Fastest footballer? Blackburn Rovers defender clocks incredible top speed of 10.6 metres per second – quicker than Kylian Mbappe and Usain Bolt

30 Apr

Tyler Magloire has become the fastest player in Blackburn Rovers’ history, hitting a top speed of 10.6 metres per second (m/s).

To put that into perspective, it makes him quicker than Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe, who notched a top speed of 10.55m/s during the 3-1 win over Monaco.

Usain Bolt celebrates winning the gold medal in the men’s 100 Metres Final World Athletics Championships in Berlin. Bolt set a new World Record of 9.58.

It also means he has beaten Usain Bolt’s average time from his 100m sprint when he set the world record back in 2009 in Berlin.

The 20-year-old smashed the previous record at Edwood Park, eclipsing the 10.2m/s record previously held by Josh King.

“Nobody beats him in a foot race,” Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray said after handing the centre-back Magloire his debut in a 3-0 win over Wigan last month.

Having been with Rovers since he was nine, the defender has had to wait patiently for his chance. At the start of the season, he injured knee ligaments and was ruled out for four months, making him think his chance had gone.

Tyler Magloire is set for a big future at Blackburn Rovers


Tyler Magloire has serious pace...

  • Tyler Magloire: 10.6 m/s
  • Kylian Mbappe: 10.55 m/s
  • Usain Bolt: 10.44 m/s (average, Berlin 2009 –  top speed 12.42 m/s) 

“It was tough,” he told Sky Sports News. “While I was injured, I spent quite a bit of time with the club psychologist. He helped me keep my head, made sure when I came back I was ready to go again.”

He returned for the Under-23 side, who were seemingly set for the drop from the Premier League 2 Division 1. However, as captain, Magloire led Damien Johnson’s side to 12 wins in their last 16 matches.

As a result of his fine form, the young Englishman was rewarded with a new professional contract in February until June 2022.

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray signs new deal

1 Dec

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has been handed a new long-term deal with the club.
The Ewood Park boss extends his stay until at least 2022, which would take him up to five years with the club, after signing the three-and-a-half-year deal.

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray

The former Celtic, West Brom and Middlesbrough boss lead Rovers to promotion from Sky Bet League One in his first full campaign and has made a promising start to life in the Championship.

Having signed the new deal, he is targeting the top flight of English football.

“I’ve enjoyed the journey so far, but there is still a long way to go. In my mind, it is always about trying to build, improve and get better,” he told the club website.

Mowbray got Blackburn promoted to the Championship.

“I feel as if we can prove to the owners that we can get them back on the right road towards the Premier League. I’m sure they will invest in this team and support the club back to where we belong.”

Chief executive Steve Waggott added: “This is the second time I have worked with Tony (previously at Coventry) and what always shines through when working with him is his passion, hard work, enthusiasm and honesty.

“His attention to detail and style of management has already brought success to Rovers by gaining promotion at the first attempt out of League One and back to the Championship.”