Netherlands winger Arjen Robben has been declared the fastest player in the world by FIFA.
The Bayern Munich winger recorded a speed of 37km/h, the fastest ever clocked by a footballer at the World Cup opening match against Netherland and Spain, on Friday, June 13, 2014.
The Dutchman played an essential role in securing a 5 – 1 victory for his team, and is now at the top of the list of top sprinters on the football field, ahead of seven other players.
Check out the top eight sprinters in World football:
Arjen Robben – 37km/h
Theo Walcott – 35.7km/h
Antonio Valencia – 35.2km/h
Gareth Bale – 34-7km/h
Aaron Lennon – 33.8km/h
Cristiano Ronaldo – 33.6km/h
Lionel Messi – 32.5km/h
Wayne Rooney – 32.1km/h