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

Jamie Spencer
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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
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.


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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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