In football speed is an important factor that really aids the team. Pace can be the one difference between winning and losing. To run from one end to the other end with supersonic speed is astonishing. Here are the top 10 fastest times ever recorded on a pitch.
10. Lionel Messi with 32, 5 km/h
Messi has astonishing acceleration in small spaces which surprises defenders given he does not have high running speed. His incredible combination and mastery of skills and speed is a nightmare to defenses all over Europe.
He is capable of reaching full speed given only a few yards. The Argentine’s highest ever recorded speed was 32, 5 km/h.
9. Theo Walcott with 32, 7 km/h
At Arsenal he was a running machine, very fast but constant injuries sidelined him. Now at Everton he is slowly regaining him tempo, and we can sometimes have a glimpse of those carefree sprints.
8. Aaron Lennon with 33, 8 km/h
He was a legendary speedster at Tottenham at his peak. A true badass who at one moment could cover great amounts of the pitch within a fragment of seconds.
7. Pierre-EmerickAubameyang with 34, 6 km/h
Both at Dortmund and his current club Arsenal he has showcased his exemplary speed. He easily loses his markers given his pace. The Gabonian star’s fastest acceleration is 34, 6 km/h
6. Antonio Valencia with 35, 1 km/h
Valencia was once the fastest player in the footballing world. He played at the wings mostly as a fullback and sometimes as a winger. The fastest ever recorded speed for the Ecuadorian was 35, 1 km/h against Liverpool.
5. Jurgen Damm with 35, 5 km/h
He is an extreme footballer with unbelievable acceleration. The Mexican has explosive pace which at one point earned him comparison with some of the elite fastest players. Jürgen’s fastest ever recorded speed is an eye-catching 35 km/h.
4. Orlando Berrio with 36 km/h
His amazing speed has earned this previously unknown player recognition. In a league known for lots of skills he is known for his insane acceleration. The Flamengo man can reach speed of up to 36km/h.
3. Gareth Bale with 36, 9 km/h
The speed guru who just sprints for fun. Bale technically has deadly pace providing terror to whoever man marking him. His insane sprints are the undoing of many defenses. The Welshman highest speed was at 37km/h during a match against Barcelona.
2. Arjen Robben with 37 km/h
The pace maestro himself when he decides it’s time for business. He easily outpaces defenders and is very difficult to tackle. His crazy pace has outdone even the most elite defenders. His fastest time was during the world cup against Spain which was 37 km/h to score a goal outpacing even Ramos.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo 38, 6 km/h
An elite player with surprisingly terrifying speed, remember Bolt well we just found his brother Ronaldo. CR7 has speed that matches his ego which is massive. He slices defenses all over Europe apart with excellently mastered combination of skills and speed. The Portuguese maestro recorded 38, 6 km/h against Spain during the 2018 World cup.