Top 10 Fastest soccer players

Football consists of some of the fastest players in the world. Teams no longer build up slowly to a goal as they always have that one player who can outpace the opposition defenders. Moreover, counter-attacks are an avid tactic used by a lot of clubs in recent years due to the availability of some incredibly fast players in Europe and in the world.

Thus, today let us look at some of the fastest football players around the world.

10. Kingsley Coman:

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Kingsley Coman is a French international footballer who plays as a winger for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the France national team.

Coman is one of the fastest soccer players in the Bundesliga.

We can even say that he is one of the fastest players in the world, Kingsley Coman has worked on himself and has easily made himself one of the main players in the current Bayern Munich squad. The Frenchman’s lean body type makes it very easy for him to go past players while he is also known to make most defenders run behind him in Bundesliga. Still only 25, Coman could move up this list in the future.

Team- Bayern Munich (Bundesliga)

Position- Left Winger

Top speed- 34.83 km/h

9. Mohammad Salah:


Mohammad Salah aka Mo Salah is an Egyptian footballer who was unknown to the world of football before Jurgen Klopp discovered him in 2017 and signed him for Liverpool for a then club-record transfer deal of 36.9 million. He quickly adapted to Liverpool’s high-pressure tactics and became the spearhead of the Liverpool FC attack. He formed a deadly trio with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

He showed his lightning pace in his first season and scored 32 goals in the League. Since then the Egyptian has shown his speed by outpacing most of the defenders in Europe. One of the fastest players in the Premier League last season, Mo Salah has been an integral part of Liverpool since 2017.

Team- Liverpool (Premier League)

Position- Right Winger

Top speed- 35 km/h

8. Leroy Sane:

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Leroy Sane has shown his raw blistering pace in England as well as in Germany.

One of the fastest players from his youth days he was a treat to watch in the Premier League with his blistering runs for Manchester City. Since joining Bayern Munich, Sane has worked on himself and has increased his pace making the left-wing his own. One of the very few left-footed players to play on the left-wing. An absolute baller with the ball sane can quickly turn directions with his blistering pace and movement and can easily make defenders chase his shadow.

Team- Bayern Munich

Position- Left Winger

Top speed- 36.51 km/h

7. Adama Traore:

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Adama Traore has been one of the fastest soccer players in the Premier League for a while now. He plays for Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

What separates him from the rest is his insane bulk and speed, Traore has often run through past opponents as if they were not there. The Wolves Winger uses his strength to his ability and makes run past opponents’ defense. Adama Traore’s ability to accelerate within seconds and make runs past defenders has helped him and the club to play a vital role in the wings.

Team- Barcelona on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers

Position- Left Winger

Top speed- 35.5 km/h

6.Pierre – Emerick Aubameyang:


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been a valuable asset for Arsenal for several years now he formed a lethal duo with Alexander Lacazette.

Quite possibly the most agile player in Premier League in the last decade, Aubameyang has shown over the years that he can outrun most defenders in Europe. His slick movement and ability to hold the ball in tight spaces have earned him a lot of praise over the years. However, in recent years, Aubameyang has lost his place in the starting line-up due to disciplinary reasons. But he still remains one of the most lethal centers forward in the Premier League.

Team- Arsenal (Premier League)

Position- Center- Forward

Top speed- 35.5 km/h

5. Kyle Walker:

One of the fastest full-backs in world football in 2022, Kyle Walker is known for his marauding runs beyond the winger.

Kyle Walker is quite possibly the fastest full-back in the Premier League and across Europe. He first showed his blistering pace at Tottenham and has not dropped his level since his transfer to Manchester City in 2016. Kyle Walker can track back in defense and stop attackers even without a head-start. His ball-carrying ability and to make perfect crosses make him even more lethal. It has allowed him to control certain aspects of the game throughout his career, and even at 31, he is still keeping up with the younger players in the world.

Team- Manchester City

Position- Right-back

Top speed- 35.71 km/h

4.Kylian Mbappe:

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Kylian Mbappe is one of the fastest football players in European football, who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team.

At the age of just 23, the Frenchman has shown his speed and quality to be one of the best players in the next decade. An absolute freak and a nuisance for defenders, Mbappe is known to beat defenders and the offside traps with his off-ball movement and his blistering speed which makes him a constant threat to the defenders.

Team- Paris – Saint Germain

Position- Center – Forward

Top speed- 36 km/h

3. Erling Halland:


Erling Haaland is one of the most feared strikers currently in modern football, He’s turning into one of the best goal scorers in the world. At just 20 years old his best soccer game is yet to come. While it takes more than only speed to become of the top players in the world. Many people were surprised to see he reached the fastest speed of 36 km/h in one of the matches of 2021 against Vfb Stuggart.

He played for Red Bull Salzburg before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2020. The blockbuster Norwegian has been an incredible asset for Borussia Dortmund since he arrived in 2020, and the 21-year-old has mesmerized Signal Iduna Park with his incredible speed. Haaland outruns most defenders in the Bundesliga with his raw pace while he also has the strength to brush past them. One of the fastest players in counter-attacks, Halland never fails to amaze us.

Team- Borussia Dortmund

Position- Center – Forward

Top speed- 36.04 km/h

2.Achraf Hakimi:

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Achraf Hakimi is considered as one of the fastest football players in the world played. Hakimi has already played for the likes of Real Madrid and Inter Milan. Currently playing for Ligue – 1 club Paris Saint – Germain.

The Moroccan’s ability to make deadly runs in the full-back role has earned him starting roles in Inter Milan & PSG. The 23-year-old has turned himself as a weapon for not only Inter Milan but also the Moroccan national team thanks to his speed, Hakimi is regarded as one of the fastest football players in the world currently, He uses his pace very intelligently as he has the ability to receive the ball during his pacy strides a master on the ball Hakimi can make you fall in love with his pinpoint crosses. Hakimi has the talent to be a star for the future.

Team- Paris Saint – Germain

Position- Right – Back

Top speed- 36.48 km/h

1. Alphonso Davies: Fastest soccer players

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Alphonso Davies is currently the fastest football player in world football and is a Canadian professional player who plays as a left-back in Bundesliga for Bayern Munich.

Alphonso Davies tops the list. Playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world is not an easy task and Davies has shown that as he has not dropped a beat since he helped Bayern Munich win the Champions League in 2020. The left-back has come into 2022 with the same pace, agility, and deadly runs that put fear in the heart of most defenders and has remained the fastest defender over the last couple of years. The Canadian is one of the very few full-backs of the game to excel in one on one situations, Davies has often shown his technical ability to move past people and then accelerate past the opposition catching up to him. Davies is currently the fastest player in Bundesliga and across Europe. Still only 21, Davies is surely a player to look at in the future.

Team- Bayern Munich

Position- Left – Back

Top speed- 36.51 km/h

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