Modern day football is way too different from how the game originally originated. Today, football is about less pressure and more patience. With more and more teams opting to become more offensive with the incorporation of counter attacking football and wing-back overlapping in their need of strategies, the need of extremely fast players is definitely a very big requisite.
Today, players of present day football do include some of the fastest and most agile players ever to take the field who have proved their mettle when it comes to speed time and time again. Lets have a look at some of the fastest players who take the field still today.
10. Wayne Rooney
Manchester United’s all time leading scorer Wayne Rooney might have recently moved to Everton to try his fortune at his boyhood club but that in no way negates the fact that he is one of the finest ballplayers of modern day football. And also one of the fastest. Although Rooney is not blessed with a very athletic build and has a much burlier, heavier structure, that has never stopped the English talisman from sprinting down the flanks at breakneck speed for some classic United counter attacks in the past