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Top 10 Fastest Running Football Players in the World

Top 10 Fastest Running Football Players in the World

Cristiano Ronaldo

Football is a sport that requires strength, technique, and speed. Scoring a goal will be not an easy task without ensuring all of these factors. 

If you are a fan of this king sport, how many games of famous football players you have watched? Can you guess who the fastest running football players all over the world are?

In this article, we will introduce to you the list of top 10 fastest players. 

10. Lionel Messi with 32,5 km/h 

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

This football superstar does not have a fast running speed, but he still makes the team’s defenders amazed by his agility and acceleration in short spaces, as well as his excellent skill. 

In five yards, Messi is easy to reach full speed. According to the statistics of the football experts, the highest acceleration that Messi can reach is 32,5 km/h. This achievement has helped him to be in the top 10 fastest soccer players in the world.

9. Theo Walcott with 32,7 km/h

Theo Walott could be crucial to England's Euro 2016 campaign if he manages to stay fit
Theo Walcott

The running record of Theo Walcott was set when he was playing for Arsenal. 

But, after many years of constant injuries, he gradually lost his halo. Until now, Walcott is not mentioned much in world football sport anymore.

8. Aaron Lennon with 33,8 km/h

The peak of Aaron Lennon was when he was wearing Tottenham’s shirt. Lennon was considered to be the number one “running machine” in the land of fog. For more details, he could finish 36 meters in just underneath 4 seconds only.

7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with 34,6 km/h

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The achievement of the best player with golden feet Aubameyang was set when he was playing in Dortmund’s shirt. 

He scored many goals for this team, thanks to the speed of running and his superior football technique. 

Moreover, since the day he joined Arsenal, Aubameyang has also allowed international fans to witness his extremely excellent and dangerous speed.

6. Antonio Valencia with 35,1 km/h

In the derby against England in the 2012/2013 season, Antonio Valencia made a quick turn to make the two soccer players of the Liverpool team into a farce. This Ecuadorian star was once the fastest running player on the planet in 2015 and 2016 thanks to his extremely acceleration of up to 35,1 km/h at the time.

5. Jurgen Damm with 35,5 km/h

Jurgen Damm is a professional Mexican footballer. He does not specialize in playing technique but has particularly good speed. This midfielder born in 1992 has emerged with the nickname as the leading “treadmill” of football with unbelievable acceleration. 

This football player used to be compared to Gareth Bale. His ability to accelerate is up to 35,5 km/h, which makes him rank fifth on the list.

According to Wiki, this Mexican-born player will soon take the throne of Cristiano Ronaldo in the category of the fastest footballer in the world. Jurgen Damn is expected to continue breaking his record in the future. It can be said that the American blood flowing in him will help him rise to the top. 

4. Orlando Berrio with 36 km/h

Ranking fourth in the list is Orlando Berrio. Used to be an unknown winger of the Flamengo team, Orlando Berrio has made a special impression with his incredible acceleration. He could complete more than 15 meters in just under 2 seconds in the match against the team San Lorenzo last year.

The highest recorded speed for this “running machine” is up to 36 km/h. At 28 years old, Berrio is completely capable of breaking his own record soon.

3. Gareth Bale with 36,9 km/h

Gareth Bale in a Real Madrid jersey
Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale is a familiar name to football fans all over the world.  It is not surprising when Gareth Bale ranks third on the top list of fastest running footballers in the world.

Gareth Bale had a terrifying sprint in the King’s Cup final with the Barcelona team in 2014. The recorded acceleration of 36km/h went into the history of El Clasico. Also, his performance turned midfielder Marc Bartra becomes a reluctant clown.

2. Arjen Robben with 37 km/h

Arjen Robben
Arjen Robben

Robben is one of the most football players having both techniques and pace in the world. In the hugely successful match with the score 5-1 of the Netherlands against the Spanish team in Group B of the 2014 World Cup, Robben had an impressive performance. He speeded and surpassed Ramos and the defense of Gayal country to shoot Casillas’ goal box. 

At that time, his acceleration is recorded up to 37 km/h. When he carried the ball, no defensive player could ever run to his speed to tackle the ball. Thanks to this performance, Robben ranked himself first among the top 10 fastest football players in the world in 2014. However, this record has been broken by Cristiano Ronaldo after four years.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo 38,6 km/h

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Are you curious who can surpass Arjen Robben? At the top of the list, it must be Cristiano Ronaldo. 

In Portugal’s match against Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo successfully broke the record of the Robben footballer who could run 37 km/h. Then, Ronaldo has become the fastest football player in the world despite this year he has reached the age of 33.

To be more specific, during this match, in the 22nd minute, the Spanish team received a corner kick; shortly after, Portugal broke and Ronaldo’s teammate passed the ball to him. Surprisingly, Ronaldo broke the goal box of De Gea.

According to the official record, the acceleration of the footballer Ronaldo is exactly 38,6 km/h at the time, and at the moment he ranks in the top 1 of the top 10 fastest players in the world.

Final words

Above are the top 10 fastest football players with their outstanding accelerations. I am pretty sure that this information has left deep impressions on football lovers all over the world. 

After reading this article, do you find out who made you surprised and admire most? 

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