17 Sept 2009

REVEALED: The player who scored 17 hat-tricks for Liverpool FC

Many great strikers have scored hat-tricks for Liverpool down the years but which player has achieved the incredible feat of 17 hat-tricks in nine full seasons?

Between 1926 and 1936, South African striker Gordon Hodgson scored an incredible 17 hat-tricks for Liverpool, including a stunning 4 hat-tricks in a single season (1930-1931). Ian Rush managed 16 hat-tricks but even Liverpool's most prolific striker could not beat Hodgson's record.

Hodgson scored hat-tricks against the following clubs:

Nov 1926 – Sheffield United (H)
Jan 1927 – Derby (H)

Oct 1927 – Portsmouth (H)

Oct 1928 – Arsenal (A)
Dec 1928 – Burnley (H)

Sep 1930 – Chelsea (H)
Nov 1930 – Sheffield United (H)
Feb 1931 – Sheffield Wed (A)
Feb 1931 – Blackpool (H)

Mar 1932 - West Brom (H)

Oct 1932 – Portsmouth (H)
Nov 1932 – Derby (H)
Apr 1933 – Blackpool (H)

Mar 1934 – Middlesbrough (H)
Mar 1934 – Birmingham (H)

Nov 1934 – Leicester (H)
Feb 1935 – Leeds (H)

Top 5 hat-trick scorers for Liverpool

Gordon Hodgson - 17
Ian Rush - 16
Roger Hunt - 12
Robbie Fowler - 10
Michael Owen - 10

So how do players in Liverpool's current squad compare? Yossi Benayoun, Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard are all on 3 hat-tricks at the moment; they have a long way to go before they break into the top 5!

Read more about Gordon Hodgson on LFC history

NB: Comments were off on the day this article was posted


  1. No one on the current squad can compete with those record as long as Rafa still managing Liverpool.
    First of all he usually play cautious style after the team take a lead.
    secondly, he usually subs out the scorer when we lead by 2-3 goals.
    then, who could possibly get hattrick under these circumstances.