Mbappe is not even second: Top 7 of the fastest in football
Speed has always been of particular importance in football. Being fast as the wind is not enough, but combined with the necessary technical skills, it makes players a huge threat to opponents.
Fast footballers are a huge asset for any team and speed on the pitch is considered a huge virtue in the game.
We stop at the top 7 of the fastest in the leading European championships during the current campaign:
7. Rafael Leao (Milan) – 36.5 km/h
The 23-year-old Portuguese striker is playing his fourth season with Milan. In one of the matches during the 2022/23 campaign, the Portuguese reached a speed of 36.5 km/h.
-. Mykhailo Mudric (Chelsea) – 36.6 km/h
The Ukrainian moved to the London club very recently and has already managed to make a speedy achievement. It is about the match with Liverpool, in which he played for half an hour. Super talent has countless qualities, and speed is one of them.
-. Adama Traore (Wolverhampton) – 36.6 km/h
The 27-year-old Spanish striker, who was loaned out to Barcelona last season, has just two goals in 23 appearances for Wolves this season, but his speed remains lightning…
4. Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona) – 36.6 km/h
The 25-year-old Frenchman, who has been playing for Barca since 2017, established himself as a starter for the Catalans after a lot of difficulties he had to go through at Camp Nou. This season, he already has eight goals and seven assists in 28 games for Barca. He also enjoys the reputation of being the fastest player on the team.
3. Kylian Mbappe (PSG) – 37.9 km/h
The megastar is unexpectedly only third in this ranking. However, his season statistics are impressive: 25 goals and 6 assists in 25 games for PSG.
2. Darwin Nunes (Liverpool) – 38 km/h
The 23-year-old Uruguayan still cannot find himself at Liverpool. But Nunes has a faithful ally in the face of his incredible speed, and everyone at “Anfield” is convinced that with her help, the goals will also rain.
1. Sven Botman (Newcastle) – 39.21 km/h
There is no one faster than the 23-year-old defender of the “magpies”. The Dutchman joined Newcastle in the summer of 2022 and has already made 18 appearances for the club. Before that, he was at French side Lille and triumphed with the Ligue 1 title.