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 surpasses Kingsley Coman as the fastest Bundesliga player of all time

Kingsley Coman's reign as the fastest Bundesliga player of all time is over after a week, with Cologne defender Kingsley Ehizibue officially the new pacesetter in the German top flight.

French wing wizard Coman clocked 22.16 miles per hour (35.66 km/h) 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, hit a top speed of 22.3 mph (35.85 km/h).

Mainz defender Jeremiah St. Juste is third overall (22.12 mph), and 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 last season (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, Ehizibue has started six of Cologne's seven Bundesliga assignments in 2019/19, only missing the Matchday 6 defeat to Hertha through suspension.

The Munich-born former Netherlands U21 international has made 113 sprint attempts overall, whilst winning 60 per cent of his aerial challenges and hitting the mark with 72 per cent of his attempted passes.

Promoted Cologne, 17th out of 18 clubs after seven matches going into the October international break, resume their campaign with a crunch game at home to rock-bottom Paderborn (20 October).