Football is not only the game of possession and passes but a game of Resilience and team Chemistry. Playing soccer for complete 90 minutes needs some great stamina. While during the counter attacking moments the only important thing which is required to win the game is to get through the opponents half quickly. However, Footballers with exceptional pace can Get the Job done by moving the ball with a Sparkling speed. Although Sprint is an important factor in football. So, let’s take a look at the top 10 fastest football players in the world currently.
#10 Lionel Messi (32.5 km/h)
The Left footed Argentinian Striker and a Left Winger at FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi is the Fastest player for both the National Team as well as Club. However, the World knows and embraces his Dribbling skills which are such a joy to watch. Messi’s Fastest career run was 32.5 km/h and he usually Sprints at an Average speed of 29.5 km/h.
#9 Ross Barkley (32.8 km/h)
Ross Barkley is England International Attacking Midfielder who also plays for English Premier League side, Everton. Playing in the Central Midfield region for Everton Barkley is deadly on the attack with his sparkling sprint which he possesses. Moreover, Ross Barkley’s fastest sprint speed was recorded as 32.8 km/h in one of the Premier League Match. Barkley’s Average Sprint speed is 28.2 km/h and he is one of the fastest football players in the world.
#8 Gabriel Agbonlahor (33.3 km/h)
Agbonlahor is an England International Striker who plays for the Premier League club Aston Villa from the Start of his career. Moreover, making his debut for Team England in the 2006 World Cup because of his natural ability to Sprint so fast couldn’t deny the Selectors. Although Gabriel Agbonlahor’s fastest Sprint from his career is 33.3 km/h. While his average Sprint Speed is 30.4 km/h.
#7 Cristiano Ronaldo (33.6 km/h)
The Portuguese Captain and the Heart of Real Madrid, ”Cristiano Ronaldo” also World Famous for his blistering pace that he provides in the attack. However, the opponent is always alert of Ronaldo’s pace which can lead to a counter attacking Goal in no time. Ronaldo has always been a headache with his God Gifted sprint power he possesses. Cristiano’s average sprint speed is 31.7km/h while his fastest Sprint speed of his career is 33.6 km/h
#6 Aaron Lennon (33.8 km/h)
England’s National soccer Team as well as Premier League Club Everton’s Left Winger Aaron Lennon is known for his attacking and attacking gameplay. Lennon began his career at hometown club Leeds United, making his first-team debut in 2003 as the youngest player in the Premier League. Aaron Lennon’s fastest sprint run was recorded as 33.8 km/h. With Average Sprint Speed of 31.2 km/h, Aaron is at no. 6 in our list of top 10 fastest football players in the world .
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#5 Arjen Robben (33.9 km/h)
Arjen Robben is a Dutch International Footballer and a Bayern Munich player who plays an Attacking Left winger position. However, Robben’s fastest run of his life came from the 2014 FIFA world cup group game where Netherland beat Spain 5-1. He sprinted with the top speed of 33.9 kilometers per hour when he sprints pass Ramos and Jordi Alba to score his second and Hollands 5th of the day.
#4 Theo Walcott 34.3 km/h
Theo Walcott is an England International Footballer who plays for the Premier League Club Arsenal. Walcott usually plays the attacking winger role sometimes as Attacking midfield and Striker as well. Moreover, Theo Walcott is the third fastest player in the Premier League after Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia. However, Walcott’s fastest Run is 34.3 km/h while is average Speed is 32.2 km/h which makes him one of the fastest footballers in the world.
#3 Gareth Bale (34.7 km/h)
Wales International Gareth Bale is a Striker for Real Madrid and is famous for his long strikes on goal as well as Exceptional Speed he has. As per the Spanish Newspaper “Marca” Gareth Bale’s 34.7 km/h top speed during that famous sprint against Barcelona resulted in a goal was the fastest recorded by any player in Spain. While Gareth Bale’s average Sprint Speed is 32.7 km/hr.
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#2 Raheem Sterling (35.1 km/h)
England International Winger Raheem Sterling currently plays for the Premier League Club Manchester City is a natural Winger. Sterling is extremely threatening with his Sprint Speed and can break through the opposition within a blink of the eye. Raheem Sterling’s fastest Sprint speed of his career is 35.1 km/h whereas his average speed is 32.5km/hr
#1 Antonio Valencia (35.2 km/h) Fastest Football Players
Manchester United Midfielder, Antonio Valencia is the fastest football players in the world. Meanwhile, Antonio Valencia still plays for the Premier League Club Manchester United and Often contributes a lot with his roaring Speed. Valencia’s Fastest Sprint Speed is 35.2 km/h which is faster than any other Footballer in the world. Antonio Valencia tops the list of our top 10 fastest footballers in the world with average speed 32.4 km/hr.