Wednesday, June 18, 2014

2014 World Cup: Highest Top Speed in 1st Group Phase

The players with the highest top speed (kph) in their 1st game of the World Cup group stage.

32.33 - Raphael Varane (France)
32.29 - Mats Hummels (Germany)
32.15 - Fabio Coentrao (Portugal)
31.93 - Pablo Armero (Colombia)
31.79 - Marcos Rojo (Argentina)
31.61 - Juan Cadrado (Colombia)
31.61 - Jordi Alba (Spain)
31.61 - Andy Najar (Honduras)
31.43 - Mathew Leckie (Australia)
31.43 - Victor Moses (Nigeria)

31.39 - Jermaine Jones (USA)
31.21 - Muhamed Besic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
31.07 - Angel Di Maria (Argentina)
31.07 - Ramires (Brazil)
31.07 - Alexis Sanchez (Chile)
31.07 - Yuto Nagatomo (Japan)
31.07 - Paul Aguilar (Mexico)
31.03 - Arjen Robben (Netherlands)
31.03 - Ron Vlaar (Netherlands)
31.03 - Souleymane Bamba (Cote d'Ivoire)

31.03 - Mesut Ozil (Germany)
30.89 - Kevin-Prince Boateng (Ghana)
30.85 - Jason Davidson (Australia)
30.85 - Martin Caceres (Uruguay)
30.71 - Yaya Toure (Cote d'Ivoire)
30.71 - Die Serey (Cote d'Ivoire)
30.71 - Georgios Samaras (Greece)
30.67 - Gervinho (Cote d'Ivoire)
30.64 - Eugenio Mena (Chile)
30.49 - Jose Cholevas (Greece)

30.49 - Faouzi Ghoulam (Algeria)
30.49 - Benedikt Hoewedes (Germany)
30.35 - Khosro Heydari (Iran)
30.31 - Victor Ibarbo (Colombia)
30.17 - John Boye (Ghana)
30.17 - Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands)
30.17 - AndranikTimotian (Iran)
30.13 - Divock Origi (Belgium)
30.13 - Gamboa (Costa Rica)


Source: Official FIFA Documents

3 comments:

  1. Hello Steve,
    could you give a little more detail on the source please? I've been trying to find official statistics because there's a rumour going through the media about Arjen Robbens alleged 37 kph sprint.

    Where did you find the numbers?
    Thank you!

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    1. Hi Klaus,
      If you go to the individual match reports on the FIFA website you can find the PDFs of the official documents from each match.

      Here is the page for NED v ESP

      http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=255931/match=300186510/index.html#matchfacts

      Scroll down the page and just below the lineups are the 'Official Documents' The player's top speeds are in both the 'player statistics' and the 'tracking statistics' documents.

      Hope that helps!

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    2. Hello Steve,
      that helps a lot! Thank you!

      .. and 37 KPH was too fast to be true indeed ;)

      Klaus

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