10 fastest shot ever in football

David Hirst fastest shotDavid Beckham fastest shotDavid Trezeguet fastest shot

Three Davids hold the record for the fastest recorded shot with former Sheffield Wednesday striker David Hirst claiming top spot, hitting the crossbar at a whopping 114mph against Arsenal at Highbury in September 1996.

David Beckham's 97.9mph effort against Chelsea on February 1997, is second while David Trezeguet's thunderbolt at Old Trafford on March 1998, was recorded at 96mph, putting him third on the list.

However, the Football Association's historian David Barber insists there is no official record.

He said: "Some players in history have been renowned for the power of their shooting – Charlie 'Cannonball' Fleming for Sunderland in the Fifties, Cliff Holton for Crystal Palace in the 60s and Peter 'Hotshot' Lorimer for Leeds in the 70s.

"BBC's Record Breakers programme featured an 87 mph shot by Nicky Summerbee in 1994 that was claimed as the hardest ever.

"Manchester United tested the power of Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo with a special measuring gun and they were all around 70 mph."

But, Guardian has compiled a top 10 list for the fastest recorded shot in football, and here is the list:

1) David Hirst - 114mph (for Sheffield Wednesday @ Arsenal on September 16 1996)
2) David Beckham - 97.9mph (for Manchester Utd v Chelsea on February 22 1997)
3) David Trezeguet - 96mph (for Monaco @ Man Utd on March 19 1998)
4) Richie Humphreys - 95.9mph (for Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa on August 17 1996)
5) Matt Le Tissier - 86.8mph (for Southampton v Newcastle on January 18 1997)
6) Alan Shearer - 85.8mph (for Newcastle v Leicester on February 2 1997)
7) Roberto Carlos - 85.2mph (for Brazil v France on June 3 1997)
8) Tugay - 84.2mph (for Blackburn @ Southampton on November 3 2001)
9) Obafemi Martins - 84mph (for Newcastle @ Tottenham on January 14 2007)
10) David Beckham - 80.5mph (for Man Utd @ Derby on September 4 1996)

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2 comments to “10 fastest shot ever in football”
Domestic Avalanche said...

Interesting. Especially since these guys at the top has only one shot that fast. I'd think they are consistent.

Anonymous said...

I think you need to do a bit more research, specifically with Jorg Albertz.

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