Check it out here as we present the 25 players with the most assists in European football since the beginning of the 21st century.
Scoring goals win games and trophies, but what good would a striker be without a creative partner to provide assists? You could argue this player is every bit as important, if not more.
Some players have even dedicated themselves to supplying assists instead of goals. Kevin De Bruyne and Mesut Ozil, arguably two of the best playmakers of the last decade, have both stated they prefer to create. But that doesn’t always mean you have to give up the goals…
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have proven that, with the pair bagging the most assists since 2000 according to Transfermarkt. Luis Suarez hasn’t fared badly either in a solid third-place.
Footballers with the most assists since 2001
|5||Angel Di Maria||235||695|
|12||Kevin De Bruyne||200||520|
Ozil, the best assist-maker?
In terms of assists-per-game, Ozil came out on top with an average of 0.39. While De Bruyne, who is 12th on the above list, and Neymar (16th) followed close behind on 0.38.
|3||Kevin De Bruyne||0.38|