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Who is The King of Football Shots?

The widely spread craze for football in the world is what brings us together to look at some of the best moments (shots) ever occurred in football. Everyone who loves to watch players kicking the ball in the field has somewhere played it on some level. They relate their precious and marvelous time they had playing football to the matches they watch. No matter what level someone plays at, we could always tell which of our friends or classmates had potential. 

Being a part of the football game, we all know how benefitting it is to be ahead in terms of speed, balance, ball control, dribbling, etc. But is it really what is required to become a great level footballer? No. Despite having every potential, people remember those who go ahead in terms of kicking shots. In a match everyone’s attention is on the one who gives incredible shots. We all might know someone in front of whose shots you might be afraid of going to. There are several kids who grow up being pros while some grow up to become the pros with the most powerful Football shots. Fastest Winger

Who is the king of football shots?

The Dutch former footballer Arjen Robben is widely regarded as the king of football shots as he holds the record for fastest shot from open play in football history. His fastest shot was recorded at a speed of 118 mph. He is not the only king of football here as there are some other competitors giving him a tough competition. 

The Dutch forward struck an arrogant volley from outside the box for La Liga club Real Madrid in a pre-season friendly match against Borussia Dortmund. Born in January 1984, the 38 years old Dutch forward was known for his ball control, Dribbling, long range shots and speed as a result of which he finally stood out from others. 

The fastest Football shot record holder, Arjen Robben was regarded as one of the best players of his time and was included in the best wingers in the world. The successful record maker had also played for Bayern Munich, one of the most successful clubs in the world. 

But Robben is not the only one to write his name on the wall for fastest football shots from open play in football history. There are four other achievers in the picture as well:

  1. Arjen Robben – 118 mph
  2. Steven Reid – 117.4 mph
  3. David Hirst – 113.7 mph
  4. David Beckham – 98.2 mph
  5. David Trezeguet – 95.9 mph

Fastest Free Kick in Football History

No fastest shot can beat the shots that are taken from Free Kicks. The free Kick comes as an opportunity for players to take a run at the ball and claim the superior powerful shots. The holder of the record for fastest free kick is Ronny Heberson at 130.5 mph. Heberson recorded his fastest free kick with Sporting CP. 

Again, there are two more players who follow him in the same list with impeccable skills and invincible speed.

  1. Ronny Heberson – 130.5 mph
  2. Ronald Koeman – 116.8 mph
  3. Roberto Carlos – 85.7 mph

The Real King of football shots

Till now, we told you about the players who recorded fastest Football shots from open play and free kicks separately. But do you know who is the real king of Football shots in the world? Who has kicked the fastest Football shot? It doesn’t matter if the fastest Football shot recorded was a free kick because the fastest shots in the world are the beautiful mixture of both free kick shots and open play actions. 

Considering this, Ronny Heberson would be the real king of Football shots as he kicked the fastest Football shot at a speed of 130.5 mph although it was a free kick shot. 

Fastest Football shots ever in football history:

  1. Ronny Heberson – 130.5 mph
  2. Arjen Robben – 118 mph
  3. Steven Reid – 117.4 mph
  4. Ronald Koeman – 116.8 mph
  5. David Hirst – 113.7 mph
  6. David Beckham – 98.2 mph
  7. David Trezeguet – 95.9 mph

Unfortunately, there is no speed measuring criteria to rank the fastest shots in football history. It means that not every best kick is measured for speed. Because if that was the case, several other kicks like goalkeeper punts, clearances and crossfield passes would rank among the fastest Football shots in history. So, now let’s take a look at the fastest kicks of some of the most popular football stars.

Hulk’s fastest kick 

Although Hulk is widely known for hitting the ball harder, his fastest kick is recorded at 67 mph only. He might be a popular, well-reputed hard-hitting striker, but he definitely doesn’t account for a higher speed. Even in a viral video, he was spotted kicking a ball so hard that it smashed into pieces. 

What is the fastest kick of Cristiano Ronaldo?

The Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. He is widely known for his dribbling skills and shooting ability on the pitch. His long range shots are really impressive with a highest speed of 80.8 mph. Every time Ronaldo enters the field, it becomes more and more important for defenders to escape while they risk net bulging.

Lionel Messi’s fastest kick

The Argentinian captain always manages to find a way to surpass Ronaldo. Messi, widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers in world history, has a tremendous scoring rate as well as shooting ability. His unbeatable skills and speed are his footballing weapons as he recorded his fastest kick at 90 mph, 9.2 more than Ronaldo. His accuracy in striking is the reason why he has such an immense goal scoring rate.

Who made the World record for Fastest Football Shot?

It’s no longer a secret that the successful player to set the World record for fastest Football shot in football history is Ronny Heberson who took the fastest shot (free kick) at 130.5 mph. He recorded this kick during his time with Sporting CP as a defender in a league game against Associacao Naval de Maio. 

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