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10 fastest footballers: Meet Jurgen Damm who is apparently the second fastest in the world

Real Madrid speedster Gareth Bale’s top spot as the world’s fastest footballer could be in jeopardy as Mexican club Pachuca introduced 22-year-old Jurgen Damm as the second fastest player when running with the ball, only second to the Welsh winger.

Jurgen Damm
Jurgen Damm in action for Mexican club Pachuca

Real Madrid speedster Gareth Bale’s top spot as the world’s fastest footballer could be in jeopardy as Mexican club Pachuca introduced 22-year-old Jurgen Damm as the second fastest player when running with the ball, only second to the Welsh winger.

A recent study conducted by Damm's very own club, Pachuca has left many of us confused as the list misses out on several prominent footballers, including the likes of Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben, Barcelona’s Neymar and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, while it has Real Madrid centre back Sergio Ramos in the top 10. For the validation of the facts and figures stated in the study, it is said to have been backed by FIFA.

Bale has been recorded to have clocked a high speed of 36.9 km per hour with the ball at his feet, followed by Damm almost catching up with the Welshman’s speeding prowess with 35.25 km per hour.

10 of the fastest footballers in the world at the moment

Position Player Club Top Speed (km/h)
1 Gareth Bale Real Madrid 36.9
2 Jurgen Damm Pachuca 35.23
3 Antonio Valencia Manchester United 35.1
4 Aaron Lenon Everton 33.8
5 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 33.6
6 Theo Walcott Arsenal 32.7
7 Lionel Messi Barcelona 32.5
8 Wayne Rooney Manchester United 31.2
9 Franck Ribery Bayern Munich 30.7
10 Sergio Ramos Real Madrid 30.6

But how fast is Jurgen Damm?

Damm is considered as one of the most promising players who currently playing the Mexican Premier League, and recently made his senior team debut for the Mexican national team. He could be the second fastest player according to the statistics, but how fast is he really?

Here’s a look at that.

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