- Richarlison scored three goals helping Brazil defeat Germany 4-2 in their opening fixture at the ongoing Olympic Games
- Scoring in the 7th, 22nd and 30th minute of the encounter means the winger is now the first Premier League player to score a hat-trick at Olympics
- The 24-year-old playes for the Brazil senior national football team, but is helping the U23 team as one of the overage players
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Everton winger Richarlison found the back of the net three times in Brazil’s opening game at the Tokyo Olympics as they defeated Germany 4-2, Sky Sports reports.
The Brazilian star has etched his name in the record books becoming the first Premier League player to net a hat-trick at the Olympic Games.
GOAL are reporting that the 24-year-old sets new record which no player in the English topflight has ever done despite many of them having participated at the Games.
And it took him just 30 minutes to set the record breaking the deadlock in the 7th minute, before doubling that lead 22 minutes in.
On the half-hour mark, his hat-trick was completed as the South American nation ran riot against European opposition.
Richarlison plays for the Brazilian senior national team as he made his debut the Selecao back in September 2018.
He already has 10 goals to his name for the national team having made 32 appearances so far.
The Everton of England star formed part of Brazil's squad at this summer's Copa America, where the defending champions finished as runners-up to Lionel Messi and Argentina.
Zola tips Jorginho for Ballon d'Or
Meanwhile, former Chelsea forward Gianfranco Zola believes Jorginho deserves to win this year's Ballon d'Or award ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The midfielder is among the contenders for the award, owing to his incredible display for the Blues in their Champions League triumph over Man City and the European Championship glory with Italy.
He played a central role in the Premier League outfit's squad that beat rivals Man City to storm to European glory.
Zola, who was also a coach at Chelsea believes it is Jorginho who deserves the individual prize.
Okocha names among all-time best No.10 players
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Austin Okocha's exceptional dribbling talent has been admired by players and fans all over the world and one of his biggest supporters is the legendary Ronaldinho.
The pair were once teammates during their playing careers are Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain before Okocha left to play for Bolton Wanderers after the 2002 World Cup.
And the 2002 World Player of the Year once commented on his social media handle in 2017 that Okocha and Colombian legend Carlos Valderrama were two of his biggest No.10s.