A few days ago, the observatory of sports performance data Opta released the rankings of the best dribblers footballers in Europe. In this ranking dominated by European footballers, there are two Africans. The Ivory Coast and Senegal are the two African countries that honor the black continent in this ranking with respectively a national in each country.
The Ivorian striker from Lille, Nicolas Pépé occupies the fourth place in this ranking which takes into account the average number of dribbles passed per meeting since the beginning of the 2018/2019 fiscal year. He is well behind Lionel Messi, Neymar and Alain Saint-Maximin.
Senegalese international Sadio Mané is in eighth place behind Hatem Ben Arfa, Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Thuram and ahead of Joao Cancelo and Josep Illicic.
Here are the top 10 best dribblers in Europe:
1 – Lionel Messi (Argentina, FC Barcelona): 4.4
2 – Neymar Jr (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain): 4.3
3 – Allain Saint-Maximin (France, OGC Nice): 4.2
4 – Nicolas Pépé (Ivory Coast, LOSC): 3.8
5 – Hatem Ben Arfa (France, Rennes): 3,7
6 -Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Juventus Turin): 3,4
7 – Marcus Thuram (France, Guingamp): 3,4
8 – Sadio Mané (Senegal, Liverpool): 3
9 – Joao Cancelo (Portugal, Juventus): 2.9
10 – Josep Illicic (Slovenia, Atalanta Bergamo): 2.9