French footballer Bafetimbi Gomis completed the fastest hat-trick in UEFA Champions League in 2011.
Playing for Lyon, Gomis netted the fastest UCL treble in just eight minutes against Dinamo Zagreb during a Group D encounter in the 2011-12 season.
The former France international ended the match with four goals to help Lyon secure a massive 7-1 over Dinamo Zagreb in the last round of the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League group stage as the French side qualified for the round of 16 on goal difference.
Gomis scored in 44th, 48th and 51st minute of the match to etch his name into the UEFA Champions League history books. He added his fourth goal in the 70th minute to round off an incredible victory for Lyon.
Former Blackburn Rovers striker Mike Newell scored the second-fastest hat-trick in UEFA Champions League history. The Liverpool-born footballer netted a perfect hat- trick - left foot, right root and header - for Blackburn in just nine minutes during a 4-1 win over Rosenborg in 1995. It is still the quickest perfect hat trick scored in Europe’s biggest club competition.
Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling is third on the list for fastest UCL trebles having netted thrice in 11 minutes during a 5-1 win against Atalanta in the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League group stage.
Former Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski complete the top five list for fastest hat-tricks in UEFA Champions League.
While Ronaldo scored an 11-minute hat-trick for Real in an 8-0 annihilation of Malmo in 2015, Bayern star forward Lewandowski bagged a hat-trick in 11 minutes in a 7-1 thrashing of FC Salzburg during the second leg of a Champions League 2021-22 round of 16 clash.
Fastest hat-trick in UEFA Champions League
|Bafetimbi Gomis (Lyon)||8 minutes|
|Mike Newell (Mike Newell)||9 minutes|
|Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)||11 minutes|
|Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)||11 minutes|
|Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)||11 minutes|
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