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Top Ten Football Dribblers Of All Time

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The beautiful game of football is conceivably the only sport that entertains its fans with the opportunity to witness a genuine instance of sheer genius with series of beautiful nutmegs.

Dribbling isn’t just about pace but it also requires an awesome measure of concentration, lots of players around the world can dribble well, go past a defender with a single flick and pace. But only the best have made it onto CheapGoals list.

 

10. Roberto Rivelino

Rivelino magic with the ball was unbelievable, doing things nobody ever has or will do on a football pitch and also had a quality of certainty about himself when he was on the ball.

He would not only wind past his opponents but also mortify them and smash defenders confidence. Sudden speeding up, various body bluffs would see him outfox defenders on numerous occasions, as some would say Garrincha made the ball talk to his feet.

9. Pelé

Other than being authoritatively one of the best footballers to ever graced the beautiful game and lived with three World Cup medal, this iconic Brazilian player was incredible at dribbling. Being able to control the ball in front of defenders and going past them with ease and confidence is something an aspiring footballer would dream of.

8. George Best

Undoubtedly one of England’s greatest players, having scored 137 goals in 361 appearances for Manchester United in a career that spread over more than a decade for the Red Devils. He had the confidence to make use of the ball within and outside of his boot so well that he could cut around players quickly and easily.

7. Ronaldo

De Lima is known for dribbling past defenders and after that going ahead to score a goal. only a few players have aced the popular ‘step over’ dribble as Ronaldo always proved to be a match-winner time over time with his solo dribbles.

6. Johan Cruyff

One of Cruyff’s best abilities was that he had the ability to recognize any weakness and shortcoming in a defender. Like De-lima, he had a move named after him called “The Cruyff Turn”. It would appear as though he was passing the ball to a teammate but instead to kick the ball, he would turn 90 degrees and drag the ball within his foot behind his back leg. This sudden 90-degree move always left opponent over to the cleaners.

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5. Garrincha

Garrincha compared to Pele was generally viewed as the best dribbler ever. His extraordinary speed combined with his stunning ball control always leaves defenders powerless, and unfit to deal with his mesmerizing dribbles. At just 5ft 6inches Garrincha low centre of gravity helped him weave around opponents effortlessly.

4. Diego Maradona

Maradona uses a style of dribbling called “Gambetta” which he would use his body position to trick into going the wrong way.

Maradona is an impudent, supreme dribbler – who uses his small stature to make an extraordinary impact which made him one of the best dribblers in football. His strength and control made it difficult to knock him off the ball.

3. Okocha

Considered by many as a standout amongst one of the most skilful players in football, he was commended for his abilities and inventiveness. only if his prime had lasted longer, he may very well have been crowned with Ballon d’Or. Be that as it may, it always a joy to watch the Nigerian dazzle on the football pitch.

2. Ronaldinho

The former PSG forward and Brazil legend came into limelight amid his time with Barcelona scoring 70 goals in 145 caps for the club. Dinho brought his mesmerizing pattern of football from the streets of Brazil onto the world stage, and defenders couldn’t deal with his skills and frills.

Every little thing about him appeared to be so superb. From his sly bluffs to his sudden change in increasing speed, all that he did was accompanied with a smile all over his face. His most popular trick was  ‘Snake Bite’ where he would trick defenders by pushing the ball sideways, however, all of a sudden pulling the ball back the other way.

1.Lionel Messi

Having for all intents and purposes wins everything minus a World Cup, the four-time Balon d’Or winner is magnificently unstoppable on his day. The Barcelona forward has scored lots of stunning goals, beating three, four, even five players before firing it in the back of the net.

Honourable Mentions

Mathias Sindelar, Zinedine Zidane, Micheal Laudrup, Adama Toure, Magico Gonzalez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr, Ariel Ortega, Eden Hazard,Dennis Bergkamp.

 

This is CheapGoals top ten best dribblers if any of our loving readers feel otherwise or have their preferred special list, pls don’t hesitate to drop and comment…

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Muyiwa is an ardent follower of everything football. Fascinated by the beauty of the game, he takes pleasure in penning down his opinion about a sport that has more lovers than haters. PS: He loves Barcelona for making football look easier than it actually is.

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