Picture : Julian Alvarez is the new recordholder !
Copa Libertadores all-time best one-match scorers
As we reported, River Plate striker Julián Álvarez established on 25 May the new club record on goal scored in the same game – 6 (in the Copa Libertadores game vs Alianza Lima).
He became also the joint record holder of the competition along with his compatriot Juan Carlos Sánchez (who has scored 6 goals in 1985 playing for Bolivian Blooming) and with the Brazilian Fernando Baiano.
The latter has scored 6 goals in 1999 game for Corinthians against Paraguayan Cerro Porteño (8-2). Official CONMEBOL data gives Baiano only 5 goals but the 5-0 goal attributed to Índio was actually also Baiano’s (the error is clearly seen on video report of that game).
Now we publish the list of forwards who managed to score 5+ goals in a Copa Libertadores game since its creation in 1960. It includes 8 players; more than half of them (5) are Argentines, plus 2 from Ecuador (including the tournament’s all-time best goal-scorer Alberto Spencer) and 1 from Brazil.
Enrique Raymondi, another Ecuadorian, has scored all 5 his goals for Emelec in 1962 in the time frame of 38 minutes: it’s fastest one among all the penta-tricks. Julián Álvarez scored first 5 of his 6 goals within 42 minutes (from 15th to 57th) adding then the last on 83rd.
|Juan Carlos Sánchez||Argentina||6||Blooming (Bolivia)||07.04.1985||Deportivo Italia (Venezuela) 8-0|
|Fernando Baiano||Brazil||6||Corinthians||10.03.1999||Cerro Porteño (Paraguay) 8-2|
|Julián Álvarez||Argentina||6||River Plate||25.05.2022||Alianza Lima (Peru) 8-1|
|Enrique Raymondi||Ecuador||5||Emelec||22.02.1962||Universidad Católica (Chile) 7-2|
|Alberto Spencer||Ecuador||5||Peñarol (Uruguay)||07.07.1963||Everest (Ecuador) 9-1|
|Raúl Castronovo||Argentina||5||Peñarol (Uruguay)||22.03.1971||The Strongest (Bolivia) 9-0|
|Alfredo "Chango" Moreno||Argentina||5||Boca Juniors||23.03.2000||Blooming (Bolivia) 6-1|
|Ignacio Scocco||Argentina||5||River Plate||21/09/2017||Jorge Wilstermann (Bolivia) 8-0|