The top ten dribblers since the 2006/07 season have been revealed and there are some interesting names among the list.
Twitter user @ErlingRoIe brought to light a fascinating list of the best dribblers since the 2006/07 season.
It will come as no surprise that Lionel Messi tops the star-studded list, having successfully completed an impressive 1,880 take-ons, ahead of Eden Hazard who has completed 1,220 take-ons.
Franck Ribery, who forged a trophy-laden career at Bayern Munich, has successfully completed 939 take-ons and is ranked third ahead of Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero.
The former Blues forward has 832 successful take-ons to his name and is the only out-and-out forward on the list.
Ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid man Cristiano Ronaldo has 816 successful take-ons, having played on the wing at Manchester United before moving more centrally.
Joaquin and Hatem Ben Arfa have registered 798 and 770 successful take-ons and are ranked sixth and seventh respectively.
Andres Iniesta, Roberto Firmino and Neymar have registered 739, 736 and 734 successful take-ons and round off the top ten.
Check out the full list below:
1, Lionel Messi – 1,880
2. Eden Hazard – 1,220
3. Franck Ribery – 939
4. Sergio Aguero – 832
5. Cristiano Ronaldo – 816
6. Joaquin – 798
7. Hatem Ben Arfa – 770
8. Andres Iniesta – 739
9. Roberto Firmino – 736
10. Neymar – 734
Needless to say, the list of the best dribblers since the 2006/07 season sent social media wild.
One Twitter user claimed: “Sergio Aguero is the 4th best take-ons dribbler of this generation. Do you know how insane that is for a ST, he’s the greatest ST this league has ever seen.”
A second tweeted: “Messi always staying astronomically clear in all attacking stats.”
A third added: “Smh. Hazard was something else.”
A fourth said: “People seriously put Neymar ahead of Hazard dribbling wise are crazy.”
Another observed: “Everybody here is under 6ft except Ronaldo. He’s just built different.”