Bruno Henrique Reached A Top Speed Of 38 km/h And Is Now The Fastest Player In World Football
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Bruno Henrique Reached A Top Speed Of 38 km/h And Is Now The Fastest Player In World Football

Bruno Henrique clocked a blistering 38 km/h for Flamengo, making him the fastest player in world football.

The 28-year-old reached supersonic speeds of 38 km/h in the Copa Libertadores quarter-final against Internacional on Thursday.

He surpasses Gareth Bale who recorded a top speed of 36.9 km/h.

The rapid-forward scored two late goals to secure a first leg victory over Internacional ahead of next Thursday’s second leg.

He’s enjoying a prolific season for Flamengo and his performances in Brazil isn’t going unnoticed as he has been called up to the Seleção team.

Henrique has received his first senior international call-up for Brazil’s friendly games against Colombia and Peru next month.

Last season, in the Premier League, Timothy Fosu-Mensah reached a top speed of 35.3 km/h and in the campaign before, Manchester City’s Leroy Sane clocked a top speed of 35.5 km/h.

And, in France, Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe recorded a top speed of 36 km/h in 2017.

To put all these speeds in context, Usain Bolt averaged 37.6 km/h when he broke the 100m World Record in 2009.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He’s a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He’s also an avid Bristol City fan.

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