Kings of Speed: Cologne right-back Kingsley Ehizibue and Kingsley Coman (l-r.) are the Bundesliga's fastest ever players. - © DFL
Kings of Speed: Cologne right-back Kingsley Ehizibue and Kingsley Coman (l-r.) are the Bundesliga's fastest ever players. - © DFL
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Kingsley Ehizibue, Kingsley Coman and the fastest Bundesliga players of all time

With the fastest speed ever recorded in Bundesliga already broken twice in 2019/20, first by Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman and then by Cologne defender Kingsley Ehizibue, we dust off the history books to unveil the league's all-time top 10 sprinters.

French wing wizard Coman clocked 22.16 miles per hour in Bayern Munich's 3-2 win against Paderborn on Matchday 6, but Dutch right-back Ehizibue found another gear in Cologne's 1-1 draw with Schalke on Matchday 7, hitting a top speed of 22.3 mph.

Third on the list is Mainz defender Jeremiah St. Juste at 22.12 mph, putting him just ahead of Borussia Mönchengladbach's USMNT all-rounder Fabian Johnson fourth (22.05 mph).

All four recorded their Bundesliga personal bests during the current 2019/20 campaign, while ex-Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (22.02 mph) completes the top five.

Hertha Berlin full-back Lukas Klünter was the quickest Bundesliga player in 2018/19 (21.99 mph), but has slipped to seventh in the all-time standings behind winger Sheraldo Becker (22.01 mph) of city rivals, Union.

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A summer signing from Dutch outfit PEC Zwolle, Munich-born former Netherlands U21 international Ehizibue started 10 of Cologne's 11 Bundesliga assignments in 2019/20, only missing the Matchday 6 defeat to Hertha through suspension.

The top 10 fastest Bundesliga players of all time

1) Kingsley Ehizibue (22.3 mph / 35.85 km/h)
2) Kingsley Coman (22.16 mph / 35.66 km/h)
3) Jeremiah St. Juste (22.12 mph / 35.60 km/h)
4) Fabian Johnson (22.05 mph / 35.50 hm/h)
5) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (22.02 mph / 35.44 km/h)
6) Sheraldo Becker (22.01 mph / 35.43 km/h)
7) Lukas Klünter (21.99 mph / 35.40 km/h)
8) Artjoms Rudnevs (21.98 mph / 35.39 km/h)
=8) Jan Rosenthal (21.98 mph / 35.39 km/h)
10) Karim Bellarabi (21.93 mph / 35.30 km/h)