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Who holds the record for the most assists in Premier League history?
Which player tops in the list of most assists in Premier League history? Ryan Giggs's tally for the most assists in the league history seems to stand out. This is because the only players who are still active in the division are at number eight and nine on the list, and all are above thirty years of age. Messi is also the all-time top scorer in football history. Come with us as we share the players with the most assists in a Premier League season of all time.
The list of the best assist kings mostly consists of midfielders because this is one of the key roles of a midfielder. However, with the change in modern football and the kind of roles fullbacks have to offer, defenders have also started appearing on the list.
Most assists in Premier League history
Breaking Giggs' 162 assists record is something players dream of and from the current statistics, it's nigh on impossible. In 2009, the star was also BBC's Sports Personality of the Year.
The extraordinary winger also clinched numerous football accolades between 1990 and 2014, when he hunged up his boots. Giggs also have 109 goals in EPL. He is one of the most subbed players in the league, keeping in mind that he was once the player with the most appearances.
During his tenure at Arsenal and Chelsea, Fabregas provided 111 assists, with the third on the list being Wayne Rooney, with 103 and Lampard being closer with 102.
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Some of the best contributors have graced the division. It's surprising that even after his spell at LaLiga, the former Chelsea and Arsenal man is at the second position. The list includes:
1. Ryan Giggs: 162
2. Cesc Fàbregas: 111
3. Wayne Rooney: 103
4. Frank Lampard: 102
5. Dennis Bergkamp: 94
6. David Silva: 93
7. Steven Gerrard: 92
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8. James Milner: 96
9. Kevin De Bruyne: 81
10. David Beckham: 80
Most assists in Premier League history in one season
The highest number of assists made by a player is 20, first set by Thierry Henry during the 2002-03 season at Highbury. In the same season, the former France international netted 24 goals. Later in the 2019-20 season, Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne clinched the same number.
Also on the list of most assists in a Premier League season is Mesut Ozil, where he made 19 assists. The former German international achieved this in his third season at the North London, 2015-16. Chelsea's Frank Lampard and Cesc Fabregas, who played for London teams (Chelsea and Arsenal) as well as De Bruyne, all have 18.
The defender with the most assists in Premier League history
Leighton Baines set a record of 53 in his career, which has yet to be broken. The English defender spent the best part of his career at Everton, arriving from Wigan Athetic in 2007. He later retired in 2020. The two Liverpool fullback duos - Arnold and Robertson - are the sole threat to Baines' record in their current form. Trent Alexander-Arnold currently leads with 44, while Andrew Robertson has 49.
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The most assists in Premier League season in 2022
It is surprising that the two Liverpool fullbacks also lead the list of the current most assists in the prime division, followed by their goals' talisman, Mohammed Salah. The Egyptian has 44 career assists. Below are the reported stats:
1. Trent Alexander-Arnold: 11
2. Andrew Robertson: 10
3. Mohamed Salah: 10
4. Paul Pogba: 9
5. Jarrod Bowen: 8
Players with the most assists in football history
Sources reveal that Lionel Messi is the king on the list. He has over 464 assists in his career, having played for FC Barcelona, PSG, and Argentina at the club and international levels. Messi's former mate Luis Suarez ranks second with 348, closely followed by Christiano Ronaldo with 341. Thomas Muller, who has 303, is the other player to reach the 300-assist mark.
Smashing the record of the most assists in Premier League history which is currently set by Ryan Giggs seems impossible. The Manchester City talisman, Kevin De Bruyne, is currently the only player who can change the top three list by replacing Rooney.
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