Football star Mbappe smashes Usain Bolt's world record average speed

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French superstar Kylian Mbappe has 30 goals this year for PSG including three goals on the weekend, but it could be the frightening speed he reached during one of his strikes which was the most impressive feat.

The 20-year-old World Cup winner was in his scintillating best form on the weekend as he destroyed former club Monaco to help hand PSG the Ligue 1 title.

But it was the top speed he reached during the first goal that had onlookers in awe of his physical abilities.

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Killian Mbappe during the french Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and AS Monaco (ASM) at Parc des Princes stadium on 2019, April 21 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien Mattia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Killian Mbappe during the french Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and AS Monaco (ASM) at Parc des Princes stadium on 2019, April 21 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien Mattia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Mbappe reached a top speed of 38km/h as he played a ball out wide and sprinted 50m to flick the ball home upon the return pass.

His sprint speed smashed that of Germany and Manchester City forward Leroy Sane who had the best figures in the Premier League last season of 35.5km/h.

Incredibly, it also topped Bolt's average speed when he registered 37.58km/h when the Jamaican broke the 100m World Record in the 2009 Berlin World Championships.

However, it is important to note Bolt's average speed was set over a longer distance.

Mbappe was also only the second person to register more than 30 goals this season across the top five leagues after Lionel Messi.

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