Football statistics institute CIES has revealed the best dribblers in Europe, but neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo sit in first place; and the latter is not even among the top 20.
10. Nabil Fekir (Lyon)
Fekir has scored 55 goals in 145 games for Lyon since breaking into the first-team back in 2013; the 24-year-old has since consistently been linked with a move to the Premier League thanks to his influence on the pitch. Fekir has netted 19 times this season, assisting 7.
9. Mario Lemina (Southampton)
8. Sofiane Boufal (Southampton)
7. Arthur Masuaku (West Ham)
The 24-year-old Frenchman is the only defender to feature the list. Often named “King of the Dribble”, his 63 successes in the Premier League are only bettered by Eden Hazard (97) and Moussa Dembele (74)
A talented, diminutive player, with quick feet and a low centre of gravity, captain Papu Gomez is a creative, technically gifted, and dynamic footballer, who is renowned for his pace, dribbling skills, and high work-rate.