Benzema’s 3 hat-tricks in a month: XXI Century record!
Karim Benzema has scored 3 goals in 29 April game of La Liga for Real Madrid vs Almeria (3-0)- (Picture) - what became his 3rd hat-trick in this month.
This is not the record in the whole football history, but is the record of XXI Century. Benzema is the 5th player since 2001 to achieve such feat in top-level games.
Other strikers who scored 3 hat-tricks within a calendar month are two Armenians, Arman Karamyan (September 2002) and Ara Hakobyan (October 2003), as well as Cristiano Ronaldo (May 2015) and Abderazak Hamdallah (January 2019).
The details are below (NL = National League, NC = National Cup).
|MOST HAT-TRICKS IN A||CALENDAR||MONTH IN XXI CENTURY|
|Arman Karamyan||12/09/2002||Dinamo-2000 (5-0)||NL||3|
|Ara Hakobyan||04/10/2003||Kotayk (6-0)||NL||3|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||02/05/2015||Sevilla (3-2)||NL||3|
|Real Madrid (Spain)||17/05/2015||Espanyol (4-1)||NL||3|
|Abderrazak Hamdallah||03/01/2019||Al-Jndal (6-0)||NC||3|
|Al Nassr (Saudi Arabia)||15/01/2019||Al-Ansar (5-0)||NC||4|
|Morocco||21/01/2019||Al Feiha (6-0)||NC||4|
|Karim Benzema||02/04/2023||Valladolid (6-0)||NL||3|
|Real Madrid (Spain)||05/04/2023||Barcelona (4-0)||NC||3|