Who is quicker Messi or Ronaldo?
Bringing the argument back to the Messi vs Ronaldo debate, Cristiano Ronaldo has been faster than Lionel Messi in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Following is the match-to-match comparison of the top speeds of the two forwards in the tournament so far.
"Henry was faster. Nicolas Anelka was really quick over 10 or 20 meters, and for long-distance, Gareth Bale was fast as well. So I think they were the fastest players I played with."
Fastest Shot in Football History
The holder of the fastest recorded shot from open play in football history is Arjen Robben at 118 mph. The Dutch forward struck a vicious volley from outside the box for Real Madrid in a pre-season friendly against Borussia Dortmund.
Lionel Messi is widely acknowledged as the GOAT of football in the modern era and is also considered by many to be the greatest player of all time or the GOAT in history.
#1. Lionel Messi (PSG & Argentina) (Total Football Goals: 804) 18 Dec. 2022.
KYLIAN MBAPPE is the fastest footballer in the world. The Paris Saint-Germain speedster has helped the French giants to four Ligue 1 titles - plus a Champions League final. Of course his goals have been part of the reason, but his stunning speed with and without the ball has also helped split open defences everywhere.
“I reckon Bale is probably the fastest footballer in the world right now but I could help him with his career if he wants me to,” commented the Jamaican. Bale's team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo is fifth on the list at 33.6km/h (20.9mph) while Barcelona man Lionel Messi sits seventh with 32.5km/h (20.2mph).
Essentially, footballers with a shorter running stride and lower centre of gravity are able to decelerate quickly, anticipate changes in motion and accelerate quickly.
The trio are rated the fasted in FIFA 21, with Mbappe and Traore having 96 pace, with Vinicius Jr just behind on 95.
Gareth Bale [fastest footballer] top speed: 22.9mph. Football has a new speedster! Benjamin Kyei and 6,669 others like this.
Who has the hardest hit in football?
He is known as one of the hardest hitters due to his tackle on Darryl Stingley in 1978, which left him paralyzed from the chest down for the rest of his life.
Perhaps David Hirst isn't as illustrious a footballer as many of the others on this list, but the three-time England international is recognised by The Guardian as possessing the hardest shot in history. The thunderbolt in question came on September 16, 1996 during a match between Sheffield Wednesday and Arsenal.
Hakan Sukur scored the opening goal of the match 11 seconds after kick-off to record the fastest World Cup goal in football history and followed it up with two assists as Turkey won 3-2.
1. Lionel Messi (PSG)
With 1,279 goals in 1,363 games, Pele is undoubtedly the king of football.
The FIFA Men's World Ranking is a ranking system for men's national teams in association football, led by Brazil as of 2022.
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, with 118 goals in 196 matches and counting, has scored the most goals in international football in the men's game.
At the club level, Messi holds the record for most goals in La Liga with 474. In total, including clubs and country, Messi has scored 793 goals in 1,003 appearances. He also has 350 assists to his name. On the other hand, Ronaldo has scored 819 goals in 1,145 appearances for both club and country.
Stat: Fields is consistently the fastest QB in the NFL
A large part of his success comes from his ability to read defenders, but also his natural athleticism and ability to get north and south.