FIFA Confederations Cup
32 days to go: David Villa’s memorable hat-trick
16 May 2017
Spain forward David Villa was 32 years and 137 days old when he scored three against Confederations Cup debutants Tahiti in 2013. In doing so, the then Barcelona striker became the oldest hat-trick hero at the tournament.
That match against Tahiti, which finished 10-0 to Spain, featured other records as well: La Roja recorded their biggest-ever win, while Fernando Torres’s four goals secured his place in history as the first player to score two hat-tricks at the Confederations Cup (the other came against New Zealand).
Villa’s hat-trick was his third and last in a Spain shirt, after previously scoring three against Russia at EURO 2008 (4-1) and against Azerbaijan in a friendly in 2009 (6-0).