Sergio Agüero holds the Premier League record for the most Premier League hat-tricks (12), but a current
Manchester City striker is looking to catch him up. We look back at the players to score the most Premier League
hat-tricks since the inception of the competition in 1992.
Everyone knows that Brian Deane scored the first Premier League goal, but fewer people are aware that the first
Premier League hat-trick was scored in that same holy month of August 1992 by Eric Cantona, then of Leeds United.
The newly-constituted English top flight then had to wait until November to see another treble, this time from
Norwich City’s Mark Robins, and by the end of the 1992-93 there had been 14 in total, including one from
the 36-year-old Gordon Strachan, which would remain the oldest treble in the Premier League for a decade,
until a 37-year-old Teddy Sheringham took the mantle.READ MORE
The symbolism and importance of scoring a hat-trick remains undimmed in football, the ceremonial handing
over of the match ball to the player, the additional kudos if the hat-trick was “perfect” (one right-footed goal,
one left-footed goal and a headed goal), the rare occasions where a player goes berserk and pushes past three
goals to score four or five times. The first 30 Premier League seasons saw 361 hat-tricks scored, an average
of about 12 per campaign, but we are yet to see a player score a double hat-trick. Five players, though,
have scored five goals in a game so it’s fitting that one of those men leads the Premier League for
all-time hat-tricks: Señor Hat-Trick himself, Sergio Agüero.
Players with the Most Premier League Hat-Tricks
Sergio Agüero – 12 time
Alan Shearer – 11 time
Robbie Fowler – 9 time
Harry Kane – 8 time
Michael Owen – 8 time
Thierry Henry – 8 time
Wayne Rooney – 7 time