Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most hat-tricks of any footballer since the turn of the century, having scored 57 trebles to date.
His nearest rival is Lionel Messi on 54 hat-tricks, while Luis Suarez sits in a distant third on 29.
Despite celebrating his 36th birthday celebration last month, Ronaldo remains fit as a fiddle and as of late scored his 57th career high pitch in a 3-1 win over Cagliari.
Messi, then, is a close second however hasn’t scored at least three goals in a game since smashing four goals past Eibar on February 2020.
Like Ronaldo, however, he has scored several braces this season.
Finishing the best three is Messi’s previous Barcelona partner Suarez on 29 hat-tricks.
The Atletico Madrid striker may not be an opponent for CR7 in this one, however he at any rate is still in front of the European Golden Shoe leader Robert Lewandowski.
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