Fastest Football Shots Ever Recorded
To the naked eyes of humans, football shots may seem slow. However, in the sport’s history, some shots have been incredibly fast
In football, most of the shots taken by football players seem slow to the naked human eyes. However, in reality, those shots are incredibly fast. Therefore, in the following paragraphs, we have listed the fastest shots ever recorded in the history of football.
Ronny Heberson Furtado de Araújo
Hailing from Brazil, Ronny Heberson Furtado de Araújo is not a famous footballer with a glorious career and therefore, his name is not known to many fans. Heberson is a defender who played for teams such as Corinthians, Sporting CP and Hertha BSC.
Araújo never played for Brazil’s senior team, but what made him a little famous was his free kick against the Associacao Naval de Maio. The ball he shot went inside the net at an astounding speed of 211 kmph.
At the club level, Dutchman Arjen Robben won everything there is to win. Sadly, he could not win the FIFA World Cup in 2010. Played for clubs such as Real Madrid, Chelsea and Bayern, Robben is a legend who holds the second spot for kicking the ball with great power. In a friendly match against rival Borussia Dortmund, Robben kicked the ball that went past the goalkeeper at 190 kmph.
Steven John Reid
Presently, the first team manager of football club Nottingham Forest, Steven John Reid, was a midfielder who played for teams such as Millwall, Blackburn Rovers, QPR, West Bromwich Albion and Burnley. In a Premier League match against Wigan Athletic, he scored a goal that hit the net at 189 kmph; indeed, an iconic goal in the history of the Premier League.
Koeman was an established football player with a glittering career, but it is hard to believe that he holds a record for scoring the fastest shot in the history of football. A versatile player who could operate as a defender and midfielder, Koeman scored over 200 goals before hanging his boots. In 1992 for Barcelona against Sampdoria in the Champions League final, Koeman shot the ball that flew past the goalie at 188 kmph.
A legendary player for Sheffield Wednesday, Hirst had to retire early at 32 because of an injury. However, before quitting the game, he had his iconic moment when he shot the ball at 183 kmph in the Premier League season of 1995/96. Unfortunately, Hirst’s shot hit the crossbar; bad for him, good for the goalie who could’ve sustained injuries.