Kylian Mbappé – King of Hat-Tricks 2022!
Kylian Mbappé and Kodai Tanaka have made most hat-tricks (5 each) in the top-level world football in 2022.
The French striker is awarded as the winner of category “King of hat-tricks” due to the main tie-breaker: number of hat-tricks in international games. The glorious hat-trick in the World Cup final has just given him advantage. Other four were made by him for PSG.
Tanaka has meanwhile scored all his hat-trick in domestic games (of Singapore league).
In total, 12 players worldwide have finished 2022 with 3 and more hat-tricks in top-level games.
In the ranking below, they are sorted by following tie-breakers: 1) hat-tricks in international games (ICC+NT), 2) in national team (NT), 3) in national league (NL), 4) number of total goals scored in the hat-trick games, 5) strength of the league (according IFFHS league ranking).
The right columns indicate the “size” of hat-tricks: number of games with 3, 4 and 5+ goals. Michael Olunga had two games with 5 goals, Julián Álvarez one game with 6 goals.
Ronan Hale featuring in the league of Northern Ireland has made 3 pokers in 2022 (more than any other player), all 3 in different competitions: in the league, Irish Cup and League Cup. In his remaining games of 2022, apart from those three, he never scored more than once.
|PLAYERS||WITH MOST HAT-TRICKS||IN 2022|
|2||Kodai Tanaka||Albirex Niigata (Singapore)||Japan||5||5||3||2|
|3||Garbhan Coughlan||Cashmere Technical (New Zealand)||Rep. of Ireland||4||4||2||2|
|4||Erling Haaland||Borussia D (Germany), Man City (England)||Norway||4||4||4|
|5||Shin-wook Kim||Lion City Sailors (Singapore)||South Korea||4||4||4|
|7||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern (Germany), Barcelona (Spain)||Poland||1||2||3||3|
|8||Julián Álvarez||River Plate, Manchester City (England)||Argentina||2||1||3||2||1|
|9||Bergson||Johor Darul Ta'zim (Malaysia)||Brazil||1||1||1||3||3|
|10||Souleymane Diabate||Mohammedan Dhaka (Bangladesh)||Mali||3||3||2||1|
|11||Ronan Hale||Larne, Cliftonville (Northern Ireland)||Rep. of Ireland||1||2||3||3|
|12||Michael Olunga||Al Duhail (Qatar)||Kenya||1||2||3||3|