Xherdan Shaqiri scored the 50th hattrick of World Cup. Earlier, Thomas Muller has also scored a hattrick in 2014 FIFA World Cup. The German asserted the already established supremacy of Germans in scoring and conceding hattricks. Among the 50 hattricks, 9 of them were the only goals of their sides. One of the penalty extended to record 5 goals by an Individual in one match, while 5 stretched to 4 goals overall in the match. 10 of the hattricks were scored with the help of penalties too. There is only one edition where nobody could score a hattrick. Check the hattrick facts of World Cup, name of scorers, time of goals, for and against which nations, hattricks in every edition, list of hattricks or conceded by name of nations, two hattricks in same match or by players, and what stage of the World Cup how many hattricks were scored.
The three hattricks of 1958 were probably the most celebrated as two of them were scored by Fontaine, who went on to create record of 13 goals in one edition, while the third saw the youngest hattrick scorer in Pele.
Among the players who have scored 10 or more goals in World Cup, Klose, Gerd Muller, Fontaine, Pele, Sandor Kocsis, Batistuta, Lineker, Teófilo Cubillas have scored hattricks.
Hattrick Facts of World Cup
- First Hattrick: Bert Patenaude (USA vs Paraguay, 1930)
Last Hattrick: Thomas Muller (Germany vs Portugal, 2014)
Maximum Hattrick in One Edition: 8 in 1954
No Hattrick in an Edition: 0 in 2006
Maximum Hattricks by a Team: 7 (Germany including West Germany)
Maximum Hattricks by one player: 2 hattricks each by 4 players.
Countries Conceding Hattricks: 35
Countries Scoring Hattricks: 22
Youngest Hattrick Scorer: Pele at 17 years and 244 days
35 of the 50 hattricks were scored in the first round.
Among the 49 hattricks, 8 of them were the only goals of their sides.
7 hattricks included two penalties.
3 hattricks included one penalty. (One of them has fourth goal as penalty)
Gabriel Batistuta is the only player to score two hattricks in different editions.
Oleg Salenko created World Record by scoring 5 goals in a match. The Russian scored 5 goals against Cameroon in 1994 World Cup.
László Kiss (Hungary vs El Salvador in 1982) became the only substitute to score a hattrick in World Cup.
Maximum Hattricks in One Edition
- 8: 1954
4: 1938, 1982, 1986
3: 1930, 1934, 1958
2: 1950, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1990, 1994, 2014
1: 1962, 1998, 2002, 2010
Maximum Hattricks by a Player
- 2: Sándor Kocsis (both 1954)
Just Fontaine (both 1958)
Gerd Müller (both 1970)
Gabriel Batistuta (1994 and 1998)
Two Hattricks In same Match
- Both Teams: Leônidas of Brazil and Ernest Wilimowski of Poland in 1938.
Theodor Wagner (Austria) and Josef Hügi (Switzerland) in 1954 Football World Cup.
Same Team: Gustav Wetterström and Harry Andersson of Sweden scored hattricks vs Cuba in 1930 FIFA World Cup.
Hattrick By Countries
22 countries have hit at least one hattrick in the World Cup.
4 Argentina, Hungary
3 Brazil, Poland, Uruguay
2 Austria, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
1 Denmark, Netherlands, Peru, Turkey, USA, Yugoslavia
Hattrick Vs Countries
35 countries have conceded at least one hattrick.
4 Germany, South Korea
3 Belgium, Poland
2 Brazil, Bulgaria, Cuba, Iran, Paraguay
1 Austria, Bolivia, Cameroon, Chile, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Greece, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, North Korea, Peru, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Uruguay, USA, Yugoslavia, Zaire, Honduras
Hattricks at Different Stages
- 1st Round: 35
2nd Round: 5
3rd Place: 1 (Just Fontaine for France vs West Germany, 1958)
Final: 1 (Geoff Hurst for England vs West Germany, 1966)
Hattricks By Players
The list shows history of 50 hattricks with the name of player, countries participating and the minutes in which it was scored during the match.
Time with P indicates penalty.
|Sándor Kocsis||Hungary||South Korea||24,36,50||1954|
|Burhan Sargın||Turkey||South Korea||37,64,70||1954|
|László Kiss||Hungary||El Salvador||69,72,76||1982|
|Preben Elkjær Larsen||Denmark||Uruguay||11,67,80||1986|
|Tomáš Skuhravý||Czechoslovakia||Costa Rica||12,63,82||1990|
|Miroslav Klose||Germany||Saudi Arabia||20,25,70||2002|
|Gonzalo Higuaín||Argentina||South Korea||33,76,80||2010|