Gabriel Batistuta of Argentina is the only player to score a hat-trick at two World Cups.
Oleg Salenko of Russia scored a record five goals in a match against Cameroon at the 1994 World Cup.

The FIFA World Cup is an international association football competition established in 1930. It is contested by the men's national teams of the members of the FIFA, the sport's global governing body. The tournament has taken place organised every four years, except in 1942 and 1946, when the competition was cancelled due to World War II. A hat-trick occurs when a player scores three or more goals in a single match and it is considered an achievement, especially while playing at the largest international football tournament in the world. Across the over 800 matches at the 22 tournaments of the FIFA World Cup, 54 hat-tricks have been scored. The first hat-trick was scored by Bert Patenaude of the United States, playing against Paraguay in 1930; the most recent was by Kylian Mbappé of France, playing against Argentina on 18 December 2022. The only World Cup not to have at least one hat-trick scored was the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. The record number of hat-tricks in a single World Cup tournament is eight, during the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland.

Only four players have scored more than one hat-trick at the FIFA World Cup: Sándor Kocsis (two in 1954), Just Fontaine (two in 1958), Gerd Müller (two in 1970) and Gabriel Batistuta (1994 and 1998) - the latter being the only player in history to score hat-tricks at two World Cups. 19 players have scored a hat-trick in the knockout stage of the FIFA World Cup. Two were playing in their first ever World Cup match, Edmund Conen and Angelo Schiavio, both in 1934, a tournament without a group stage. Geoff Hurst (1966) and Kylian Mbappé (2022), who also scored 2 penalties, are the only players to have scored a hat-trick in the final. Two players have scored a hat-trick in the second group stage of the World Cup, Paolo Rossi and Zbigniew Boniek, both in 1982.

