Top 10 Fastest Players in World Football

    We often think of Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale as the fastest players in World Football, but the recent statistical figures shows it is not actually true.

    Lionel Messi is often remembered for his patient link-up play and excellent ball control and dribbling, but he is much faster than most of us think.

    FIFA started monitoring the player’s speed during the 2014 World Cup Competition in Brazil, which is then continued by top European leagues.

    During the famous 5-1 over Spain in World Cup 2014, Arjan Robben clocked the top speed of 33.9 kilometer per hour when he rushed past Sergio Ramos and Jordi Alba to score his second goal of the night.

    The famous sprint of Gareth Bale against Barcelona in the 2-1 Copa Del Rey win over Barcelona was at 34.7 km/h and is till to date the fastest by any player in Spain.

    Lionel Messi, Ronaldo, Bale are all in the list, but certainly they are not the fastest by any means. Lets take a look at the surprise top ten entries in the fastest player in world football and the top speed achieved by them during a game.

    Olympic gold medalist and Usain Bolt can clock upto 44 km/h, but he is from another planet.

    10Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
    Top Speed : 32.5 km/h

    9Ross Barkley (Everton)
    Top Speed : 32.8 km/h

    8Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa)
    Top Speed : 33.3 km/h

    7Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
    Top Speed : 33.6 km/h

    6Aaron Lennon (Everton)
    Top Speed : 33.8 km/h

    5Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)
    Top Speed : 33.9 km/h

    4Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
    Top Speed : 34.3 km/h

    3Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
    Top Speed : 34.7 km/h

    2Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
    Top Speed : 35.1 km/h

    1Antonio Valencia (Manchester United)
    Top Speed : 35.2 km/h