Players who have scored 5 goals in one match

Quite an impossible feat to achieve scoring 5 goals in a single match, not for these players, who have marked history with their amazing performances.

Some of the players that managed to score 5 goals in a match.
Some of the players that managed to score 5 goals in a match.

The best players in the world are successful not only because of their skill with their feet or how transcendent they have been at a given moment. They are so because they have left a mark on the football based on their character and strength, leaving records that are only achievable for some type of players. We remember players who have scored 5 goals (!) in the same football match.

There are players who should be eternal, those who with their magic make us rediscover why we are in love with this beautiful sport. There are players with an enormous strength and drive towards their fans and team, those who are able to go down in history with goals and records. A prestigious society of strikers who at some point in their career, scored a handful (literally)  of goals in a match. Here are some of the privileged bunch to achieve this feat.

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Cristiano Ronaldo (Twice)

Real Madrid vs. Granada / Real Madrid vs. Espanyol

Curiously, it was the 2015 season and despite the fact that the Portuguese superstar had never scored 5 goals in a single match before, that season he would do it twice.

Leo Messi (Twice)

FC Barcelona vs. Bayer Leverkusen

It is clear that nothing that "La Pulga" shows us from here on is going to surprise us. Wearing the Barcelona jersey, Leo Messi scored 5 goals against Bayern Leverkusen in a historic Champions League night, as he is the only player to ever do it in the UEFA competition.

Argentina vs Estonia

Leo has always been special, different, unique, and as if scoring 5 goals in the same match in a club competition was not enough, he also managed to do it with his national team, his beloved Argentina. The match was played at Osasuna's stadium, and the opponent was Estonia. From the first minute it was clear that was Leo Messi's day and the Estonian goal was drilled 5 times by the star of the ‘Albiceleste’.

Radamel Falcao - Atlético de Madrid vs Deportivo de La Coruña

One of the best strikers to have ever played for Atlético de Madrid. It happened on December 9, 2012 at the Vicente Calderón. That day Falcao achieved what he had never been able to in his career as a striker: 5 goals in 71 minutes. At that time, the Colombian striker was one of the most feared and sought-after players by defenses and clubs around the world respectively, as he proved by bringing out the tiger in him by scoring 5 goals against Depor.

Sergio "Kun" Agüero - Manchester City Vs Newcastle

A player loved by many in Argentina and abroad. The Argentine striker scored all five goals against Newcastle wearing the Manchester City shirt in 2015. The City striker needed 20 minutes to score his “five-some”.

Other players with 5 goals in a single match

Oleg Salenko (1994): The legendary Russian striker who came through La Liga (he played for Logroñes and Valencia) dazzled in the World Cup in the United States scoring five goals against Cameroon in the last match of the group stage. He needed 59 minutes to achieve the unrepeatable figure.

Andy Cole (1995): The legendary Manchester United striker had an outstanding performance in the historic 9-0 thrashing of Ipswich Town. The English striker scored 5 in 65 minutes in front of the Old Trafford crowd.

Bebeto (1996): Every 5 goal game obviously includes a hat-trick and the Brazilian World Cup winner's hat-trick has the honor of being the fastest in history. Bebeto scored all the goals in a 5-0 win over Albacete, scoring the last four in just 6 minutes (between 83 and 89 minutes).

Alen Peternac (1996): The Valladolid striker scored five goals in a surreal 3-8 win over Oviedo. From the first goal to the last, 57 minutes elapsed.

Fernando Morientes (2002): The Real Madrid striker was the star of the show in the 7-0 thrashing of Las Palmas. The 'Moro' scored his five goals in front of the Santiago Bernabeu crowd in 59 minutes.

Jermain Defoe (2009): The English striker led a historic 9-1 thrashing of Wigan at White Harte Lane. Defoe contributed with five goals that he scored in the second half. He needed 36 minutes to do it.

Dimitar Berbatov (2010): The Bulgarian striker entered the prestigious club of five against Blackburn Rovers in a 7-1 thrashing at Old Trafford. It took the United striker 68 minutes to reach the magic figure.

Miroslav Klose (2013): Germany's goal man achieved such a precious figure at Lazio in a match against Bologna. The veteran striker needed 39 minutes to score 5 and make Serie A history.

Luiz Adriano (2014): The Brazilian striker was one of the sensations of the Champions League. Against Bate Borisov, he scored five goals and finished the group stage with nine goals, equaling Cristiano Ronaldo's record. He needed 54 minutes for his feat.

Robert Lewandowski (2015): The Polish striker destroyed Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena with his five goals. The Bayern striker needed just nine minutes to reach the magic figure and make Bundesliga history.


Wilian Estrella

Journalist with more than 10 years of experience. Puma UNAM at heart. Fan of the most beautiful sport on the planet. I currently cover Liga MX, MLS, Premier League, Mexican National Team and USMNT. Always attentive to the latest world soccer news.+ info

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