Lionel Messi equals Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick record
Lionel Messi has racked up a remarkable 52 trebles for Barcelona and Argentina to date and is showing no signs of slowing down.
The 32-year-old’s treble against Celta Vigo on Saturday was his 34th in the Liga, equalling Cristiano Ronaldo’s Spanish top-flight record. Messi has also returned eight hat-tricks in the UEFA Champions League, three in the Copa del Rey, one in the Spanish Super Cup and a further six at international level.
Messi’s hat-tricks by numbers
|Competition||Hat-tricks||First hat-trick||Most recent hat-trick|
|UEFA Champions League||8||4 April 2010 v Arsenal||18 September 2018 v PSV|
|Spanish Liga||34||10 March 2007 v Real Madrid||9 November 2019 v Celta Vigo|
|Copa del Rey||3||6 January 2009 v Atlético||3 February 2016 v Valencia|
|Spanish Super Cup||1||21 August 2010 v Sevilla||21 August 2010 v Sevilla|
|6||29 February 2012 v Switzerland||29 May 2018 v Haiti|
|TOTAL||52||10 March 2007 v Real Madrid||17 March 2019 v Betis|
How do those numbers compare to his contemporaries’?
|Player||Clubs and country||Career hat-tricks|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, Portugal||54|
|Luis Suárez||Ajax, Liverpool, Barcelona, Uruguay||29|
|Robert Lewandowski||Borussia Dortmund, Bayern München, Poland||19|
|Sergio Agüero||Atlético Madrid, Manchester City, Argentina||17|
|Edinson Cavani||Napoli, Paris, Uruguay||15|
Of Ronaldo’s 54 career hat-tricks, eight have been in the UEFA Champions League (seven for Real Madrid, one for Juventus) – with four of those in the knockout stage.
Last updated: 18/03/19