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 over the years. In this article, we will have a look at some of the best dribblers ever.
Here is the list of 10 best dribblers ever in the history of world football –
Considered by many as the best dribbler ever to grace the football field, Garrincha had an air of confidence whenever he was on the ball. He would not only beat his man but humiliate him time and again to shatter all his confidence. At just 5ft 6inches the players low centre of gravity helped him weave around opposition.
He won the World Cup twice with Brazil (1958,1962) and was the biggest reason why Brazil won the world cup in 1962.While most greats are remembered for their goals, Garrincha’s remembrance will always be attributed to his sublime touches and stupendous dribbles.
1. Lionel Messi
The only active player on the list, Lionel Messi has an incredible ball control and fast acceleration. He can beat defenders with his short ball touches by suddenly changing direction.
Messi has managed to score some simply mesmerizing goals, beating three, four, even five players before slotting it in the back of the net. He showcased his best dribbling skills when he scored a similar goal like Maradona´s ‘Goal of the Century’ in a match against Getafe where he dribbled past 5 players. Many people believe that the Argentine is the greatest ever to play football. He has 5 Ballon d’Or to his name, which is a joint world record. He is also regarded as Barcelona’s greatest player ever.