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Top 8 Players Who Have Scored 5 Goals In A Single Match

The scoring of hat-tricks, and even more so the scoring of a quadruple (4 goals in one game) or even a quintuple (5 goals in one game) in a competitive football game, has become increasingly unusual in recent decades.


A select group of players has, in recent years, scored five goals in a single game, a record.


1. Dimitar Berbatov


With five goals against Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League during the 2010-11 season, Dimitar Berbatov broke his 11-game scoring drought. The former Manchester United striker ended his 11-game scoring drought in some style. It became the Bulgarian striker the fourth player in Premier League history to score five goals in a single game, joining Alan Shearer, Andy Cole, and Jermain Defoe on the list.


2. Radamel Falcao (Atlético Madrid).

When Atletico Madrid defeated Deportivo La Coruna 6-0 in the 2012-13 La Liga season, Radamel Falcao became the first player in history to score five goals in a single La Liga game.


Meanwhile, Falcao defeated both Liga's all-time leading scorers, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, to become the league's first player to score five goals in a single game since Morientes.


3. Lionel Messi

In the 2012 Uefa Champions League encounter between Catalonia and Bayern Leverkusen, the former Barcelona superstar was responsible for five of the seven goals scored by the Catalans. It enabled Messi to become the first player in Champions League history to score in the competition.


4.Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo scored five goals in Real Madrid's 9-1 victory against Granada in the first Liga game of the 2015-16 season, giving him his first quintuple haul in the league's history. When Ronaldo scored five goals against Espanyol in a 6-0 win for Madrid in the 2016-17 season, the prolific striker made history as the club went on to win the league for the first time in its history.


5. Sergio Aguero

With his five goals against Newcastle United in a Premier League game during the 2015-16 season, Sergio Agüero became the first player since Dimitar Berbatov in the 2010s to do so. The Argentinian striker is the only player to have scored five goals in a Premier League game during that time period. Aguero became became the fifth player in Premier League history to score five goals in a single game as a result of his performance.


6. Aritz Aduriz.

Aduriz created history when Athletic Club defeated Genk 5-3 in a Europa League match in 2012, becoming only the second Spanish player to score five goals in a single game in the history of the competition.


7. Luka Jovic

Luka Jovic of Eintracht Frankfurt became the youngest player in history to score five goals in a single game in any of Europe's top leagues when the Serbian scored five goals in a 7-1 win against Fortuna Düsseldorf during the 2018-19 Bundesliga season. During the next season, the Serbian made the transition to Real Madrid.


8. Robert Lewandowski

When the Bayern Munich striker came on in the second half of a 2015-16 Bundesliga game against Wolfsburg, he made history by being the first substitute to score five goals in the Bundesliga. He became the first substitute to score five goals in the Bundesliga. During the course of nine minutes, he scored five goals against his befuddled opponents.


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