Benzema scored three goals in seven minutes as Real Madrid thrashed Real Valladolid on Sunday.
In professional soccer, scoring a hat-trick is difficult. Karim Benzema of Real Madrid scored his hat-trick in six minutes and 30 seconds on Sunday, making his team’s 6-0 thrashing of Real Valladolid all the more impressive.
After Rodrygo put the hosts ahead in the first half, Benzema scored his first goal 29 minutes later. He added another three minutes later before striking again in the 36th minute.
It takes six and a half minutes. There are songs that are even shorter. The timing has everyone scrambling to find out which records Karim Benzema has broken. Isn’t this the fastest hat-trick in LaLiga history? Or, at the very least, in Real Madrid’s? However, neither of those statements is correct, and the statistics being circulated in the aftermath of Benzema’s feat on Sunday tend to play it down rather than up.
Benzema added into Real Madrid History for scoring fastest Hat-trick
Who has the record for the quickest hat-trick in Real Madrid history?
According to Mister Chip, a Spanish soccer statistician who regularly dazzles with his figures and facts on Twitter, the Ballon d’Or winners’ three-goal haul is only the third-fastest for Los Blancos. Fernando Hierro, who played as a defender/defensive midfielder for the club between 1989 and 2003, scored three goals in six minutes against Espanyol in 1992, and is second on the list behind the late Pahio, who scored three goals against Gimnàstic de Tarragona in “four minutes” (the exact timing does not appear to be known).
Benzema’s hat-trick (in 6 minutes and 30 seconds) is the QUICKEST in La Liga history by a Real Madrid player.
Pahiño against Gimnàstic de Tarragona in 1950 (in 4 mins)
Hierro against RCD Espanyol in 1992 (in 6 mins)
BENZEMA against Real Valladolid in 2023 (in 7 mins)