareda, as well as being voted as the Man of the Match alongside Mesut Ozil. Marcelo, Xabi Alonso, and Kaka scored the other 3 goals.
The 11th item of the list of Ronaldo total hat-tricks in his career came less than 1 month after he scored his 10th. He netted 3 in a 6 – 2 home victory againstVallecano
in round of 6 of 2011/12 La Liga, while 2 of his 3 goals were scored from a penalty kick. Higuain, Varane and Benzema scored the other 3.
Cristiano Ronaldo was experiencing one of his best forms. He scored his second ever away-from-home hat-trick in the 9th round of La Liga.
This was his 3rd hat-trick of the season while only 9 weeks of the season had passed. This hat-trick came within only 15 minutes as he scored in minutes 23, 28, and 38. Higuain shad scored the first goal in the 11th minute.Malaga
was one of the powerful teams of the La Liga in the said season, as they finished the league 4th.
15 days after his 3rd hat-trick of the season, the prolific goal scorer scored another one in a crushing 7 – 1 win in the 12th round of the league.
Ronaldo was in an excellent form, and so was Real Madrid. Benzema scored 2 goals, and Pepe and Higuain scored 1 goal each. CR7 was named the MOTM alongside Anjel Di Maria.
For the second time in a row, the Whites beat Sevilla 6 - 2 in Sanchez Pizjuan, with Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick.
This was CR7's last hat-trick of 2011, a year in which he had scored a total of 9 amazing hat-tricks, and has been Ronaldo's best year in terms of claiming trios so far.
Di Maria, Callejon, and Atlintop scored the other goals whileJesus Navas
and Negredo scored for Sevilla. The hat-trick was 2nd in the List of
Ronaldo total hat-tricks in his career
Ronaldo first hat-trick
of 2012 came in the second month of the year in a home victory againstLevante
, where he scored in 45th, 50th, and 57th minute of the match, answering Levante's early goal in the 5th minute. Levante scored another one in the minute 63, but Benzema turned the lead back to 2 goals 3 minutes later.
Eventually CR7 scored a hat-trick in an away game against a team that was not Sevilla. In the 33rd round of 2011/12 La Liga season, which is known as Real Madrid's best La Liga season ever, since not only did they win the title , but they also accumulated an aggregate of 100 points which is still a record to this day (jointly with Barcelona).
Callejon scored Real Madrid's 4th goal in the 87th minute to make the defeat even more intense. Of Ronaldo total hat-tricks in his career, 7 came in 2011/12 La Liga season, where with 46 goals CR7 won the Pichichi trophy as La Liga's top scorer of the season for the second consecutive time. The record (46 league goals) is his second- personal best record of all time (he scored 48 in 2014/15). Ronaldo has scored 2 more hat-tricks against Atletico, which we will discuss later in this article.
CR7 started the 2012/13 season's hat-tricks in the last day of September, 2012, in a victory against Deportivo La Coruna in Santiago Bernabeu. Los Blancos had lost 2 of their 5 previous matches in La Liga, and were desperately in need of this motivating victory. CR7 brought them what they required with his hat-trick.
Another "First" in
Ronaldo hat-tricks list
, CR7 scored his first of the total 8 Champions League hat-tricks in a group stage match againstAjax
in Johan Cruyff Arena, which back then was known as Amsterdam Arena, in 2012/13 season.
Real Madrid's other goal was scored by Karim Benzema. Moreover, Cristiano has gone on to score 7 more hat-tricks in the tournament. With 8 hat-tricks, he holds the record, jointly with Lionel Messi, to this day.
Ronaldo's first hat-trick of 2013 came very early, only 9 days to the year in a Copa del Rey round of 16 second leg fixture against Celta Vigo.
The hat-trick was significantly decisive, as the team was on the verge of being eliminated by the Segunda Division club, since they had lost the first leg match 2 – 1. Although they reached the final match of the tournament, they did not manage to win the trophy for the second time in a row by losing the final match to Atletico Madrid 2 – 1.
In the 21st week of 2012/13 season of La Liga, CR7 scored his 20th career treble. His impressive performance won him a hat-trick within only 10 minutes, scoring his first one in minute 62, second in 65', and the trio completer in 72'. The team's other goal was scored by Sergio Ramos.
The match after Ronaldo's previous (20th) hat-trick, was a bitter one, as he scored an own goal leading Real Madrid 1 – 0 defeat toGranada
. The tragedy encouraged him to come back stronger, as he did so, by scoring another hat-trick in the 23rd round of La Liga against his favorite opponent.
