Kylian Mbappe, a striker for Paris Saint-Germain, is the fastest current player in the world of football. In the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season, Kylian Mbappe set a new personal best when he hit 38 km/h against his former side AS Monaco.
During Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 2019-20 UEFA Europa League quarter-final match with La Liga side Sevilla, Adama Traore, a star winger for the team and currently on loan at FC Barcelona, ran at a speed of 38 km/h.
Surprisingly, the highest speed recorded is 38 kilometres per hour, which is greater than Olympic champion Usain Bolt’s 37.58 kilometres per hour in the 100-meter race in 2009.
However, the title of world’s quickest player has never been secure, and a glance at the list below will demonstrate that there are several football players on earth who could compete with Mbappe and Traore.
Kylian Mbappe | Paris Saint-Germain | 38 km/h
French prodigy Kylian Mbappe, widely regarded as the world’s fastest football player, rightly occupies the top of the list of the world’s quickest football players. The wide forward is quickly becoming one of the best in his field, and his outstanding athletic ability has helped him achieve this. His goal for PSG against AS Monaco in a 2019-20 Ligue 1 game was an excellent illustration of this combination. The action began in PSG’s half when they were protecting and Mbappe teamed up with Moussa Diaby to advance the ball forward. What followed, though, was incredible as the striker flew past Monaco defenders at a speed of 38 km/h to reach the opposition’s D-box before finishing off the play with a goal from his left foot. In that match, Mbappe had scored a hat-trick.
Adama Traore | Wolverhampton Wanderers | 38 km/h
Spain’s Adama Traore is a superb athlete who has gone on to become one of the world’s fastest football players. His incredible size and speed, which he uses to outmuscle opponents easily, set him apart from the rest. During Wolves’ UEFA Europa League game against Sevilla, Traore’s impact was obvious when he hit top speed and raced past Sevilla defenders before being brought down in the penalty area. Unfortunately for him, however, Wolves forward Raul Jimenez missed the penalty and the team was eliminated from the quarterfinals.
Alphonso Davies | Bayern Munich | 36.51 km/h
Bayern Munich’s Alfonso Davies is another fast player on the planet. Bayern Munich vs Arminia match on a cold night saw Davies, regarded to be the quickest player in Bundesliga, demonstrating his speed while tracking back. To prevent the ball from going into danger, Davies ran back at 36.51 kilometres per hour to put it out of play. Football fans across the world were amazed by his incredible pace on grass covered in snow.
Romelu Lukaku | Chelsea| 36.25 km/h
Romelu Lukaku had revealed the speed test results of all Manchester United players when he played for them in 2019 under Jose Mourinho. The bulky Belgian forward topped the chart with a top speed of 36.25 km/h, followed by Daniel James at 35.35 km/h and Luke Shaw at 31.03 km/h being a 6ft 3-inch poacher inside the box. However, he has displayed flashes of his speed from time to time, notably during the 2019 FIFA World Cup. Since then, Manchester United has depended on fast wide players like Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Jaden Sancho, and others to get the job done.
Erling Haaland | Borussia Dortmund | 36 km/h
Erling Haaland, like Adama Traore, has the ideal blend of muscle and speed. It’s hard to believe that a 6ft 4inch star can run so fast while keeping his cool in front of goal. In Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 win over Vfb Stuttgart in the Bundesliga, Haaland’ s top speed was 36 km/h. It was a shame that his histrionics didn’t result in a goal, but Haaland’s speed is still a dangerous weapon in his arsenal.
Football is full of players who have the amazing speed that isn’t mentioned in this article, such as Barcelona’s Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, Bayern Munich Kingsley Coman, and Leroy Sane from Liverpool.