Tyler Magloire made his Rovers debut last month, and managed to beat Bolt’s average speed when he set the 100m world record in Berlin in 2009
Tyler Magloire has become the fastest player in Blackburn Rovers’ history, hitting a top speed of 10.6 metres per second (m/s).
To put that into perspective, it makes him quicker than Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe, who notched a top speed of 10.55m/s during the 3-1 win over Monaco.
It also means he has beaten Usain Bolt’s average time from his 100m sprint when he set the world record back in 2009 in Berlin.
The 20-year-old smashed the previous record at Edwood Park, eclipsing the 10.2m/s record previously held by Josh King.
“Nobody beats him in a foot race,” Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray said after handing the centre-back Magloire his debut in a 3-0 win over Wigan last month.
Having been with Rovers since he was nine, the defender has had to wait patiently for his chance. At the start of the season, he injured knee ligaments and was ruled out for four months, making him think his chance had gone.
NEED FOR SPEED
Tyler Magloire has serious pace…
- Tyler Magloire: 10.6 m/s
- Kylian Mbappe: 10.55 m/s
- Usain Bolt: 10.44 m/s (average, Berlin 2009 – top speed 12.42 m/s)
“It was tough,” he told Sky Sports News. “While I was injured, I spent quite a bit of time with the club psychologist. He helped me keep my head, made sure when I came back I was ready to go again.”
He returned for the Under-23 side, who were seemingly set for the drop from the Premier League 2 Division 1. However, as captain, Magloire led Damien Johnson’s side to 12 wins in their last 16 matches.
As a result of his fine form, the young Englishman was rewarded with a new professional contract in February until June 2022.