Ali Mabkhout – Number 1 of Hat-Tricks 2021!
Ali Mabkhout and Robert Lewandowski have made most hat-tricks in the top-level world football in 2021. Each of them has scored 3 and more goals in 5 games.
The striker from UAE is awarded as the winner of category “King of hat-tricks” due to main tie-breaker: number of hat-tricks in international games. Mabkhout scored 2 hat-tricks for his country (in addition to other 3 made for the club Al Jazira). In the meantime, Lewandowski has only one international hat-trick (for Bayern in Champions’ League); 4 others were produced in Bundesliga.
Curiously, Mabkhout scored all 5 his hat-tricks in the first 5 months of the year, since January to May.
In total, 15 players worldwide have finished 2021 with 3 and more hat-tricks in top-level games. In the ranking below, they are sorted by following tie-breakers: 1) hat-tricks in international games (ICC+NT), 2) in national team (NT), 3) in national league (NL), 4) number of total goals scored in the hat-trick games, 5) strength of the league (according IFFHS league ranking).
The right columns indicate the “size” of hat-tricks: number of games with 3, 4 and 5+ goals. Michael Olunga had a game with 5 goals, Henri Anier with 8 goals.
|PLAYERS WITH MOST||HAT-TRICKS IN 2021|
|1||Ali Mabkhout||Al Jazira||UAE||3||2||5||5|
|2||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern (Germany)||Poland||4||1||5||5|
|3||Imre Badalassi||Tre Penne (San Marino)||Italy||4||4||3||1|
|6||Cyle Larin||Beşiktaş (Turkey)||Canada||2||1||3||1||2|
|7||Patson Daka||Salzburg (Austria), Leicester (England)||Zambia||2||1||3||2||1|
|8||Gonzalo Bergessio||Nacional (Uruguay)||Argentina||2||1||3||3|
|9||Michael Olunga||Al Duhail (Qatar)||Kenya||1||1||1||3||2||1|
|10||Mohamed Abdel Rahman||Al-Hilal Omdurman||Sudan||3||3||2||1|
|11||Mikkel Dahl||HB Tórshavn (Faroe Islands)||Denmark||3||3||2||1|
|12||Lucas dos Santos||Managua (Nicaragua)||Brazil||3||3||3|
|13||Zachary Hadji||Fola (Luxembourg)||France||3||3||3|
|14||Dejan Damjanović||Kitchee (Hongkong)||Montenegro||3||3||3|
|15||Shayne Lavery||Linfield||Northern Ireland||2||1||3||3|
NL - National League
NC - National Cup
ICC - International Club Competition
NT - National Team