Okocha Ranked Best Dribbler In W’Cup Game

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, tops the list of most dribbles in a single FIFA World Cup game since 1966,

According to a survey by Opta, the former Paris Saint Germaine midfielder made a total of 15 successful dribbles against Italy at the 1994 World Cup in the USA totaling 83 per cent.

Brazil’s Jairzinho and England’s Paul Gascoigne are tied in second place on the list with 13 dribbles respectively.

Jairzinho recorded his feat against Uruguay at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico while Gazza was outstanding with his skills against Cameroon at the World Cup hosted by Italy in 1990.

aly’s Sandro Mazzola is fourth on the list. The legendary former Inter striker made 12 successful dribbles against Poland at the 1974 edition of the tournament in Germany averaging 75 per cent.

During his playing career, Mazzola won four Serie A titles in 1963, 1965, 1966 and 1971, two European Cups in 1964 and 1965 and two Intercontinental Cups in 1964 and 1965.

German winger, Reinhard Libuda, is ranked fifth on the list after recording 12 successful take-on during Germany’s clash with Bulgaria at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.

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