The World Football Federation or FIFA has recently revealed the list of most speedy footballers of the world as the FIFA started their survey for finding fastest footballer during the season of FIFA World Cup 2014 and some amazing facts are unfolded by this survey. FIFA throughout the World Cup 2014 monitored all the players and declared Arjen Robben the Dutch footballer as the fastest players who ran almost 37 km/h during the group stage matches of FIFA 2014. The record of Dutch footballer is yet to be broken by any other player. Currently, FIFA is monitoring the pace and speed of the players during league competitions.
Top 10 Fastest footballer of the world
|1st||Arjen Robben||Netherlands||Bayern Munich||37 km/h|
|2nd||Shane Long||Ireland||Southampton||35.31 km/h|
|3rd||Antonio Valencia||Ecuador||Manchester United||35.2 km/h|
|4th||Mathew Leckie||Australia||FC Ingolstadt||35.18 km/h|
|5th||Lynden Gooch||United States||Sunderland||35.16 kh/h|
|6th||Jamie Vardy||England||Leicester City||35.12 km/h|
|7th||Kyle Walker||England||Tottenham Hotspur||35.12 km/h|
|8th||Gareth Bale||Wales||Real Madrid||34.9 km/h|
|9th||Hector Bellerin||Spain||Arsenal||34.77 km/h|
|10th||Sadio Mane||Senegal||Liverpool||34.70 km/h|
In the previous season of FIFA World Cup, the Dutch front skriter Arjen Robben due to his unbelievable speed just destroyed the Spanish defense and defeated them by 5-1. In other matches the Dutch striker scored many goals and made 37 km/h speed record which is still considered as the fastest speed by any footballer on field.
On the list Shane Long from Republic of Ireland and currently playing for England Club (Southampton) was the 2nd fastest footballer with his speed of 35.31 km/h on field. It is also considered as the fastest pace in Premier League by any footballer. According to list mentioned above Antonio Valencia is placed on 3rd position with speed of 35.2 km/h. It is quite amazing that the two best footballers Lionel Messi and Rolando are not included in the list of fastest running footballers, although they are placed on 14th and 15th position respectively.
Manchester United player Eric Bailly is placed on 11th position with recorded speed of 34.5 km/h. Theo Walcott grabbed 12th position whereas Aaron Lennon is placed on 13th position on the list of fastest players of football.
However, pace and speed is the key factor to lead and win in football and Lionel Messi is also one of the fastest footballer but as he more focuses on his dribbling skills and become unbeatable. In La Liga, Wales football player Gareth Bale’s is considered as fastest footballer of this league with recorded speed of 34.7 km/h in this Spanish league.