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10 Greatest Hat-trick Scorers In 21st Century Football.

In a football game, scoring goals brings joy and excitement to players, teams, and the fans. The joy of scoring even one goal is enough to prove this. To score a hat-trick however is a more joyous thing to players in particular.

In the current century, many players have scored at least a hat-trick in a football match. While these players see it as a once-in-a-lifetime thing, others have done it on a more consistent basis. As a result, these players have scored more Hat-tricks than goals scored by some other players.

In this article, let's take a look at the 10 greatest Hat-tricks scorers in the 21st Century. Note that this article only considers the highest number of hat-tricks scored by a single player to arrive at the statistics here.

According to Goal, here are the 10 greatest Hat-tricks scorers in the 21st century.


10. Edison Cavani.

Uruguayan legend Edison Cavani starts this list here. This is owning to the fact that he is older and closer to retirement than Harry Kane, who has the same number of career hat-tricks as Cavani. The current Manchester United player has scored 15 career hat-tricks in this century.


9. Harry Kane.

As said earlier, Harry Kane has the same career hat-tricks as Edison Cavani. The Tottenham Hotspur striker has scored 15 hat-tricks for club and country in this century.


8. Zlatan Ibrahimović.

Zlatan Ibrahimović is arguably the greats Swedish player ever. The big man is one of the greatest goalscorers in history. In this century, the striker has scored 17 hat-tricks in his career.


7. Klaas-jan Huntelaar.

Huntelaar has scored was a very prolific goalscorer in his days as a player. The former Netherlands international scored 18 hat-tricks in his career before retirement.


6. Mario Gomez.

The striker was a former German international striker who was so prolific during his playing days. Before his retirement, the striker scored 18 career hat-tricks.


5. Sergio Aguero.

Argentine international Sergio Aguero comes next on this list. In his career as a footballer, Sergio Aguero has scored 18 hat-tricks in this century. Twelve of his total hat-tricks have come in the Premier League with Manchester City.


4. Robert Lewandowski.

Polish striker Robert Lewandowski has scored a career high 26 hat-tricks in this century. The former Borussia Dortmund striker has been scoring for fun the last 5 years.


3. Luis Suárez.

Luis Suárez currently plays his football at Atlético Madrid. The Uruguayan striker has scored the third-highest number of hat-tricks in this century. As of this day, the former Liverpool striker has scored 29 career hat-tricks.


2. Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi is arguably the greatest player in football history. The former Barcelona magician has continued to score goals and break records. In his career, he has scored a whooping 55 hat-tricks in this century.


1. Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo will most likely come top on any list that Messi does not go top. The highest goalscorer in football history has also scored the most number if hat-tricks in the 21st century. The current Manchester United superstar has scored an incredible 58 hat-tricks in his career.

Which current player do you think can come close to Ronaldo and Messi on this list in future?

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