Speed has always been a crucial attribute for soccer players, more so for those plying their trade in the English Premier League. Premier League clubs love quick transitions and wing play, both of which demand a lot out of players’ legs and lungs. So, naturally, the teams tend to prefer those who are quick off the block, and we do not see that trend changing any time soon.
Today, we will take a look at a few players who have dazzled fans with their quick feet. Continue reading to meet the five players who have completed the quickest sprints in the recorded history of the Premier League.
Special Note: Legendary speedsters Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott, and Adama Traore are unfortunately not on the list, as the league only started tracking top speed in 2021.
#5 Dominik Szoboszlai (Liverpool): 36.76 kmph (22.84 mph)
Dominik Szoboszlai Has Scored Thrice For Reds So Far
Dominik Szoboszlai, who joined Liverpool last summer, reached a top speed of 36.76 kmph (22.84 mph) during the Reds’ Premier League meeting with Wolverhampton Wanderers on September 16, 2023. Seeing Pedro Neto break out a sprint down the inside-right channel, the Hungarian heroically tracked back, stopping him from getting his shot away before Alexis Mac Allister dispossessed him. Had it not been for his dashing run, Liverpool probably would not have secured a comfortable 3-1 victory on the night.
Szoboszlai has played 21 Premier League games for the Merseysiders thus far, scoring thrice and claiming two assists.
#4 Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton Wanderers): 36.86 kmph (22.90 mph)
Pedro Neto Has Claimed 8 Assists This Season
One of the most underrated forwards in the Premier League, Wolverhampton Wanderers star Pedro Neto clocked a max speed of 36.86 kmph (22.90 mph) during the 1-1 draw with Luton Town on September 23, 2023. Joao Gomes launched a speculative ball down the right wing, prompting Neto to engage the afterburners. The Portuguese somehow got to the ball ahead of Tom Lockyer,…
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Author : Sushan Chakraborty
Publish date : 2024-02-08 07:43:31
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