Bayern Munich forward Kingsley Coman has been revealed as the fastest Bundesliga player on record.
Opta officially started clocking sprint speeds in 2013/14 and although Coman has always been known for his pace, he hit new heights during Bayern’s 3-2 win away at Paderborn, clocking in at 35.7 km/h.
Bundesliga’s fastest sprinters on record: Top five players…
- Kingsley Coman: 35.7 km/h
- Jeremiah St. Juste: 35.6 km/h
- P-E Aubameyang: 35.6 km/h
- Sheraldo Becker: 35.4 km/h
- Lukas Klunter: 35.4 km/h
Coman’s fastest speed last season was 34.8 km/h per hour and though that number is still impressive, it only ranked ninth throughout the Bundesliga for 2018/19, with Hertha Berlin’s Lukas Klunter topping the list with 35.4 km/h – the fifth-highest sprint on record – while the likes of Kai Havertz (35.01 km/h) and Achraf Hakimi (35.09 km/h) also sat ahead of him in the top 10.
The France international suffered a number of injuries throughout the course of last season, possibly contributing to his slightly slower speeds, but has started the new campaign in fine form, notching three goals and three assists in eight appearances across all competitions.
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Coman completed five dribbles at the weekend against Paderborn, and his 35.7 km/h sprint takes him above Jeremiah St. Juste and former Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who both held the previous record of 35.6 km/h.
The 23-year-old recently admitted last season’s injury troubles have made him “stronger inside”, willing him on to improve this time around.
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“The stages of life, the wounds, the maturity, made me stronger inside,” he told France Football.
“Growing up, we see life differently. I am still young and I have a lot of energy to give. I still love soccer and I’m always hungry.”
Bayern Munich travel to Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Tuesday.