10 Most Skilled Football Players Of All Time
The world of football had very many great players but there were some who could make fans instantly stand up on their feet whenever they take the ball because the entertaining football they used to display. Let’s look at 10 best skilled football of all time. The list includes retired and active players.
10. Neymar – Brazil
At 24 years old, he has already established himself as one of the most skilled and brilliant dribbler in football.
Neymar primarily plays as either a central striker, second striker, winger or occasionally as an attacking midfielder.
He often plays as a left sided forward for both club and country in the team’s 4–3–3 formation.
Following performances for Brazil’s under-17 team at the 2009 U-17 World Cup, Neymar has been described as “a true phenomenon”.
Since then, Brazil legends Pelé and Romário reportedly urged coach Dunga to take Neymar to the 2010 World Cup.
9. Johan Cruyff – Netherlands
The Barcelona legend was one of the greatest players ever. He has a skill named after him – Cruyff turn.
8. Jay Jay Okocha – Nigeria
The Nigerian maestro could dribble five players at a time before scoring.
Okocha was a very good player and most skilled in Africa, but never won the African Player of Year award.
He became arguably the best player never to win the award despite coming second twice in 1998.
7. Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima
I am not denying Cristiano’s greatness, but Luis Nazario de Lima is the one who made ‘Ronaldo’ a household name. His dribbling abilities and skills on the ball are known to all.
6. Cristiano Ronaldo
The four times ballon d’or winner is one of the most glamorous and stylish footballers the world has witnessed. His skills are really attractive and his style is unique.
5. Zinedine Zidane – France
He is probably the greatest midfielder ever. With a rock solid physique and awesome dribbling abilities, the today’s Real Madrid manager was good at everything.
4. Lionel Messi – Argentina
He is Argentina’s new Maradona. The whole world has witnessed his magical skills with the ball and his amazing dribbling ability.
Due to his short stature, Messi has a lower centre of gravity than taller players, which gives him greater agility.
Despite being physically unimposing, he possesses significant upper-body strength, which, combined with his low centre of gravity and resulting balance.
3. Ronaldinho – Brazil
His footwork and unique collection of amazing skills were simply too much to handle. He had a very unique style of running with the ball and suffered maximum number of fouls.
2. Diego Maradona – Argentina
He could beat the entire defense in a single run. He is famous for his hand of God goal he scored in 1986 World Cup.
Maradona was renowned for his dribbling ability, vision, close ball control, passing and creativity. The former Argentine international was also considered one of the most skillful players ever.
He had a compact physique, and with his strong legs and low centre of gravity he could withstand physical pressure well while running with the ball.
1. Pelé – Brazil
Pele is arguably the greatest footballer ever. He displayed good dribbling skills at his young age. He would twist and turn several times, while being surrounded with defenders, to score a fantastic goal.