There are some rapid players in the premier league but who is the quickest as of now (2014)? And how fast are they?


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It's very hard to pick the quickest player in the EPL. It also depends if you measure the run without the ball or with the ball.

To sum up the answer, Theo Walcott is probably the fastest but it's inconclusive.

Measurements are being done all the time by several organizations. In the last measurement done by FIFA, Antonio Valencia was chosen fastest football player on the planet. Other EPL players who also appear on the list are:

  1. Antonio Valencia (35.1 KM/H)
  2. Aaron Lennon (33.8 KM/H)
  3. Theo Walcott (32.7 KM/H)
  4. Wayne Rooney (31.2 KM/H)

List of fastest players by FIFA

The accuracy of these numbers can probably be disputed, since all FIFA has stated that the data was pulled off from their own computers and tracking systems.

Another source is Goal.com. Their 5 fastest players in the Premier League are:

  1. Theo Walcott (22.72 miles per hour)
  2. Kyle Walker
  3. Jesus Navas
  4. Gabby Agbonlahor
  5. Aaron Lennon

According to ftbpro.com, Theo Walcott is also the fastest one.

But if you ask Kyle Walker (Tottenham), he will present this as proof that he is the fastest.

Kyle Walker
(source: akamaihd.net)

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    I would seriously question any stat that has Rooney as the seventh fastest player
    – queeg
    Aug 26, 2014 at 7:58
  • The last picture link seems to be dead. (IIRC I have read on some meta site that posting pictures using imgur - with the links generated using SE editor - should prevent link rot.)
    – Martin
    Mar 16, 2015 at 12:24

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