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The 20 Fastest Players in World Football: Featuring Ronaldo and Messi
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In the modern game of football, speed and agility are among the most important qualities for a professional footballer to possess.

It is now a regular facet to the game of the majority of the world's top strikers and wingers allowing them to take on and beat opposing defenders.

It is not only the forward men who utilise speed these days though. Plenty of wing backs and central defenders now have impressive speed.

This article will look at some of the nippiest players on the planet, playing in a number of different leagues around the world.

It is worth noting that this list is in no particular order as I have unfortunately been unable to round up the 20 men on the list for individual speed testing, so I am not sure who can run the 100 metres quickest, but I'm sure they would all churn it up.

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