England’s Hat-Trick Heroes

Scoring a goal for England would be a feat in itself and would probably be enough for most fans, but imagine scoring three in one game.

An England Hat-Trick.  You’d even get to keep the match ball.  Does’t that even happen anymore?

Anyway, let take a look at which players have scored hat-ticks for England and who has the most hat-tricks for England

Jimmy Greaves has scored 6 Hat-Tricks for England, more than any other England player.  Those 6 Hat-Tricks yielded 20 of his 44 England Goals

In total, 59 different players have scored a hat-trick for England, some of who scored more than 3 goals in the game.

In this look at who has scored the most England hat-tricks, I will break things down in to different era’s, as I don’t think modern football is a fair comparison to football 30 , 50 or even 100 years ago. It’s kind of comparing apples to oranges.

But before we break it down let’s see the top 5 England Hat-trick scorers across all eras

That’s a decent list, but I bet all of them would swap all of their hat-tricks to have scored the one Geoff Hurst scored to win England the 1966 World Cup.

Now let’s have a look at the players that are still actively playing for England

There are currently only two players in the current England Squad that have scored a Hat-Trick

Harry Kane  (3 goals) v Montenegro 14 Nov 2019
Harry Kane (3 goals) v Bulgaria 7 Sep 2019
Raheem Sterling (3 goals) v Czech Republic 22 Mar 2019
Harry Kane (3 goals)  v Panama 24 Jun 2018

England Hat-Tricks In the 2010’s

Jermain Defoe (3 goals) v Bulgaria 3 Sep 2010

England Hat-Tricks In the 2000’s

Theo Walcott (3 goals) v Croatia 10 Sep 2008
Peter Crouch (3 goals) v Jamaica 3 Jun 2006
Michael Owen (3 goals) v Colombia 31 May 2005
Michael Owen (3 goals) v Germany 1 Sep 2001

England Hat-Tricks In the 1990’s

Alan Shearer (3 goals) v Luxembourg 4 Sep 1999
Paul Scholes (3 goals) v Poland 27 Mar 1999
Ian Wright (4 goals) v San Marino 17 Nov 1993
David Platt (4 goals) v San Marino 17 Feb 1993
Gary Lineker (4 goals) v Malaysia 12 Jun 1991

England Hat-Tricks In the 1980’s

Gary Lineker (3 goals) v Turkey 14 Oct 1987
Gary Lineker (4 goals) v Spain 18 Feb 1987
Gary Lineker (3 goals) v Poland 11 Jun 1986
Gary Lineker (3 goals) v Turkey 16 Oct 1985
Bryan Robson (3 goals) v Turkey 14 Nov 1984
Luther Blissett (3 goals) v Luxembourg 15 Dec 1982

England Hat-Tricks In the 1970’s

Malcolm MacDonald (5 goals) v Cyprus 16 Apr 1975

England Hat-Tricks In the 1960’s

Geoff Hurst (3 goals) v France 12 Mar 1969
Geoff Hurst (3 goals) v Germany 30 Jul 1966 – WORLD CUP FINAL
Jimmy Greaves (4 goals) v Norway 29 Jun 1966
Jimmy Greaves (3 goals) v Northern Ireland 03 Oct 1964
Roger Hunt (4 goals) v USA 27 May 1964
Fred Pickering (3 goals) v USA 27 May 1964
Johnny Byrne (3 goals) v Portugal 17 May 1964
Jimmy Greaves (4 goals) v Northern Ireland 20 Nov 1963
Terry Paine (3 goals) v Northern Ireland 20 Nov 1963
Bobby Charlton (3 goals) v Switzerland 05 Jun 1963
Jimmy Greaves  (3 goals) v Peru 20 May 1962
Bobby Charlton (3 goals) v Mexico 10 May 1961
Jimmy Greaves (3 goals) v Scotland 15 Apr 1961
Bobby Charlton (3 goals) v Luxembourg 19 Oct 1960
Jimmy Greaves (3 goals) v Luxembourg 19 Oct 1960

England Hat-Tricks In the 1950’s

Bobby Charlton (3 goals) v USA 28 May 1959
Johnny Haynes (3 goals) v USSR 22 Oct 1958
Tommy Taylor (3 goals) v Republic of Ireland 8 May 1957
Tommy Taylor (3 goals) v Denmark 5 Dec 1956
Dennis Wilshaw (4 goals) v Scotland 2 Apr 1955
Roy Bentley (3 goals) v Wales 10 Nov 1954
Tom Finney (4 goals) v Portugal 14 May 1950

England Hat-Tricks Pre 1950

Jack Rowley (4 goals) v Ireland 16 Nov 1949
Jackie Milburn (3 goals) v Wales  15 Oct 1949
Stan Mortensen (3 goals) v Ireland 09 Oct 1948
Stan Mortensen (3 goals) v Sweden 19 Nov 1947
Tommy Lawton (4 goals) v Portugal 25 May 1947
Stan Mortensen (4 goals) v Portugal 25 May 1947
Tommy Lawton (4 goals) v Netherlands 27 Nov 1946
Wilf Mannion (3 goals) v Ireland 28 Sep 1946

WORLD WAR II

Willie Hall 16 (5 goals) v Ireland Nov 1938
Stan Matthews (3 goals) v Czechoslovakia 01 Dec 1937
George Mills (3 goals) v Ireland 23 Oct 1937
Freddie Steele (3 goals) v Sweden 17 May 1937
Ted Drake (3 goals) v Hungary 02 Dec 1936

George Camsell (4 goals) v Belgium 11 May 1929
George Camsell (3 goals) v Wales 20 Nov 1929
Dixie Dean (3 goals) v Belgium 11 May 1927
Dixie Dean (3 goals) v Luxembourg 21 May 1927
Frank Osborne (3 goals) v Belgium 24 May 1926

WORLD WAR I

Harold Fleming (3 goals) v Ireland 10 Feb 1912
Vivian Woodward (3 goals) v Austria 01 Jun 1909
Vivian Woodward (4 goals) v Hungary 31 May 1909
George Hilsdon (4 goals) v Hungary 10 Jun 1908
Frank Bradshaw (3 goals) v Austria 8 Jun 1908
Vivian Woodward (4 goals) v Austria 08 Jun 1908
Vivian Woodward (3 goals) v Wales 16 Mar 1908
Steve Bloomer (4 goals) v Wales 18 Mar 1901

England Hat-Tricks Pre 1900

Gilbert Smith (4 goals) v Ireland 18 Feb 1899
Jimmy Settle (3 goals) v Ireland 18 Feb 1899
Fred Wheldon (3 goals) v Ireland 20 Feb 1897
Steve Bloomer  (5 goals) v Wales 16 Mar 1896
John Veitch  (3 goals) v Wales 12 Mar 1894
Fred Spikesley (3 goals) v Scotland 1 Apr 1893
Fred Spikesley (3 goals) v Wales 13 Mar 1893
Walter Gilliat (3 goals) v Ireland 25 Feb 1893
Fred Geary  (3 goals) v Wales 15 Mar 1890

Jack Yates  (3 goals) v Ireland 2 Mar 1889
Albert Allen (3 goals) v Ireland 7 Apr 1888
Fred Dewhurst (3 goals) v Wales 4 Feb 1888
Tinsley Lindley (3 goals) v Ireland 5 Feb 1887
Ben Spilsbury  (4 goals) v Ireland 13 Mar 1886
Clement Mitchell (3 goals) v Wales 3 Feb 1883
Howard Vaughton (5 goals) v Ireland 18 Feb 1882
Arthur Brown (4 goals) v Ireland 18 Feb 1882