Watch: The Fastest Player In World Football Is A Human Bullet
Usain Bolt might be grabbing all the headlines with his tryout at Borussia Dortmund, but should he ever make it as a professional footballer, he'll face some stiff competition in being the fastest player to grace a football pitch.
That award goes to Luis Advíncula of Lobos BUAP, who has just smashed the record of the fastest sprint ever in football.
In Lobos BUAP's game against Chivas, the 28-year-old did what every manager loves, back-tracking at full pace in order to win back possession for his side.
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The Peruvian covered a whopping 68.5 metres in a minuscule 6.82 seconds, chasing a presumably bewildered Alan Pulido from his own half all the way into the opposition's side.
That's some effort. To put it in context: he's covered the same length of the pitch we at SPORTbible cover in a single five-a-side session and in the same amount of time we take to get out of breath.
At full speed, Advíncula went full velocity at 36.15 kph, making Bale's previous record of 35.7 kph look like the pace of a particularly slow snail attempting to ascend an icy slide.
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As you can see in the video, his legs go so fast that they turn into a collective blur below his body, like when Wile E. Coyote chases the Road Runner.
It's really some pace, and rumour has it that they had to quickly chuck ice cold water onto his boots after that blistering effort.
Back in December, PSG sensation Kylian Mbappe showed he might warrant 99 pace on FIFA when he displayed lightning quick speed to score against Lille.
So Kylian Mbappé is pretty quick then :flushed::runner::zap: pic.twitter.com/SBIGEi3H2D
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 9, 2017
The visitors piled on the pressure late on in the Ligue One game and sent their goalkeeper up for a corner as they searched for an equaliser.
But when the Parisians broke swiftly and fed their £166 million man the counter, the Frenchman turned on the jets.
Three defenders are chasing him, with one even trying to hack him down, but he darts towards goal at the speed of light before slotting into the empty net.
You can't beat a bit of pace to burn...
Words: Jacque Talbot
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