Go Speed Racer, Go!

31 Mar

Real Madrid CF v Villarreal CF - La Liga

We all know that Garebear is über fast but now FIFA apparently backs him as the fastest player in the world, too.

With the ball at his feet, anyway.

AS published an article about the top 10 fastest dribbling footballers in the world. Gareth came in first at a lightning quick 36.9 km/h. For those of us in the US of A, that’s almost 23 mph. Cristiano was 5th fastest at 33.6 km/h (20.8 mph) while Messi was 7th fastest at 32.5 km/h (20.1 mph). And Sergio rounded out the top 10 at 30.6 km/h (19 mph).

Yep! Speed Racer!

This is how I picture Gareth blasting past Marc Bartra last season

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3 Responses to “Go Speed Racer, Go!”

  1. Anonymous March 31, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

    Yes! Our boys are beasts. I also expected Marcelo to be on the list though. If not one of te fastest, he’s definitely on of the best dribblers today.

  2. Mandy March 31, 2015 at 9:56 pm #

    I read a stat yesterday day of little know facts about Garebear, he was recorded to have run a competetive 100 meter dash only fractions of a second slower than the current world record. I’ll see if I can find the article b/c it had actual numbers and until you see them it doesn’t really seem all that impressive.

    • Mandy March 31, 2015 at 10:09 pm #

      Best I could find on my annoyingly-slow-at-the-momemt internet:
      “100m sprint 11.4 seconds
      A very promising track and field athlete, at the age of 14, Gareth Bale could run 100m in 11.4 seconds – that’s just over a second slower than the current world record set by Usain Bolt!” (2013)

      – via: http://purelyfootball.com

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