Ghana’s Kamaldeen Sulemana Rated Best U21 Dribbler in Europe Ahead of Madrid's Vinicius Jr

Ghana’s Kamaldeen Sulemana Rated Best U21 Dribbler in Europe Ahead of Madrid's Vinicius Jr

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:03 PM
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  • Black Stars attacker Kamaldeen Sulemana emerged as the best dribbler under the age of 21 in Europe's top five European leagues
  • Sulemana's explosive start to the season saw him win the Ligue 1 player of the month for October but his game time waned due to niggling injuries
  • He was rated ahead of arguably Europe's hottest talent Vinicius Junior and Bayern Munich protégés Alphonso Davies and Jamal Musiala

Ghana and Stade Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana has emerged as the U21 player with the most successful dribbles in Europe’s top five leagues.

Sulemana, whose blistering start to his debut campaign at Rennes was curtailed by nagging injuries, was rated as the best dribbler in Europe.

The Black Stars winger was rated ahead of Real Madrid wideman Vinicius Junior and Bayern Munich's Alphonso Davies in a list of budding talents under the age of 21, according to Football Talent Scout.

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Kamaldeen Sulemana has been rated as the best U21 dribbler in Europe ahead of Vinicius Jr and Alphonso Davies. Photo credit: @realmadrid @Kamaldeenho10 @AlphonsoDavies
Source: Twitter

In a post on Twitter, sighted by Sports Brief, Kamaldeen was adjudged the best U21 dribbler in Europe's top five leagues.

What was Sulemana's performance this campaign?

Kamaldeen made 27 appearances for Rennes (starting 14 games) amassing 1,391 minutes with five goals and two assists to boot.

Who were the other players that made the list?

The 20-year-old forward had a dribbling success rate of 4.8 per 90 minutes with Bayern Munich duo Alphonso Davies and Jamal Musiala closely following the Ghanaian with 4.1 and 3.5 successful dribbles respectively.

In the fifth position is Vinicius Junior with an average of 3.2 successful dribbles per game. Black Stars target Nico Williams and Kouadio Koné complete the list of budding talents.

Black Stars handed huge boost as Kamaldeen Sulemana makes injury return

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that highly-rated Ghanaian winger Kamaldeen Sulemana has returned to training in a bid to make a strong finish to the French Ligue 1 season.

The 20-year-old Stade Rennais forward's return is a huge boost for Ghana as the Black Stars begin preparations ahead of next month's 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifies.

In photos posted on Twitter, spotted by Sports Brief, the skilful player is seen going through drills as Stade Rennais prepare for their game against French Cup winners FC Nantes on Wednesday.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.