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FIFA 17: The best 13 dribblers

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FIFA 17 is about to be released and hardcore fans of the EA Sports franchise will no doubt already be planning which players they want to snap up for their Ultimate Teams.

Pace has often been the biggest weapon on FIFA - if you had pacy wingers, you always stood half a chance - but dribbling could have a bigger role to play this year.

With that in mind, we’ve looked through the 50 players with the highest ratings on the game and picked out the 13 players with the best rating for dribbling.


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But before we begin, we have a few honourable mentions to get through first.

Marco Reus, Mesut Ozil and Gareth Bale all boast a dribbling rating of 86 - but that isn’t quite good enough to land them a place inside the top 13.

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Dimitri Payet (87)

A wonderful passer of the ball - indeed, he even has a better passing rating than Lionel Messi in FIFA 17 - Dimitri Payet has been handed a somewhat generous dribbling rating of 87.

Portugal v France - Final: UEFA Euro 2016

Euro 2016 really has enhanced the West Ham playmaker’s reputation.

David Silva (87)

David Silva, when in the mood, can glide past opponents despite the fact he’s not blessed with searing pace.

The Spaniard is an excellent footballer and 87 is probably about right.

Angel di Maria (87)

No qualms with this one.

Angel di Maria is undoubtedly one of the world’s best dribblers - even though he only showed glimpses of his immense talent under Louis van Gaal at Manchester United before moving on to Paris Saint-Germain.

Antoine Griezmann (87)

Dribbling is Griezmann’s highest rating on FIFA 17, although pace (86) and shooting (85) aren’t too far behind.

Real Madrid v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final

Eighty-seven, however, seems a tad generous when you discover the Frenchman has been given the same rating as a certain Luis Suarez.

Luis Suarez (87)

Suarez surely deserves a higher rating than 87.

Few forwards on the planet are better - particularly inside the penalty area - when it comes to weaving in and out of defenders.

Alexis Sanchez (88)

Alexis Sanchez has been handed an 88 rating for dribbling on FIFA 17, which seems about fair.

The Arsenal forward is a terrific dribbler who often beats opponents in one-on-one duels with relative ease.

Luka Modric (89)

Luka Modric is one of the world’s best midfielders, capable of running a match with his intelligence and technique.

Club Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid CF - La Liga

Anything less than 89 for dribbling wouldn’t have been fair on the diminutive Real Madrid star.

Sergio Aguero (89)

If Sergio Aguero has 89 for dribbling, then Suarez should too.

The Manchester City star is terrific at drifting past defenders, but better than Suarez? We’ll let you decide on that one.

Andres Iniesta (90)

Andres Iniesta is 32 now, and perhaps not as dynamic as he once was, but 90 is still an accurate assessment of the Spaniard’s dribbling ability.

The Barcelona star is still one of the world’s best midfielders.

Eden Hazard (91)

Eden Hazard has the same rating as Cristiano Ronaldo for dribbling?


This will come as a surprise to some people, but the Chelsea star is nigh-on impossible to stop when he hits top gear.

Cristiano Ronaldo (91)

Ronaldo no longer dribbles like he used to, hence why he only has a 91 rating in FIFA 17.

Real Madrid v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final

A higher rating would have flattered the Real Madrid superstar.

Neymar (95)

Few arguments with this one. Neymar is one of the best dribblers on the planet.

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Lionel Messi (96)

Ninety-six dribbling for Messi? If anything, that’s a tad too low for the world’s best player.

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