Legendary France football star Zinedine Zidane has been voted by fans as a better dribbler than former Super Eagles midfield maestro Austin Okocha, Completesports.com reports.
Zidane, who is the current coach of Real Madrid eliminated Okocha in the Round of 32 stage of RMC Sports’ hunt for football’s top dribbling genius.
In the votes casted, Zidane got 77% per cent while Okocha has 23 per cent.
Okocha is now out of the running for the top spot in the soon-to-be-released RMC’s football-focused film tagged ‘Dribbleurs’ later this month.
During his playing career Okocha won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations and was a member of the U-23 Eagles that won gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
Okocha represented Nigeria at three FIFA World Cups in USA 1994, France 1998 and Korea/Japan 2002.
For Zidane, he won the France 1998 World Cup amd helped the European country to the 2000 European Championship.
At Madrid he won the Laliga and UEFA Champions League.
And as coach of Madrid, the three-time FIFA Player of the Year led the Spanish giants to three consecutive Champions League titles.
Earlier decided is the tie between ex-Barcelona ace Ronaldinho and Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech, with the Brazilian legend claiming 90% of the votes.
In other votes, Dutch legend Arjen Robben also floored Juventus and Brazilian winger Douglas Costa, Barcelona and Dutch legend Johan Cruyff beat Senegal and Liverpool star forward Sadio Mane.
Also Argentina genius, Diego Maradona was picked ahead of iconic Brazilian Garrincha, while Lionel Messi also despatched former Dutch and Arsenal great Dennis Bergkamp.
PSG’s Neymar got the better of Englishman Dele Alli just as Cristiano Ronaldo saw off Rivaldo.
Other top football stars listed in the contest are Brazilian legend Pele, former Bayern Munich and France exciting forward Franck Ribery, Kylian Mbappe, Denilson, Kaka, Eden Hazard among others.
Meanwhile, Okocha and Mane elimination leaves Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez as the only African through to the next phase of the race, with the Algerian knocking Manchester United great George Best.
Egypt’s Mohamed Salah will face legendary Brazilian forward Ronaldo in the last face-off of the first round.
By James Agberebi
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