10 fastest footballers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Modern football surprises not only with its spectacle, but also with incredible speeds. The football world can boast of dozens of powerful and fast players. But against their background, there are several of those who are able to set a record. Here are ten of the best sprinters on the pitch, capable of tremendous speed.

Football field record holders: top 10 fastest players

Nomination a place Footballer Player speed
Football field record holders: top 10 fastest players 1 Wayne Rooney / Franck Ribery 35.0 km / h
2 Antonio Valencia 35.1 KM / H
3 Aaron Lennon 35.7 KM / H
4 Lionel Messi 36.0 KM / H
5 Eden Hazard 36.4 KM / H
6 Gabriel Agbonlahor 36.8 KM / H
7 Theo Walcott 37.5 KM / H
8 Ramirez 37.6 KM / H
9 Gareth Bale 38.2 KM / H
10 Cristiano Ronaldo 39.2 KM / H

Wayne Rooney / Franck Ribery

Rating: 4.1

Wayne Rooney

Player speed: 35 km / h

The tenth line of the rating is occupied by two high-speed players at once. Rooney – as a longtime representative of the eminent British club – proudly defends the colors of the Mancunians, delighting fans with bright and fast goals, as well as distributing clear assists to partners.

Rooney is a unique footballer who first entered his first team Everton squad at a record young age of 16. And a year later he played in the Premier League and was considered not only the main player of Everton, but also the favorite of the public. Wayne Rooney is a fast player, and he successfully proved it by being able to accelerate in one of the matches to a record speed.

Ribery, as a player for the Munich club, always benefits him, delighting fans with excellent football skills and excellent play. Despite his health problems that have become more frequent recently, the French ringer regularly surprises with his inexhaustible energy and amazing speed – he, like Rooney, managed to show an incredible result on the field.

Antonio Valencia

Rating: 4.2

Antonio Valencia

Player speed: 35.1 km / h

Another worthy representative of Manchester is always generous with accurate passes, regularly hits the enemy gate and is a master of dribbling. The Ecuadorian was one of the former coach's favorite players. In the summer of 2019, it became known that Valencia was leaving the Mancunians and returning home to the LDU Quito. The Ecuadorian defender is famous for his incredible speed and once he managed to show a record result: he was able to accelerate to 35.1 km / h.

Interesting fact: at one time he was among the 6 nominees for the prize for the best young player in the world championship. In Britain, a large-scale Internet campaign was even launched, the participants of which actively voted for Valencia in order to prevent Ronaldo from winning. As a result, then the victory went to a completely different player – Lucas Podolski – one of the best scorers of the German national team.

Aaron Lennon

Rating: 4.3

Aaron Lennon

Player speed: 35.7 km / h

The eighth line of the rating is occupied by another representative of the Everton club and one of the fastest players in the Premier League. Since January 2018, he has been a member of the Burnley Club, which will represent for 2.5 years. Despite his rather modest height (only 165 cm), making Lennon one of the lowest players in the Premier League, he confidently shows high performance. And this is expressed not only in the number of goals, but also in the amazing speed that he develops. The maximum for a 2007/08 League Cup winner recorded during one of the matches is 35.7 km / h.

Lionel Messi

Rating: 4.4

Lionel Messi

Player speed: 36 km / h

One of the most prominent representatives of the football world has been playing for the eminent Spanish club – Barcelona for several years. The forward and captain of the club, as well as the captain of the Argentine national team, is considered one of the best footballers of all time. He was repeatedly recognized as the player of the year in his homeland, the best according to UEFA, in Europe and the world, is a six-time winner of the Golden Boot and five-time (record) – the Golden Ball.

The merits of Messi can be enumerated for a very long time, and among them is the title of one of the fastest players in world football. In every football season, Messi scores dozens of goals at record speed.

Eden Hazard

Rating: 4.5

Eden Hazard

Player speed: 36.4 km / h

The Belgian on contract for Chelsea is considered a midfielder, but he is often used as a striker, where he successfully demonstrates not only the effectiveness of the game, but also incredible speed.

