Cristiano Ronaldo Scores 40th Career Hat trick To Help Real Madrid Claim Club World Cup

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After his three-goal salvo in the Club World Cup final when Real Madrid needed him most, Cristiano Ronaldo capped a stunning individual year that has seen him reach Pele levels of greatness.

Cristiano Ronaldo,Joining the heralded Brazilian as one of only two players ever to score a hat-trick in a Club World or Intercontinental Cup final, the Ballon d’Or winner has fired his team to glory, and also capped a memorable year that will make fans see him  as one of the all-time greats.

Trailing 2-1 in the 58th minute against opponents Kashima Antlers, Netting his first from the penalty spot following a foul on the impressive Lucas Vazquez, the Ballon d’Or winner gave Zidane’s men the lead with a crisp effort in extra-time, before sealing matters with an emphatic shot into the roof of the net.

The hat-trick means that Ronaldo is now tied with Luis Suarez as the top scorer in Club World Cup history and also the first Los Blancos player to register a triple in an intercontinental tournament.

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