Best dribblers in the world

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  1. Alkene

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    An interesting article that focuses on the most skilled players in the world. This list overlaps with the world's best overall players, and provides further evidence that the black "superior athletes" have no technique and skill in this sport, but almost entirely rely on physical attributes. But the elite players of the world, most of whom are White, also possess great athleticism. Some of the world's fastest players of recent years have been Ronaldo, Robben, Ribery, Kaka, Torres, and others.

    20 out of the 48 players on the list are White Europeans. 2 more are French-born Arabs Nasri and Hatim Ben Arfa. There are 6 Argentines, 1 Chilean, and 1 Uruguayan, most of whom are either racially White or mestizo.

    There are 10 Brazilians on the list. 2 of them are White (Kaka, Pato); Hulk and Hernanes are mestizo. Neymar and Ronaldinho are triracial, although I question their inclusion because Neymar is overrated rubbish. Thiago, Douglas Costa, and Lucas Moura look like mulatto, and of these only Douglas Costa has proven himself at a high level. Only Robinho is predominantly Black, but I disagree with his inclusion because he's been a massive, overrated flop everywhere he's played. So I think the flaw of this list is its favoritism towards Brazilians, because looking at the Brazilian national team right now, they have a bunch of average players, with mainly Danny Alves and Lucio that can be called world-class.

    The only Black African on the list is the Nigerian Nwankwo Kanu, who played with Arsenal. Then there's the Dutch black Eljero Elia, who right now looks like a Juventus flop. Portuguse Cape Verdean Nani is a mulatto, who's admittedly a quality player. And the Man United legend Ryan Giggs has some Black ancestry.

    The list below:
     
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  2. frederic38

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    the ability to dribble might be the hardest thing to evaluate
    they did a great job i think

    except for the french players
    they put 2 arabs in the list, and mentioned that nasri was called the "new zidane" :icon_rolleyes:
    they say this about every arab player in france
    ben arfa shouldn't be in the list too

    that's where evaluating dribbling ability can become difficult
    when you see videos about these arabs they seem very skilled
    but there are tons of arab wannabe cristiano ronaldo who know how to do every skill, but they can't do it in a match
    for example a stepover (like these http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GCR3FmhX1U&feature=related) is easy to do, but what is hard is to do it at the right moment, with the defender at the right distance while coming at the right speed ect
    an example of an arab with great skills, but he will never come close to zidane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoEr1unYXRk (the kid in this video is, as zidane, a kabyle, but he looks a LOT more arab-negroid than zidane)
    there are TONS of arabs with similar skills, in every french city, but they are not great soccer players, they can't get past a defender with those skills
    another examples of over rated arab "magicians" :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HltTOwl8ym8


    it hurts most french arabs, but zidane was a white player, he was not 100% white (far from it), but what made him great were his white features
    and this is the french player they should have put in the list, the real new zidane, yohann gourcuff:

    [video=youtube;tiHf18FwziE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiHf18FwziE&feature=related[/video]

    [video=youtube;Yx01bg3zVso]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx01bg3zVso&feature=plcp&context=C33f4146U DOEgsToPDskLdaNvM4Qv7O4Gp9Reo0Ggs[/video]

    he is a white european, not surprising since zidane was great because of his white features

    it's also funny because these arabs do very complicated and elaborated tricks, while zidane played quite simply, and he didn't know how to do half of the tricks these arab wannabe cristiano ronaldo do

    by the way ben arfa and nasri did nothing in french ligue 1, while gourcuff allowed bordeaux to be the best ligue 1 team while he was there, was named best ligue 1 player, and did great with bordeaux in champions league

    regarding neymar, i have mixed opinion regarding him
    sometimes he looks like the next robinho (wich is not a good thing) but sometimes he impresses me more
    one thing is for sure, he is currently far too skinny to play at a high level
    pato is the best brazilian player today, and maybe the best in the world

    i agree that hernanes, thiago alcantara and robinho shouldn't be in the list
     
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  3. frederic38

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    schevchenko vs nesta:

    [video=youtube_share;rfyCowpgCvc]http://youtu.be/rfyCowpgCvc[/video]

    nesta was one of the best defenders in the world at that time

    and the same trick during the 2006 world cup against italy:

    http://youtu.be/hon5wf3oKF8
     
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    menez has to be added to the best dribblers in the world now, he's awesome


    against zagreb he did an incredible match

    that's typically the kind of player who would be bashed in the english speaking world because he's inconsistent, but dribblers need to be inconsistent
    in england players like nani are highly rated because they are consistant, but actually nani gets passed a defender on really rare occasions
    that's why sometimes i don't like this scientific approach of football
    a player like rivaldo wouldn't have succeeded in england either
    but in spain he won the golden ball
    well, that's a cultural difference
    but when you play in a position where you have to make the difference, it's better to be dreadfull on 90% of the match and to be good on 1 occasion and win the match on your own, than to be OK during 90 minutes whithout making the difference
     
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    this is he video i had in mind while writing this:

    [video=youtube_share;YkwlcRjpJw4]http://youtu.be/YkwlcRjpJw4[/video]

    it shows henry learning a trick to zidane
    it was a shock to see this, nobody would have thought that henry knew tricks that zidane didn't
    but it shows that the most skilled players are not the ones who do the most fancy tricks
     

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