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List of FIFA Women’s World Cup Hat-tricks and Records

FIFA Women’s World Cup is the highest level of international women’s football competition. Here, we are discussing hat-tricks and their records in the FIFA Women’s World Cup history.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 02.08.2023
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FIFA Women’s World Cup is the highest level of international women’s football competition. While women’s football is gaining more popularity, the tournament is becoming more special. Here, we are discussing hat-tricks and their records in the FIFA Women’s World Cup history.

The first hat-trick in the FIFA Women’s World Cup history was recorded during the Italy Women vs Chinese Taipei Women match in Group C of the FIFA Women's World Cup 1991. 

Italian footballer Carolina Morace was the first player to record a hat-trick in the competition history as she scored three goals in their 5-0 win in the game.

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Article Contents:


  • Complete list of hat-tricks

  • Some important records

o   Most goals

o   Most hat-tricks from a team in the tournament

o   Youngest to score a hat-trick

o   Oldest to score a hat-trick

o   Quickest hat-trick completion

o   Briefest hat-trick completion (shortest time between the first and third goals)

o   Longest hat-trick completion (most time between the first and third goals)

o   Latest hat-trick completion (scored the hat-trick goal in the latest period of a match)

o   Two hat-tricks in a match


FIFA Women’s World Cup: Complete list of hat-tricks


Player (Team)

Goals scored [Minutes]

Result

Opposition

Stage

Year

Carolina Morace

 (Italy)

3 [37', 52', 66']

5–0

Chinese Taipei

Group

1991

Michelle Akers

 (USA)

5 [8', 29', 33', 44' (pen.), 48']

7–0

Chinese Taipei

Quarterfinal

1991

Carin Jennings (USA)

3 [10', 22', 33']

5–2

Germany

Semi-final

1991

Kristin Sandberg

 (Norway)

3 [30', 44', 82']

8–0

Nigeria

Group

1995

Ann Kristin Aarønes

 (Norway)

3 [4', 21', 90+3']

7–0

Canada

Group

1995

Sissi

 (Brazil)

3 [29', 42', 50']

7–1

Mexico

Group

1999

Pretinha

 (Brazil)

3 [3', 12', 90+1']

Sun Wen

 (China)

3 [9', 21', 54']

7–0

Ghana

Group

1999

Inka Grings (Germany)

3 [10', 57', 90+2']

6–0

Mexico

Group

1999

Mio Otani (Japan)

3 [72', 75', 80']

6–0

Argentina

Group

2003

Birgit Prinz (Germany)

3 [29', 45+1', 59']

11–0

Argentina

Group

2007

Sandra Smisek

 (Germany)

3 [57', 70', 79']

Ragnhild Gulbrandsen

 (Norway)

3 [39', 59', 62']

7–2

Ghana

Group

2007

Homare Sawa (Japan)

3 [13', 39', 80']

4–0

Mexico

Group

2011

Celia Šašić (Germany)

3 [3', 14', 31']

10–0

Ivory Coast

Group

2015

Anja Mittag

 (Germany)

3 [29', 35', 64']

Gaëlle Enganamouit (Cameroon)

3 [36', 73', 90+4' (pen.)]

6–0

Ecuador

Group

2015

Fabienne Humm

 (Switzerland)

3 [47', 49', 52']

10–1

Ecuador

Group

2015

Ramona Bachmann

 (Switzerland)

3 [60' (pen.), 61', 81']

Carli Lloyd

 (USA)

3 [‘3', 5', 16']

5–2

Japan

Final

2015

Cristiane (Brazil)

3 [15', 50', 64']

3–0

Jamaica

Group

2019

Alex Morgan (USA)

5 [12', 53', 74', 81', 87']

13–0

Thailand

Group

2019

Cristiana Girelli

 (Italy)

3 [12' (pen.), 25', 46']

5–0

Jamaica

Group

2019

Sam Kerr

 (Australia)

4 [11', 42', 69', 83']

4–1

Jamaica

Group

2019

Ary Borges (Brazil)

3 [19', 39', 70']

4–0

Panama

Group

2023

Sophie Román Haug (Norway)

3 [6', 16', 90+5']

6–0

Philippines

Group

2023

Kadidiatou Diani

(France)

3 [28', 37' (pen.), 52’ (pen.)] 

6-3

Panama

Group

2023

(Updated till 2nd August 2023)

 

Here are some important records in the FIFA Women’s World Cup hat-tricks

Most goals

  • USA footballers Michelle Akers (vs Chinese Taipei Women in the 1991 Quarterfinal) and Alex Morgan (vs Thailand Women in the 2019 Group Stage) jointly hold the record for the most goals in a match in the FIFA Women’s World Cup history with five goals each.


  • Australian Sam Kerr (vs Jamaica Women in the 2019 Group Stage) also scored four goals in a FIFA Women’s World Cup match. 


Most hat-tricks from a team in the tournament


  • Germany holds the record for most hat-tricks from a team in the FIFA Women’s World Cup history. Five different players (Inka Grings, Birgit Prinz, Sandra Smisek, Célia Šašić and Anja Mittag) scored one hat-trick each in this competition history.


  • Brazil (Sissi, Pretinha, Cristiane and Ary Borges), Norway (Kristin Sandberg, Ann Kristin Aarønes, Ragnhild Gulbrandsen and Sophie Román Haug) and USA (Michelle Akers, Carin Jennings, Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan) have four players each with one hat-trick in the competition history.


Youngest to score a hat-trick

  • At the age of 20 years and 236 days, German Inka Grings (vs Mexico Women in the 1999 Group Stage) holds the youngest hat-trick record in the FIFA Women’s World Cup history.

Oldest to score a hat-trick

  • At the age of 34 years and 25 days, Brazilian Cristiane (vs Jamaica Women in the 2019 Group Stage) records the oldest hat-trick in the competition history.

Quickest hat-trick completion

  • USA footballer Carli Lloyd (3’, 5’ and 16’ vs Japan Women in the 2015 Final) holds the quickest hat-trick completion record in the tournament history with 16 minutes.

Briefest hat-trick completion (shortest time between the first and third goals)

  • Swiss Fabienne Humm (47’, 49’ and 52’ vs Ecuador Women in the 2015 Group Stage) holds the record for the briefest hat-trick completion in the competition history as she completed it in five minutes.

Longest hat-trick completion (most time between the first and third goals)

  • Norwegian Ann Kristin Aarønes (4’, 21’ and 90’+3’ vs Canada Women in the 1995 Group Stage) and Sophie Román Haug (6’, 16’ and 90’+5’ vs Philippines Women in the 2023 Group Stage) jointly hold the longest hat-trick completion record in the FIFA Women’s World Cup history. Both had 89-minute gaps between their first and third goals of a match.   

Latest hat-trick completion (scored the hat-trick goal in the latest period of a match)

  • Norwegian Sophie Román Haug (6’, 16’ and 90’+5’ vs Philippines Women in the 2023 Group Stage) holds the latest hat-trick completion record in the FIFA Women’s World Cup history. She scored her hat-trick goal in the fifth minute of the added time in the final half of the match.

Two hat-tricks in a match

  • In the FIFA Women’s World Cup history, four matches experienced more than one hat-tricks.

1. Brazilian Sissi and Pretinha vs Mexico Women in the 1999 Group Stage.

2. German Birgit Prinz and Sandra Smisek vs Argentina Women in the 2007 Group Stage.

3. German Célia Šašić and Anja Mittag vs Ivory Coast Women in the 2015 Group Stage.

4. Swiss Fabienne Humm and Ramona Bachmann vs Ecuador Women in the 2015 Group Stage.

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