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

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

Steve

Steve is a big England Fan. Supporting the team since childhood he has experienced all the highs and lows, especially from penalty shoot outs, but is always optimistic about Football Coming Home!"Come On England"

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