The trio was Ronaldo's 3rd ever hat-trick against Sevilla which helped the Whites get back on track, as they did not lose a single league match until the end of the season, although they lost the competition to Barcelona at the end of the season. This was CR7's last trio of 2012/13 season.
The first of
Ronaldo international hat-tricks
came in a decisive 4 – 2 victory againstNorthern Ireland
in 2014 World Cup qualifier, in Windsor Park stadium, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Two Irish players (Kyle Lafferty and Chris Brunt) as well as Helder Postiga from Portugal were sent off during the match. Ronaldo's treble made the "come-back" possible, as Northern Ireland had taken the lead 2 to 1. Portugal's first goal was scored by Bruno Fernandez.
The first game of the new season's Champions League, and there came Ronaldo's first treble of the season, which also was his 2nd hat-trick in the history of tournament.
Real beat the Turkish club in Istanbul, as a great start to one of their most memorable UCL seasons, since they won their 10th title in a dramatic final match against Atletico Madrid, and achieved the "La Decima" after 10 years of wait. Benzema (2), and Isco scored Los Blancos's other goals.
After losing the El Clasico match 2 – 1 in the 10th round of 2013/14 La Liga, Real Madrid and Ronaldo Showed no mercy against Sevilla the following week. CR7 claimed his 4th ever hat-trick against Sevilla, as Bale and Benzema scored braces (the act of scoring 2 goals in a single match).
This was Ronaldo's second consecutive hat-trick in Santiago Bernabeu. After beating Sevilla (the previous item), they defeated Rayo Vallecano in an away game, then came back to their home stadium to face Sociedad in the 13th round of La Liga where CR7 netted 3 one more time.
Antoine Greizmann scored Sociedad's only goal to alleviate the defeat, while Madrid's other goals were scored by Karim Benzema and Sami Khedira. Furthermore, it was Cristiano's last hat-trick of 2013/14 season of La Liga.
This hat-trick is arguably the most memorable, notable, and decisive item in Ronaldo total hat-tricks in his career list. Ronaldo's astonishing hat-trick took Portuguese national team to 2014 World Cup final tournament.
Many people claim that this treble earned CR7 the 2013 Ballon d'Or, as the best player of the year. Ronaldo scored the match's first goal in 50', butZlatan Ibrahimovic
scored twice in the 68th and 72nd minutes.
Ronaldo rose to rescue his country by scoring 2 goals in 77th and 79th minute of the game, sending them to the most significant football event. It was also the 2nd time Roaldo had scored an international hat-tricks, both in the 2014 World Cup qualifier. Moreover, this hat-trick was his 8th and last hat-trick of 2013.
Real Madrid started 2014/15 La Liga season with a surprisingly poor form, after winning the UCL and the Spanish Cup the previous season. They lost 2 of their 3 first matches, and had to faceDeportivo La Coruna
in the 4th round.
However, the match turned out to be extremely delightful for the whites, as they beat the team 8 – 2, with their super star hitting a hat-trick. Chicharito andGareth Bale
scored a brace, and James Rodriguez scored the other goal. The game was the starting point of 12 consecutive victories in La Liga. It was Ronaldo's first treble of 2014.
Only 3 days after his last hat-trick, Ronaldo scored 4 goals againstElche
in the 5th week of La Liga 2014/15. In other words, he scored 7 goals within 3 days. Albacar scored the match's first goal for Elche in the minute 15, but it took only 6 minutes until Bale scored the equalizer, and then Ronaldo's Poker came to be.
It was only Round 7 of 2014/15 La Liga, yet Ronaldo scored his 3rd hat-trick of the season. Unbelievable, it was his 3rd trio in 4 matches. Benzema scored the Whites' other 2 as they beat Bilbao in Santiago Bernabeu.
Ronaldo's 4th and last hat-trick of 2014 was also the 30th item in CR7 hat-tricks in his career list. Moreover, it was the second time he had hit a treble against Celta Vigo.
However, the first one was in a Copa del Rey match, and Celta Vigo was not a La Liga team back in 2013. It was 14th week of La Liga and Ronaldo had already scored 4 incredible trebles. Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or for his astonishing performances in 2014.
The word "Amazing" does not even begin to describe Ronaldo's performance in this majestic victory. He scored 5 goals- known as RePoker- for the first time in his career as Real Madrid crushed Granada with 9 goals.
The match was from 29th week of La Liga, and the Whites were standing 2nd in the league table behind Barcelona. However, the triumph did not do any good to them, but it led Ronaldo to win the Pichichi trophy and the European Golden Boot. This was the first of Ronaldo's total 8 hat-tricks in 2015.
