Speed is one of the most important attributes of a modern footballer. A player beating opponents with sheer pace gives so much joy to the eyes of spectators. Over the years, we have seen many speedsters blazing down the wing and dribbling past defenders to score a stunner which reflects the beauty of the game. Let us have a look at some of the fastest footballers in the world.
Before we proceed, let us tell you that this list is made on data and not on anybody’s opinion. Here are the top 10 fastest footballers in the world.
3. Caglar Soyuncu 37.49 kmph
The Leicester defender is surprisingly the fastest player in the Premier League. Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu has clocked a sprint at 23.3mph, which is quicker than anyone else in the top flight.
Yes, 23.3mph! That’s quite ridiculous, especially for a center-back. No wonder the Foxes have a great defensive record, with that kind of speed at the back.
2. Adama Traore 37.9 kmph
Wolves star Adama Traore is one of the fastest footballers in the world. The Molineux ace is certainly the quickest player currently plying his trade in the Premier League if you also consider consistency and not just top speed.
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 38 kmph
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.