Robben the fastest footballer of all-time

The winger was clocked sprinting at a record-breaking pace during Friday’s stunning victory over Spain

Arjen Robben is officially the fastest footballer of all-time after reaching a top speed of 37 kilometres per hour as Netherlands thrashed Spain 5-1.

The Bayern Munich man left Sergio Ramos trailing behind as he sped through the middle of the park and into the penalty area before firing home the fifth goal of the game.

Prior to that record-breaking burst, Arsenal and England star Theo Walcott was previously the quickest player in the world with a speed of 35kph.

Robben even managed to break his own personal best having been clocked at 30.7kph for Bayern, but perhaps more impressive is the fact he has broken the record pace set by a footballer at the age of 30.

Further down the list of speedsters are Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia in third place (35.2kph), Gareth Bale in fourth (34.7), fifth-placed Aaron Lennon (33.8) and Cristiano Ronaldo (33.6), who is now sixth.

Behind the Real Madrid man in seventh and eighth spot are Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney, who have recorded speeds of 32.5 and 32.1 kph respectively.

Usain Bolt remains the fastest man in the world and of all-time. The Jamaica 100 and 200 metre runner ran 44.72kph in the final of the World Championships in Berlin in 2009.

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