Athletic de Bilbao: Surprise! Williams is not among the fastest in the league

It is strange not to see Iñaki Williams in one of the first positions in any ranking related to speed. It is his hallmark and rival defenses fear him when the bike starts. But the striker of the Athletic does not appear in the ‘top ten’ of footballers who have achieved the highest top speed during the League. It is true that he stays at the gates, occupies the eleventh place, and that the differences between the elite sprinters are minimal.

Williams It reached its maximum speed peak in one of the last days of the season, precisely when the forces were fairer. The man from Bilbao reached 34.99 kilometers per hour during the visit to the I raised (1-2), the last league victory for Athletic. The post-confinement journey has not been a good time for the attacker. He has not seen a door, the lions have run out Europe and the eyes have been directed towards him. A negative spiral reflected on the face of Iñaki at the time of being replaced in the final commitments of the campaign.

The ‘top ten’ of this classification prepared by the League It is made up of the only players who have exceeded 35 km / h and leading the way, prominently, appears Dani Rodríguez. It reached 35.72 km / h on the 31st day, on the visit of the Majorca to the Say Stéfano to measure himself with the Real Madrid. He is escorted on the podium by a Portuguese tandem. Hernani, of the I raised, reached 35.38 km / h and Semedo, of the Barcelona, had its peak at 35.16 km / h.

Another surprise is the appearance of Marcos Llorente in this table. The new role that has been granted Simeone since the start of the competition it has allowed it to show off tremendous power. Reach sixth place. In the aforementioned list, consummate sprinters like Adrià Pedrosa, Alberto Moreno, Ferland Mendy or Oliver Burke.

Williams has sneaked in among those chosen in the partial speed classifications prepared by the League Throughout the season, however, his peak has not reached him to sneak into the global top ten. In what continues firm the rojiblanco is in his walk towards the record of Juan Antonio Larrañaga of games in a row played in League. Iñaki He has been on the march for 157, he has not missed an appointment since April 2016. In any case, he is still far from the player Txuri Urdin, who managed to chain 202 matches.


1. Dani Rodríguez (Mallorca): 35.72 km / h.

2. Hernani (Levante): 35.38 km / h.

3. Semedo (Barcelona): 35.16 km / h.

4. Adrià Pedrosa (Espanyol): 35.11 km / h.

5. Alberto Moreno (Villarreal): 35.1 km / h.

6. Marcos Llorente (Atlético de Madrid): 35.09 km / h.

7. Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid): 35.07 km / h.

8. Fede Valverde (Real Madrid): 35.06 km / h.

8. Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo): 35.06 km / h.

10. Oliver Burke (Alavés) 35 km / h.

11. Iñaki Williams (Athletic) 34.99 km / h.