CR7 claimed his 5th hat-trick against Sevilla in the round of 35 of 2014/15 La Liga. Bacca and Iborra scored Sevilla's goals.
Real has been losing the championship contest to Barcelona and was in desperate need of every possible victory, which was an easy task with Cristiano being in a good form. Los Blancos beat Espanyol 4 – 1 in the 37th round of La Liga, with Ronaldo netting 3 and Marcelo scoring the other goal.
In the last week of 2014/15 La Liga, Ronaldo scored his 8th hat-trick of the league in that season. Although Barcelona won the title, it was Ronaldo's best ever season in terms of league goals, by scoring 46 goals, including 8 trebles.
He won the Pichichi award as well as the European Golden shoe. Lionel Messi, Ronaldo's eternal rival, holds the record for the most goals in a La Liga season with 50.
The 3rd one of Ronaldo international hat-tricks came in a EURO 16 qualifying match againstArmenia
. They not only reached the tournament, but also they achieved the EURO 2016 title, with Ronaldo lifting the trophy as the captain.
Real Madrid beat Espanyol 6 - 0 in the 3rd round of La Liga 2015/16 as Ronaldo scored his career's second Repoker. Karim Benzema scored Madrid's other goal as Ronaldo netted 5 in Cornella-El Prat stadium.
CR7 scored his 3rd UCL hat-trick in the first match of 2015/16 season against theUkrainian team
. The hat-trick, which included 2 penalties, alongside Karim Benzema's goal helped Real Madrid beat Shakhtar 4 – 0. The treble was also the 7th item in Ronaldo career hat-tricks list.
It was the last round of UCL 2015/16 group stage, where the whites crushed the Swedish club in Santiago Bernabeu. Ronaldo claimed his first Poker in the tournament, by scoring 4 in this match.
Benzema also hit a hat-trick in this match, and Mateo Kovacic scored the team's other goal. Los Blancos went on to the round of 16 as the first team of group A, and eventually win the trophy at the end of the season. This was Ronaldo's 8th and last hat-trick of 2015.
CR7's first hat-trick of 2916 came in the last day of the first month of the year, when Real Madrid faced Espanyol in the 22nd round of La Liga, and won 6 – 0. Karim Benzema, James Rodriguez and Duarte (O.G) scored the Whites' other 3 goals. The trio has been the 3rd and last of CR7's hat-tricks against one of his favorite opponents- Espanyol.
Real Madrid won all of the La Liga 2015/16 matches from round of 27 until the end of the season, meaning they won all of the last 12 matches of the season.
However, they could not prevent Barcelona from winning the trophy for the second time in a row. Real faced Celta Vigo in the 28th week of La Liga, and crushed them with a Poker from Ronaldo, and 3 other goals from Pepe, Jese Rodriguez and Gareth Bale.
This is undoubtedly one of the most decisive hat-tricks in the list of
Ronaldo total hat-tricks in his career
. Real Madrid had lost the first leg fixture of the quarterfinals of UCL against Wolfsburg in Germany, when CR7 came to rescue.
He gave the Whites' exactly what they required in the Second leg match- 3 goals. They won their 11th UCL title ever at the end of the season. Moreover, this was Ronaldo's last hat-trick of the season.
The 4th item of Ronaldo international hat-tricks list came in a 6 – 0 win against Andorra when CR7 scored a Poker for the first time for his national team, with 2 of his 4 goals being scored in the first 4 minutes. Joao Cancelo and Andre Silva scored the match's other 2 goals. He took his international goals tally to 65 with these 4 goals. With 102 international goals to this day, he is currently on the verge of breaking the Iranian Ali Daei's record for the most international goals, who has netted 109.
It was the 10th round of 2016/17 La Liga when CR7 hit his first treble of the season in an away game against Deportivo Alaves in Mendozorrotza stadium. Alvaro Morata scored the other goal.
After winning the Champions League trophy, Real Madrid did not want to lose the domestic league competition to Barcelona, and they did not. Los Blancos won the La Liga trophy at the end of the season, alongside winning the UCL for the second time in a row.
Among CR7 hat-tricks in his career, 3 have come against the Madrid neighbors, including 2 in the 2016/17 season- 1 in La Liga and 1 in the Champions League. CR7 helped Real beat Atletico 3 – 0 in Vicente Calderon with his astounding performance in the 12th round of La Liga.
