Many con­sid­er skill to be the pri­ma­ry fac­tor in a foot­baller’s suc­cess on the play­ing field. After all, the pres­ence of expe­ri­ence and pro­fes­sion­al skills allows you to bypass the less trained ath­letes of the oppos­ing team. How­ev­er, in addi­tion to gen­er­al skill, speed is of great impor­tance.

In real­i­ty, the fastest foot­ball play­er in the world, com­bined with key play­ing skills, is able to pro­vide his team with many advan­tages. The pres­ence of out­stand­ing skills and char­ac­ter­is­tics always attracts the atten­tion of sports fans. There­fore, many peo­ple are inter­est­ed in the TOP 10 fastest foot­ball play­ers for 2019.

TOP 10 fast football players of popular teams for 2019

When choos­ing fast play­ers, many peo­ple think of Raheem Ster­ling, Mohammed Sala­hai or Leroy Sane. After all, these ath­letes are dis­tin­guished by out­stand­ing phys­i­cal abil­i­ties. How­ev­er, none of the play­ers man­aged to sur­pass the world record of Arjen Robben, who man­aged to accel­er­ate to 37 km / h at the 2014 World Cup. The speed indi­ca­tors of this ath­lete sur­prise many experts and crit­ics. There­fore, the TOP 10 pop­u­lar and fast foot­ball play­ers should be high­light­ed:

10. Anto­nio Rüdi­ger — At the age of 26, he is the cen­tral defend­er of the Ger­man nation­al team and the Chelsea team. The foot­ball play­er dis­tin­guished him­self in the Pre­mier League and demon­strat­ed high run­ning speed. In total, the ath­lete played 43 games in the league and even man­aged to score 1 goal. Anto­nio set a record at around 35.19 km / h and con­fi­dent­ly out­stripped Kyle Walk­er by as much as 0.03 km / h.

9. Jur­gen Damm — is the first winger (mid­field­er) in the Mex­i­can club “Tigres”. He takes part in games for the Mex­i­can nation­al team. At the age of 26, the ath­lete has world­wide recog­ni­tion and is pop­u­lar among the famous clubs Man­ches­ter Unit­ed and Real Oviedo. Team man­agers offered to trans­fer Jur­gen. How­ev­er, the play­er failed to real­ize the plans of the Euro­peans. Dur­ing the 2018/2019 sea­son, he played about 19 games, man­aged to score 1 goal and 1 advan­ta­geous assist. The max­i­mum speed of a foot­ball play­er on the field some­times reach­es 35.23 km / h.

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8. Karim Bel­lara­bi — at the age of 29 he became the first winger of Bay­er. He has the title of the fastest foot­ball play­er in the world. He plays for the Ger­man nation­al team. In the 2013/2014 sea­son, he scored the fastest goal in the his­to­ry of the Bun­desli­ga. The foot­ball play­er man­aged to score the ball at 9 sec­onds of the match. The ath­lete also set a league record and scored the 50,000th goal. The max­i­mum run­ning speed dur­ing the game often reached 32.27 km / h.

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7. Mous­sa Sis­soko — known for its speed of 35.33 km / h. The foot­ball play­er is 29 years old and in his years Mous­sa is the cen­tral mid­field­er of the French nation­al team and Tot­ten­ham. In total, he played 39 games, made 4 assists and sur­passed oth­er ath­letes in speed dur­ing the 2014/2015 and 2017/2018 sea­sons.

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6. Patrick Van Aan­holt Left-back for the Nether­lands and Crys­tal Palace. At the age of 28, he set anoth­er speed record on the field of 35.42 km / h. The 2018/2019 sea­son was quite suc­cess­ful for the foot­ball play­er. Patrick played 37 games in the series, scor­ing 3 goals and assist­ing 2 balls. List­ed as one of the fastest and most pro­fes­sion­al play­ers in the Pre­mier League.

