Who scored the UEFA Champions League’s quickest hat-trick? Well it wasn’t Lionel Messi, Raul Gonzalez or even Cristiano Ronaldo. In fact, they don’t even make the top 3. The answer might be a surprise.
In Third place is Mike Newell, the English forward, who made history in December 1995 at Ewood Park while playing for Blackburn Rovers by scoring a hat-trick in just nine minutes and 17 seconds. This remarkable achievement held the record for 16 years.
At number two we have Bafetimbi Gomis. He scored four goals in Lyon’s 7-1 win away at Dinamo Zagreb in December 2011, with his first three goals coming either side of half-time. Those three strikes arrived eight minutes and 45 seconds apart.
At number one we have Mohamed Salah whose hat-trick for Liverpool at Rangers on 12 October 2022 broke the record for the quickest hat-trick ever scored in the UEFA Champions League. The Egyptian forward took just six minutes and 12 seconds to score his treble at Ibrox.