7 players with the most international hat-tricks

#7 Imre Schlosser

Imre Schlosser became the first player to score five international hat-tricks when he scored his fifth for Hungary in a 12-0 friendly victory over Russia on 14 July 1912, and his record stood for five years until Nielsen scored his sixth hat-trick on 7 October 1917 against Norway.

#6 Pele

Pele, one of the greatest footballers of all time, rose to notoriety thanks to his achievements for Brazil and Santos. At the age of 18, he guided his country to their first World Cup victory. He scored 77 goals in 92 appearances for Brazil, the most by any player in the record world champions' history. He also had 7 international hat-tricks to his name.

#5 Poul Nielsen

On 2 October 1921, Poul Nielsen became the first player in history to score 8 international hat-tricks. His streak lasted 11 years. With 52 goals in 38 appearances, he is the equal all-time leading scorer for the Danish national team. Nielsen was a member of the national squad that earned a silver medal in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

#4 Ali Daei

Ali Daei is a true Asian football icon. He played for clubs like as Bayern Munich and Hertha Berlin. Daei scored 109 goals in 149 appearances for Iran. He had eight international hat-tricks during his stint with the national squad. He is remains the all-time leading Asian scorer.

#3 Lionel Messi

Hat-tricks and Lionel Messi go a long way. The famous Argentine has won practically everything and then some. Messi has 56 career hat-tricks, including 8 for Argentina. Messi is the all-time leading scorer in South American history.

#2 Sven Rydell

Sven Rydell was the first major talent to emerge from Sweden. Rydell spent his whole playing career in Sweden, scoring 49 goals in 43 games for the national team. Rydell had nine hat-tricks among his 49 goals. This places him solidly in second place on this list.

#1 Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo must be mentioned in any discussion about goals and records. He has the most goals in international football. Cristiano has 58 career hat-tricks to his name, including 10 international hat-tricks for Portugal.