Given the nature of football, speed is an essential prerequisite, since it makes it much easier for players to run with and without the ball when they are not in possession of the ball.
Over the years, we've seen a few lightning-quick footballers compete in the English Premier League, and today I'll take you through seven of the most explosive players to ever compete in the most prestigious league in Europe.
Theo Walcott was once regarded as one of the world's fastest footballers when he was at his peak. A good sprinter both on and off the ball, the former England international was one of those players who would have created a name for themselves, particularly in the field of athletics, since his top speed was measured at 35.7 kph.
Antonio Valencia is yet another footballer who will go down in history as one of the most dynamic players in the Premier League's history.
During his time in England, the former Wigan and Manchester United player was a very fast runner, and his pace allowed him to excel both as a right back and as a winger. During his stint in the league, his top speed was measured at 35.10 kilometers per hour.
The 40-year-old former footballer will also be remembered as one of the elite league's most dynamic players.
Because of his ability to move quickly on and off the ball, the former Chelsea, Manchester City, and Wigan winger posed a threat to opposition defenders.
One such speedster that springs to mind who has previously played in the English Premier League is Wales international Gareth Bale, who played for Manchester United.
A natural speedster, the former Tottenham Hotspur forward is still considered one of the world's best players, despite his age of 32, and is still considered one of the world's best players. Bale's top speed was measured at 36.9 kilometers per hour.
Several FIFA 2021 game rankings show that Manchester City's defender is the league's fastest player, according to the most recent rankings.
Walker has been causing havoc on opposing players with his pace since his days with the Spurs, and he is showing no signs of slowing down at this point in his career. The peak speed of the right back is 23.49 miles per hour.
It is likely that you will agree with me that, aside from his ability to score goals, one of Salah's best assets is his pace, which has become an integral aspect of his game over the years.
From his early days with Basel to his current position with Liverpool, the Egyptian has proven time and time again that he is one of the world's fastest players. Salah is also one of the best runners in the Premier League.
Of course, you are aware that this list would be incomplete if Adama Traore, a Spanish international, were not included.
The muscular Wolves winger is widely regarded as one of the world's fastest runners, and he has scored two goals in as many games this season. Traore's top speed has been calculated to be 22.12mph, and he has consistently posed a threat to opposing players throughout the Epl season after season.
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