List

Key
Player (X) Number of times player scored a hat-trick (only for players with multiple hat-tricks)
Player's team lost the match
Player's team drew the match
FIFA World Cup hat-tricks
No. Tournament Player Number
and time
of goals
For Goals Result Against Round Date FIFA
report
1. 1930, Uruguay Bert Patenaude 3 – 10', 15', 50'  United States 1–0, 2–0, 3–0 3–0  Paraguay Group stage 17 July 1930 [1]
2. Guillermo Stábile 3 – 8', 17', 80'  Argentina 1–0, 3–0, 6–3 6–3  Mexico 19 July 1930 [2]
3. Pedro Cea 3 – 18', 67', 72'  Uruguay 1–1, 5–1, 6–1 6–1  Yugoslavia Semi-finals 27 July 1930 [3]
4. 1934, Italy Angelo Schiavio 3 – 18', 29', 64'  Italy 1–0, 3–0, 5–1 7–1  United States Round of 16 27 May 1934 [4]
5. Edmund Conen 3 – 66', 70', 87'  Germany 3–2, 4–2, 5–2 5–2  Belgium [5]
6. Oldřich Nejedlý 3 – 19', 71', 80'  Czechoslovakia 1–0, 2–1, 3–1 3–1  Germany Semi-finals 3 June 1934 [6]
7. 1938, France Ernst Wilimowski 4 – 53', 59', 89', 118'  Poland 2–3, 3–3, 4–4, 5–6 5–6 aet  Brazil Round of 16 5 June 1938 [7]
8. Leônidas 3 – 18', 93', 104'  Brazil 1–0, 5–4, 6–4 6–5 aet  Poland
9. Gustav Wetterström 3 – 32', 37', 44'  Sweden 2–0, 3–0, 4–0 8–0  Cuba Quarter-finals 12 June 1938 [8]
10. Harry Andersson 3 – 9', 81', 89'  Sweden 1–0, 6–0, 8–0 8–0  Cuba
11. 1950, Brazil Óscar Míguez 3 – 14', 45', 56'  Uruguay 1–0, 4–0, 5–0 8–0  Bolivia First group stage 2 July 1950 [9]
12. Ademir 4 – 17', 36', 52', 58'  Brazil 1–0, 2–0, 4–0, 5–0 7–1  Sweden Final group stage 9 July 1950 [10]
13. 1954, Switzerland Sándor Kocsis 3 – 24', 36', 50'  Hungary 3–0, 4–0, 5–0 9–0  South Korea Group stage 17 June 1954 [11]
14. Erich Probst 3 – 4', 21', 24'  Austria 2–0, 3–0, 4–0 5–0  Czechoslovakia 19 June 1954 [12]
15. Carlos Borges 3 – 17', 47', 57'  Uruguay 1–0, 3–0, 5–0 7–0  Scotland [13]
16. Sándor Kocsis (2) 4 – 3', 21', 67', 78'  Hungary 1–0, 3–0, 6–1, 8–2 8–3  West Germany 20 June 1954 [14]
17. Burhan Sargın 3 – 37', 64', 70'  Turkey 4–0, 5–0, 6–0 7–0  South Korea [15]
18. Max Morlock 3 – 30', 60', 77'  West Germany 3–1, 4–1, 6–1 7–2  Turkey 23 June 1954 [16]
19. Theodor Wagner 3 – 25', 27', 53'  Austria 1–3, 3–3, 6–4 7–5   Switzerland Quarter-finals 26 June 1954 [17]
20. Josef Hügi 3 – 17', 19', 58'   Switzerland 2–0, 3–0, 5–6 5–7  Austria
21. 1958, Sweden Just Fontaine 3 – 24', 30', 67'  France 1–1, 2–1, 5–3 7–3  Paraguay Group stage 8 June 1958 [18]
22. Pelé 3 – 52', 64', 75'  Brazil 3–1, 4–1, 5–1 5–2  France Semi-finals 24 June 1958 [19]
23. Just Fontaine (2) 4 – 16', 36', 78', 89'  France 1–0, 3–1, 4–1, 6–3 6–3  West Germany 3rd place match 28 June 1958 [20]
24. 1962, Chile Flórián Albert 3 – 1', 6', 53'  Hungary 1–0, 2–0, 5–0 6–1  Bulgaria Group stage 3 June 1962 [21]
25. 1966, England Eusébio 4 – 27', 43' (p), 56', 59' (p)  Portugal 1–3, 2–3, 3–3, 4–3 5–3  North Korea Quarter-finals 23 July 1966 [22]
26. Geoff Hurst 3 – 18', 98', 120'  England 1–1, 3–2, 4–2 4–2 aet  West Germany Final 30 July 1966 [23]
27. 1970, Mexico Gerd Müller 3 – 27', 52' (p), 88'  West Germany 2–1, 3–1, 5–1 5–2  Bulgaria Group stage 7 June 1970 [24]
28. Gerd Müller (2) 3 – 19', 26', 39'  West Germany 1–0, 2–0, 3–0 3–1  Peru 10 June 1970 [25]
