These players are able to cover the entire court in seconds.
These are the forwards considered to be the fastest in the world. / Photos: instagram.com/jurgendammr25, instagram.com/garethbale11
LatinamericanPost| Juan Manuel Londoño
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One of the most powerful tools in a soccer player's arsenal is speed. The ability to get past defenders, break barriers, and position them before the opponent in a key zone is essential to being a great player.
Here we show you which are the 5 fastest strikers in the world of football. For you to have an idea of how fast a person can get, the fastest man in the world, Ussain Bolt, managed to have a top speed of 44.72 km/h .
Will footballers eventually overcome that mark in the future?
5. Jürgen Damm
Jürgen Damm Rascón is a player for the Tigres UANL of Liga MX. He is considered one of the fastest players in the world, with an acceleration of 35.5 km/h, but his technical are not that great. He has been widely criticized by fans of his country for his lack of ability to focus and score. However, his speed is undeniable.
4. Orlando Berrio
This Colombian from Cartagena, despite being relatively unknown internationally, has incredible speed. His average speed per game, according to Fox Sports Brasil, is 36km/h. Berrio, just 29 years old, has plenty more time to play and break his own record.
3. Gareth Bale
The Welsh player for Barcelona has built a reputation as one of the fastest players in the world for a long time. His many recognitions include, among others, having been the Welsh Player of the Year on three different occasions, and the Best Player of the Premier League in 2013. In the 2014 Copa del Rey final, he reached a speed of 36.9km/h .
2. Arjen Robben
The former Dutch footballer, 2010 Bundesliga Player of the Year and champion across countless European leagues was, at his best and until recently, the fastest player in the world. This is because in the 2014 World Cup, in the famous 5-1 against Spain, he achieved a speed of 37km/h.
The Flamenco player from Rio de Janeiro reached a speed of 38km/h in the quarterfinal match of the last Copa Libertadores against Internacional. This makes him the fastest player in the world at the moment. It should be noted that in that same match two goals were scored.