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Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by STILESGANG: 2:21pm On Aug 20, 2018
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-
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 cruyjuff-
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.

coolGeorge best
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
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.

Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by STILESGANG: 2:34pm On Aug 20, 2018
6)pele
Many people believe that he was the greatest ever to play this sport.In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).That year, France Football asked their former Ballon d’Or winners to choose the Football Player of the Century; they selected Pelé. In 1999, Pelé was elected Athlete of the Century by the IOC.

During his international career, he won three FIFA World Cups: 1958, 1962 and 1970, being the only player ever to do so. Pelé is the all-time leading goalscorer for Brazil with 77 goals in 91 games.

5)Ronaldinho
Not many people could do what this man could do with a football.He did a lot of amazing tricks during his career, bringing freestyle skills in a football match. One of his famous moves is the elastico where he fools a defender by pushing the ball sideways but suddenly pulling the ball back to the other side.

He reached the zenith of the game winning a number of different awards along the way such as the FIFA World Player of The Year as well as the coveted Ballon D’Or in 2005.He also won the world cup with Brazil in 2002.

4)Ronaldo de lima
This Brazilian made a name for himself by managing to dribble past defenders and then going on to score a goal. Except for the Champions League medal, Ronaldo won everything there was to be won by the modern-day footballer in Europe.

He scored 2 goals in the final of the 2002 World Cup as Brazil beat Germany 2-0. He is undoubtedly one of the best dribblers ever.

3)Garrincha
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.

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Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by STILESGANG: 2:39pm On Aug 20, 2018
2)Maradona
Possibly the greatest player of 20th century,Diego Maradona was a great dribbler.His skills on the ball knew no bounds, as he tempted and teased defenders into committing before sweeping past them.

He would suddenly change direction when the defender was expecting him to go the other way, it is this style of dribbling he used which is called “Gambetta”. One example of this is his second goal against England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final where he would get the ball and beat five England defenders before scoring a goal.

Maradona would later say in one of his interviews “In that game no one could have stopped me, not even Mike Tyson”.He could easily be the no.1 in the ‘best dribblers ever list’ of many people.

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 world record.He is also regarded as Barcelona’s greatest player ever

So guys what do you think of the list and who would you rather have in the top ten?

Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by STILESGANG: 2:40pm On Aug 20, 2018
Lalasticlala, seun this deserves frontpage
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by mespusinglez(m): 3:51pm On Aug 20, 2018
Penaldo Is Not A Dribbler...Messi The Real GOAT
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by chukwunedum150(m): 3:55pm On Aug 20, 2018
what of JAY JAY OKOCHA

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Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by STILESGANG: 4:14pm On Aug 20, 2018
chukwunedum150:
what of JAY JAY OKOCHA
Jay Jay is also good .He can make top 20
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by Icon4s(m): 6:00pm On Aug 20, 2018
Okocha is not there. Mtcheew, fake list.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYxReXCAn54

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Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by Iseoluwani: 6:19pm On Aug 20, 2018
STILESGANG:
Jay Jay is also good .He can make top 20

go back to the years of AJAX WHEN JAY JAY PLAYS WHILE RONALDINO LEARNS FROM HIM


STUPID LIST

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Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by kasim155: 7:46pm On Aug 20, 2018
This list of the first top 10 is not complete without Jay Jay.

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Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by STILESGANG: 8:18pm On Aug 20, 2018
Iseoluwani:


go back to the years of AJAX WHEN JAY JAY PLAYS WHILE RONALDINO LEARNS FROM HIM


STUPID LIST
Look at the calibre of players In the top ten
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by PlayerMeji: 9:50pm On Aug 20, 2018
Check out the name 'Rivelino' online.

You will come back to rewrite this.

I m sure!

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Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by elMacho(m): 10:42pm On Aug 20, 2018
check denilson online, and rewrite your epistle
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by jahabless: 12:05am On Aug 21, 2018
Iseoluwani:

go back to the years of AJAX WHEN JAY JAY PLAYS WHILE RONALDINO LEARNS FROM HIM

STUPID LIST
PSG not AJAX.
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by STILESGANG: 12:11am On Aug 21, 2018
PlayerMeji:
Check out the name 'Rivelino' online.

