Ousmane Dembélé Tops List Of Most Take-Ons In Europe’s Top 5 Leagues

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Ousmane Dembélé of Barcelona tops the list of CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post of players with most take-ons.

Ousmane Dembélé Tops List Of Most Take-Ons In Europe's Top 5 Leagues

The French winger is one of the game’s most entertaining dribblers and loves to trouble opposing defenses for both club and country.

The players who have performed the best in the area of take-on over the past year are highlighted in Issue 407 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post.

This is done on the basis of an exclusive index that is based on 100 and takes into account the frequency of successful dribbles and crosses, playing time, as well as the sporting caliber of the matches played.

Vinicius Junior and Kevin De Bruyne complete the offensive players’ podium.

Kylian Mbappé, who usually played in the center of the attack for both Paris Saint Germain and France national team, came in at number seven.

Jude Bellingham, Angelo Gabriel (Santos FC), and Jamal Musiala are three players under the age of 20 who are in the top 100.

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The oldest player on the list, ahead of Salernitana’s Antonio Candreva, is the enduring Croatian Luka Modri.

Among defensive players, Joo Cancelo ranks higher than Trent Alexander-Arnold and Javi Galan (Celta Vigo).

In the top 10, there are four players who are 23 years old or younger: Pedro Porro (fourth), Reece James (eighth), Nuno Tavares (ninth), and Alphonso Davies (tenth).

The youngest footballers in the top 100 are Malo Gusto and Quentin Merlin from France, while Nino Paraba, a recent addition to América Mineiro, and Jess Navas are the oldest.

Most Take Ons In Europe Top 5 League

Below, Futballnews brings you the top 10 list of players with most take on in the World:

100Ousmane DembéléBarcelona25
98.7Vinícius JúniorReal Madrid 22
98.4Kevin de BruyneManchester City31
97.9Filip KostićJuventus FC30
97.4Rafael LeãoAC Milan23
96.9Kingsley ComanBayern Munich26
95.5Kylian MbappéParis St-Germain24
95.5Sebastián VillaBoca Juniors26
94.8Cody GakpoLiverpool FC23
94.8Phil FodenManchester City22
CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post.

Ousmane Dembélé

Masour Ousmane Dembélé, a French professional football player who competes for both the France national team and La Liga club Barcelona, was born on May 15, 1997. He plays as a winger.

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Before beginning his career with Borussia Dortmund in 2016, Dembélé spent time at Rennes. With Dortmund, he won the DFB-Pokal in 2016–17, scoring a goal in the championship game.

A year later, he joined fellow countryman Paul Pogba as the joint-second most expensive player in history when he moved to Barcelona for an initial fee of €105 million.

Dembélé went on to win the La Liga and Copa del Rey double in his debut season in Spain, which was marred by injuries.

Dembélé made his senior international debut for France in 2016 after amassing 20 caps and five goals at the youth level.

Ousmane Dembélé Tops List Of Most Take-Ons In Europe's Top 5 Leagues

He competed at the UEFA Euro 2020 and the FIFA World Cup 2022 as a part of the France team that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Dembélé For Barcelona

In the summer of 2017, he agreed to a five-year contract with FC Barcelona.

On September 9 against Espanyol in the league, he made his Barça debut and marked the occasion by assisting.

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In that year’s Champions League match against Chelsea, he scored his first goal as a blaugrana.

Dembélé distinguished himself as La Liga’s leading assist provider in the 2021–2022 season.

The Frenchman enjoyed a fantastic season after earning Xavi Hernández’s trust, forging a fantastic relationship with Aubameyang.


The winger contributed 13 assists, and when his contract came to an end in the summer of 2022, Dembélé decided to stay with the blaugranes until June 2024.

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