Fastest players in the 2018/19 Champions League, including Real Madrid and Liverpool stars

4 Sep

As if he hadn’t won enough awards already this year, it has been revealed Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was officially the fastest player in the Champions League last season.

According to Squawka, the Dutchman outpaced the likes of ​Gareth Bale, ​Kylian Mbappe and Leroy Sane to clock the fastest speed in Europe as his side won their sixth Champions League title.

Van Dijk has had a phenomenal season

Van Dijk – even ahead of his pacy team-mates ​Mohamed Salah and ​Sadio Mane – recorded a top speed of 34.5km per hour against Barcelona at Camp Nou in the first-leg of their semi-final tie.

But who else made the list? Find out below…


10. Garry Rodrigues (Galatasaray)

33.3km/h vs Schalke (H)

Rodrigues generated a 33km/h speed against Schalke

9. Christian Fassnacht (Young Boys)

33.3km/h vs Manchester United (H)

8. Loris Benito (Young Boys)

33.3km/h vs Manchester United (H)

7. Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk)

33.3km/h vs Hoffenheim (H)

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Taison is extremely quick
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6. Leroy Sane (Mancheter City)

33.5km/h vs Lyon (A)

5. Rafa Silva  (Benfica)

33.5km/h vs Hoffenheim (H)

Silva is a speedy player
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4. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)

33.8km/h vs Roma (H)

Bale is known for his lightning quick speed
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3. Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

34.2km/h vs Tottenham (H)

2. Leroy Sane ( Manchester City)

34.4km/h – vs Hoffenheim (H)

Sane ran at 33.4km/h against Hoffenheim
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1. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

34.5km/h – vs Barcelona (A)

Virgil van Dijk has transformed Liverpool’s defence
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