Cristiano Ronaldo's top 5 hat-tricks in his club career
Over the years, the Real Madrid and Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has mesmerised people all over the globe with his intense hunger and penchant for scoring goals. Every single football fan dreams of having Ronaldo on his team, owing to his insane goal-scoring feats.
Ronaldo is known to score a plethora of goals week in week out for both club and country. He has innumerable records to his name. Among the many records he has mustered, the Real Madrid star holds the record for most hat-tricks in the history of La Liga and also in the UEFA Champions League (32 in La Liga and 7 in the Champions League).
Out of the 45 hattricks in his career, here are the top five of Cristiano Ronaldo's three-goal hauls that prove his supremacy in the football world.
#5: Against Newcastle United (2008)
This memorable three-goal haul had to make the list. The first of his 45 hat-tricks in his entire career, this remains the only hat-trick Ronaldo scored in the famous red shirt of Manchester United.
The first goal was an intelligent under the wall free-kick by the Portuguese talisman, which left the Newcastle wall utterly bamboozled. Although the goalkeeper reached the ball, he failed to save it.
The second was a product of the famous trinity's combo. From the deeper areas, Ronaldo passed the ball to Wayne Rooney who then found Carlos Tevez. The Argentine then freed up CR7 with a deft pass, as the number 7 slotted the ball in the bottom left corner.
The third came in with Giggs lobbing the ball into Newcastle's penalty box. As a defenders failed to clear the ball, Ronaldo was quick to capitalize on the opportunity. He beat another defender with a sleek cut and netted the ball, completing a memorable and the first of his many hat-tricks.