Definition of Road Runner

What is the meaning of the term 'road runner' when it comes to sports?

In soccer, for example, the term 'road runner' is used to describe a player who has the ability to move up and down the pitch with great speed, while using what seems to be an endless source of energy.

An illustration of the term Road Runner as it pertains to the game of soccer / football.  What type of a player is it?The term 'road runner' has been making the headlines since the Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller used it to describe his young teammate Alphonso Davies and the speed with which he runs up and down the field, appearing everywhere at the right time, setting up goals and preventing the opposition from scoring.

A 'road runner' is a term derived from popular culture and is the name of a famous cartoon character from the Looney Tunes series, inspired by a fast-running ground cuckoo with a long tail and crest.


Other players of today that have the characteristics of a 'road runner' most certainly are Gareth Bale of Real Madrid and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool.