Lionel Messi and Footballers with the Most Hat Tricks in La Liga History

Lionel Messi Is Now La Liga's All-Time Hat Trick Leader

Lionel Messi Is Now La Liga’s All-Time Hat Trick Leader

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi notched his 24th hat trick today, eking by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo for the most tricks in La Liga’s 87-year history.

The 30-year old Ronaldo is still in the game, though, so the record books are not yet closed. Both footballers have 30 league goals this season and are playing at similar levels.

It’s clear that the level of La Liga talent and play has flourished over the past decade and change – and has exploded revenue.

Of the top 10 Liga footballers, including ties, with the most hat tricks, the remaining nine played in the 1960’s or earlier.

FOOTBALLER LA LIGA HAT TRICKS COUNTRY LA LIGA CLUB(S)
1. Lionel Messi 24 Argentina Barcelona
2. Cristiano Ronaldo 23 Portugal Real Madrid
3. Telmo Zarra 22 Spain Athletic Bilbao
3. Alfredo di Stéfano 22 Argentina Real Madrid, RCD Espanyol
5. Edmundo Suárez 19 Spain Valencia CF, CD Alcoyano
6. César Rodríguez 16 Spain Barcelona, Granada CF, Elche CF
7. Isidro Lángara 13 Spain Real Oviedo
8. Ferenc Puskás 12 Hungary Real Madrid
9. Manuel Badenes 11 Spain Castellon, Barcelona, Valencia CF, Real Valladolid, Sporting de Gijon
9. László Kubala 11 Hungary Barcelona, RCD Espanyol
9. Pahiño 11 Spain Celta de Vigo, Real Madrid, Deportivo de La Coruna, Granada CF

Photo: spiegel.de

Posted on March 8, 2015, in World Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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