Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
Wayne Rooney is the eighth fastest player in the world (Picture: Getty) When you think of fast footballers, Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney probably isn’t the first name that comes to mind… The England captain, though, is the eighth fastest player in the world – Real Madrid speedster Gareth Bale topped the list, obviously.
Bale has been described as a footballer with "tremendous speed, great crossing ability, a great left foot and exceptional physical qualities". Former Liverpool player and BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson said: "What makes Gareth Bale so special? Simple.
Football player with accurate speed and acceleration create trouble for the opponents. For previous couple of years its Ronaldo, Messi, Eto and Robben who made history due to their on field speed. Gareth Bale is now well known for his speed and dribbling skills.
10 fastest footballers: Meet Jurgen Damm who is apparently the second fastest in the world Real Madrid speedster Gareth Bale’s top spot as the world’s fastest footballer could be in jeopardy as Mexican club Pachuca introduced 22-year-old Jurgen Damm as the second fastest player when running with the ball, only second to the Welsh winger.
Valencia is apparently the fastest player on the planet (Picture: Getty) Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia is apparently the fastest footballer in the world. The Ecuadorian speedster remarkably beat the likes of Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo to the title, according to a FIFA study which featured in Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo.
However, football is a game that accommodates both explosive acceleration over a few yards and raw speed over long distances. Compare the likes of Aaron Lennon and Diego Costa; both would be considered quick players, but for entirely different reasons.
Debates always arise about the fastest players in the game of football. Here's a list of the top 10 quickest feet comprised by Bleache... Debates always arise about the fastest players in the game of football. Here's a list of the top 10 quickest feet comprised by Bleacherreport. I'm pretty sure ...