The Champions League is the most prestigious club competition in the world, with teams from all across Europe trying to win the coveted trophy. In this article, we take a look at some of the best performers in the history of the competition with the most hat-tricks.
Players With Most Champions League hat-tricks of all-time
5. Mario Gomez (3)
The former Bayern Munich striker scored three hat-tricks for the Bavarians in the Champions League. He scored 24 goals in 41 appearances for the German giants, and was the main man before the arrival of a certain Polish striker.
4. Filippo Inzaghi (3)
One of the best of his generation, Inzaghi scored two hat-tricks for Juventus and one for AC Milan. He has gone on to lift the trophy two times in his career, both of which have been with the Rossoneri.
3. Robert Lewandowski (4)
Lewandowski holds the record for the fastest hat-trick in the Champions League, setting the record in 2019, with a treble against Crvena Zvezda. He is the third highest goalscorer of all-time in the Champions League, and was named the 2019/20 player of the year.
2. Lionel Messi (8)
Messi holds the record for the most goals scored in a single Champions League game with five against Bayer Leverkusen in 2012. The Argentinian has scored 120 goals for Barcelona in the competition, the most for a single club.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (8)
Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest goalscorer of all-time in the Champions League, and is continuing to bag in the goals for Manchester United. The Portuguese has won the trophy five times, and is among the best finishers to ever lace up a pair of boots.