You will come back to rewrite this.

I m sure!
Everybody cant make the list, can they?. That is why it's top ten
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by flyingdutchman(m): 4:48am On Aug 21, 2018
If Jay Jay Okocha is not on the list, then OP must have been born in the 2000 period
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by HouseOfWine: 1:20pm On Aug 21, 2018
Ronaldinho was one of the few players that made me happy when watching football,

Till now just hearing the name makes me smile

But as for dribbling Ronaldinho is better than Messi!
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by STILESGANG: 1:22pm On Aug 21, 2018
HouseOfWine:
Ronaldinho was one of the few players that made me happy when watching football,

Till now just hearing the name makes me smile

But as for dribbling Ronaldinho is better than Messi!
is Ronaldinho consistent? . Messi has more success rate than Ronaldinho when it comes to take ons.
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by HouseOfWine: 1:28pm On Aug 21, 2018
STILESGANG:
is Ronaldinho consistent? . Messi has more success rate than Ronaldinho when it comes to take ons.

Are we counting the best dribbling rate as the most important criteria for the best dribbler or we considering the skill at which the person pulled of the dribble and executed it

Messi dribble types are not too many compared to Ronaldinho who could pull out some many dribble moves

In other words IMO A technical dribbler executes more skill than a speed dribbler

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Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by Avraham: 2:17pm On Aug 21, 2018
STILESGANG:
Lalasticlala, seun this deserves frontpage
The OP did not praise cristiano ronaldo, so it will not get to front page,, so remove your mind.
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by lankonsegson(m): 3:58pm On Aug 21, 2018
yes jay jay must be on that list
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by FoolishBoy419: 5:19pm On Aug 21, 2018
Even Neymar is better than okocha. stupid biasness by nairalander. That someone is good doesn't mean he MUST be the best
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by agukayode(f): 5:24pm On Aug 21, 2018
Abeg Where Is Harzard
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by ballerman: 6:45pm On Aug 21, 2018
where is Mikel obi... foolish list..
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by STILESGANG: 8:21pm On Aug 21, 2018
Avraham:
The OP did not praise cristiano ronaldo, so it will not get to front page,, so remove your mind.
So lalasticlala is a Ronaldo fan boy?. I never knew oo.
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by STILESGANG: 8:22pm On Aug 21, 2018
HouseOfWine:


Are we counting the best dribbling rate as the most important criteria for the best dribbler or we considering the skill at which the person pulled of the dribble and executed it

Messi dribble types are not too many compared to Ronaldinho who could pull out some many dribble moves

In other words IMO A technical dribbler executes more skill than a speed dribbler
For you to be a great dribbler, you have to be consistent at it. Not just once in a blue moon experience.

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Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by calculator123(m): 10:49pm On Aug 21, 2018
HouseOfWine:
Ronaldinho was one of the few players that made me happy when watching football,

Till now just hearing the name makes me smile

But as for dribbling Ronaldinho is better than Messi!
na i disagree Messi doesn't need to do so much to beat a player just like Dinho. In 2 moves Messi can dismiss a player while Dinho requires more moves.
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by calculator123(m): 10:50pm On Aug 21, 2018
ballerman:
where is Mikel obi... foolish list..
Mikel who? Person wey no fit dribble my Grandma. Abeg get sense even if you no get one, go borrow.
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by calculator123(m): 10:51pm On Aug 21, 2018
STILESGANG:
For you to be a great dribbler, you have to be consistent at it. Not just once in a blue moon experience.
seconded
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by Babanews(m): 9:11pm On Aug 22, 2018
Re: Top 10 Greatest Dribblers Of All Time by DONADAMS(m): 2:17am On Aug 23, 2018
nice list buh jay jay suppose dey sha...as e no dey e no still bad... if messi likes he should be number one here CR7 is the real GOAT!

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