Lionel Messi Emerges Best Dribbler In History, Beats Ronaldinho

Lionel Messi Emerges Best Dribbler In History, Beats Ronaldinho

French channel RMC Sports conducted a poll recently and Lionel Messi defeated Brazilian legend and former Barcelona star Ronaldinho as the best dribbler in the history.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner won his ex-Barca co-star in the final round by small deficit of 50.7 percent to 49.3 percent.

Messi in getting to the final round eliminated the likes of Dennis Bergkamp, Kaka, Zinedine Zidane and Brazil’s Ronaldo.

While Ronaldinho ousted Hakim Ziyech, Arjen Robben and fellow Barcelona stars Johan Cruyff and Neymar Junior.

But recent LaLiga rankings revealed that Messi isn’t the best dribbler this season.

Surprisingly, Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey beats Messi to become the player with the highest percentage of successful dribbles in LaLiga, recording a staggering 81.8% success rate.

Partey is closely followed by fellow African from Cameroon and plays for Villarreal, Zambo-Anguissa who had 81.1%.

SEE ALSO | Barcelona's Greatest Players Of All Time Ranked, See Lionel Messi’s Poor Position

Messi on the other hand, did quite good as well with 67.3%.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago