When you think of the fastest players in the world you normally think of Gareth Bale. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. 

But it turns out you’d be wrong. Very wrong. Because the fastest player in the world right now is none other than Hammers Academy star Matthias Fanimo.

Yep, you read that right. Fanimo is currently the fastest player in world football, according to a picture he posted on Twitter earlier today. The youngster showed us an image of a table showing the fastest speeds out youth players have reached in games this season and where they rank compared to the world’s best players.

Fanimo is joint top with Man United winger Antonio Valencia, which is pretty impressive. Take a look at his tweet below and see for yourself. I hope someone’s given Allardyce the heads up…