Bruno Henrique Reached A Top Speed Of 38 km/h And Is Now The Fastest Player In World Football
Bruno Henrique clocked a blistering 38 km/h for Flamengo, making him the fastest player in world football.
The 28-year-old reached supersonic speeds of 38 km/h in the Copa Libertadores quarter-final against Internacional on Thursday.
He surpasses Gareth Bale who recorded a top speed of 36.9 km/h.
:zap: @Brunohenrique has reached supersonic speeds of :three::eight: km/h. Tonight his double was lightning.
:red_circle::black_circle:It left @Flamengo on the cusp of @TheLibertadores semis.
Now the :earth_americas: knows why :flag_br: called him up
:speech_balloon: "It's been the best week of my life," he said in tearspic.twitter.com/DbNd6GfkJW
- FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) August 22, 2019
- brunohenrique :two::seven: (@Brunohenrique) August 23, 2019
The rapid-forward scored two late goals to secure a first leg victory over Internacional ahead of next Thursday's second leg.
He's enjoying a prolific season for Flamengo and his performances in Brazil isn't going unnoticed as he has been called up to the Seleção team.
Henrique has received his first senior international call-up for Brazil's friendly games against Colombia and Peru next month.
TÁ (QUASE) VOANDO! De acordo com a Fifa, Bruno Henrique correu tanto contra o Inter pela #Libertadores2019, que atingiu a marca de 38 km/h. O jogador do Flamengo bateu o recorde de Bale, que era de 36,9 km/h e até então era apontado como o jogador mais rápido do mundo. pic.twitter.com/1B99Guaxmj
- Esporte Interativo (@Esp_Interativo) August 23, 2019
Last season, in the Premier League, Timothy Fosu-Mensah reached a top speed of 35.3 km/h and in the campaign before, Manchester City's Leroy Sane clocked a top speed of 35.5 km/h.
And, in France, Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe recorded a top speed of 36 km/h in 2017.
Kylian Mbappé was clocked at 36km/h in the 90th minute for PSG's third goal on Saturday...
Usain Bolt averaged 37.58 km/h when he broke the 100m World Record in 2009! :runner::dash:#PSG pic.twitter.com/pw9ixwL4PT
- Dugout (@Dugout) December 12, 2017
To put all these speeds in context, Usain Bolt averaged 37.6 km/h when he broke the 100m World Record in 2009.