Who are the top 10 players with most Premier League hat tricks?

Who are the top 10 players with most Premier League hat tricks?

Kenneth Mwenda
updated at April 22, 2024 at 8:40 AM

Who has scored the most Premier League hat tricks? While at Southampton, against Aston Villa, Mane scored the fastest hat trick in the league, breaking the record set 20 years earlier. Against the same Aston Villa, Aguero broke Alan Shearer’s record of the most hat tricks in the league. Harry Kane is also one of the few to score the most hat tricks in a single season.

Players with most Premier League hat tricks
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The Premier League has been one of the most complex tournaments globally. Nevertheless, most of the greatest players have found their way there, leaving behind great memories and encouraging fellow players.

The most hat tricks in Premier League history

Sources reveal that Alan Shearer’s record for the most Premier League hat tricks was in 2020 broken by Manchester City’s all-time top scorer. Sergio Aguero made 12 hat tricks in the English league before leaving for Barcelona, where he later terminated his contract due to heart complications.

In the same game, he broke Alan Shearer’s record and also surpassed Henry Thierry’s record of the leading foreign top scorer in the Premier League. He has a total of 184 goals in the league. Below are the players with the highest number of hat tricks.

  • Sergio Aguero 12
  • Alan Shearer 11
  • Robbie Fowler 9
  • Thierry Henry 8
  • Harry Kane 8
  • Michael Owen 8
  • Wayne Rooney 7
  • Luis Suarez 6
  • Dimitar Berbatov 5
  • Andy Cole 5
  • Ruud van Nistelrooy 5
  • Raheem Sterling 5
  • Robin van Persie 5
  • Ian Wright 5
Who are the top 10 players with most Premier League hat tricks?
Harry Kane celebrates at full time during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur on December 16, 2021 in Leicester, England. Photo: Robbie Jay Barratt
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Most Premier League hat tricks in a season

Most players bang goals season in season out. However, netting more than one hat trick in a single season is a skill few master. In the list are players who were much relied upon by their respective teams:

4. Thierry Henry – 2

The Arsenal veteran scored two hat tricks three times in his career in a single season: in 2003-04, 2004-05, and 2005-06. His finest came in April 2004, when he scored seven goals in a week.

3. Sergio Aguero – 3

Half of his 12 hat tricks came in two seasons, 2017-18 and 2018-19. In both seasons, he had three hat tricks, which is a remarkable record. Aguero scored back-to-back hat tricks against Arsenal and Chelsea in February 2019, a peak of his great career.

2. Harry Kane – 4

Kane scored four hat tricks on his way to his second Premier League Golden Boot in the 2016-17 season. They all came in the second half of the season. Some of the most consecutive Premier League hat tricks came when he scored seven goals in three days against Leicester City and Hull City in the final two games of the season.

1. Alan Shearer – 5

In the top list of the most Premier League hat tricks in one season is Newcastle United’s legend. Shearer scored an incredible five hat tricks for Blackburn Rovers during the 1995-96 season. They accounted for nearly half of his total goal total of 31 that season.

Most Premier League goals without a hat trick

Who are the top 10 players with most Premier League hat tricks?
David Beckham and Ryan Giggs celebrates a goal during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match against Fulham played at Old Trafford on 19 Aug 2001. Photo: Alex Livesey
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Great players, mostly midfielders, have scored a very high number of goals, but not even a single hat trick. This is mostly because of their roles in the game. Some of these players include:

5. Niall Quinn - 59 Goals

The former Manchester City and Sunderland midfielder scored 59 goals in his 250 appearances. His best scoring season was in the 1999/00 season when he netted 14 goals for Sunderland.

4. David Beckham - 60 Goals

The midfielder was one of the relied players in his nine-season tenure at Manchester United. However, the playmaker has never taken the match ball home.

3. Craig Bellamy - 81 Goals

Bellamy netted 81 goals in 12 seasons in the Premier League while turning out for seven different clubs, including the likes of Blackburn Rovers, Liverpool and Manchester City.

2. Kevin Davies - 87 Goals

He spent nine seasons in the English top division. During his time at Bolton under Sam Allardyce, he never made less than 30 league appearances. He also played at Blackburn and Southampton, where he rarely appeared on the starting list.

1. Ryan Giggs - 107 Goals

He is regarded as one of the best playmakers ever. He consistently scored in 23 seasons during his days at Manchester United. He scored braces ten times but has never managed three goals.

The fastest hat trick in the Premier League

Who are the top 10 players with most Premier League hat tricks?
Sadio Mane in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Southampton at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester on 24th May, 2015. Photo: Manchester City FC.
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Sadio Mane is the current player with the fastest goals in the Premier League. While at Southampton in 2015 against Aston Villa, he scored three goals in 176 Seconds, sources reveal. It is regarded as one of the perfect hat tricks in the Premier League.

Before Mane’s great sunny afternoon in 2015, Robbie Fowler kept the record that had spanned for over twenty years. This was on August 28, 1994, when he scored three goals after 273 seconds against Arsenal.

Most Premier League hat tricks have been scored by players who devoted themselves to one club. Upon the commitment, other players believe in them, offering them the assistance they need to bang goals season after season.

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Kenneth Mwenda is a business and sports writer with over five years of experience. At Sportsbrief, he contributes to writing biographies and listicles.