Ghanaian talent Mohammed Kudus has emerged as one of the top five dribblers in Europe’s elite leagues, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with legendary Lionel Messi and rising star Vinicius Jr.
According to Squawka’s statistics, Kudus claimed the impressive fourth spot in Europe, completing a remarkable 91 successful take-ons during the recently concluded 2022/23 season.
At the summit of this electrifying list is Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr, who mesmerized defenders with an astonishing 112 successful take-ons throughout the campaign. Not far behind, Messi secures second place with 102 take-ons, showcasing his timeless dribbling prowess. Third place belongs to Jeremy Doku of Rennes, who pulled off 96 successful take-ons, while Kudus earned his spot as the fourth-best dribbler in Europe.
Lee Kang-In, Samuel Chukwueze, and Jude Bellingham round out the top seven, each demonstrating their incredible skills on the pitch. Jeremie Frimpong of Bayern Leverkusen, Nico Williams of Athletic Bilbao, and Ludovic Blas complete the top ten, ensuring an exciting mix of talents from different clubs.
While Kudus’s remarkable achievements have made headlines, he continues to focus on his national duties with the Ghanaian team. Currently in camp preparing for a 2023 AFCON qualifier against Madagascar, Kudus remains determined to contribute his best to his country’s success.
The 22-year-old had a breakthrough season, proving his mettle in front of goal with 18 goals and five assists across all competitions for Ajax. Despite Ghana’s early exit from the group stages in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Kudus displayed his talent on the international stage, scoring twice and providing an assist for his national team.
Kudus’s career trajectory attracted the attention of Premier League side Everton last summer, although the move was ultimately blocked by Ajax. However, he now finds himself embroiled in transfer controversy after refusing to extend his contract with the Dutch giants, keeping fans and pundits speculating about his next destination.
As the young playmaker continues to captivate football enthusiasts with his incredible dribbling abilities, his rise in prominence serves as a testament to his dedication and potential.