Football players who managed to score a hattrick on season debut

5) Alessandro Del Piero

Juve’s all-time legend, Alessandro Del Piero defined the no 10 jersey during his time with the Old Lady. The burden of it has been carried so far by the likes of Carlos Tevez and most notably Paulo Dybala. Del Piero did not necessarily score a hattrick on his season debut as he had several on and off appearances. But his big moment came against Parma in what was the 28th game of the season. He grabbed the opportunity scoring a fine hattrick to kick-start his career with the Bianconeri.

4) FabrizioRavanelli

Ravanelli was one of the players behind Del Piero’s intermittent start at Juve. Ravanelli enjoyed such stature with Juve that when Boro signed for 7 million Euros by then manager Bryan Robson, it was seen as a major coup. The Italian hit the ground running straight away scoring a well-deserved hattrick in his first appearance against Liverpool. The season did not go as per planned as the club got relegated.

3) Christian Vieri

Vieri was the subject of immense criticism when Inter paid a hefty 49 million Euros for his services. There were some serious doubts as to whether Vieri, who often claimed that he was not a good footballer, would be able to take the step up with Inter. In his debut though, Vieri shut off many critics with a fine performance. He demonstrated his predatory skills with a hattrick in his very first game. He went on to score more than a 100 goals for Inter in just about 150 appearances as he earned legendary status at Inter.

2) Alan Shearer

Unarguably one of the greatest forwards the Premier league has ever seen, Alan Shearer earned a reputation for scoring out of nothing. The 6ft striker was a relative unknown when he started for Southampton against Arsenal as a young 17-year old. When the game ended though everyone was talking about Shearer. He had scored an incredible hattrick and had laid on the marker for what was going to be an enthralling career. He went on to enjoy legendary status at Blackburn Rovers before joining Newcastle United where he scored nearly 150 goals. He is also Newcastle and Premier league’s all-time record goal scorer.

1)      Pierre-EmerickAubameyang

The Gabonese was brought in as a winger cum striker by JurgenKlopp during his time at Borussia Dortmund. Aubameyang always had the knack of being in the right place at the right time. Against Augsburg in his first game for BVB, Aubameyang stunned everyone with his finishing and incredible pace scoring a hattrick. He did not have the best of the time in his first season though everything changed when Klopp pushed him into a central position in the wake of Lewandowski’s departure to Bayern. Since then Auba has never really stopped scoring and he has been scoring goals for fun in the Premier league as well as he is currently leading the goal scoring chart this season.