Speed is very important in football as it can hand attackers an advantage over defenders, potentially leading to a match-deciding moment. It can also help set them apart from their peers. Maybe even help propel them to raise their game to a higher level. There’s nothing better than watching a footballer race past opponents on sheer pace. It’s a pulse-raising moment that remains fixed in our minds long afterward.
In this article, we will be having a look at the fastest football players in the world based on overall speed, and not just top speed. To feature in this list, a player needs to be consistently fast rather than just registering a single very-fast sprint. We also have a list of fastest footballers in the world based on top speed.
Here are the 10 fastest football players in the world.
2. Adama Traore
Wolves star Adama Traore is one of the fastest football players in the world. The Molineux ace is certainly the quickest player currently plying his trade in the Premier League. He is one of the superstars of Wolves squad and many big clubs are keeping an eye on him.
Remarkably, the star was once clocked at 37 kilometers per hour. This is the equivalent of 22.99 mph. He was the star of the show when Wolves beat Manchester City at the Molineux, last December.
1. Kylian Mbappe
One of the best players in the world, Mbappe is a lethal finisher and a speedster. He has the ability to burn up the pitch with his speed on the ground. He has that extra acceleration in him to give the defenders a nightmare defending him.
Mbappe regularly uses his speed to open up opportunities in front of goal. The 20-year-old is aware of his pace and has used it to his advantage very well this season. Mbappe has a top speed of 38kmph, which is frankly terrifying.