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Most take-ons: Serie A 2021/22 season

By Ben Green

Published: 18:20, 30 August 2021

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.

Who else made the top 10 from 2020/21? Read on below to find out the final table standings. And come back here throughout the campaign 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 tackles are separated by minutes played. 

Position Player Take-ons Minutes Played
1st Filip Djuricic 9 completed 174
2nd Ruslan Malinovskiy 7 completed 141
3rd Josip Ilicic 7 completed 143
4th Ebrima Colley 7 completed 149
5th Mattia Zaccagni 7 completed 180
6th Luis Muriel 6 completed 130
7th Davide Biraschi 6 completed 135
8th Davide Frattesi 5 completed 170
9th Jeremie Boga 5 completed 177
10th Rafael Leao 4 completed 137

Most take-ons Serie A 2020/21 season: Final table standings

Players with the same amount of tackles are separated by minutes played. 

Position Player Take-ons Completed Take-ons Attempted  Completion Rate (%) Minutes Played
1st Rodrigo de Paul 122 182 67 3,203
2nd Junior Messias 105 163 64 3,217
3rd Jeremie Boga 87 153 57 1,790
4th Adam Ounas 76 105 72 1,512
5th Theo Hernandez 73 119 61 2,935
6th Lorenzo Insigne 65 105 62 2,871
7th Franck Ribery 64 109 59 2,170
8th Mattia Zaccagni 61 104 59 2,630
9th Leonardo Spinazzola 59 127 46 2,130
10th Piotr Zielinski 58 95 61 2,546

READ MORE: SERIE A 2021/22 SEASON’S STATS LEADERS: