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We’ve ranked our top five current players with the most SKLZ. Weigh in!

Over the past few months, Goal.com and SKLZ have dissected some of the most important assets it takes to be an impact player. Now it’s time for you to decide what current player ranks supreme across all four core skills: dribbling, shooting, crossing and heading.  Here’s our picks!



Cristiano Ronaldo

Although a certain Argentine might find the net more often, Ronaldo is probably the most complete player in La Liga. Starting out as a tricky winger, he has great delivery from the flank and a rarely rivaled skill running with the ball. Since moving centrally, he's evolved into one of the game's greatest-ever goalscorers. His heading is an underrated skill, but still a potent piece of his arsenal, as evidenced by his strike in the 2008 Champions League final.



Wayne Rooney

"Wazza" has been England's most dynamic attacking player, and his combination of technical ability and doggedness has seen him tried as a wide forward and even a midfielder, but his true home is up front, both scoring important goals himself or setting them up for his teammates. He's no stranger to soccer's version of the "Geordie Howe hat trick" - a goal, an assist, and a yellow card.


Lukas Podolski

Since arriving on a bargain deal from FC Koln in the summer, Lukas Podolski has provided a much-needed potent blend of thrust and guile for the gunners. A well-rounded forward combining his 6-foot frame with composure on the ball, "Prinz Poldi" has mostly operated on the left flank, chipping in with six goals and six assists in 19 league matches.



Gareth Bale

Only 23, The Tottenham man has already begun to threaten Gary Speed for best-ever Welsh player whose first name starts with a G. Although starting out as a marauding left back, his career has seen him pushed forward more and more to take advantage of his dangerous attacking talents. His size (6-1) also makes him an aerial option when he's not the one sending in dangerous balls.



Lionel Messi

We couldn't very well leave the best player in the world off, even if he is a bit under-equipped in the heading department. Apart from that one quite literal shortcoming, Messi is as technically perfect a player as you're likely to find. The planet's best goalscorer and an absolutely breathtaking dribbler at his best.


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