LaLiga: The fastest (and slowest) Barcelona players so far this season

Jamie Spencer

Brazilian superstar Neymar has been clocked as Barcelona's fastest player so far this season, according to information published by Spanish outlet Marca.

The 25-year-old, who recently scored his 100th Barça goal and played his 500th career game across the club and the international levels, hit a top speed of 34.83km/h in a game against Sporting Gijon.

Real Sporting de Gijon v FC Barcelona - La Liga

That was faster than a surprising 34.25km/h from 33-year-old defender Jeremy Mathieu and 33.8km/h from noted speedster Aleix Vidal before his long-term injury.

Javier Mascherano and Jordi Alba make up the squad's top five fastest players this season, while Sergio Busquets is sixth after being clocked at a top speed of 33.64km/h.

The same can't be said for Barcelona's other midfielders. Ivan Rakitic has been the slowest outfield player, reaching a top speed of 30.66km/h. Veteran captain Andres Iniesta has been the next slowest, but at 31.62km/h has still run noticeably quicker than his Croatian colleague.


Barcelona Top Speeds in 2016/17:

Player Position Top Speed (km/h)
Neymar Forward 34.83
Jeremy Mathieu Defender 34.25
Aleix Vidal Defender 33.8
Javier Mascherano Defender 33.71
Jordi Alba Defender 33.67
Sergio Busquets Midfielder 33.64
Gerard Pique Defender 33.52
Sergi Roberto Def/Mid 33.51
Paco Alcacer Forward 33.4
Samuel Umtiti Defender 33.01
Luis Suarez Forward 32.86
Andre Gomes Midfielder 32.73
Lionel Messi Forward 32.27
Lucas Digne Defender 32.21
Denis Suarez Midfielder 32.18
Arda Turan Midfielder 31.87
Rafinha Midfielder 31.76
Andres Iniesta Midfleder 31.62
Ivan Rakitic Midfielder 30.66

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