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Most take-ons: Serie A 2021/22 season

By Ben Green

Published: 12:55, 8 November 2021 | Updated: 13:19, 10 August 2022

Serie A remains a division where dribbling is not only lauded, but encouraged.

Once home to arguably the greatest dribbler football has ever seen in Diego Maradona, it’s no wonder why the terraces in Serie A light up when a successful take-on is pulled off. Not least because the Italian top flight is an infamously difficult offensive league, given the defensive and organisational emphasis of the coaches there.

In homage to El Pibe de Oro, Napoli’s very own Lorenzo Insigne showcased his twinkle-toed feet and balletic stride at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium last season, placing in the top 10 for completed take-ons, with Atletico Madrid’s new boy Rodrigo de Paul ruling the roost for that particular metric.

This season it’s Felipe Anderson currently leading the way with 32 completed take-ons in Serie A so far this season, the only player to reach the 30-mark. The former West Ham United man is seven clear of his closest competitor Rafael Leao, with Jeremie Boga and Nicolo Zaniolo are tied on 24. There’s another former Premier League man in the top five with Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa completing 23 take-ons so far this season.

Read on below to keep track of the top dribblers in the 2021/22 Serie A season.

Most take-ons Serie A 2021/22 season: Latest standings

Players with the same amount of goals are ranked by fewer minutes played. Stats correct as of 12:30, 08/11/21.

Position Player Take-ons Minutes Played
1st Felipe Anderson 32 completed 1,022
2nd Rafael Leao 25 completed 880
3rd Jeremie Boga 24 completed 571
4th Nicolo Zaniolo 24 completed 727
5th Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa 23 completed 880
6th Josip Ilicic 22 completed 542
7th Ruslan Malinovskyi 21 completed 701
8th Gianluca Caprari 20 completed 655
9th Lorenzo Pellegrini 20 completed 983
10th Nahitan Nandez 19 completed 917