Karim Benzema recently climbed up to the second on the list of fastest hattrick in top five leagues in Europe after he scored a 7 minutes hattrick against Real Valladolid.
The Frenchman scored a quick first-half hat trick within seven minutes for Real Madrid as they thrashed Real Valladolid 6-0 in La Liga.
The 2022 Ballon d’Or Winner enjoyed the international break away from the pitch, as he retired from international football. So far, he has focused on improving his technique.
The Frenchman announced his retirement after Argentina beat France in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The Hat trick he scored against Valladolid is his 9th all-time and it is more remarkable when you consider he is 35 years and in the Ramadan fasting period.
The Frenchman is adding to his tally as one of Madrid’s most prolific scorers of all time with 345 goals.
He is just second behind Cristiano Ronaldo despite playing longer in La Liga. He currently holds the record for the first player in history to score 20-plus goals in 11 seasons for Real Madrid.
Without further ado, let’s look at the 10 fastest hattricks in club football in Europe’s Top five Leagues.
Fastest Hattrick In Europe’s Top 5 League
Lois Openda vs Clermont – 5 Minutes
Lois Openda scored a hat-trick as Lens hammered Clermont 4-0 on Sunday 12th March 2023 in just four minutes and 30 seconds, the fastest in Ligue 1 since 1967 and the fastest hattrick in he world.
The 23-year-old grabbed his first goal in the 30th minute and in the 34th minute he took advantage of a defensive error from the hosts and then added the third just 66 seconds after.
Karim Benzema v Valladolid – 7 Minutes
Karim Benzema scored a stunning hat-trick in seven-minute as Real Madrid hammered Real Valladolid 6-0 on Sunday 2nd April 2023 in La Liga.
Rodrygo first gave the home team the lead in the first half, Benzema then netted his first goal 29 minutes into the match.
The Frenchman then added another three minutes later before scoring the third to complete his hattrick in the 36th minute.
The former France Internationals’ three goals was the first hat-trick he has ever scored in the first half of a game for Real Madrid.
Son Heung-Min v Leicester – 13 Minutes
Son Heung-Min after being dropped by Tottenham Hotspur in a previous game, he came on to score a 13-minute hat trick in a 6-2 victory over bottom-place Leicester City on Saturday 17 September 2022.
After replacing Richarlison in the match, Son curled an unstoppable right-footed shot into the top corner for his first (73), then a left-footer into the other side (84) and completed his hat trick with a goal that was initially ruled out for offside on 86 minutes.
Ben Yedder v Ajaccio – 14 Minutes
Wissam Ben Yedder has recorded a couple of hat-tricks just like others we have on the list.
Ben Yedder bagged a first-half hat-trick as AS Monaco boosted their top-three hopes with a 7-1 demolition of AC Ajaccio on Sunday 15 January 2023.
Erling Haaland v Wolves 14 Minutes
Erling Haaland scored a hattrick in 14 minutes against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League January 22, 2023.
The former Dortmund stiker scored from the penalty spot after Ruben Neves fouled IIkay Gundogan in the penalty area.
The second goal came from a square play by Mahrez who took advantage of a lost ball from Sa.
He made no mistake in the 14 minute and completed his hattrick which was his fourth in his Premier League career so far.
Vincenzo Grifo v Union – 16 Minutes
Vincenzo Grifo bagged the quickest Bundesliga hat-trick in 31 years to lead Freiburg to a 4-1 victory over 10-man Union Berlin on Sunday, 13th November 2022.
The Italy international opened the scoring after four minutes with a well-struck penalty before doubling their lead only two minutes later when he launched and then completed a quick break with Michael Gregoritsch.
Erling Haaland v Crystal Palace – 19 Minutes
Erling Haaland scored a scintillating 19-minute hat-trick that was an equaliser and the goals that gave Pep Guardiola’s side victory as the reigning champions came from two behind for a fourth time in their past six competitive games.
Haaland is just phenomenon and the only player we have in this list that is mentioned three times.
Folarin Balogun v Lorient – 20 Minutes
Folarin Balogun who is 21-year-old scored a brilliant hat-trick as Reims came from behind to beat Lorient 4-2 on 1st February 2023.
The first goal was from a penalty spot just before half-time.
The Arsenal laonee then scored a three-minutes brace in the second half as he completed his hat-trick.
Balogun’s hat-trick comes just a few days after he scored a dramatic 96th minute equaliser for Reims against PSG at the Parc des Princes.
Erling Haaland v Nottinghamg Forest – 26 Minutes
Erling Haaland again on our list as he scored a first-half hat-trick for Man City against Nottingham Forest at the Etihad Stadium on 31st August 2022.
In that Premier League encounter against Forest, the Norway international scored thrice to give the Citizens a 3-0 lead over Steve Cooper’s men.
He scored the first goal in the 12th minute, 11 minutes later he made it a brace and just before the first half ended, the former Dortmund striker made it three.
Ivan Toney v Leeds United – 28 Minutes
Ivan Toney is the last player on our list. He bagged a hat trick with a penalty kick, a fantastic free kick and a stunning long-range chip as Brentford beat Leeds United 5-2 at Gtech Community Stadium on Saturday 3rd September 2022.