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The Top 10 fastest players in the English Premier League

Here is a list of who I think are the Top 10 fastest athletes in the English Premier League today. I would love to hear your opinions. Who do you think are the fastest players? Post a comment at the end of the post.

Drum roll....In no particular order:

Theo Walcott
Club and Nationality: Arsenal and England.
Age: 20
Position: Winger/Striker.
Club stats: Appearances, 131. Goals, 20. Assists 17

Scale 1 - snail pace 10 - lightening fast.

Speed with ball: 8.5
Speed without ball: 8.5
Agility: 8
Foot speed: 8
Power and strength: 6.5


Aaron Lennon
Club and Nationality: Tottenham Hotspur and England.
Age: 22
Position: Winger/Striker.
Club stats: Appearances, 215. Goals, 18.

Speed with ball: 8.5
Speed without ball: 9
Agility: 8
Foot speed: 8
Power and strength: 7.5


Craig Bellamy
Club and Nationality: Manchester City and Wales.
Age: 30
Position: Striker.
Club stats: Appearances, 369. Goals, 134

Speed with ball: 8
Speed without ball: 9
Agility: 8
Foot speed: 7
Power and strength: 8


Shaun Wright Philips
Club and Nationality: Manchester City and England.
Age: 29
Position: Winger.
Club stats: Appearances, 349. Goals, 52

Speed with ball: 8.5
Speed without ball: 9
Agility: 9
Foot speed: 7.5
Power and strength: 7


Gabriel Agbonlahor
Club and Nationality: Aston Villa and England.
Age: 23
Position: Winger/Striker.
Club stats: Appearances, 161. Goals, 40.

Speed with ball: 8.5
Speed without ball: 9.5
Agility: 8
Foot speed: 7.5
Power and strength: 8.5


Kenwyne Jones
Club and Nationality: Sunderland and Trinidad and Tobago.
Age: 25.
Position: Striker.
Club stats: Appearances, 176. Goals, 56

Speed with ball: 8
Speed without ball: 8.5
Agility: 8
Foot speed: 7.5
Power and strength: 9


Nikolas Anelka
Club and Nationality: Chelsea and France
Age: 30
Position: Striker.
Club stats: Appearances, 465. Goals, 163.

Speed with ball: 8
Speed without ball: 9
Agility: 9
Foot speed: 8
Power and strength: 8


Fernando Torres
Club and Nationality: Liverpool and Spain.
Age: 25
Position: Striker.
Club stats: Appearances, 339. Goals, 151

Speed with ball: 9
Speed without ball: 9
Agility: 9
Foot speed: 9
Power and strength: 9


Ashley Cole
Club and Nationality: Chelsea and England.
Age: 28
Position: Left back.
Club stats: Appearances, 311. Goals, 11.

Speed with ball: 8
Speed without ball: 9
Agility: 9.5
Foot speed: 8
Power and strength: 8


Ashley Young
Club and Nationality: Aston Villa and England.
Age: 24
Position: Winger.
Club stats: Appearances, 222. Goals, . Assists 55.

Speed with ball: 8
Speed without ball: 8
Agility: 8
Foot speed: 8
Power and strength: 8

Let me know who you think are the fastest in the premiership. Post a comment today.

Here is a list I found from 'The Daily Mail' newspaper Feb 13 2008.

The sprint parade top 10, commissioned by Nike and put together by Opta Sportsdata, is as follows (the first figure is to the ball, the second with it):

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd): 20.9mph -- 20.8mph
2. Andrew Johnson (Everton): 20.6 -- 20.7
3. Fernando Torres (Liverpool): 20.5 -- 20.6
4. Kenwyne Jones (Sunderland): 20.7 -- 20.2
5. Ashley Young (Aston Villa): 20.4 -- 20.3
6. Aaron Lennon (Tottenham): 20.6 -- 19.6
7. Cameron Jerome (Birmingham): 20.3 -- 20.1
8. Shaun Wright-Phillips (Chelsea): 18.9 -- 21.2
9. Jermain Defoe (Portsmouth): 20.4 -- 19.2
10. David Bentley (Blackburn): 20.0 -- 19.8

Let me know who you think are the fastest in the premiership. Post below.
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