Winner of the Silver Ball at the 2018 World Championship, the 2011 Bravo trophy and the Belgium Athlete of the Year – Eden Hazard has a powerful and fast playing style. He is known for his clear pass-through passes and frequent access to the center one-on-one with the opposing goalkeeper. Experts often compare him to Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Gabriel Agbonlahor

Rating: 4.6

Gabriel Agbonlahor

Player speed: 36.8 km / h

The forward of London's Aston Villa often impresses with his ability to keep the ball and does it at incredible speeds. Although the Nigerian Scotsman's soccer club plays in the Premier League with rather inconsistent success, the striker himself can ruin the lives of his opponents quite a lot, scoring 60-70 goals each season.

Once upon a time, former Chelsea FC captain and England teammate John Terry described Gabriel's actions as highly professional, saying that playing against Agbonlahor would be “a real nightmare.” In March 2019, the footballer announced the end of his professional career.

Theo Walcott

Rating: 4.7

Theo Walcott

Player speed: 37.5 km / h

The Briton began his professional career early – at the age of 16, he played his first match and quickly grew to one of the key players of the renowned club Arsenal. High speed during the game for Walcott is not an accident and a maximum that was not reached once: the football player regularly amazes with impressive performance on the field.

In 2012, Bleacher Report recognized it as the fastest in the world. He is the youngest debutant of the British national team: he played his first match in its composition at the age of 17 years and 75 days. In addition, he is the youngest member of the national team to score a hat-trick. Theo Walcott is the FA Cup and Super Cup winner and the 2013 FA Cup top scorer.

In 2018, the footballer signed a 3.5-year contract with Everton, joining Everton for £ 20m plus bonuses.


Rating: 4.8


Player speed: 37.6 km / h

Today the Brazilian represents one of the Chinese teams in the national championship. For years, Ramirez was considered one of the best players in the Brazilian championship, and the fans even gave him the nickname “Kenyan” for his incredible endurance and speed. In 2010, the Brazilian signed a contract with Chelsea Football Club, becoming its midfielder for 4 years.

In the 2011/12 season, he played for Chelsea, becoming one of his best footballers. In the semi-finals of the Champions League, he scored one of the best goals in the championship, according to many. The footballer has played for the Brazilian national team twice. In 2016, Ramirez ended his career at the Chelsea club, moving to China's Jiangsu Sainti for £ 25m. Even during the period when the Brazilian defended the colors of the British club, he managed to distinguish himself with an incredible speed of movement across the football field: he conquered the mark of 37.6 km / h.

Gareth Bale

Rating: 4.9

Gareth Bale

Player speed: 38.2 km / h

The fast-paced Welshman playing in Example is known for his phenomenal speed and excellent kick. He is the top scorer in the history of the Wales national team and a 4-time Champions League winner with Real Madrid. Winner of the Professional Football Association's Player of the Year award twice.

In 2013, the football club Real Madrid acquired the Welshman for a record in the history of football at the time of 100 million euros and Bale proved in the first match that this acquisition was successful. The footballer is considered one of the fastest players in the history of world football.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Rating: 5.0

Cristiano Ronaldo

Player speed: 39.2 km / h

The Spaniard is deservedly called the fastest footballer in the world: his incredible dribbling and unusual decisions on the football field more than once got into the news. Even the fastest runner on the planet, Usain Bolt, can envy the record of the eminent Portuguese.

Ronaldo is the top scorer in the history of Real Madrid and the Portuguese national team. Experts call him one of the best players of all time. Winner of an incredible number of awards and records. The Portuguese became the only one in the history of football who was able to win three championships at once: Britain, Spain, Italy. Like Messi, he is a 5-time winner of the Ballon d'Or and shares this record with him. For 5 years (until 2013) he was considered the most expensive footballer in history: Real paid 80 million pounds for his transfer from Manchester United.

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