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The Best Dribblers In Europe This Season, CR7 Not In Top 100

The Best Dribblers In Europe This Season, Cristiano Ronaldo Not In Top 100

By David Kappel - Feb 28, 2018 12:36 PM @kappilinho

Neymar has been a better dribbler than Lionel Messi this season, while Cristiano Ronaldo did not make the top 100 – here are the 10 best dribblers in Europe so far this season.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see Europe's best dribblers in 2017/18 so far, according to CIES.

The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), a Swiss-based football statistics institute, has analysed the top dribblers in Europe's top five leagues.

Eden Hazard sits at the top of the ranking, having attempted 6.4 dribbles on average per game and completing 75% of those. He is followed by Neymar, who, with 7.3 per game, attempted more dribbles but only has a succession rate of 62%.

CIES calculated a "dribbling index" for all analysed players and while Hazard's index score is 100, Neymar only received 94. Messi completes the top three with a dribbling index of 70 after attempting 5.5 dribbles per game and succeeding with 62% of them.

The football stats institute explain their algorithm as follows: "The dribbling index is calculated by multiplying the average number of dribbles achieved per 90 minutes with the percentage of successful ones. This allows us to take into account both the quantity and quality of dribbles."

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Hazard, Neymar and Messi are the only players to achieve a dribbling index of over 56, while Ronaldo, who was known for his skilful dribbles at Manchester United, did not make the top 100.

Who do you think is the best dribbler in Europe? Have your say in the comments section below.


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chinyama Joined: 31 Aug 2016
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chinyama Mar 01, 2018 06:40 PM
@alizebucs1986 that one is a king him self and no one can do what ronaldinho done in the game
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Romeo Maps88 Joined: 15 Sep 2017
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Romeo Maps88 Feb 28, 2018 07:55 PM
I'm not here to comment, I'm only here to listen to defensive excuses...
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tshoshandros Joined: 15 Nov 2014
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tshoshandros Feb 28, 2018 07:17 PM
Diibble for what? That's being selfish.
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alizebucs1986 Joined: 30 Jun 2017
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alizebucs1986 Feb 28, 2018 04:17 PM
@lucky555 no one compares to CR7 and when it comes to Dribbling No one can b compared to the Great Ronaldinho
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alizebucs1986 Joined: 30 Jun 2017
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alizebucs1986 Feb 28, 2018 04:15 PM
@lucky555 Do we play football to win or what? Football is about Goals Football is about winning
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Dancle Joined: 09 Apr 2017
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Dancle Feb 28, 2018 03:31 PM
Cr7 is matured and a punnisher not a clown
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MADSPURS Feb 28, 2018 02:52 PM
where is Mahrez,Zaha???????
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lucky555 Joined: 12 Jun 2015
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lucky555 Feb 28, 2018 02:25 PM
Cr7 without goals nd simple assists his nothing
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lucky555 Joined: 12 Jun 2015
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lucky555 Feb 28, 2018 02:23 PM
@alizebucs1986 many in open play not penalties nd tap ins
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alizebucs1986 Joined: 30 Jun 2017
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alizebucs1986 Feb 28, 2018 01:47 PM
How many Goals did those dribblers score and how many of Games did their Teams Win,CR7 is stil in line to Win UEFA Champions League
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Boikano Feb 28, 2018 01:27 PM
i'm not surprised how can he make the dribbling coz he always in the box waiting for tap ins,shame on him our Percy Tau is 15 in the word

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