Dribbling has to factor into the Attacker Rating Index (ARI). A difference making dribbler can be invaluable to a team. Of course, there has to be end product, but that’s another story. Here are the leading dribbling attackers in Europe’s top 5 leagues.

Dazzling Dribblers

PlayerClubRankingDribbling Score
Ousmane DembéléBorussia Dortmund13.40
Eden HazardChelsea23.33
Neymar da Silva Barcelona32.88
Lionel MessiBarcelona42.70
Arjen RobbenBayern Munich52.56
Lucas MouraPSG62.42
Alexis SanchezArsenal72.37
Felipe AndersonLazio82.27
Franck Ribery Bayern Munich92.20
Philippe CoutinhoLiverpool101.99
IscoReal Madrid111.92
Riyad MahrezLeicester City121.90
Franco VazquezSevilla131.88
Ross BarkleyEverton141.87
Roberto FirminoLiverpool161.78
Henrikh MkhitaryanManchester United171.74
Alejandro GomezAtalanta181.72
Yannick CarrascoAtletico Madrid191.69
Sadio ManeLiverpool201.64
Emil ForsbergRB Leipzig211.605
Raheem SterlingManchester City221.602
Giacomo BonaventuraAC Milan231.57
Michail AntonioWest Ham241.48
Memphis DepayLyon251.47

Note: Statistics correct up to end 2016/17 and represent data from the beginning of the 2014/15 season to present.

A great dribbler IS a difference maker. They are also some of the most prime candidates for being hacked to the ground. Who gets fouled the most?

The Most Fouled Players

PlayerClubRankingDribbling Score
Franco VazquezSevilla14.69
Neymar da Silva Barcelona24.18
Eden HazardChelsea33.32
Alejandro GomezAtalanta43.01
Sadio ManéLiverpool52.868
Raúl GarcíaAthletic Bilbao62.866
Giacomo BonaventuraAC Milan72.81
Jérémy MenezBordeaux82.73
Raheem SterlingManchester City92.67
Kevin VollandBayer Leverkusen102.65
Pablo PiattiEspanyol112.64
Lionel MessiBarcelona122.54
Andre AyewWest Ham132.50
Dries MertensNapoli142.49
Josip IličićFiorentina152.46
Franck Ribery Bayern Munich162.45
Zlatko JunuzovićWerder Bremen172.43
Alexis SanchezArsenal182.41
EderInter Milan192.38
IscoReal Madrid202.36
Riyad MahrezLeicester City212.34
Ousmane DembéléBorussia Dortmund222.31
Henrikh MkhitaryanManchester United232.24
Michail AntonioWest Ham242.22
NolitoManchester City252.18
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Note: Statistics correct up to end 2016/17 and represent data from the beginning of the 2014/15 season to present.