PICTURE: Who is the fastest player in the world? The answer may surprise you

Fabio, Rooney, Valencia

Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich players all feature in the top ten.

Ronaldo? Messi? Nope, you’re wrong, they’re not even in the top three. It’s all about one of David Moyes’ midfield men.

Cristiano Ronaldo can do all the commericals he likes, racing against a glamorous car but he still isn't quicker than Antonio Valencia.

According to FIFA calculations, he’s the quickest player on the planet who can reach a speed of just over 35 kph, around 22 mph.

That’s far quicker than Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, fourth in the top ten, and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi who comes in at sixth.

It’s not all bad news for Los Blancos however, as new signing Gareth Bale is hot on the heels of Valencia at the top of the speed table clocking in at 34.7 kph or 21.56 mph.

There is a third place for Tottenham Hotspur winger Aaron Lennon and for all the abuse Wayne Rooney has to endure about being stocky, the Manchester United man is only fractionally slower than Messi according to the FIFA stats.

There are also appearances for Arsenal, Bayern Munich and another Barcelona player in the top ten.

Take a look.

Fifa The Fastest Players In The World

Are you surprised with any of the names on that list? Is there anyone you expected to be there who isn’t?

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