Martins' World's 35th Fastest Footballer
Super Eagles and Levante striker, Obafemi Martins has been named one of the fastest footballers in the world. Martins, whose speed and quick reaction have made him an instant hero at his new Spanish La Liga club,Levante was named alongside Russia-based compatriots Victor Obinna and Ahmed Musa in a Bleacher Report on the World Football’s 50 Fastest Players.
The list was drawn from a combination of sprinting ability, acceleration and speed with the ball by the players named in the survey. Martins was listed in 35th position, one place ahead of Lokomotiv Moscow forward, Victor Obinna while CSKA Moscow speedster, Ahmed Musa was listed in the 38th position.
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott was first with Dutchman Arjen Robben and Aaron Lennon coming 8th and 9th respectively.Meanwhile Martins believes his decision to join the La Liga club was the right one after a tough spell at Rubin Kazan.Since his transfer, the powerful Nigerian has netted two goals in three league games, including scoring the winner against Real Sociedad on his debut.
The former Newcastle man attracted interest from several clubs in the last transfer window. But Martins was drawn to Levante after seeing Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo outsprinted by defender Sergio Ballesteros. “In a match against Real Madrid, I was amazed to see Cristiano Ronaldo beaten in a sprint by an old man,” Martins told Marca. “I asked myself who is he, and how could he run that fast? It turned out it was Ballesteros, who I know well now and is an incredible player to still be playing. “I was attracted to Levante because of their ambition. I’m the first to admit that things didn’t go well for me at Rubin Kazan, but I think I have made the right choice in coming here.” 

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