The football game has many aspects, one of it is dribbling. If you look back into football history, you will discover that, many of the most successful and the best football players of all time were also among the best dribblers. Dribbling is important because teams defend more and one of the only ways to break through a compact defence is by dribbling through.
There are many good dribblers in world football today and on this list, we will take a look at some of the best dribblers In the world right now. Some of these players may become one of the greatest dribblers ever in the history of football.
Here are the top ten best dribblers In the world right now –
10. Youcef Atal
The Algerian international is a surprise inclusion on the list. Playing as a fullback in Ligue 1 for OGC Nice, the 22-year-old has impressed this season. He had a great 2018/19 season and some of the big European clubs are already tracking his progress.
Isco has been one of the best dribblers in the world over the past couple of years. A quick, skilful and creative player, Isco is known for his natural ability to pick out an inch-perfect pass, dribble effortlessly through two or three challenges or drift a shot into the top corner of the goal.
8. Lorenzo Insigne
Napoli’s forward Insigne is a well-rounded individual. An excellent chance creator, a strong dribbler with a turn of pace and someone whose group tactical movements had been essential to creating space and chances for others- he is undoubtedly one of the most exciting attackers to grace Europe at this point in time.
7. Wilfried Zaha
Zaha confounds defenders with his blend of speed and skill, he presents a challenge to anyone seeking to evaluate his contribution. He has a team built around him, he personifies Palace; perhaps no other player defines a club as much. He is one of the best dribblers In the world right now.
6. Jadon Sancho
Dortmund’s Sancho is extremely quick, technically excellent and moves constantly, capable of dribbling his way past defenders or nipping past them with pace and a smart one-two. Despite his inexperience, Sancho tends to make the correct decision on the pitch, doesn’t attempt ridiculous tricks for no reason and finds the right pass quickly. He keeps improving too.
5. Bernardo Silva
Bernardo Silva has been one of the star players for Manchester City since joining the club. He has the ability to find space in the tightest of defences. His dribbling is among the best in the Premier league, if not the best. He has been doing great for Portugese national side as well.
4. Paulo Dybala
Dybala is one of the most highly rated youngsters in the world. The Argentine International is one of the important players at Juventus and has caught the attention of many clubs across Europe.
He is a quick, creative and agile player with excellent technical ability. Dybala is known for his dribbling skills, balance, and close control in limited spaces,as well as his ability to beat opponents and protect or hold up the ball for team-mates with his back to goal.
3. Eden Hazard
Real Madrid’s new signing, Eden Hazard, was the most fouled player in the Premier League for the past couple of seasons, this certainly gives you an idea of how much he terrorises the opposing defenders. He was the star player for Chelsea since his arrival in 2012. His speed and dribbling skills, combined with his creativity makes him a nightmare to defend against.
PSG’s superstar is the current supreme exhibitor of the art of showboat. There’s no doubt that Neymar Junior is among the best dribblers in the world if not the best. He’s known for his magic on the ball and he’s probably the best player in the world when it comes to taking-on a single player. It’s probably the main reason why defenders always have a difficult time containing him.
1. Lionel Messi
The little magician from Argentina is the best dribbler in the world. He’s being considered among the best football dribblers of all time due to his ability to get past a player with ease. He just needs one or two touches to get past a player. Messi’s movement of the ball and his change of pace, is second to none and he has the ability to dribble and find space in the most congested of areas.