10 Fastest Football Players of 2018: Football is a Universal game which is loved by most of the people. It is one of the most famous sports all over the world, and it requires a minimum amount of speed and flow so as to master the game. Moreover, in football matches, one of the main important thing that you need is the right kick at the right time. This is one game in which every single second count. In this sport have to be the fastest player who can just burst the space and not let the opposite team catch you.
Top 10 Fastest Football Players of 2018
Football is a game which involves more strategy and teamwork. It also requires formations and constructive gameplay. The finest of the players who best suit all these qualities but the individual specialty is a major aspect among the players. It is not only based on their top speed but the fastest they have gone and the individual performance and how the speed makes them a lethal threat. Most of the players on the field need to have energy and strength.
Here, in this article, you will get to know about the Top 10 fastest football players in the world of the year 2016-17.
10. Alexis Sanchez, 30.1km/h
Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez was born on 19 December 1988. He is also known simply as Alexis. Alexis Sanchez is a Chilean professional footballer, and he plays as a forward for English club Arsenal and also for the Chilean national team. He plays for the English club Arsenal for $51 million, and it is the second most expensive mark in Arsenal. Alexis has taken the tenth position in this listing with a speed of 30.1 km/h. He has appeared in the Chile International World Cups two times and got success in the 2015 Copa America.
9. Franck Ribery, 30.7km/h
Franck Henry Pierre Ribéry was born on 7 April 1983. He is a French professional footballer, and he plays for German club Bayern Munich. Franck Ribery is a former France national team player and he primarily played as a winger, preferably on the left side though being right-footed, and is recognized for speed, skill, energy and precise passing. Ribéry is described as a player who is fast, keen-witted and an outstanding dribbler, who has good control with the ball at his feet.
Since joining Bayern, he has been accepted on the world stage as one of the best French players of his generation. The former talisman of the French national team, Zinedine Zidane, has called Ribéry the “jewel of French football”. He clocks in at 30.7 km/h and is the first person to hold both titles, i.e., one is the winner of French player of the year and second German Player of the year, both at the same time.
8. Wayne Rooney, 31.2km/h
Wayne Mark Rooney was born on 24 October 1985. He is an English professional footballer who plays and captains for both Manchester United as well as the England national team. He has played most of his career as a forward, but he has also been used in several midfield roles.
Wayne Rooney is also one of the quickest English football players who accelerates at around 31.2 km/h speed. He became the Player of the year in PFA players during 2009-2010. He bagged five awards in the Premier League Player of the Month.
7. Lionel Messi, 32.5km/h
Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi was born on 24 June 1987. He is an Argentine professional footballer and plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona, and he captains the Argentina national team. He is usually regarded as the best player in the world and is ranked by several in the sport as the greatest of all time. Messi is the only football player in football history to bag five FIFA Ballons d’Or, four of which he secured consecutively, and the first player to get three European Golden Shoes. With Barcelona, he has bagged around four UEFA Champions League titles and eight La Liga titles, as well as four Copas del Rey.
Messi keeps the records for most of the goals scored in La Liga, a La Liga season (50), a football season (82), and a calendar year (91), as well as those for most support made in La Liga and the Copa América. He has scored more than 500 senior career goals for the club and the country. He is the greatest defender who clocks in at 32.5 km/h.
6. Cristiano Ronaldo, 33.6km/h
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on 5 February 1985. He is a Portuguese professional football player. He plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid and also for the Portugal national team. He serves as a captain for the Portugal and is a forward. In the year 2008, he bagged his first Ballon d’Or and also the FIFA World Player of the Year award. Later on, he won the FIFA Ballon d’Or in the year 2013 and 2014. Ronaldo scored his 500th senior career goal for the club and the country in 2015.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance and speed, make him one of the greatest footballers in the world. He clocks in at around 33.6km/h. Other than being the fastest player, he is also the richest player who has a net worth of around $88 million. This 31-year-old Portuguese player can break the defense and the score goals. He was awarded the world’s best and famous athlete who is the favorite of everyone by ESPN in the year 2016.
5. Aaron Lennon, 33.8km/h
Aaron Justin Lennon was born on 16 April 1987. He is an English professional footballer, and he plays as a winger for Premier League club Everton and also for the England national team.
He started his career at his native club Leeds United, playing his first-team debut in the year 2003 as the youngest player in the Premier League. In the year 2005, he moved to Tottenham Hotspur for £1 million, where he made more than 350 appearances in the competitions and also won the 2008 League Cup Final. In September 2015, Lennon joined the Everton for £4.5 million, after his successful season with the club on loan. He is one of the excellent speedy players who clocks at around 33.8km/h. Aaron Lennon is also described as flying Winger since he can run the ball up the wings and make opportunities.
4. Gareth Bale, 34.7km/h
Gareth Frank Bale aka Gareth Bale was born on 16 July 1989. He is a Welsh professional footballer and plays as a winger for the Wales national team and Spanish club Real Madrid. He is famous for his swerving free kicks, ball striking from a distance, and also his ability to get past the defenders with speed. Bale has earned praises from his peers, who describes him as a footballer with “tremendous speed, a great left foot, great crossing ability and exceptional physical qualities”.
Gareth Bale is also one of the tallest football players, and in 2006 he became the youngest player of Wales International. Gareth Bale performed his first Champions League in 2014 in which he supported the Real Madrid. The present speed of Gareth Bale is 34.7km/h, and it is because of this speed that he is identified by the bullet name.
3. Antonio Valencia, 35.1km/h
Luis Antonio Valencia Mosquera is commonly known as Antonio Valencia was born on 4 August 1985. He is an Ecuadorian professional footballer who plays as a right winger and right-back for the Ecuador national team and Manchester United. Though he is a midfielder, he is not one of the best fielders in the world. He clocks in at nearly 35.1 km/h and this speed makes him the difficult player to catch. He has won two Premier League Trophies and also got recognition all over the world.
2. Theo Walcott, 35.7km/h
Theo James Walcott was born on 16 March 1989 and is an English professional footballer. He plays as a forward for the Premier League club Arsenal and also for the England national team. Walcott bagged the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award in the year 2006.
Among the fastest soccer players in the English Premier League, Theo Walcott is one among them. He has a speed of about 35.7 km/h, and he sustained a knee injury during the 2014 World Cup. Theo Walcott is the fastest player at Arsenal and still performs for Arsenal. He is one of the youngest players in the England National Team. Walcott won BBC Young Sports Personality of the year award in the year 2016, and he also bagged the FA community shield in the year 2015.
1. Arjen Robben, 37km/h
Arjen Robben who was born on 23 January 1984 is a Dutch professional footballer. He plays for German club Bayern Munich and is also the captain of the Netherlands national team. Among the fastest Football Players, Arjen Robben has taken the number one spot on the list with a speed of 37km/h. This is the speed recorded during the last FIFA world cup for the match played between Netherland and Spain. Arjen Robben is thirty-two-year-old, and as per a UK newspaper, in a total of 134 appearances, Robben has taken around 76 goals. In the year 2014, Robben was listed as the fourth greatest footballer in the world by The Guardian.
The tallest of the soccer players generally purchase the most expensive soccer cleats. From this article, we can conclude that football is one of the favorite sport for everyone. And the players of the game is very energetic as well as creative. They defend their opponent team with the highest speed and try to keep up the flow of the game. It is quite next to impossible for anyone to beat these ‘speedy’ players.