FIFA: World Cup 2014 fastest players

Sport360 staff 15:37 28/06/2014
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  • According to FIFA, the Bayern Munich winger "Arjen Robben" recorded a speed of 37km/h, the fastest ever clocked by a footballer at the World Cup, during the match between Netherlands and Spain played on Friday, June 13, 2014.

    FIFA also claimed that the 30-year-old has surpassed Theo Walcott’s previous record of 35.7kmph, while Cristiano Ronaldo is only sixth in the list of the fastest ever.

    Antonio Valencia is fractions quicker than Gareth Bale, with Wayne Rooney in the top eight with a top speed of 32.1km/h.

    Lionel Messi is just ahead of the England striker, with Aaron Lennon the fifth quickest at 33.8km/h.

    Robben played an essential role in securing a 5–1 victory for the Oranje Boys.

    The Dutch star is now at the top of the list of top sprinters on the football field, ahead of seven other players.

    Below is the list of the eight fastest footballers in the world:

    Arjen Robben – 37km/h

    Theo Walcott – 35.7km/h

    Antonio Valencia – 35.2km/h

    Gareth Bale – 34-7km/h

    Aaron Lennon – 33.8km/h

    Cristiano Ronaldo – 33.6km/h

    Lionel Messi – 32.5km/h

    Wayne Rooney – 32.1km/h