Van Dijk completed fastest sprint in CL
UEFA have released their 2018/19 Champions League technical report on Tuesday.
The very detailed report which can be found here, covers a lot of things, including the fastest sprints in the 2018/19 Champions League tournament.
UEFA’s report names the fastest 17 sprinters with some people in there you would probably expect to see such as Manchester City pairing Leroy Sane and Kyle Walker.
Sane earned second spot with a speed of 34.4km/h while Walker earned third place with 34.2km/h.
However, top spot may surprise some people as it belongs to Liverpool central defender, Virgil van Dijk.
Van Dijk clocked a speed of 34.5km/h in Liverpool’s semi-final away leg vs FC Barcelona.
Virgil van Dijk clocked 34.5km/h last season 😮
ℹ️ More stats & facts in 2018/19 #UCL technical report
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) September 3, 2019
VVD up for The Best Men’s Player award
As well as completing the fastest sprint in the 2018/19 Champions League, van Dijk has also recently won the 2018/19 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.
✨ 2018/19 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 29, 2019
Van Dijk could be set to add yet another award to his list before the year is out as well.
FIFA announced on Monday that VVD has made the final three-man shortlist for The Best Men’s Player award.
Van Dijk is competing for the award alongside Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.
#TheBest Men’s Player Finalists
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) September 2, 2019