Players With the Most Assists In Football History
Goal scoring has always been one of the most crucial parts of football. A team cannot win without scoring goals but one often ignores the creativity behind it. Creating goals is as tough as scoring them. Over the years the demand and price tag have gone upwards for creative midfielders and players who can build up the play and provide assists for the team. In this article, we will focus on the players with the most assists in football history.
6 players with the most assists in football history (Club + Country):
#6 Cristiano Ronaldo | 280 Assists
Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably the best goal scorer in history is also one of the highest assist providers. The incredible scoring ability of Cristiano often overshadows his own assists record. The football legend not only scores a ton of goals but also creates a ton for the team.
Talking only about the most assists, the Portuguese superstar has notched up 131 for Real Madrid, 64 for Manchester United, 22 for Juventus, 11 for Al-Nassr FC and 6 for Sporting Lisbon at the club level.
He has also assisted 46 times while playing for Portugal. With a total of 280 assists, Ronaldo comes on the list of players with the most assists in football history.
#5. Ángel Di María | 284 Assists
The Argentine has made transfers for 6 clubs in 5 different countries. No matter which team he has played for he had a huge impact on them. Di Maria has provided a total number of 255 assists in club games. He went past Ronaldo recently on the list of players with the most assists in football history.
He has played for Benfica in Portugal and provided 30 assists in 138 games so far. For Real Madrid, he made 85 assists in 190 appearances for them. The next move to Manchester United wasn't fruitful as he could not provide his best for the club he made 12 assists in 32 appearances for them.
His fate changed when he joined PSG, he became one of the best players on the side. The left-footed Argentine made a whopping 119 assists in 295 appearances for the French giants. Before joining Benfica back, Ángel asisted 7 times for Juventus FC.
For Argentina, the winger has assisted 29 times.
#4 Kevin de Bryune | 286 Assists
The Belgian playmaker is one of the best midfielders of this generation. Known for his vision and skill, Kevin has been one of the best assists providers of the recent past. With a whopping 286 assists for his club and country, the Manchester City captain is at number four on our list of players with most assists in football history.
Kevin has assisted his fellow club teammates 237 times in his career so far. 153 of those 237 assists came in Manchester City jersey while 36 came for KRC Genk and 37 for VfL Wolfsburg.
Regarded as one of the best players of this decade, Kevin has been successful wearing the national team jersey as well even though he has not been able to give Belgium any trophy. He is just one assist away from completing 50 assists for his country.
#3. Thomas Müller | 301 Assists
Germany's Thomas Müller is next on the list of top assist providers. He has been a crucial member of both the German and the Bayern Munich teams. Regarded as one of the most underrated players of his time, Müller has been prolific and successful for Bayern Munich. He is the only player on this list to play for only one club; FC Bayern Munich.
He has assisted 261 times for Bayern Munich in 681 appearances while he has an assist count of 40 for the National Team.
#2. Luis Suarez | 302 Assists
One of the best no. 9s, if not the best, is known for his goals. Luis Suarez has been a vital member of every team he has played in. The best thing about this prolific no. 9 is he creates as much as he scores. Back in the time of M-S-N in Barcelona, he helped the team to score a lot of goals.
Suarez has 39 assists for his National team and 263 assists for all clubs combined.
#1 Lionel Messi | 399 Assists
The Argentine midget is one of a kind. No player in history matches his abilities both as a goal scorer and a playmaker. With a record 399 assists against his name, Lionel Messi is the player with the most asists in football history.
The World considers him at par with Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in the world. Although the Portuguese star matches his goal-scoring abilities, he falls short to be on par with Messi's creative skills.
The 8-time Ballon D'or winner has 343 assists in his club career. 303 of them came for FC Barcelona, 35 for PSG and 5 times for his current team Inter Miami CF. For the Argentine National team, he has a total number of 56 assists to his name. With just one assist to go, Lionel Messi surely be the first player in history to have 400 assists.