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Gareth Bale Is the World's Fastest Player with a Ball at His Feet Says Study

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterMarch 30, 2015

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 22:  Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF takes on Neymar and Jordi Alba of Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on March 22, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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There is a lot of speculation about Gareth Bale's future at Real Madrid, but if the Spaniards ever do get rid of him, then good luck finding someone faster. 

According to a new study by Mexican club Pachuca, which was endorsed by FIFA, Bale's 36.9 km/h speed with the ball at his feet cannot be matched. 

Pachuca had an interest in conducting the study to see how high their player, Jurgen Damm, rated, and the recently capped Mexico international of German descent is second only to Bale. 

Manchester United wide man Antonio Valencia is the highest ranked Premier League player on the list in third, with Tottenham's Aaron Lennon, currently on loan at Everton, coming in fourth.

Cristiano Ronaldo is in the fifth spot, two places above fierce rival Lionel Messi. 

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