List of ‘perfect’ hat-tricks scored by Cristiano Ronaldo in his career, as the Portuguese sensation has mastered all areas in the field.
Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly one of the best players to ever grace the game. His goalscoring tally proved how lethal and effective he has been throughout his career.
Also, his ability to change his game-style in accordance with his age has surely worked out well for him and made him win several accolades to decorate his career in past 17 years.
It is known that Ronaldo is no less than a goal-scoring machine, and have more than 700 career goals, and while achieving this tally, Roaldo has scored several hattricks in his career.
But out of them, there are 8 hattricks, which are really special, and are also referred to as the ‘perfect hattrick’, which means that in the three goals scored by a single player in a particular match, he has to score one goal from left foot, one from right foot and one from head.
A very tedious task to accomplish but Ronaldo has achieved it 8 times in his career, even his closest rival Lionel Messi has not been able to achieve it once Hence, showing how good Ronaldo is. So, let’s look at the times when he has scored 8 ‘perfect’ hattricks.
1. Vs Villarreal 2010/11
Ronaldo started his perfect hattricks tally after arriving at Real Madrid and did not manage to achieve it in England. The Portuguese star opened the floodgates for perfection with a treble against the Yellow Submarines in 2011.
He arrived at the back post to tap in an opener with his right foot, headed home a second in front of the goalkeeper and closed proceedings with a left-footed strike on the swivel.
2. Vs Getafe 2010/11
In less than 4 months, Ronaldo managed to achieve this task once again and it was against Getafe over where he recorded his second perfect hattrick.
Ronaldo first found the net with a typically gravity-defying header, doubled the advantage with a left-footed effort into an undefended goal and killed off the game with a Panenka penalty.