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Thursday, June 21, 2018

5 Football's Unstoppable Dribblers

Ever since the advent of the round leather game, many great players have come and gone. Many of them mesmerized and continue to mesmerize the world with their dribbling skills.


Here in Nigeria we are accustomed to our own Jay-Jay Okocha - a master of dribbling and did wonders in the field of play during his days. We will have a look at the five of the greatest of dribblers to ever play football or soccer as some do call it.



1. Pele O Rei

Mr Edson Arantes do Nascimento is unarguably one of the greatest footballers of all time. His mesmerizing footwork and confidence in the presence of opposing defenders stood him out of the pack. The ease with which the Brazilian football maestro controls the ball while going past opponents is out of this setting. Pele has been able to acquire three World Cup Medals.

2. Diego Maradona

Maradona had the strength of ten bulls packed into his small looking but rugged physique. Taking the ball from his control is a work for more than three seasoned defenders. He was a master trickster while on the pitch. Maradona would use the position of his body to trick anyone into going the wrong way while being fully in control. This style of misleading defenders is called 'Gambetta'.


3. Jay-Jay Okocha

Alex Iwobi's uncle is renowned for his charismatic and cheerful disposition while receiving a lot of heat from defenders and midfielders while making mincemeat of them. Okocha is considered one of the most inventive of footballers as he knows just what to do and creates the best way to get it done within the shortest of time and with less sweat.


4. Ronaldinho

Every football lover knows about 'snakebite', the dribbling style mastered and sold by Ronaldinho. He would skillfully push the ball to one side and return it to the opposite side with just one leg stroke. An opponent will most times be thrown off balance as he tries very hard to follow the movement and intercept the ball. 


5. Messi

Banking on his small stature that grants ease of movement, Messi moves swiftly even when haunted by a pack of opponents. He is never afraid of charging into them as he already has it all worked out. He moves like a thunderbolt, rarely stopped. Most times, stopping him becomes a grave mistake on the part of the stopper as it earns him a booking.