SPORT NEWS; Mbappe Tops 10 Fastest Footballers In The World, Auba Ranked 3rd, Salah No.7


PSG’s Kylian Mbappe has been ranked as the fastest footballer in the world according to data from French newspaper Le Figaro.

Clocking in at an impressive top speed of 36km/h, the French forward has come out ahead of well-known speedsters such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Leroy Sane.

Inaki Williams is perhaps a surprise entrant at number two on the list, with the Athletic Bilbao man recording a 35.7km/h speed, coming very close to Mbappe but just losing out.

Manchester United were looking to splash £81million on the forward last summer, however he later signed a new contract with the Spanish club instead.

Overall, it would be a very closely run race between the top players, with eight of them registering speeds of over 35km/h.

Arsenal ace Aubameyang is right behind Inaki at 35.5km/h. Real Madrid have ramped up their chase of the striker, with boss Zinedine Zidane labelling him as a ‘great priority’ after he reportedly asked to leave the London club.

Bayer Leverkusen’s Karim Bellarabi is next on the list at 35.27km/h, just pipping Manchester City’s Kyle Walker at 35.21km/h.

Walker’s team-mate Sane is right behind at 35.04km/h, and then it’s impossible to split Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman who both achieved 35km/h speeds.

Barcelona may be lining up a move for Coman if they can’t seal a sensational return for Neymar in the summer.

Another Bayern man, Alvara Odriozola, comes in just behind at 34.99km/h, while Nacho Fernandez of Real Madrid rounds out the top 10 with a speed of 34.62km/h.

While there are plenty of youngsters on the list, Fernandez, Aubameyang, and Bellarabi are all 30-years-old, proving they have quite a lot left in the tank yet.

Mbappe’s pace is still some way off the fastest-ever speed recorded by a human though, with Usain Bolt clocking in at an almost unbelievable 44.72km/h when he ran his world record 9.58-second 100m in 2009.

Top 10 fastest footballers in the world

1. Kylian Mbappe – 36km/h

2. Inaki Williams – 35.7km/h

3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 35.5km/h

4. Karim Bellarabi – 35.27km/h

5. Kyle Walker – 35.21km/h

6. Leroy Sane – 35.04km/h

7. Mohamed Salah – 35km/h

8. Kingsley Coman – 35km/h

9. Alvara Odriozola – 34.99km/h

10. Nacho Fernandez – 34.62km/h

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