Karim Adeyemi and Alphonso Davies left many a Bundesliga player in their wake in 2022/23, but where exactly did they rank among the league’s fastest players across the season? bundesliga.com has the final rankings…
Not only was Borussia Dortmund forward Adeyemi the fastest man in the 2022/23 season, his top speed shattered the previous quickest in the league since such data was collected (2011/12). He may not have been so quick in finding his feet – going the first 11 games without contributing to a goal – but the 2022/23 Bundesliga Rookie of the Season exploded into action after the winter break, scoring six and setting up a further five in the 13 fixtures of 2023.
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Becker’s pace is no secret, but even he exceeded himself this term. His top speed set a new club record in what was a historic season for Union, culminating in a first ever qualification for the UEFA Champions League. Furthermore, with a total of 1113 sprints, only Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong bettered him for brief bursts of pace.
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The roadrunner raised his own game in 2022/23, setting a new speed record for a Bayern Munich player and beating his previous best. The Canadian named CONCACAF Player of the Year for 2022 - averaged 34 sprints per 90 minutes – more than any of his teammates – and did justice to the nickname given to him by teammate Thomas Müller. Meep Meep!
Another record-breaker was Diaby, who became the fastest Leverkusen player in history. Yet that is not all. The Frenchman was the team’s top-scorer this season, with nine goals, and he provided more assists (eight) than any other member of Die Werkself, scoring four of Leverkusen’s league-leading 10 goals from counterattacks.
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It could be said that Sane saved the best until last, with his top speed recorded on the final day of the season in the 2-1 win over Cologne which saw Bayern clinch the title in dramatic fashion. The personal best pace saw him move into the top five, with him breaking the 36km/h mark for the first time in his career.
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