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Top 10 Best Dribblers Ever In The History Of World Football

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Dribbling is not just about pace but it also requires a great amount of skill and concentration. A dribbler is considered to be key to any team as they have the talent to unlock even the meanest of defenses.We have seen some great dribblers in football and today we will have a look at 10 such best dribblers ever.

Here is the list of 10 best dribblers ever in the history of world football-

10.Stanley Matthews

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Widely regarded as one of the greatest English footballers to have ever lived, this player quickly gained the nickname “the wizard of dribble” because of his outstanding dribbling ability.Stanley Matthews had a great sense and he also could suddenly accelerate. He had incredible pace and it led Pelé to once say that Matthews was “the man who taught us the way football should be played.”

9.Johan Cruyff

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Johan Cruyff is one of the best dribbler ever. He had the ability to find the weak point of the defender and make turn in a short area. He could suddenly accelerate and he could also change direction in a short time.

He had his own move named after him, “The Cruyff turn”. In this move he would look like passing the ball to his teammate but instead of kicking he would drag the ball behind his planted foot with the inside of his other foot, turn 90 degrees and accelerate away from the defender.

8.George Best

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George Best is undoubtedly one of the greatest Manchester United players ever.He had the ability to use the inside and outside of his boot so well that he could cut around players quickly and effortlessly.

He scored 137 goals for Manchester United in a career that spanned around 11 years.


7.Zinedine Zidane

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Zidane wasn’t the fastest, he also didn’t have a great acceleration, but he didn’t need those with such a control over the ball.The player even had a move named after him called the “Zidane Roulette” which is a 360 degree turn he used to get around defenders.He is remembered as one of the best Real Madrid players ever.


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4 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Dribblers Ever In The History Of World Football

  1. Were all this people better bribblers than Jay-Jay Okocher?
    I doubt if up to 4 of them were better than him.

  2. An utter crap of a list. You need to do more research about the best dribblers of all time. And be thorough. And such an all-time list that cannot portray more past legends who are generally better, is irrelevant. If you haven’t seen them, or know little to nothing about them, and as such make a list comprising mostly modern players, it shows your lack of footballing knowledge, and the will to do unbiased research.
    Besides, there are too many dribblers par excellence better than Messi that it is not even funny. At least these stalwarts must be in the top 10: Garrincha, Maradona, Best, Pele, Baggio, Sindelar, Moreno, Ronaldo (original), Matthews, Cruyff.
    Plus, legends like Sivori, Johnstone, Finney, Rahn, Gento, Hamrin, Julinho, Schiaffino, Romario, Zico, Eusebio, and Laudrup can stake legitimate claims in this list. Sindelar and Matthews are definitely more than just honorable mentions.Then there were crazy dribblers like Magico Gonzalez, Denilson whose dribblings were a joy to watch even if not effective in the end. And classy dribblers they were indeed, and definitely, deserve honorable mention.
    Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t even an efficient dribbler, a trickster and showboater he might be. Even Romario was a better dribbler and controller of the ball than Ronaldinho. Casting Messi as the 2nd best dribbler of all time is a failure at humor when fellow Argentines like Maradona, Moreno, Sivori, Orsi, Corbatta were better dribblers.
    This list is a very shoddy and misleading attempt at informative journalism.

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