Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick against Sweden: a guide to all 24 hat-tricks scored by the Real Madrid and Portugal forward

Watch videos of every three goal haul of Ronaldo's career

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In a career often portrayed as a battle to be established as the world's greatest player, Cristiano Ronaldo has made leaving games with the match ball his speciality.

During his career the Portuguese forward has scored three or more goals in a single match on an incredible 24 occasions.

His latest, and arguably most important, came in the World Cup play-off against Sweden and was enough to send his team to the Finals in Brazil.

Here, we guide you through all of CR7's hat-trick heroics, with links to videos of the goals...

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