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Richairo Zivkovic.

Watch: Ajax youngster sprints 100m in near-Olympic time to score incredible goal

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EA Sports may have already released the list of the fastest players set to feature on FIFA 17. However, judging by a video doing the rounds today, they might have to update their rankings before the game goes on sale next week.

That's after Richairo Zivkovic - an Ajax youngster currently on loan at FC Utrecht - produced a truly sensational 100m sprint in the final moments of the Eredivisie club's Thursday night fixture against FC Twente.

The footage is already going viral, and deservedly so after the 20-year-old reportedly clocked a phenomenal 10.96 second 100m sprint before finishing off the lung-busting run with a cool finish. Scroll down to see football's Usain Bolt in action...

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We're not sure what is more impressive; the fact Zivkovic's reported time (measured by Fox Sports, via Dutch media) would have put him just 0.2 seconds outside the qualifying time to compete in the men's 100m competition at the Rio Olympics, or that he still had the energy in the 93rd minute of the game.

Either way, you won't see many more incredible sights on the football pitch this weekend...

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Just look at that poor Twente defender. He had a good 10-15 metre head start on the Ajax loanee but didn't stand a chance once Zivkovic started hunting him, and the ball, down.

If the 10.96 second time is accurate, it means the Dutch youngster came in just over 1.2 seconds slower than Usain Bolt's world record over the distance - and he did it in footy boots!

FC Utrecht v Ajax Amsterdam - Dutch Eredivisie

Even if it isn't accurate the run itself deserves praise on its own. There are few players in the world who can run down a ball at that pace and even Cristiano Ronaldo in his pomp would have struggled to get there to put his team 3-1 up.

At the moment, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the fastest player on FIFA 17 with a pace rating of 96. Zivkovic, meanwhile, doesn't feature in the top 20. That might be about to change.

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