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Slowest players in Premier League: three Spaniards on list

Cesc Fàbregas leads the way for Spain in The Telegraph's ranking of the 20 footballers in the English top flight with the lowest maximum speeds.

Cesc Fábregas.
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Cesc Fàbregas leads a contingent of three Spanish players to have been named on a list of the slowest footballers in this season's Premier League.

Fàbre-no-gas: Cesc on pace-free podium

With a top speed measured at 28.73km/hour, the Chelsea midfielder is third in a 20-man ranking of the most sluggish individuals in England's elite division, which was published by UK newspaper The Telegraph on Wednesday.

Santi Cazorla is 13th on the list.
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Santi Cazorla is 13th on the list.Matthew LewisGetty Images

Only Stoke City pair Peter Crouch and Charlie Adam clocked a lower peak pace than the 29-year-old, who is joined among the league's stand-out slow coaches by countrymen Santi Cazorla and Luis Hernández.

Cazorla just outside top 10, Hernández 15th

Arsenal playmaker Cazorla came 13th with 29.9km/hour, while defender Hernández - a summer signing by champions Leicester City - is 15th on 29.92km/hour.

Charlie Adam is officially the Premier League's slowest player.
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Charlie Adam is officially the Premier League's slowest player.Scott HeppellREUTERS

Slowest players in the Premier League - top 5:

1. Charlie Adam, Stoke City (26.72km/hour)

2. Peter Crouch, Stoke City (28.58km/hour)

3. Cesc Fàbregas, Chelsea (28.73km/hour)

4. Shaun Maloney, Hull (28.87km/hour)

5. Olivier Giroud, Arsenal (29.19km/hour)

Spaniards also in top 20:

13. Santi Cazorla, Arsenal (29.9km/hour)

15. Luis Hernández, Leicester City (29.92km/hour)

The full list is here.


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