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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 – 71

PSG have an absolute superstar on their hands. He’s been a joy to watch out on loan at RB Leipzig this season.

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9. Jeremy Doku – 72

Considering Doku has only racked up just over 1300 minutes of Premier League football 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 and is one of the most exciting footballers in the Premier League on his day.

Doku completes a successful dribble every 18.2 minutes in the English top flight, which is more frequently than any player that features in this list.

8. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia – 76

We fell in love with the Georgian winger last season following his heroics which led Napoli to their first league title since 1990.

Kvaratskhelia is one of the best in the business when it comes to dribbling, having averaged 2.7 successful dribbles per game during the 2023-24 campaign.

6. Florian Wirtz – 77

Talked up as the next great German export from the Bundesliga, Wirtz is only 20 years old but already has over 100 appearances under his belt for boyhood club Bayer Leverkusen.

Just as adept at creating chances as he is at dribbling, Wirtz has grown into a talismanic figure for Xabi Alonso’s table-topping side.

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6. Edon Zhegrova – 77

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. Savio – 79

Girona have been the surprise package of the 2023-24. They may have fallen away dramatically in recent weeks, but they’re still ultimately punching well above their weight to challenge for Champions League qualification.

Their success is largely thanks to players like Savio, who have been playing out of their skin. The Brazilian winger has chipped in with 15 goal contributions 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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4. Jamal Musiala – 85

The Germany international has absolutely rocketed his place up towards the upper echelons of these dribble charts in recent weeks.

The 21-year-old is rated as one of the most exciting youngsters in European football for good reason.

Bayern might be 16 points behind Leverkusen, but Musiala has got the bit between his teeth of late with five goals and four assists in his last seven Bundesliga appearances.

In Bayern’s recent victory over Darmstadt, he scored twice and set up another and became the first player in Bundesliga history to register 11 successful dribbles in one game.

Musiala’s dribble success rate of 56% in the Bundesliga this season is also the best of any player that features in this top 10.


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3. Matias Soule – 86

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

The 20-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 already scored 10 goals this season and has been one of the best dribblers in Europe. He’s definitely someone to look out for.

2. Mohammed Kudus – 91

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.

1. 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. Arsenal beware.

Most Successful Dribbles Europe's Top Five Leagues 2023-24 Bayern Munich's Leroy Sane