Meet 21-Year-Old Terens Puhiri, The Fastest Player In World Football?

You probably haven't heard of Terens Puhiri, the 21-year-old winger who currently plays for Indonesian First Division side Borneo FC.

But after watching this goal against Mitra Kukar on Monday afternoon you might just remember the name.

Standing at 5ft 5in, the highly rated player from Jayapura, Indonesia, isn't the biggest but his incredible pace surely makes him one of the quickest players in world football right now.

During the 4-0 win against Mitra Kukar earlier this week, Puhiri showcased his lightning quick speed, tearing apart the opposition with a deadly counter attack.

Starting from around 30 metres, the 21-year-old covers a ridiculous amount of ground in the space of seconds.

Terens Puhiri then shows a great amount of composure by knocking the ball past the onrushing goalkeeper, using his incredible pace to his advantage. Seriously, how quick is this bloke?!

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Last month, Leroy Sane became the fastest player in the Premier League. He was recorded running at 35.48 km/hour (22.05 mph) in the 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.

He managed to overtake Jamie Vardy, who clocked an impressive 35.44 km/hour in the 2015/16 season during their league triumph, where he weighed in with 23 goals.

But Terens Puhiri of Indonesian First Division Indonesian First Division side Borneo FC has well and truly smashed those records with an almost unbelievable turn of pace.

Just to put Sane's speed in perspective, if he sustained that pace over 100 meters, the German would have landed a spot in the semi-finals of the 2016 Olympics.

He's not the only rapid player at City. Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling also fancy themselves as the fastest player at the club, with the £50 million right-back calling out Sterling and Sane to a sprint.

But again, they have NOTHING on Puhriri.

Is this guy the fastest player in world football? Or can you think of someone else faster?

Let us know in the comments.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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