Kudus is European football's new dribble king.

The top 10 dribblers in Europe’s five major leagues in 2023-24: Kudus, Musiala, Sane…

Lionel Messi and Neymar may be playing their football away from the spotlight nowadays, but a new generation of exciting players have emerged to take their place as the dribble kings of European football.

A perfectly executed dribble arguably remains the most thrilling sight in football and some sensationally talented ballers possess the ability to have the opposition left regularly eating their dust.

Ranked by the total number of successful dribbles completed, here are the 10 dribblers across Europe’s five major leagues (Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A and Bundesliga) so far in 2023-24. If two players are tied, we’ve put them in order of who has the superior success ratio.

10. Xavi Simons – 84

Simons has been a joy to watch out on loan at RB Leipzig this season.

PSG have an absolute superstar on their hands, but according to reports they might look to offload him this summer.

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9. Nico Williams  – 84

Younger brother of Athletic Bilbao hero Inaki Williams, we wouldn’t be surprised to see young Nico fly the nest and sign for a top European club this summer.

The winger is one of the most exciting young talents in La Liga. He played a key role in Athletic Club winning the Copa del Rey this season and looks a solid bet to start for Spain at the Euros. Between him and Barcelona wonderkid Lamine Yamal, there’s no shortage of dynamism in La Roja’s new-look attack.

8. Jeremy Doku – 87

Considering Doku has only started 18 Premier League matches this season, it’s impressive in itself that he manages to make this list.

There may be question marks over his end product, but the Manchester City winger has been a nightmare for opposition full-backs to track.

Doku completes a successful dribble every 18.3 minutes in the English top flight, which is more frequently than any player that features in this list.

 7. Jamal Musiala – 87

Bayern might have endured a miserable third-place finish, but Musiala enjoyed his best season yet.

Approaching Euro 2024 in this kind of form, we wouldn’t bet against Germany winning the tournament on home soil this summer.

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6. Edon Zhegrova – 86

Lille have an excellent reputation when it comes to developing technically gifted wingers and Zhegrova looks like their latest star.

Following his arrival from Basel in January 2022, the 24-year-old has gone from strength to strength in his new surroundings.

Ligue 1’s dribble king.

5. Leroy Sane – 93

Those who regularly watched the Germany international for Manchester City won’t be surprised to see him feature here.

Having seen his career interrupted by a serious injury, we’ve spent the last few years waiting for Sane to be the world-beater he looked destined to become at Manchester City.

Now there’s no more waiting. Working under Thomas Tuchel and linking up with Harry Kane, Sane is an absolute wizard with the ball at his feet.

4. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia – 96

We fell in love with the Georgian winger last season following his heroics which led Napoli to their first league title since 1990. Their campaign to retain their title has been underwhelming but Kvaradona remains one of Serie A’s most beguiling attackers.

Kvaratskhelia is one of the best in the business when it comes to dribbling, having averaged 2.9 successful dribbles per game during the 2023-24 campaign.

3. Matias Soule – 90

Juventus fans will have been keeping a close eye on Soule who has looked excellent while on loan with Frosinone.

The 21-year-old was loaned out to gain some vital first-team experience and he’s been ripping things up in his new surroundings.

He’s scored 10 goals this season and has been one of the best dribblers in Europe. Unfortunate to have missed out on Argentina’s Copa America squad.

2. Savio – 102

Girona have been the surprise package of the 2023-24. Their shock title challenge may have fallen away in the latter half of the season, but they still ultimately punched well above their weight to secure a third-place finish and qualify for the Champions League.

Their success is largely thanks to players like Savio, who have been playing out of their skin. The Brazilian winger has chipped in with nine goals and nine assists and has completed more dribbles than the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.

It’s no surprise that Manchester City have already signed him up for next season.

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1. Mohammed Kudus – 124

Kudus has been a revelation since joining West Ham from Ajax last summer, providing regular moments of jaw-dropping skill and adding another dimension to David Moyes’ attack.

If the Ghana international continues to impress, we’d expect one of the Premier League’s big guns to make a move for the forward in the near future.

We’re still awaiting the end of the La Liga and Serie A seasons, but Kudus is so clear that we can confidently declare him European football’s dribble king of 2023-24. An outrageous footballer.