Who is the greatest rusher in football? It’s not Mbappe – Football World – Others
Every coach wants to have fast players. Speed is a huge plus in modern football and often matches are decided by “lightning strikes”, as the experts call them. Many define Kylin Mbappe as the greatest speedster, but the statistics only rank him third. It is noteworthy that six of the players in the top 7 are between the ages of 22 and 25. The “veteran” in this ranking is Adama Traore, who is 27 years old.
Here are the top 7 fastest players this season:
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.
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.
3. Kylian Mbappe (PSG) – 37.9 km/h
The 24-year-old Frenchman is only third in this ranking. However, his season statistics are impressive: 25 goals and 6 assists in 25 games for PSG.
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.
5. 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…
6. Mykhailo Mudrik (Chelsea) – 36.6 km/h
The 22-year-old 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.
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.