We’ve all heard of the highest-ranked football players, the top goal scorers, and even the players with the highest winning percentage. But what we don’t get to hear often about are the fastest players in football.
Maybe because in the transition of modern football, we tend to focus more on the tactics and scoring techniques rather than the individual’s potential and talent, leading them to score efficiently.
And so, here is a list of the five fastest football players in the world today:
5. Mohammad Salah
Mohammad Salah of Liverpool is well-known for his goal-scoring tactics, but that’s not all he can. This Egyptian footballer has showcased his furious pace and used it to score multiple goals.
With a top speed of 35 kmph, Mohammad almost 92 goals in the Premier League. He has played for many local and international teams as well.
Mohammad started his football career in 2004 and played for local youth teams such as Ittihad Basyoun and Al Mokawioon. His international career began in 2012 when he joined the Swiss club, FC Basel.
Shortly after, in 2014, he joined the English club Chelsea F.C. He also played for the Italian team A.S. Roma before joining Liverpool. He is an integral part of the Liverpool team and currently plays as a forward for the team.
4. Adama Traore:
Adama Traore is a Spanish Footballer who currently serves as a winger for Wolverhampton Wanderers. He also plays for the Spanish National Football Team.
This 25-year-old footballer has a top speed of 35.32 kmph. Adama started his career through Barcelona’s Youth Setup in 2004 and was shifted to the Barcelona B-team in 2013.
He also played for Barcelona’s U-19 team, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough before ultimately joining Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2018.
Traore is not just known for his blistering pace but also for his sturdy physique, which makes it nearly impossible for any player to touch him.
3. Kyle Walker:
Kyle Walker currently plays as the Right-back for Manchester City. He is famous for a top speed of 35.71 kmph. This English player has served in the England U-19 team, England U21 team, and even the England National Football Team.
Kyle has been named PFA YOUNG Player of the Year as well. He started his football career at Sheffield United at the age of 7. He has also played for Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur.
2. Erling Haaland:
Erling Haaland is a 20-year-old Norwegian player. He currently serves as the Striker for Borussia Dortmund and the Norway National Football team.
Erling has a top speed of 36.04 Kmph and is one of the best football players in the world today. He is well-known for his strength and accurate off-the-ball movement. Erling has played for all the Norway National teams starting from U15 to U21.
He won the Golden Boot in the 2019 FIFA U-19 World Cup, in which he scored nine goals in a single match and formed a new record.
1. Alphonso Davies:
Alphonso Davies is a Canadian football player. He is currently regarded as the fastest football player globally, with a top speed of 36.51 kmph.
Alphonso presently plays as the winger for Bayern Munich. His furious pace is not his only quality; he is also famous for his passing tactics, vision, acceleration, and creativity.
This 19-year-old footballer has played for the Canadian U17 team, Canadian U-20 team, Vancouver Whitecaps, and the Canadian National Team.