Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly the world's quickest footballer according to German publication Der Spiegel. The study claims the former Manchester United winger is quicker than Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben, Arsenal's Theo Walcott, and Manchester United's Wayne Rooney.

The report reckons Ronaldo reaches an average speed of 33.6 kilometres per hour (20.88 mph), marginally ahead of Robben who is measured at 32.9 kph.

Making up the top five is Arsenal forward Robin Van Persie with an average speed of 32.1 kph.