Every other day, people on social media soccer and football circles tend to go crazy when debating as to who is the fastest player in the world and who aced the top speed at the premier league. Well, to be honest, answering this questions with just one name is not easy.
However, that does not mean that it is impossible. Though many players can be said to have boasted of having mastered the art of top speed during their active days as footballers, only one person made it with no doubt to this list- Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to Guinness world records (GWR), Cristiano Ronaldo clocked a top speed of 22 km/h in 2013 – when he was fighting for Real Madrid. Next to him is Lionel Messi and many other names from champions league. However, there are so many more players breaking this record as we speak of the soccer and being quick at it in 2022.
So, today, we have decided to bring to you a list of some of the fastest soccer players in the world as for now with some details on their amazing career in the soccer grounds. So, without further ado, let us jump into this right away:
1. Alphonso Davies – 36.51 kmph
This 17-year-old Canadian soccer player is a Bundesliga player. He has been playing since he was 15 for Vancouver Whitecaps FC, in the United States. As of now, he plays for Bayern Munich in Germany. He is an attacking midfielder.
At the age of 16, he made history by becoming the youngest player to score at least two goals in the Canadian Championship game. This game was between Vancouver Whitecaps and Ottawa Fury FC. He also became the youngest one to play for Vancouver. As of now, he has played over 60 games for both Vancouver and Bayern Munich.
A few months ago, he also signed a new contract as per which he will be playing for Bayern Munich until 2025. He started his professional career at 15 years of age and has made several records since then. Here’s to wishing him success as he becomes the Usain bolt of the soccer world’s history.
2. Achraf Hakimi – 36.48 kmph
This Moroccan footballer is 19 years old. He plays at his blistering pace for Real Madrid as a right-back. Hakimi made his professional international career debut in 2016 with this team when he was only 18 years of age where he kicked only one game before moving to Borussia Dortmund on loan.
Though, he returned back to his original team this year and has been playing ever since. He made his international debut for world football at the age of 17 and currently plays for this national team as well.
With the speed of 36.48 km/h he was able to make it to our list of top 5 fastest soccer players in the world.
3. Marcus Rashford – 36.30 kmph
This English player was born in 1997 and plays as a forward and winger for the national team and his club Manchester United. Marcus has been serving this club since February of 2016 when he made his debut against FC Midtjylland which proved to be a successful one as they won 4-0.
His thrilling performance led him to score twice in the coming games. This made him the youngest player to score twice in a UEFA Europa League game and also brought him into limelight as this was his first professional debut.
He has proven himself valuable for modern football clubs and country alike both on and off the field with his great performance and has proven to be one of Manchester United’s most valuable players.
4. Adama Traore – 36.25 kmph
Next on our list of the fastest soccer players is the amazing Adama Traore. This player is a professional football player who plays as a winger in English Premier League for Wolverhampton Wanderers and the Malian national team.
He made his debut in 2015 with Aston Villa FC, where he played only one game before moving to Middlesbrough FC on loan. It was due to this performance that proved him successful for this club as well resulting in his transfer to Wolverhampton Wanderers for an initial fee of 10 million pounds ($13 million).
This 22-year-old Malian has done it all on the field gaining people’s love and appreciation, making us all believe that maybe there is no need to wait for someone else as fast as him now.
5. Kylian Mbappe – 36.08 kmph
Another great name on our list of fastest soccer players is this 19-year-old French professional footballer, Kylian Mbappe . He plays as a forward for Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team. This young talent made his debut in 2015 with this club when he was only 17 years old, where he played 34 games before moving to AS Monaco FC on loan for 6 months.
It was due to his great performance that Kylian Mbappe became an instant hit with Paris Saint Germain FC who made him permanent part of their squad. He proved himself valuable once again by scoring 21 goals almost singlehandedly helping them win one Ligue 1 title and four other cups, which saw him signa $162 million (£115 million) deal with Paris Saint-Germain.
With the speed of 36.08 km/h, he has made it to our list of top fastest soccer players in the world.
6. Erling Haaland – 36.04 kmph
This player hails from Norway. He is currently a soccer player for his national team and IK Start as a left midfielder. This 22-year-old made his debut with this club in 2014 against Stromsgodset IF after coming through their youth academy during which he played 33 games before moving to Lillestrøm SK on loan for one year later.
It was because of his fabulous performance during his short stint there that he signed another contract with them making him the first choice left midfielder of the club, winning 1 Norwegian cup and becoming runner up in 1 league game earning himself lasting love and appreciation of fans and critics alike.
With the speed of 36.04 km/h, Erling Haaland has earned himself a name in our list of top 5 fastest soccer players in the world.
7. Inaki Williams – 35.62 kmph
This amazing player was born in 1994 is Basque and plays as a winger for the Spanish national team and his club Athletic Bilbao. He made his debut in 2014 with this club when he came through their youth academy during which he played 32 games before moving to CD Nastic on loan where he played one game.
It was because of his excellent performance at this time that he moved back to Athletic Bilbao making him part of the starting eleven where he gained people’s eyes with his great performance, even earning himself a spot in Spain’s international team in 2016.
With the speed of 35.62 km/h, Inaki Williams has won our hearts making us believe that maybe there is no need to wait anymore as fast as him now.
8. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 35.55 kmph
Born in 1989, is Gabonese professional footballer playing for Premier League club Arsenal and the Gabon national team. He made his debut in 2009 with AC Milan where he played only one game before moving to Saint-Étienne on loan where he played 21 games earning him great acclaim.
It was because of his stunning performance at this time that he moved back to AC Milan permanently again earning himself a spot in their starting eleven but soon left them due to lack of game time. This gave him an opportunity play for Borussia Dortmund where he became part of their squad winning 2 Bundesliga titles, 1 DFB Pokal cup and one German Supercup.
With the speed of 35.55 km/h, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made it to our list of top speed soccer players in the world.
9. Karim Bellarabi – 35.38 kmph
This talented player was born in 1990 and plays for German club Bayer Leverkusen as a midfielder. He made his first debut with this club in 2014 by coming through their youth academy during which he played 23 games before moving to Eintracht Braunschweig on loan where he played 12 games.
It was because of his fantastic performance at this time that he became permanent part of the starting eleven, even earning himself a spot in Germany’s national team after one superb game helping them win 1 FIFA Confederations cup and making 2 UEFA Euro appearances.
With the speed of 35.38 km/h Karim Bellarabi has won our hearts showing us that who needs Lionel Messi when you got him.
10. Kyle Walker – 35.24 kmph
Born in 1990, is an English professional football player playing for Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team. He made his first debut with this club in 2009 by coming through the ranks of Sheffield United where he played 38 games before moving to Tottenham Hotspur F.C on loan for one year during which he played 8 games.
It was because of his amazing performance at this time that he became permanent part of the starting eleven becoming a fan favorite winning 1 Football League Cup and 2 FA Community Shields.
With this phenomenal speed of 35.24 km/h Kyle Walker has earned himself the title of top fastest soccer player in the world.
Looking at all the players and their different speeds, we can conclude that we live in a world full of fast people with great potentials. We can only imagine how far they will go if they keep up the good work and hope to see them in next year top 10 fastest soccer player list too.