The Best Dribblers in the Football History

The Best Dribblers in the Football History

Many defenders are left wondering where the ball went when facing a player with crazy dribbling skills. Below you will find a list with the best dribblers, to whom the ball is like glued to their feet. From the dawn of football in the middle of the 20th century, till present days the fans are left speechless when witnessing such a magic produced in front of them.

Diego Armando Maradona

Maradona was playing between 1976 – 1997 and is remembered for his extraordinary skills with the ball at his feet, as well as his controversial lifestyle outside the pitch. He almost single handedly won the World Cup for Argentina in 1986. He and Pele have been involved in a war of words numerous times, disputing who of them both is the best in history.

Luis Nazario de Lima

Ronaldo the first one, the Brazilian one, or the real Ronaldo played between 1993 – 2011. He won a World Cup title while still 17, despite not recording a single minute at the tournament in USA. Since then he took the football world by storm. It is curious that he played for both Real Madrid and Barcelona, as well as Inter and AC Milan, but he remains loved and adored by the fans all over the world, no matter their club belongings.

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira

Ronaldinho’s playing career started in 1998 and ended in 2015. He started making a name for himself in Paris Saint-Germain under the tutolage of a certain Nigerian magician called Jay Jay Okocha. After his transfer to Barcelona he really blossomed into probably the most technically gifted player of all time. He will also be remember for his smile, which was always present on show.

Edson Arantes do Nascimento

Known also as Pele or “The King of football”. He played between 1956 – 1977 and won three World Cup titles with Brazil. He remains the only player to achieve such a feat during his playing days.

Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini

Or just Leo Messi who began his proffesional career back in 2004 with Barcelona. 15 years later he has not slowed down a bit and keeps bringing joy to the Catalan fans every time he steps on the grass.

Zinedine Zidane

Zizuo played between 1989 and 2006. Many remember the controversial end of his playing career, but back in the time there were a few who could do his tricks and turns when dribbling. In his playing days he will be remember for his succesful spells in Juventus and Real Madrid. With the latest he became the first manager with back-to-back triumphs in the Champions League.

Augustine Azuka Okocha

You might know him as Jay Jay Okocha. The Nigerian was a joy to watch throughout his career which started in 1990 and ended 2008. He never played for a big club challenging for trophies, but he showed the fans in Germany, Turkey, France and England what a genius with the ball at his feet he is.

Thierry Daniel Henry

– The Arsenal icon Thierry Henry played between 1994 – 2014. He is the Gunners all time goal scorer with 228 goals. In 2009 he moved to Barcelona, where in his first season he won a treble. Now he is coaching Monaco in France.

Neymar da Silva Santos Junior

– Or just Neymar. He began his proffesional career in 2009 with Santos and is still playing on the highest level. He is the most expensive footballer of all time as Paris Seint-Germain paid 222 million euros Barcelona for his services.

Hendrik Johannes Cruijff

– You might know his as Johan Cruijff. He played between 1964 – 1984 mainly for his beloved Ajax and Barcelona. He is considered as the brain behind Barcelona recent successes, as he totally transformed the club during his playing and coaching career.

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