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. 

 PlayerClubCountryHT   TotalGoals  
    NLNCICCNT 345+
1Ali MabkhoutAl JaziraUAE3  255  
2Robert Lewandowski Bayern (Germany)Poland4 1 55  
3Imre BadalassiTre Penne (San Marino)Italy4   431 
4Henri AnierPaideEstonia31  43 1
5Harry Kane Tottenham England   12321 
6Cyle LarinBeşiktaş (Turkey)Canada2  1312 
7Patson DakaSalzburg (Austria), Leicester (England)Zambia2 1 321 
8Gonzalo BergessioNacional (Uruguay)Argentina2 1 33  
9Michael OlungaAl Duhail (Qatar)Kenya111 32 1
10Mohamed Abdel RahmanAl-Hilal OmdurmanSudan3   321 
11Mikkel DahlHB Tórshavn (Faroe Islands)Denmark3   321 
12Lucas dos Santos Managua (Nicaragua)Brazil3   33  
13Zachary HadjiFola (Luxembourg)France3   33  
14Dejan DamjanovićKitchee (Hongkong)Montenegro3   33  
15Shayne LaveryLinfieldNorthern Ireland21  33  

NL - National League

NC - National Cup

ICC - International Club Competition

NT - National Team