Neymar becomes 10th player to score Champions League hat-tricks for multiple clubs

Neymar netted a hat-trick on Wednesday night as Paris Saint-Germain thumped Serbian champions Red Star Belgrade 6-1 in the Champions League Group Stage.

It was the Brazilian superstar’s first hat-trick in the competition for his current side, and only his second in Europe’s elite club competition, previously netting three for Barcelona against Celtic in December 2013.

The forward becomes only the 10th player in Champions League history (1992 onwards) to score hat-tricks for multiple clubs. The full list is as follows:

  • Marco Simone (AC Milan & AS Monaco)
  • Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus & AC Milan)
  • Roy Makaay ( Deportivo La Coruña & Bayern Munich)
  • Ruud van Nistelrooy (PSV Eindhoven & Manchester United)
  • Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kyiv & AC Milan)
  • Didier Drogba (Marseille & Chelsea)
  • Michael Owen (Liverpool & Manchester United)
  • Samuel Eto’o (Barcelona & Internazionale)
  • Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund & Bayern Munich)
  • Neymar (Barcelona & Paris Saint-Germain)

Former Italian striker Marco Simone became the first player to score hat-tricks for multiple clubs in the Champions League era when he netted three for AS Monaco in a group stage game versus Sturm Graz in September 2000, having previously scored a treble for AC Milan against Rosenborg in September 1996.

Michael Owen remains the only Englishman and the only player to score hat-tricks for more than one Premier League side, having done so for both Liverpool and Manchester United.

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