Football is an exciting game that is usually played at a high pace. A few soccer players are able to cope easier than others due to the exhilaration and speed with which they move with the ball. Here are the fastest footballers in the world right now.

1. Kyle Walker 

Kyle Walker

The Manchester City and England fullback is blessed with incredible pace and power. This has made such an asset for club and country because of his fast forays into the opposition’s half, providing an outlet to attack with speed and precision. Walker was said to be the fastest recorded player for last season, with his speed hitting 35.21 Kilometres per hour.

2. Adama Traore

Adama Traore
Adama Traore

The Wolverhampton Wanderers winger is undoubtedly one of the fastest and most powerful wingers in the English Premier League. Possessing a physique that wouldn’t look out of place in the wrestling ring, Adama has an electric burst of pace that makes him hard to catch once in full flight. At just 25 years of age, it seems Traore will still have plenty left in the tank to terrorize opposition defenders. Adama Traore is aldo one of the best dribblers in the world.

3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The Gabonese forward is regarded as one of the fastest players in the modern game. The Gunners’ hitman is said to be so fast that his pace over a 30-metre sprint was comparable to retired athletics Jamaican legend Usain Bolt. Aubameyang has been able to harness this attribute to make him one of the deadliest attackers in the game. Despite his age, he is undoubtedly one of the fastest footballers in the world right now.

4. Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappé

The Russia 2018 World Cup winner was named by French newspaper Le Figaro the fastest player in the world for 2021. Mbappe is no doubt an unstoppable force when in full motion. His almost electric-like speed and dribbling at pace make it an absolute nightmare for opposition defenders to mark. Kylian has been clocked running at 36 kilometre per hour just to give you a picture of the kind of speed we are talking about. 

5. Inaki Williams 

Inaki Williams 

The Athletic Bilbao forward is another player blessed with breathtaking speed. The Spanish international was reported to have a top pace of about 35.7 Kilometres per hour. Inaki’s pace and direct running have been a distinct feature of his since he made his senior debut for Bilbao in 2014. He is a lethal winger, with extraordinary stamina and fitness.

Notable Mentions:

  • Leroy Sane
  • Kingsley Coman
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Karim Bellarabi
  • Vinicius Junior
  • Alphonso Davies
  • Ousmane Dembele.

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