Ronaldo's one and only hat-trick in the club's World Cup in a final match against the Japenese club Kashima Antlers. The game finished 2 – 2 after 90 minutes, with Ronaldo and Benzema scoring for the Whites, but CR7 scored 2 other goals in the extra time in the 97th and 104th minutes of the game to bring the team the "FIFA Club's World Cup Badge."
However, they also won the tournament in 2017 and 2018, and continue to wear that badge for more than 1000 days. Furthermore, this was Ronaldo's 7th and last hat-trick in 2016.
One of the most memorable CR7 trebles came in the second leg of the quarterfinals of 2016/17 Champions League against Bayern Munich.
Real Madrid had beatenBayern
2 – 1 in the first leg match in Germany (also with Ronaldo's Brace.) Bayern compensated by winning 2 – 1 in the 90 minutes of the second leg fixture in Santiago Bernabeu, taking the game to the extra times.
CR7 scored in the 105th and 100th minutes of the match to take the Whites to the semifinals, and completing his hat-trick. Marco Asensio finished the job by scoring Madrid's 4th goal in 112'. Additionally, the hat-trick was CR7's 6th hat-trick in the history of the tournament.
For the second time in 2016/17 season, Real Madrid beat Atletico 3 – 0 with Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick. However, the first one came in La Liga, and the second one in the first leg match of the UEFA Champions League semifinals. CR7, who had also hit a treble in the previous match (hat-trick number 46) of UCL against Bayern Munich, netted 3 goals for the 47th time in his career in total, and for the 2nd time against Atletico Madrid.
Although Atletico won the second leg match with a result of 2 – 1, the aggregate score of 4 – 2 sent the Whites to the final match, where by defeating Juventus, they won their 12th European Cup in history, and their 2nd consecutive UEFA Champions League title.
Portugal facedFaroe Islands
in the August of 2017 in a World Cup qualifying match, where CR7 hit his 5th career hat-trick for the national team.William Carvalho
scored Portugal's 2 other goals as their super star scored his last treble of 2017.
In the last season of Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid, he managed to score only 2 hat-tricks. The first one, in a home match againstReal Sociedad
in the 22nd round of 2017/18 season of La Liga, whereToni Kroos
scored the Whites' other 2 goals.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 4 goals for Real Madrid in a La Liga match againstGirona
, which was the last time he has ever scored hat-trick (or Poker) for the Whites. The 50th item in Ronaldo total hat-tricks in his career list, was also his 44th and the last treble for the team with which he had achieved every glory.
In a match from the 29th week of 2017/18 La Liga, Real Madrid beat Girona 6 – 3, as Ronaldo scored 4 goals and made his last hat-trick more majestic. Lucas Vazquez and Gareth bale netted the other 2.
Ronaldo scored his first hat-trick in the history of World Cups in their starting match againstSpain
in 2018 World Cup. His second goal was scored from an outstanding free-kick. Portugal went to the round of 16, but got eliminated after a 2 – 1 defeat to against Uruguay. It was the 6th item in the list of Ronaldo international hat-tricks.
Ronaldo made a move to Juventus in the summer of 2018. His first hat-trick for Juventus came against a familiar opponent for CR7: Atletico Madrid.
The clubs met in the knockout phase round of 16 of 2018/19 Champions League, where Atletico beat Juventus 2 – 0 in the first leg match in Spain. However, CR7 netted 3 in the second leg match and took Juventus to quarterfinals, while scoring his 3rd ever hat-trick against Atletico Madrid.
The number of Ronaldo international hat-tricks reached 7 as he scored 3 in a 3 – 1 victory against Switzerland in UEFA Nations League semifinal match. Portugal won the final 1 – 0 againstNetherlands
, becoming the first ever champion of the UEFA Nations League. Furthermore, Ronaldo was named the top scorer of the tournament with the 3 goals he had scored in the semifinals.
Cristiano scored his second international Poker in a 5 – 1 victory againstLithuania
in the match day 6 (of 10) of Group B, as William Carvalho netted the other goal.
Portugal beat Lithuania 6 – 0 in the match day 9 (of 10) of the EURO 20 qualifiers, as CR7 claim another hat-trick against the team, as he had done in the previous match between Portugal and Lithuania 2 months back. It has been Ronaldo's 8th and last international hat-trick to this day.
The one and only time that Cristiano Ronaldo claimed a hat-trick in 2020, was in the 18th week of 2019/20 Serie A, where Juventus win the match 4 – 0 againstCagliari
. Higuain netted the other goal.
At the end of the season, Ronaldo placed 2nd in the list ofSerie A
top scorers with 31 goals, whileCiro Immobile
was crowned the league's top scorer with 36 goals, as well as winning the European Golden boot.