Ronaldo missing from Europe’s best 50 dribblers this season

Ronaldo missing from Europe’s best 50 dribblers this season

- Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the top players missing from Europe’s best 50 dribbles

- Eden Hazard, Paulo Dybala, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi made the ratings

- The 34-year-old Ronaldo appears to concentrate more on the art of goal scoring at Juve

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the top names missing from Europe’s best 50 dribbles that features the likes of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, Juve’s Paulo Dybala, PSG’s Kylian Mbappe and Barcelona captain Lionel Messi.

According to sportskeeda.com, Ronaldo, who now plays his trade in Serie A was not listed among Europe’s best dribblers.

A breakdown of the findings revealed that the 34-year-old Ronaldo, who joined Juventus from Real Madrid last summer, appear to have given up his skillful play to concentrate on the art of goal scoring.

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Ronaldo is leading the race for the top-scorer award in Serie A after netting 19 times for Old Lady’s so far.

Interestingly, the Portuguese star seems to concentrate his play in the opposition vital area, much unlike his younger years when he prefers to dash in through the wings.

Data relating to Europe’s best talents obtained from the CIES Football Observatory also revealed that Ronaldo’s name was not included.

Messi leads as the best dribbler in Europe, with the Argentine boasting a successful dribble every 19.2 minutes. In second place is Nice's Allan Saint-Maximin with a dribble every 19.8 minutes.

Chelsea star Eden Hazard (21) is the third best dribbler in England, while Naim Sliti (21.4) and Ousmane Dembele (21.7) are fourth and fifth, respectively, on the ratings.

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The top 10 includes, Jadon Sancho (24.1), Marcus Thuram (24.2), Jeff Reine-Adelaide (24.7), Wilfred Zaha (25.6) and Angel Correa (27.1).

In the latest Opta data covering Europe’s top five domestic leagues for the last one year, top players like Messi, Hazard, Dybala, Mbappe, alongside Jadon Sancho and a host of other players made the top 50 dribblers ratings without Ronaldo.

Equally, the ratings revealed that Messi leads Europe’s best dribblers with a successful dribble every 19.2 minutes.

Nice's Allan Saint-Maximin claimed second with a dribble every 19.8 minutes.

Hazard (21) emerged third best dribbler, while the pair of Naim Sliti (21.4) and Ousmane Dembele (21.7) landed in the fourth and fifth, respectively.

Other players that made the ratings top 10 includes, Sancho (24.1), Marcus Thuram (24.2), Jeff Reine-Adelaide (24.7), Wilfred Zaha (25.6) and Angel Correa (27.1).

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However, the trio of Paulo Dybala (29.9) placed 13th, Philippe Coutinho (31.7) finished 16th as Mbappe emerged 29th in the top 50 dribblers in Europe.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has displayed his Rolls Royce Ghost ahead of this weekend’s Serie A clash against Napoli.

The exclusive automobile is currently valued at £330,000 about N157m and is regarded as the car for the Big Boys which he acquired while at Real Madrid.

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