Top 10 Most Assistants In Football History 2022

Most Assistants In Football History: The most important thing in football is goals. Nothing evokes such emotions in fans in stadiums or spectators in front of television screens as a ball stuck into the goal net. As a rule, the strikers are most often distinguished by goals scored, although in many ways they complete the attack thanks to a perfectly calibrated pass. 

In recent years, the player who gave the assist is almost equal to the author of the goal. Indeed, in modern football, the guys who create scoring chances are very much appreciated, and without them, it would be much more difficult for forwards to hit the opponent’s goal.

Players With the Most Assists In Football History

There have always been assistants in football, but their assists were not properly evaluated, so there are no exact statistics on who gave how many assists. It is not easy to count the successful passes of players, for example, from the middle of the 20th century, but in the new millennium everything is documented,

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so you can determine which of them is the best in this indicator. So, here are the TOP 10 best assistants in the history of football. clarification! The rating is current at the time of writing.

10. Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) – 225 assists

Position(s) Midfielder
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De Buyer is a synonym for the word “pass”. Kevin became Manchester City’s mascot after joining the club from Wolfsburg. The attacking midfielder sees the field wonderfully and cuts mind-blowing passes to teammates in every match. If De Bruyne’s teammates implemented everything that Kevin gives them, then he would have simply amazing statistics. 

In the 2019-2020 season, the Belgian playmaker made 20 assists in the English Premier League, thereby equaling the record of the legendary Thierry Henry from Arsenal. De Bruyne is one of the best attacking midfielders in the world today in terms of goal + pass.

He regularly scores and gives passes, both in the club and in the national team: in both teams, the players are the absolute leader.

9. Xavi (Spain) – 230 assists

Position(s) Midfielder
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Xavi had an amazing career at Barcelona, ​​playing over 500 matches for the club and winning 8 La Liga titles, 4 Champions League Cups, and a bunch of other trophies. Also, the midfielder was one of the best on the Spanish national team, with which he won the World Cup and 2 European Championships in a row. 

After Barça, Xavi went to finish his career in the Qatari Al-Sad, where, despite his age, he demonstrated excellent football and replenished his piggy bank with new assists. Xavi is one of the best midfielders in football history!

8. Cesc Fabregas (Spain) – 241 assists

Position(s) Midfielder
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Fàbregas started his adult professional career very early and by the time he was 33 he already had 241 assists. The Spaniard played for such well-known clubs as Arsenal, Barcelona, and Chelsea, and in each of them, he was distinguished by brilliant passes, although the player himself scored little.

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Now the midfielder plays in Ligue 1 for Monaco and will certainly replenish his bag of effective passes in the coming seasons. Note that it was Fabregas’ assist that helped Andres Iniesta score the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final.

7. Thomas Müller (Germany) – 242 assists

Position(s) An attacking Midfielder, Forward
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Mueller needs no introduction. He has been with FC Bayern Munich since the beginning and is a consistent player with a high number of goals and assists each season. Previously, Thomas stood out more as a good scorer, but over the years he has turned into an ideal assistant, who has now fully replaced another passing master, Franck Ribery. 

In the 2019-2020 season, Thomas Müller set a record for the number of assists in the Bundesliga – giving 21 assists in 33 games + the player chalked up 8 goals. The German striker is in great shape and should play a few more good seasons, so in the future, we are waiting for the top 5.

6. Franck Ribery (France) – 244 assists

Position(s) Winger
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The French striker started his career at Boulogne and then moved to Bayern, where he earned the status of one of the best players thanks to many years of hard work. Together with Arjen Robben, Ribery instilled fear in all defenders: one attacked from the right flank, the other from the left, and both had a chip to move to the center and breakthrough on goal.

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Franck Ribery showed himself more as an assistant but also scored regularly. The player left Bayern, and does not play in the national team, but now he plays for the Italian Fiorentina, although there Ribery is no longer as dangerous as in his best years.

5. Angel Di Maria (Argentina) – 248 assists

Position(s) Winger Attacking Midfielder
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Di Maria had the opportunity to play in the same team with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and now Neymar. Against the background of these stars, the Argentinean was not a “gray mouse”, but on the contrary, he showed a high level of play, in particular, assisting the above-mentioned stars. 

The 2013-2014 season turned out to be the best for Di Maria at Real Madrid, after which he was sold to Manchester United. As part of the Red Devils, the midfielder failed to play, but still, he managed to score 11 assists in a season, after which he moved to PSG. Now Di Maria is one of the best footballers of the Parisian giants and is regularly distinguished by effective actions.

4. Mesut Ozil (Germany) – 256 assists

Position(s) Attacking Midfielder
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Ozil is, without exaggeration, one of the best playmakers in modern football. The German midfielder began his career at Schalke, then moved to Werder Bremen, and then went to play in the most titled European club. At Real Madrid, Mesut played well, but due to management decisions at the highest level, he was unable to continue his career with the Galacticos and was sold to Arsenal. 

In the Premier League, Mesut sparkled and constantly pampered his teammates with amazing passes. Now Ozil has moved to Fenerbahce . He has time to revive his brilliant career after being out of action for Arsenal for a long time.

This player can be considered the “assist king”, and if not for the problems in the composition of the “gunners”, then his assist statistics would be much higher.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 265 assists

Position(s) Forward
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Well, where without the Portuguese genius? Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best football players in the world in the history of the game. He had a brilliant career and continued to perform at a high level. He started CR7 at Manchester United, but the football player became a really big star at Real Madrid.

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Most of the assists Ronaldo recorded at his own expense in the Madrid club, in second place is Manchester United, then the Portuguese national team and Juventus. No one knows how long Cree Ro will play at a high level. He already has an amazing scoring and assists statistic and it’s only going to get bigger.

2. Luis Suarez (Uruguay) – 268 assists

Position(s) Striker
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Suarez is one of the best strikers of the 21st century and, along with Leo Messi and Neymar, he formed one of the deadliest attacking trios in football history. The Uruguayan is a center-forward and his main task is to score goals, which he does superbly.

But Louis is also distinguished by his ability to give an assist and he does it at the highest level, which other TOP forwards cannot boast of. Suarez began his European career at Ajax, then moved to Liverpool and then to Barcelona. 

Now the Latin American striker represents Atletico Madrid, where he also scores a lot of goals and is ready to assist partners. It is worth saying that Ronaldo and Suarez periodically alternate in this rating of assistants.

1. Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 368 assists

Position(s) Forward
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Perhaps, from the very beginning of the article, everyone guessed who had the most assists in football. Yes, the first place goes to the unsurpassed Lionel Messi. The Argentine is a real assists monster and it is unlikely that anyone will overtake him in this indicator, even in the current century. 

Leo has been playing all his career in Barcelona, ​​with which he has absolutely won all club trophies, and on an individual level, the football player can boast of 6 golden balls – no one else has so many. Messi used to play as a flank striker, but now he likes to act more in the tenth position and even go lower. 

It is from the depth that Leo often starts the attacks of his team, and then gives these same assists. Messi is the “King of Assists” and a superb finisher who is sure to improve his stats for the rest of his career.


Here are the TOP 10 best assistants in the history of football. In general, in this wonderful game, there were many outstanding masters of the assisting pass. This also includes David Silva, David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Arjen Robben, Wayne Rooney, Neymar, Thierry Henry, Hulk, as well as Russian Andrei Arshavin, who assisted more than 200 times in his career.

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