One of the biggest assets a footballer could have is speed, as one can beat defenders with speed, especially during counterattacks.
Besides dribbles and incredible skills, speed is the only thing that can be used to beat defenders.
Players who have tremendous speed, as well as insane skills and dribbles, could beat defenders with ease.
Below are the top 10 fastest players in the world currently:
Kingsley Coman is one of the fastest footballers and is dreaded in Bundesliga.
The 24 years old left winger is one of the best football talents in the world, with the Frenchman showcasing his immense talents numerous times for his club, Bayern Munich.
He has a record top speed of 34.83 Km/hr, which sees him sit 10th on the list of the fastest players in the world.
Mohamed Salah is one of the best players in the world and is regarded as one of the football players who are playing at the elite level.
The 28-years-old Liverpool man is a good sprinter, who helps Liverpool lead counterattacks.
The Egyptian superstar is Liverpool’s star man and he is their go-to man in terms of goals, with the Liverpool right-winger Scoring over 25 goals for Liverpool this season. He has recorded a top speed of 35Km/hr.
Leroy Sane has not been playing for Bayern Munich at the same level he played for Manchester City, but he has managed to maintain his speed.
The German forward has however been good enough to form one of the best forward trios in Europe, striking a good partnership up front with Lewandowski and Gnabry. He has a record top speed of 36.51Km/hr.
Adama Traore’s speed opened up the most powerful defenses when he glowed last season, frustrating many defenders, and even with his decline, he is still among the fastest players on the planet despite his physical build that does not indicate that at all.
The Wolverhampton Star has a record top speed of 35.32 Km/he and is currently on loan as Barçelona.
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Former Arsenal star, Aubameyang is one of the best strikers in the world and is currently on the headlines after his impressive performance in Barcelona’s big win against Real Madrid on Sunday.
He has a fine talent for speed and when he has his way he could take defenders on a marathon with no one getting close to him. He has recorded a top speed of 35.5 km/hr.
The 30-years-old Manchester City defender is one of the defenders in Europe who boasts tremendous speed.
Attacking Footballers find it hard to get past the English star with pace because the Manchester City right-back is a speed star.
He is also one of the most consistent defenders in the world with impressive shot power. He has a top speed of 35.71Km/hr.
Kylian Mbappe is arguably the best footballer in the world at the moment, with the PSG star scoring goals, beating defenders, providing assists, and dribbling.
The 23-years-old is a nightmare to defenses and his speed is on a whole new level.
He has however been on a decline when it comes to speed, with the PSG star being the fastest player last season. He has a record top speed of 36Km/hr.
Haaland’s immense goalscoring ability is not the only asset he has, as the Norwegian posses very good speed when on the ball.
The Norwegian beats defenders with his pace when on the ball and his pace had been one of the things he uses to get himself in good goalscoring positions. He has a record top speed of 36.04Km/hr.
Only very few right-backs in the world are slightly better than PSG star, Achraf Hakimi.
The former Inter Milan star is a true superstar and is pure talent. His speed is incredible, recording a top speed of 36.48km/hr.
The Moroccan is one of the best-attacking wing backs. He has great dribbling skills and his pace is just the icing on the cake.
Bayern Munich and Canadian star, Alphonso Davies is the fastest footballer in the world. The Bayern Munich left-back has a record top speed of 36.51km/hr.
He is one of the most dreaded attacking left-backs in the world currently and continues to get better and better.
The Bayern Munich star leads counter-attacks for his team and has been a key part of the Bayern Munich squad since coming to the limelight.