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Terens Puhiri could be the world's fastest footballer after insane sprint for Borneo FC

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When it comes to naming the world's fastest footballer, the same old player always crop up.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Hector Bellerin, Neymar, Theo Walcott and Gareth Bale are all widely regarded as the quickest on the planet.

EA Sports' FIFA is always a go-to source for speed and they have it that Borussia Dortmund's Aubameyang is the fastest of them all.

With 96 pace, the Gabon international is ranked the fastest player on FIFA 18, with Jonathan Biabiany in second (also 96) and Bellerin third (95).

As for the rest of the top 10, in terms of the bigger names, Bale is ranked seventh with 94 pace and Manchester City's Leroy Sane is eighth, also 94.

If evidence was needed of why Aubameyang is football's fastest player, back in 2013, he ran 30 metres in 3.7 seconds.

Quite incredibly, the striker's time over 30m was eight hundredths of a second quicker than Usain Bolt managed during his world-record 100m sprint in Berlin eight years ago.

However, Aubameyang's title as the world's fastest footballer could be under threat if Indonesian footballer Terens Puhiri has anything to say about it.

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Puhiri is a 21-year-old, 5ft 5in winger who plays for Borneo FC in Indonesia's First Division and he's been going viral on social media recently for being absolutely rapid.

During a 4-0 win over Mitra Kuka earlier this week, Puhiri produced a frankly ridiculous sprint to beat one player, take the ball round the goalkeeper and score. Check it out below.

LIKE LIGHTNING

Like I said, the kid is quick as lightning and now his club are claiming he's the fastest player in the world.

It's easy to see why Puhiri is being tipped as the new world's fastest player and now a lot of football fans are starting to believe that could be true.

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