There are loads of best dribblers in the world of football today, but there are always those with exceptional skills, which they use to wreak havoc in opposition defences, create chances and score goals. Our top 10 of the best players with dribbling prowess makes them stand out.
This article brings you the list of the best dribblers in the world, rating them based on the number of dribbles per 90 minutes of play.
Who are the best dribblers in the world?
Based on the most recent statistics and records, we have compiled a comprehensive post listing the best dribblers in the history of football.
10. Felipe Anderson
Considered one of the league's quickest players, the versatile winger possesses exceptional footwork, firm ball possession, and control. Usually operating from the left flank, the outstanding winger can slash between opponents, create chances, and even score.
He has a high shot power and a high accuracy power. He has a high kicking power and also has a high shot accuracy. In addition, his ability to take on defenders and deliver crosses for his teammates makes Felipe Anderson a significant threat and one of the best dribblers in the world right now.
9. Nabil Fekir
Fekir, currently with Real Betis, had a successful season last year. With a total of 103 dribbles, he scored 10 goals (7 goals, 3 assists) and passed with an accuracy of 81 per cent. Fekir has flourished since joining the LA Liga.
He is a quick and creative attacking midfielder who can open up spaces to penetrate with his quickness, making him a key player for Real Betis in the attack. He still has time to make a name for himself as a 26-year-old. However, he has shown that he can be one of the best dribblers in the world in 2022.
8. Emiliano Buendia
Though relegated, the former Norwich City offensive midfielder was vital in their survival. He is currently in Aston Villa. His dribbling statistics show why he was recently ranked fourth in the league.
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The midfielder had 129 dribbles last season, providing seven assists that season. In addition, he has a passing accuracy of 81%. Among players in his position, Buendia is the best. Therefore, he deserves to be listed as one of the best dribblers in football.
7. Jadon Sancho
Currently earning headlines for the number of assists he continues to accumulate each season, Manchester United's newest winger, who is only 20 years old, has long been known as a world-class talent.
His dribbling skills, including the use of body feints, footwork, successive runs, and take-ons, have helped him contribute a total of 15 assists and an average of 2.6 chances per 90 minutes of play.
He is one of the most creative wingers currently; his average number of chances created shows that. His quick feet help him dance around his opponents, while he moves on to lay a cross for his teammates to score. He is one of the best dribblers in FIFA.
6. Wilfried Zaha
Crystal Palace is lucky to have such talent in their squad. Unsurprisingly, they're hesitant to allow their star player to depart for another team. Zaha, known for his quick feet, take-ons, and brilliant dribbling, terrorizes opposing defences with his swift cuts into the box and his quick step overs that he uses to confuse his opponents.
He contributed to several chances that led to goals last season, making 219 dribbles with a 62% success rate—making him one of the best dribbling players in the world league competitions. But, of course, this list would not have been complete without the marksman.
5. Jeremie Boga
Unpopular player, but I will prove to you why he deserves to be added to this list of top dribblers in soccer. Boga, currently at U.S. Sassuolo, has been fabulous since joining the Italian side, making 166 dribbles last season.
He contributed to 10 goals for his club. These impressive stats qualify him to be rated among the best dribblers. So far, you'll agree that these dribblers are enough for fans to place bets on the best betting sites because they have confidence in their favorite players.
4. Lionel Messi
The six-time Ballon D’or winner contributed to 39 goals in LA Liga last season, with a record of 72% success rate dribbles. He has a high chance-creating ability and a high passing accuracy which adds to his contribution to goals.
Most of the goals scored by Barcelona players were assisted mainly by him. The player then transferred to PSG. He is quick, slippery, and pacey. Moreover, his low center of gravity helps him keep the ball glued to his feet, making it hard to be dispossessed. No doubt, he deserves to be the best dribbler in football history.
Last season's new signing of Newcastle FC has been very impressive since joining his new club. His rainbow flick against 6ft 4inches Sébastien Haller, which failed, can fondly be remembered. He made a total of 127 dribbles, 5.7 on average, last season.
Due to his quick runs and body movements, opponents have difficulty in stopping him. In addition, his dribbling runs enable him to generate more chances. He is currently Newcastle's primary attacker. With his talent, he is among the best dribblers in the world ever.
2. Neymar Jr
If one player understands how to delight spectators with his spectacular display of abilities, it is none other than PSG playmaker Neymar. This is somebody who commands the respect of football. From his eye-catching ball control to his Sombrero flick, he has it all.
Neymar is a player who understands how to hold on to the ball, which has resulted in him becoming the most fouled player in Ligue 1. He is skilled at luring opponents to himself, creating space for his teammates to run into before delivering the last pass for his teammate to score.
The football showman has recorded an average of 6.1 dribbles per game, earning second place behind first placed Adama.
1. Adama Traore
There are many questions regarding why he is ranked first on the list. Adama's dribbling abilities are unmatched. Last season, he was the only player to record the most dribbles in a single contest (against Manchester United).
It's still shocking to witness a player with such a huge frame possess tremendous speed. He terrorizes opposing defences with speed, agility, explosive power, and quick footwork.
If Adama runs with the ball, it is hard catching up with him especially if you allow him to be ahead of you. Players with low physique find it tough to tackle him. This season, the prolific winger has the highest number of successful dribbles (145) in world football.
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With a success rate of 74%, he deservedly ranked the best dribbler in 2021. So if you ever had any concerns about why he should rank highest, we believe his dribbling stats, as shown in this article, have met that. He is arguably the world's best dribbler in the history of football.
The best dribblers in the world are players with very exceptional talent. They often humiliate their opponents since they can freely showboat on the pitch. According to performances, the top ten list of best dribblers changes from time to time.
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