29. 1974, West Germany Dušan Bajević 3 – 8', 30', 81'  Yugoslavia 1–0, 5–0, 9–0 9–0  Zaire First group stage 18 June 1974 [26]
30. Andrzej Szarmach 3 – 30', 34', 50'  Poland 3–0, 5–0, 6–0 7–0  Haiti 19 June 1974 [27]
31. 1978, Argentina Rob Rensenbrink 3 – 40' (p), 62', 79' (p)  Netherlands 1–0, 2–0, 3–0 3–0  Iran First group stage 3 June 1978 [28]
32. Teófilo Cubillas 3 – 36' (p), 39' (p), 79'  Peru 2–0, 3–0, 4–1 4–1  Iran 11 June 1978 [29]
33. 1982, Spain László Kiss 3 – 69', 72', 76'  Hungary 6–1, 8–1, 9–1 10–1  El Salvador First group stage 15 June 1982 [30]
34. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 3 – 9', 57', 66'  West Germany 1–0, 2–0, 3–0 4–1  Chile 20 June 1982 [31]
35. Zbigniew Boniek 3 – 4', 26', 53'  Poland 1–0, 2–0, 3–0 3–0  Belgium Second group stage 28 June 1982 [32]
36. Paolo Rossi 3 – 5', 25', 74'  Italy 1–0, 2–1, 3–2 3–2  Brazil 5 July 1982 [33]
37. 1986, Mexico Preben Elkjær 3 – 11', 67', 80'  Denmark 1–0, 4–1, 5–1 6–1  Uruguay Group stage 8 June 1986 [34]
38. Gary Lineker 3 – 9', 14', 34'  England 1–0, 2–0, 3–0 3–0  Poland 11 June 1986 [35]
39. Igor Belanov 3 – 27', 70', 111' (p)  Soviet Union 1–0, 2–1, 3–4 3–4 aet  Belgium Round of 16 15 June 1986 [36]
40. Emilio Butragueño 4 – 43', 56', 80', 88' (p)  Spain 1–1, 2–1, 4–1, 5–1 5–1  Denmark 18 June 1986 [37]
41. 1990, Italy Míchel 3 – 22', 61', 81'  Spain 1–0, 2–1, 3–1 3–1  South Korea Group stage 17 June 1990 [38]
42. Tomáš Skuhravý 3 – 12', 63', 82'  Czechoslovakia 1–0, 2–1, 4–1 4–1  Costa Rica Round of 16 23 June 1990 [39]
43. 1994, United States Gabriel Batistuta 3 – 2', 44', 89' (p)  Argentina 1–0, 2–0, 4–0 4–0  Greece Group stage 21 June 1994 [40]
44. Oleg Salenko 5 – 14', 41', 44' (p), 72', 75'  Russia 1–0, 2–0, 3–0, 4–1, 5–1 6–1  Cameroon 28 June 1994 [41]
45. 1998, France Gabriel Batistuta (2) 3 – 73', 78', 83' (p)  Argentina 3–0, 4–0, 5–0 5–0  Jamaica Group stage 21 June 1998 [42]
46. 2002, South Korea & Japan Miroslav Klose 3 – 20', 25', 70'  Germany 1–0, 2–0, 5–0 8–0  Saudi Arabia Group stage 1 June 2002 [43]
47. Pauleta 3 – 14', 65', 77'  Portugal 1–0, 2–0, 3–0 4–0  Poland 10 June 2002 [44]
48. 2010, South Africa Gonzalo Higuaín 3 – 33', 76', 80'  Argentina 2–0, 3–1, 4–1 4–1  South Korea Group stage 17 June 2010 [45]
49. 2014, Brazil Thomas Müller 3 – 12' (p), 45', 78'  Germany 1–0, 3–0, 4–0 4–0  Portugal Group stage 16 June 2014 [46]
50. Xherdan Shaqiri 3 – 6', 31', 71'   Switzerland 1–0, 2–0, 3–0 3–0  Honduras 25 June 2014 [47]
51. 2018, Russia Cristiano Ronaldo 3 – 4' (p), 44', 88'  Portugal 1–0, 2–1, 3–3 3–3  Spain Group stage 15 June 2018 [48]
52. Harry Kane 3 – 22' (p), 45+1' (p), 62'  England 2–0, 5–0, 6–0 6–1  Panama 24 June 2018 [49]
53. 2022, Qatar Gonçalo Ramos 3 – 17', 51', 67'  Portugal 1–0, 3–0, 5–1 6–1   Switzerland Round of 16 6 December 2022 [50]
54. Kylian Mbappé 3 – 80' (p), 81', 118' (p)  France 1–2, 2–2, 3–3 3–3 aet  Argentina Final 18 December 2022 [51]

Notable World Cup hat-tricks

This section features records and notable hat-tricks relating to the men's World Cup. For notable hat-tricks at the Women's World Cup, see List of FIFA Women's World Cup hat-tricks#Notable World Cup hat-tricks.

See also

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