Video: The fastest footballer in the world .. A Kuwaiti?

In my previous post highlighting the most expensive players in the world as of the January 2013 , there were a total of 60 players. However, not a single one was from the middle east.

Today, I came across an article that talks about a player we know quite well in these parts, but surely being labeled as the fastest player in the world is a bit of a stretch?

Taken from GiveMeFootball:


Forget Theo Walcott, Cristiano Ronaldo and Aaron Lennon – Fahad Al Enezi of Kuwait SC loooks faster than the lot as he rockets down the left touchline at such a speed you could be forgiven for thinking you were watching a world-class sprinter in a kick-about.

Whether or not the impressive video convinces you, the Kuwait winger looks to be an unquestionably dangerous player.

We will never know for sure who the fastest player in the world is, but the wonderfully resourceful Internet offers snippets of information to help us form our opinions. Thanks to some reliable stats we can see who Fahad Al Enzi is up against:

Arsenal star and ex-athlete Theo Walcott has reportedly run an astonishing 10.6 seconds over 100 metres, according to Mirror Football.

Flying Tottenham winger Gareth Bale claims to have run 100 metres in 11.4 seconds as a 14-year-old – an incredible time he has surely improved on since, as reported by The Telegraph.

American defender Marvell Wynne is reputed as one of the quickest players, and rightly so as he set a 100m time of 10.39 seconds back in high school, according to Sports Pundit.

Jamaican striker Luton Shelton is also worth a mention, apparently running the 40-yard dash in 4.59 seconds according to a Norwegian publication Dagbladet.

Do you think the footage of Al Enezi blazing down the pitch warrants a place among the elite speedsters in world football? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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