Despite football as a sport becoming more complicated and tactical in recent years, there is still one thing that modern defenders struggle with, and that’s raw, blistering pace.

This can be proven with the emergence of Adama Traore at Wolves. A player who may not be a technically world class player, but a pure physical specimen who can breeze past players and on his day can cause any defender serious problems.

So, with the release of Football Manager 21, which you can buy here with a 25% discount, we thought we’d take a look at the fastest players on Football Manager 21.

Fastest Players on Football Manager 2021

5. Lirim Kastrati

Limi Kastrati will likely be a player you’ve never heard of, but with such incredible pace, you may see him snapped up soon. Plying his trade in Croatia, the uncapped Kosovan could be a great signing for Premier League clubs lacking pace, considering he’s just 21 years old.

4. DeAndre Yedlin

Newcastle and USA international DeAndre Yedlin is the fastest right back on Football Manager 21. With 19 pace and 18 acceleration, he can reach his top speed very quickly. Shame about his technical ratings though.

3. Tyler Magloire

Blackburn fans will know all about Tyler Magloire’s pace after his 10.2m/s sprint broke the Championship record set by Josh King before he moved on to the Premier League. Whether Magloire remains a centre back or moves into a right back role could be a decision for you to make if you sign the young Englishman.

2. Adama Traore

Adam Traore was always going to be in the list, it was just whether he was ranked one or two. And truth be told, there’s not a lot to separate the top two. Traore is one of the few players in the game’s history to possess a 20 for both acceleration and pace. Beast.

1. Kylian Mbappe

Still only 21 years old, Kylian Mbappe is a global superstar, destined to scoop up awards once Ronaldo and Messi retire. With 20 acceleration, 20 pace and 16 agility, Mbappe is the fastest player in the world on Football Manager 21. And what’s even more terrifying is that he’s technically remarkable too.