If Neymar and Kylian Mbappé appear in good places in the European hierarchy of dribblers, the best in this exercise in Ligue 1 is playing at Stade Rennais.
In its weekly analysis, this Monday, the CIES football observatory looks at the dribblers of the 33 main leagues around the world, and in the European Top 5 in particular. All leagues combined, it appears that the most skillful in the matter is the Spanish striker from Wolverhampton Adama traore. With a dribble triggered on the field every 7’01, for a success rate of 79%.
Globally, the person is ahead of a former Lille resident: Rafael Leao, who plays for AC Milan and has 68% conclusive dribbling in the Rossonero jersey this season, with one attempt every 9’30. A Frenchman completes the podium, in the person of the former Niçois Allan Saint-Maximin, which makes the heyday of Newcastle and provokes meanwhile every 8’41. For a favorable percentage of 61%.
Boufal between Neymar and Mbappé
The first Ligue 1 player to appear in this ranking is the Rennais Kamaldeen Sulemana, debauched this summer in Denmark. The 19-year-old Ghanaian passes 56%, with dribbles started every 8’38. He thus precedes the two Parisians who are Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, flanked by 60% (every 9’33) and 56% (every 10’27) respectively. Note that the Angevin Sofiane Boufal is inserted between the two stars of PSG, with 54% successful dribbles, every 9’45.
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— CIES Football Obs (@CIES_Football) November 1, 2021