Good things come in threes! In the Bundesliga's 50-year history only six others players have emulated the achievement of
The 20-year-old Swedish striker (3rd l.) with Croatian roots bagged a hat-trick in Gladbach’s
Martin Fenin, currently plying his trade with Czech side Slavia Prague, was the last player to score three times on his starting debut.Eintracht Frankfurt’s 3-0 victory over Hertha BSC on 2 February 2008 was also Fenin’s first ever Bundesliga appearance
Adhemar also achieved the feat on 3 February 2001 and couldn’t have wished for a better debut. His new club VfB Stuttgart won 6-1 and the Brazilian striker chipped in with half of those goals
Jürgen Degen (l.) introduced himself in the best possible way, finding the back of the net on three occasions in 1. FC Kaiserslautern’s 4-0 win against Borussia Dortmund on 14 September 1991.
Hermann Ohlicher (l.) demonstrated his eye for goal on his debut for VfB Stuttgart on 11 August 1973. Ohlicher, who stayed with VfB until 1985, scoring 96 goals all-told, took the plaudits in the 3-0 win against FC Schalke 04
Engelbert "Berti" Kraus (r.) got the ball rolling with a debut hat-trick in the first-ever Bundesliga campaign. 1860 Munich emerged 7-1 winners on that occasion against Saarbrücken on 9 November 1963, as the German international grabbed three of his nine top-flight goals