Ousmane Dembele: Barcelona Forward Beats Messi, Vinicius Junior As Best Dribbler in the World

Ousmane Dembele: Barcelona Forward Beats Messi, Vinicius Junior As Best Dribbler in the World

  • Ousmane Dembele tops the list of footballers with most effective take-ons in the world
  • The Barcelona winger is ahead of Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior and PSG's Lionel Messi
  • Dembele has rediscovered his best form this season, amassing a total of 8 goals and 7 assists in 27 appearances

CIES Football Observatory have named Ousmane Dembele as the world’s best dribbler for 2023.

According to the independent research organisation, the Barcelona forward is currently the player with the most effective take-on, beating the likes of Vinicius Junior and Lionel Messi.

Dembele, who is currently sidelined due to injury, has made 18 league appearances for Barcelona this season, scoring five goals and providing five assists.

Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona, best dribbler
Ousmane Dembele named the best dribbler in the world. Credit: @fcbarcelona
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2023 best dribblers

CIES Football Observatory came out with their research on the basis of an exclusive index that is based on 100.

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It took into account the frequency of successful dribbles and crosses, playing time, and the difficulty of matches played.

Dembele scored the top 100.0 points, closely followed by Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior, who had 98.7 points and Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne placed third on 98.4 points.

Dembele's performance this season

Dembele has experienced a rebirth at Barcelona, winning the hearts of fans and management alike at Camp Nou after a tough first few seasons.

The 25-year-old was instrumental in helping Barcelona secure a Copa del Rey semi-final spot after netting the sole goal in the 1-0 victory against Real Sociedad on Wednesday, January 25.

The Frenchman has become a key member of Barcelona’s team under Xavi as the Spaniard has helped the 25-year-old rediscover his best form for the Catalan giants since taking over in 2022.

Fans hail Barcelona winger Dembele

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Barcelona fans have a new superstar, and his name is Ousmane Dembele.

The 25-year-old French winger has indeed become the toast of Barcelona supporters this season following his scintillating performances for the Catalan giants.

On Wednesday, January 25, Dembele was again the star man for Xavi’s men as they secured a spot in the Copa del Rey semi-final following a 1-0 win against Real Sociedad.

Source: Sports Brief News