These players have the best ball control in all of Spain .
We bring you a list of those who are considered the best dribblers in La Liga in Spain. / Photo: Reuters
LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño
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Soccer is a team sport, in which there is constant movement of the ball between players. However, the best players depend not only on passing to create chances, but also on their ability to carry the ball themselves . Dribbling is an essential skill, particularly for players in offensive positions. That is why here we present the best dribblers in the League, according to the CIES Football observatory. The statistics taken range from the start of the 2020 season to January 11, 2021 .
It is no secret to anyone that Messi is one of the best dribblers of all time. However, the idea that he continues to do so at this level at this point in his career is truly impressive. According to CIES, Messi has a 59.2% success rate on his dribble. Good ball control has always been a lethal weapon for the Argentine, who uses it to create scoring opportunities with a frequency that is unmatched worldwide.
The Cádiz CF midfielder is one of his team's best assets. With a success rate of 70.6%, it can be said that he is, at this moment, the best ball handler in Spain. Below you can see one of his most iconic moments of the past year
Delicatessen. Don Alberto Perea. pic.twitter.com/7hUfVutDhb— Deivid (@davidmerasoto) December 6, 2020
With a success rate of 56.8%, this Belgian midfielder plays for Atlético de Madrid. Carrasco also knows how to pass the ball, that is why he has four assists in the 13 games he has played in La Liga.
Another midfielder, Javi Ontiveros plays for a less well known team: SD Huesca. Readers will remember this player for making international headlines, with a goal he dedicated to his grandmother who died of COVID last year . Javi has a 60.5% success rate on his dribble.
The Barcelona French forward has a successful dribbling percentage of 64.9%. Even though Koeman has chosen not to use it as much this season, his contributions to the team have been valuable, scoring 4 goals and two assists in 12 appearances . Is Koeman making a mistake by not using it?
Good luck keeping up with Ousmane Dembele pic.twitter.com/Nr3t6uha7b— Goal (@goal) December 30, 2020
You can find the original post of the best bargainers according to CIES here:
Great #leomessi leads the @LaLiga table for highest dribble attempt frequency, but watch out second-ranked @alberto_perea10 Almost as many dribbles & >7⃣0⃣% success rate Big asset for @Cadiz_CF More original stats https://t.co/P0Ohpx4eDz pic.twitter.com/kWKzmHU8Pn— CIES Football Obs (@CIES_Football) January 13, 2021