The 7 players with the most hat-tricks
Cristiano Ronaldo sits in the top spot, having netted three times in a match on an astonishing 54 occasions. Hot on his heels is Lionel Messi with 52 hat-tricks, while Luis Suarez sits in third, some way behind with 29.
Luis Suarez's tally is unique. Despite having 21 hat-tricks less than his Barcelona teammate, and 26 less than Ronaldo, he is the only one to have scored six times in one game. He achieved such a feat in 2009 playing for Ajax against WHC Wezep in a last-16 Dutch Cup encounter.
The top seven is as follows:
7. Radamel Falcao (12)
The Colombian has scored three times on 10 occasions, four times once, and five times once as well.
6. Edinson Cavani (15)
The Uruguayan has scored three goals on three occasions, and four goals twice.
5. Sergio Aguero (17)
Three goals: 14 times. Four goals: twice. Five goals: once.
4. Robert Lewandowski (21)
Three goals: 18 times. Four goals: twice. Five goals: once.
3. Luis Suarez (29)
Three goals: 20 times. Four goals: eight times. Five goals: -. Six goals: once.
2. Lionel Messi
Three goals: 46 times. Four goals: five times. Five goals: once.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (52)
Three goals: 43 times (one in a friendly). Four goals: seven times. Five goals: twice.