The 10 fastest players in Europe: Salah, Aubameyang, Mbappe
There’s nothing quite like seeing a player get past an opponent thanks to their blistering pace – but who are the fastest players in Europe right now?
Speed is a key asset for any team in the modern game, helping transition from defence to attack in the blink of an eye.
French publication Le Figaro have compiled the 10 fastest players in Europe’s top five leagues.
10. Nacho Fernandez
The Real Madrid defender may be 30, but he has shown so signs of slowing down and is still able to reach a top speed of 34.63km/h.
9. Alvaro Odriozola
The second Real Madrid man on this list, Odriozola is currently on loan at Bayern Munich, clocking speeds of 34.99 km/h.
8. Kingsley Coman
Coman’s pace and dribbling skills help him instil fear in opposing defences. The Bayern Munich winger has been clocked at 35 km/h.
"#Coman could do this alone…" And boy, did he! ⚽
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) December 21, 2017
7. Mohamed Salah
Salah is also able to reach 35km/h and his pace has helped him score 91 goals in 144 matches since signing for Liverpool in 2017.
6. Leroy Sane
The Manchester City winger has missed the entire Premier League campaign after suffering a serious knee injury, but he can reach 35.04 km/h when fully fit.
5. Kyle Walker
Walker is the third defender to appear on this list and the full-back can reach a top speed of 35.21 km/h while marauding down the right flank.
I don't think Trippier is much of a downgrade on Walker, but we are going to need to replace pace/power somewhere in the XI if Kyle leaves. pic.twitter.com/ABn1rRxkeH
— Dan (@YidVids) May 27, 2017
4. Karim Bellarabi
Bellarabi has been clocked at 35.27 km/h, and that pace helps the Bayer Leverkusen winger leave defenders in his wake.
3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang’s top speed of 35.5 km/h makes him the fastest player in the Premier League, and the striker has used his pace to good effect, scoring 61 goals in 97 appearances for Arsenal.
2. Inaki Williams
The Athletic Bilbao striker is near impossible to stop when in full flow as he is able to reach speeds of 35.7km/h.
| GOAAAL! |
Inaki Williams has done it again! 😍
Shows strength and pace and he gets his reward! What a terrific game he’s had 🔥 pic.twitter.com/h5PwhcvIuc
— ELEVEN SPORTS UK (@ElevenSports_UK) January 13, 2019
1. Kylian Mbappe
Mbappe is one of the best players in the world and his incredible top speed of 36km/h makes him deadly on the counter-attack.