5 players that have scored five goals in a match

Haaland , Messi and Lewandowski have all scored five goals in a single game || Image credit: Imago

5 players that have scored five goals in a match

Faruq Ibrahim 18:44 - 28.02.2024

Following Haaland's exploits against Luton, scoring five goals in a match, we list five other players who have done the same.

Scoring five goals in a single match is a remarkable feat that only a select few footballers have achieved. This extraordinary accomplishment showcases a player's skill, determination, and sometimes a bit of luck. 

Following Haaland’s incredible feat against Luton last night, we delve into the stories of five other players who have etched their names into football history by scoring five goals in a game.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, known for his incredible goal-scoring record, achieved this feat while playing for Real Madrid. Against Granada in April 2015, Ronaldo's prowess was on full display as he scored five goals, helping his team to a commanding 9-1 victory. This performance further cemented Ronaldo's status as one of the greatest footballers of all time.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi, often compared to Ronaldo, has also scored five goals in a match. His unforgettable performance came in a Champions League clash against Bayer Leverkusen in March 2012. 

Lionel Messi remains a Barcelona legend |  Imago
Lionel Messi remains a Barcelona legend | Imago

Barcelona won the match 7-1, with Messi showcasing why he's considered one of the best players in the history of the sport.

Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski's name is synonymous with goal-scoring, and he made headlines with a stunning display for Bayern Munich against Wolfsburg in September 2015. 

Coming off the bench at half-time, Lewandowski scored five goals in just nine minutes, the fastest five-goal haul in Bundesliga history and a feat that stunned the football world.

Dimitar Berbatov

Dimitar Berbatov demonstrated his goal-scoring abilities in a Premier League match for Manchester United against Blackburn Rovers in November 2010. His five goals contributed to a 7-1 victory, showcasing his clinical finishing and positioning.

Dimitar Berbatov || Imago
Dimitar Berbatov || Imago

Jermain Defoe

Jermain Defoe's five goals for Tottenham Hotspur came in a remarkable 9-1 victory over Wigan Athletic in November 2009. His performance included a seven-minute hat-trick and was a testament to his sharpshooting and predatory instincts in front of goal.

These players' ability to score five goals in a single match highlights not just their individual talent but also the team effort and the circumstances that allow such extraordinary achievements to take place.

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