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Kylian Mbappé the fastest player in the world?

Publish on 18/04/2020 at 10:01

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Kylian Mbappé has been ranked as the fastest player in the world - ahead of the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Leroy Sané - by French daily newspaper Le Figaro.

Mbappé has already raced to the top of the Ligue 1 Conforama scoring charts this season, with his 18 goals for Paris Saint-Germain only matched by AS Monaco's Wissam Ben Yedder, who has featured in six more games than the 21-year-old.

 

Into his fifth full season as a senior professional player, Mbappé has already won three league titles - one with Monaco and two with PSG - as well as lifting the FIFA World Cup with France in 2018.

 

Watch: Every Mbappé goal scored before Christmas!


 

The forward now has another accolade to his name, with Le Figaro clocking Mbappé's top speed at 36km/h (22.4mph), which puts him clear of Inaki Williams in second and Arsenal's former AS Saint-Etienne forward Aubameyang in third.

 

Mbappé's top speed this season is still some way short of Usain Bolt's 44.72km/h (27.8mph), clocked when the Jamaican set the 100m world record at 9.58 seconds in 2009, but in football, it seems he is in a league of his own.

 

Le Figaro's full list

 

1. Kylian Mbappé - 36km/h

2. Inaki Williams - 35.7km/h

3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - 35.5km/h

4. Karim Bellarabi - 35.27km/h

5. Kyle Walker - 35.21km/h

6. Leroy Sané - 35.04km/h

7. Mohamed Salah - 35km/h

8. Kingsley Coman - 35km/h

9. Alvaro Odriozola - 34.99km/h

10. Nacho Fernandez - 34.62km/h