Fastest Shots in Soccer

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Check out the top ten fastest shots. How hard can you strike the soccer ball? How fast can you get the ball to move when you kick it? Below are some of the fastest shots recorded in professional soccer. David Beckham even made the list, twice in fact – both while he was playing for Manchester United.

1) David Hirst – 114mph (for Sheffield Wednesday @ Arsenal on September 16 1996)
2) David Beckham – 97.9mph (for Man 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)

Also, don’t forget John Arne Riise of Liverpool, who is one of the hardest strikers of the ball in the world.

Here’s Roberto Carlos making the soccer ball do amazing things:

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Hat tip to the Guardian UK for the original article on the fastest (most powerful) shots on goal.

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