Top 10 Best Hat-Trick Scorers of the FIFA World Cup

Oxford dictionary describes a hat trick as “Three successes of the same kind within a limited period, in particular (in soccer) the scoring of three goals in a game by one player or (in cricket) the taking of three wickets by the same bowler with successive balls.”

The word came into being from its original usage in the 19th century when it referred to the presentation of a new hat or its equivalent by a club to its bowler for taking three successive wickets. The term soon started to be used in regular life of people as well. In sports, a hat trick is considered a veritable success in the course of the match. Let’s take a look at the Top 10 Best Hat-Trick Scorers of the FIFA World Cup.

Top 10 Best Hat-Trick Scorers of the FIFA World Cup

10. Harry Andersson

The Quarter-final of the 1938 FIFA World Cup in France was played between Sweden and Cuba on 12th June 1938. A total of 7,000 spectators had attended the 1938 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final match at Stade du Fort Carré, Antibes. Swedish national footballer Harry Andersson scored three marvelous goals in 9, 81 and 89 minutes of gameplay against Cuba that day which is inducted in the tenth place in our list of top 10 best hat-trick scorers of the FIFA world cup. Followed by the hat-trick of Harry Andersson, Sweden won the 1938 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final against Cuba by 8-0 score. Czechoslovakian referee Augustin Krist acted as the match official of that world cup game.

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9. Theodor Wagner

The Quarter-final of the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland was played between Austria and Switzerland on 26th June 1954. A total of 35,000 spectators had attended the 1954 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final match at Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne. Austrian national footballer Theodor Wagner scored three marvelous goals in 25, 27 and 53 minutes of gameplay against Switzerland that day which is inducted in the ninth place in our list of top 10 best hat-trick scorers of the FIFA world cup. Followed by the hat-trick of Theodor Wagner, Austria won the 1954 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final against Switzerland by 7-5 score. Scottish referee Charlie Faultless acted as the match official of that world cup game.

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8. Josef Hügi

The Quarter-final of the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland was played between Austria and Switzerland on 26th June 1954. A total of 35,000 spectators had attended the 1954 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final match at Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne. Swiss national footballer Josef Hügi scored three marvelous goals in 17, 19 and 58 minutes of gameplay against Austria that day which is inducted in the eighth place in our list of top 10 best hat-trick scorers of the FIFA world cup. Irrespective of the hat-trick of Josef Hügi, Austria won the 1954 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final against Switzerland by 7-5 score. Scottish referee Charlie Faultless acted as the match official of that world cup game.

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