Who are European football's top-10 dribblers?

The best dribblers from the top five football leagues in Europe according to the CIES Football Observatory.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
24th April 2017

article:24th April 2017

According to the CIES Football Observatory, Middlesbrough’s Adama Traore is the dribbling king of Europe, fending away competition from the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Eden Hazard.

Traore leads the way having attempted 194 dribbles with a 70% success rate this season. Lionel Messi comes in at sixth with 176 dribbles and a success rate of only 57%.


Neymar has attempted the most dribbles with 269 while Eden Hazard boasts the best success rate in the top 10 (75%).

The Premier League have five representatives in the top 10, La Liga and Ligue 1 have two each and Serie A one.

Check out the top ten in the gallery above.

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Lionel Messi and Neymar among the top 10 dribblers in Europe

The best dribblers from the top five football leagues in Europe according to the CIES Football Observatory.

10. FELIPE ANDERSON | LAZIO | 85.5 POINTS

10. FELIPE ANDERSON | LAZIO | 85.5 POINTS

9. AMINE HARIT | NANTES | 85.8 POINTS

9. AMINE HARIT | NANTES | 85.8 POINTS

8. ALEXIS SANCHEZ | ARSENAL| 86.5 POINTS

8. ALEXIS SANCHEZ | ARSENAL| 86.5 POINTS

7. MOUSA DEMBELE | TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR | 87.2 POINTS

7. MOUSA DEMBELE | TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR | 87.2 POINTS

6. LIONEL MESSI | BARCELONA | 88.6 POINTS

6. LIONEL MESSI | BARCELONA | 88.6 POINTS

5. WILFRIED ZAHA | CRYSTAL PALACE | 89.9 POINTS

5. WILFRIED ZAHA | CRYSTAL PALACE | 89.9 POINTS

4. NEYMAR | BARCELONA | 95.0 POINTS

4. NEYMAR | BARCELONA | 95.0 POINTS

3. ALLAN SAINT-MAXIMIN | BASTIA | 98.5 POINTS

3. ALLAN SAINT-MAXIMIN | BASTIA | 98.5 POINTS

2. EDEN HAZARD | CHELSEA | 99.7 POINTS

2. EDEN HAZARD | CHELSEA | 99.7 POINTS

1. ADAMA TRAORE | MIDDLESBROUGH | 100 POINTS

1. ADAMA TRAORE | MIDDLESBROUGH | 100 POINTS