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Best dribblers in football history

Updated on January 4, 2016

We have seen some excellent players in the history of football. Each player is having different skills and ability which is unique and makes them different from others. Dribbling is a special skill in football which is seen in special players like Diego Maradona, Messi etc. Who is the best dribbler in football history? Let's find out here.


Diego Maradona

Diego Armando Maradona from Argentina known as king of football is one of the best dribblers ever in the history of football. His skills and techniques is unique and makes him special and different from other footballers. His goal against England in 1986 world cup Quarter final is always remembered where he get the ball and beat five England players and scored a magical goal which is a clear example of his dribbling ability. Words of Maradona after scoring that goal,"In that game no one could have stopped me, not even Mike Tyson". While taking the voting records, Maradona is the top player in world football. He is really a legend in world football.

Maradona goal of the Century


Lionel Messi

While listing the best dribblers in football history, Lionel Messi from Argentina holds the second place after Diego Maradona. His dribbling abilities and control over the ball is always a class and beauty to watch. His ability to beat the defenders with his amazing speed and ball control makes him one of the best dribblers in the world football. He also got the ability like Maradona to beat many defenders and score a goal. He also scored a magical goal similar to Maradona's Goal of the Century where he beat 5 players in club football. His style and movements in football is almost similar to Maradona and known as his Successor. Check out Messi's magical goal in the below video.


Manuel Francisco dos Santos (Garrincha) is an old legendary footballer from Brazil is one of the best dribblers in the world. His fast acceleration and ability to finish in goal is always special. It is very difficult to take the ball from Garrincha where defenders always fail to control him. He is a key player in Brazil world cup winning team two times. Pele and Garrincha are always playing together in the team and very difficult to beat Brazil that time. Garrincha is an old player and Young football fans are not much known about him but he is a legend and a part of making football a beautiful game.

George Best

George Best is also well known for his amazing dribbling ability. He is star in Manchester united in a time. His magical right foot to confuse the defenders ends up in goals for the team. George Best played for Ireland national team. His tackling skills and dribbling ability always result in some amazing goals. His ability to change the movements and ball control makes Best one of the best dribbler in the world.


Johan Cruyff

Hendrik Johannes Cruijff from Netherlands is an intelligent footballer. He has got an amazing ability to see weak spots of other players and along with his amazing dribbling ability, Johan is unbeatable. His special move is well known in the name "The Cruyff turn". He is an integral part of Netherlands in 1974 FIFA world cup. Cruyff showed some magical dribbles and brilliant goals in the tournament. Cruyff was always remembered with his unique style of football.


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