Since the inception of the UEFA Champions League in 1992, 89 players from 35 countries have scored three goals (a hat-trick) or more in a single match on a total of 122 occasions for 45 different clubs in 15 different leagues. The first player to achieve the feat was Juul Ellerman, who scored three times for PSV Eindhoven in a 6–0 victory over FK Vilnius on 16 September 1992.
Messi and Ronaldo have scored three or more goals eight times in the Champions League, more than any other player, followed by Filippo Inzaghi, Gómez and Luiz Adriano, who have done it on three occasions, while Andy Cole, Michael Owen, Samuel Eto’o, Marco Simone, van Nistelrooy, Roy Makaay, Roberto Soldado, Didier Drogba, Adriano, Shevchenko, Lewandowski, Sergio Agüero, Karim Benzema and Neymar have scored two hat-tricks. Eleven of the players have each scored hat-tricks for two or more different clubs: Inzaghi (Juventus and Milan), Owen (Liverpool and Manchester United), Eto’o (Barcelona and Inter Milan), Simone (Milan and Monaco), Van Nistelrooy (PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United), Makaay (Deportivo and Bayern Munich), Shevchenko (Dynamo Kyiv and Milan), Drogba (Marseille and Chelsea), Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich), Neymar (Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain) and Ronaldo (Real Madrid and Juventus).
Messi was quite at the leads with 8 hat-tricks until C.Rinaldo came in with his debut hat-trick in Juventus against Athletico Mardrid
Here are the too 5 champions league hat-trick scorers;
- 8= Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
- 8= Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid 7, Juventus 1)
- 3= Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus 2, AC Milan 1)
- 3= Mario Gomez (Bayern München )
- 3= Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk)