After Cristiano Ronaldo’s five goals in Real Madrid's 9-1 demolition of Granada on the weekend, the Fan Park Crew decided to have a look at five recognisable players that have scored five goals in a single match - with four of the players mentioned coming from the English Premier League.
Archie Thompson – 13 Goals Against Samoa For Australia In 2002
The Australian scored 13 goals in 2002 World Cup qualifying match, in a game that ended with a 31-0 score-line.
Andy Cole – Five Goals Against Ipswich Town For Manchester United In 1995
In a Premier League game in 1995, the former Red Devil was the first player to score five times in a top flight match.
Alan Shearer – Five Goals Against Sheffield Wednesday For Newcastle In 1999
The legendary striker was a proven goal-scorer throughout his career, and was the second ever player in the Premier league to net five goals in a match, where Newcastle enjoyed an 8-0 win.
Jermain Defoe – Five Goals Against Wigan For Tottenham In 2009
The Sunderland striker, who always seemed to pop up in the right place at the right time, scored five against Wigan in 2009 when Tottenham Hotspur won 9-1.
Dimitar Berbatov – Five Goals Against Blackburn For Manchester United In 2010
The Bulgarian, who had one of the best first touches in the Premier League, tore Blackburn apart five years ago where he found the net five times. He shares the record with Cole, Shearer and Defoe.
SPECIAL MENTION: Richard Henyekane
The former Bafana Bafana forward was famous for his hat-tricks for Golden Arrows, but after his move to Sundowns, the striker scored five goals against FC Powerlines in a famous 24-0 victory in the Nedbank Cup – one of the biggest wins in South Africa’s history.
What is the highest amount of goals from a single player in one match that you have ever heard of?