​FC Barcelona legend ​Lionel Messi and ​Real Madrid superstar ​Eden Hazard are the two best dribblers in world football according to statistics. Opta, the leading outlet for football-based data, have released the list of top ten from the point at which they started collecting stats.


And as revealed by their data, ​Sportbible report that Messi who comes out on top with 1,880 take-ons completed - giving him an overall success rate of 57.2%. Hazard isn't far behind, boasting a 57.2% rating after completing 1,200 take ons in that period.


Franck Ribery comes in third with almost a 48% successful dribbling rate followed by ​Manchester City legend ​Sergio Aguero and Portuguese great ​Cristiano Ronaldo who managed a 44% successful dribbling rate at a total of 816 take-ons completed.


The rest of the list consists of Spanish star Joaquin, followed by Hatem Ben Arfa, ​Andres Iniesta, Roberto Firmino and last but not the least, Neymar....



1. ​Lionel Messi - 1,880 take-ons completed (57.2%)


2. ​Eden Hazard - 1,220 take-ons completed (57.1%)


3. ​Franck Ribery - 939 take-ons completed (47.9%)


4. ​Sergio Aguero - 832 take-ons completed (46.6%)


5. ​Cristiano Ronaldo - 816 take-ons completed (44%)


6. Joaquin - 798 take-ons completed (50.9%)


7. Hatem Ben Arfa - 770 take-ons completed (50.6%)


8. ​Andres Iniesta - 739 take-ons completed (60.9%)


9. Roberto Firmino - 736 take-ons completed (56.8%)


10. ​Neymar - 734 take-ons completed (50.2%)