There are some rapid players in the premier league but who is the quickest as of now (2014)? And how fast are they?
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:
- Antonio Valencia (35.1 KM/H)
- Aaron Lennon (33.8 KM/H)
- Theo Walcott (32.7 KM/H)
- Wayne Rooney (31.2 KM/H)
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:
- Theo Walcott (22.72 miles per hour)
- Kyle Walker
- Jesus Navas
- Gabby Agbonlahor
- 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.