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What number of hat-tricks have there been in Euros historical past?


The Summer season of Stars is right here, with the 2024 UEFA European Championship underway on the FOX household of networks and the FOX Sports activities app. The match started in 1960, but there have solely been eight hat methods by seven completely different gamers ever recorded in that span. 

These seven gamers have come from 5 completely different nations, with Germany and Netherlands having two gamers every.

FOX Sports activities Analysis examined every occasion so as to provide you with a greater understanding of the wealthy historical past of soccer this match has supplied for practically 65 years.    

Let’s have a look.

Each hat trick in Euros historical past 

1. Dieter Müller 

  • The primary participant ever to file a hat trick on the Euros (1976), Dieter Müller is certainly one of two gamers to file one in a knockout stage — and is the one one to have finished so within the semifinals (towards Yugoslavia). In reality, that’s the newest spherical by which a hat trick has occurred on the Euros, with nobody ever recording one within the last.
  • Müller led the match in scoring that yr with 4 targets, and spearheaded Germany to a runner-up end towards Czechoslovakia within the last.

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2. Klaus Allofs

  • Within the following Euros match (1980), Klaus Allofs grew to become the second participant in addition to the second German ever to file a hat trick within the Euros — doing so within the group stage towards Italy.
  • Not like Müller, Allofs was capable of hoist the trophy on the conclusion of the match, serving to Germany defeat Belgium within the last. He additionally led the match in scoring.

3. Michel Platini (twice)

  • Platini’s efficiency within the 1984 Euros is likely to be the best within the competitions’ historical past. The three-time Ballon d’Or winner scored a single-tournament file 9 targets, main host France to the their first Euro title ever.
  • In that match run, he recorded two hat methods, and continues to be the one participant in Euros historical past to have a couple of profession hat trick. Each occurred within the group stage, with the primary one coming towards Belgium and the second got here towards Yugoslavia.

(Photograph by Jean-Yves Ruszniewski/Corbis/VCG by way of Getty Photographs)

4. Marco van Basten

  • Marco van Basten is a three-time Ballon d’Or winner, and earned his first one largely partly on account of his stellar efficiency on the 1988 Euros. He grew to become the fourth participant in match historical past to file a hat trick, doing so towards England within the group stage.
  • Netherlands would go on to win the Euros behind his 5 targets, which led all gamers within the match. It’s nonetheless the one main match that the Netherlands has gained.

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5. Sérgio Conceição

  • The one Portuguese participant on the checklist, Sérgio Conceição recorded the sixth hat trick in Euros historical past in 2000 towards Germany within the group stage.
  • These had been the one targets he scored within the match, however they had been pivotal in serving to Portugal win their group. They made all of it the best way to the semifinals earlier than dropping to France.

6. Patrick Kluivert

  • The final hat trick of the twentieth century got here by one other Dutchman, 5 days after Conceição’s. Patrick Kluivert put up three targets in a 30-minute span in a 6-1 victory over Yugoslavia within the group stage.
  • He completed tied for the match lead with 5 targets, and was the one Dutch participant to transform in a penalty shootout loss to Italy within the semifinals.

7. David Villa

  • The primary and solely hat trick of the twenty first century got here from David Villa — additionally the one Spaniard on this checklist. He put up three targets towards Russia in a gaggle stage match in 2008, en path to main the match in scoring with 4 targets.
  • Like Allofs and van Basten, Villa’s crew gained all of it. He and lots of gamers on that 2008 Spain crew went on to win the World Cup simply two years later.

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