5. Leroy Sane is a young winger for the Ger­man nation­al team and Man­ches­ter City. At 23, he set a run­ning speed record at around 35.48 km / h. The foot­ball play­er showed impres­sive phys­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics in 2017 on Sep­tem­ber 30 in the game against Chelsea. Dur­ing the 2018/2019 sea­son, he scored 15 goals in 42 games and made 18 assists.

leroy sane

4. Ina­ki Williams — the fastest pro­fes­sion­al foot­ball play­er in the world 2019 accord­ing to La Liga. At 24, he is a play­er for the Span­ish nation­al team and Ath­let­ic Bil­bao. The run­ning speed record was 35.71 km/h. Dur­ing the last sea­son he man­aged to score 14 goals in 35 games.

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3. Orlan­do Berrio is a right winger and the fastest play­er of 2019 for the Brazil­ian club Fla­men­go, as well as the Colom­bian nation­al team. The play­er has spent his entire career in clubs in South Amer­i­ca. Dur­ing the 2018 sea­son, he played 1 assist and played in 9 match­es. Before play­ing for Fla­men­go, he was in the Colom­bian club Atléti­co Nacional for about 7 years. The speed on the field was 36 km/h. It is worth not­ing that in Brazil the play­ing sea­son does not stretch for 2 years.

orlando berrio

2. Kylian Mbappe — young cen­ter for­ward of the French nation­al team. The ath­lete plays for PSG and is on the list of the 10 fastest play­ers in the world in 2019. In 2017, dur­ing a game against Lille, the play­er ran most of the play­ing field at a peak speed of 44.7 km / h. Thanks to his speed, Kil­ian scored the goal. The aver­age speed dur­ing a match is 36 km/h. Dur­ing the sea­son he played 39 games, made 17 assists and scored 33 goals.

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1. Gareth Bale — the famous left winger is 29 years old. The foot­ball play­er plays for Real Madrid and is a mem­ber of the Wales nation­al team. The ath­lete com­pletes the TOP 10 fastest foot­ball play­ers in the world with a speed of 36.9 km / h. It is worth not­ing that the indi­cat­ed results are aver­age dur­ing the match. Peak speeds can vary sig­nif­i­cant­ly. Gareth scored 14 goals in the 2018/2019 sea­son. In total, the foot­baller played 39 games and made 5 assists. At the moment, no one has man­aged to sur­pass the results of Bale.

gareth bale

All foot­ball play­ers are active ath­letes who play for world foot­ball teams. Records are record­ed dur­ing match­es by spe­cial­ists using high-pre­ci­sion equip­ment. You can also deter­mine the speed of move­ment of play­ers on the field by the usu­al math­e­mat­i­cal cal­cu­la­tions. It is enough to know the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the field in terms of dis­tance from its main points.

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Who else among the current players is considered the fastest?

The fastest and most agile ath­letes of mod­ern foot­ball include Jamie Vardy, who is a strik­er for Eng­land and Leices­ter. The cen­tral play­er has man­aged to fin­ish sec­ond in the Pre­mier League in all sea­sons since 2013/2014. The foot­ball play­er lost only to San Leroy. With indi­ca­tors of 35.44 km / h, Jamie moves around the play­ing field. Thanks to these char­ac­ter­is­tics, the ath­lete could take 6th place in the over­all rank­ing of the TOP-10. How­ev­er, in the 2017/2018 sea­son, Vardy man­aged to become only tenth. The run­ning speed on the field was 35.09 km/h.

This fig­ure was min­i­mal com­pared to the rest of the fastest play­ers. Accord­ing­ly, Jamie man­aged to take a place only in the TOP-30. This play­er gained fame in 2016. The foot­baller led Leices­ter’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Pre­mier League title. The ath­lete man­aged to score more than 20 goals in all 3 of the last sea­sons. Dur­ing the peri­od 2018/2019, the foot­baller scored 15 goals. Jamie played about 32 games and passed 4 assists. Many foot­ball experts note the high endurance and strong-willed char­ac­ter of the ath­lete. It is like­ly that Jamie will be able to set new world records in the near future. Also, fans of pro­fes­sion­al foot­ball expect the emer­gence of promis­ing play­ers who, up to this point, have only acquired the nec­es­sary expe­ri­ence.