The European Assist Kings is unfortunately an award that doesn't exist, so here at FootballCritic we have decided to pull it together.
Similarly to the European Golden Shoe, we have assigned a weighting system to each competition, so elite leagues - the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 - have a weighting of 2, meaning that a player will be awarded two points for every assist they provide.
For the leagues ranked sixth to 30 in Uefa's coefficients rankings goals assisted are given a weighting of 1.5, and goals assisted in a league outwith the top 30, goals are given a rating of 1.
2019/20 EUROPEAN ASSIST KINGS
The 2019/20 European Assist Kings
|1||Kevin De Bruyne||Man City||17||34|
|2||Thomas Muller||Bayern Munich||16||32|
|4||Angel Di Maria||PSG||14||28|
|5||Christopher Nkunku||RB Leipzig||12||24|
|12||Ruud Vormer||Club Brugge||14||21|
|19||Bruno Fernandes||Sporting/Man Utd||10||16.5|
|20||Riyad Mahrez||Man City||8||16|
Kevin De Bruyne of Man City currently leads the way, with 17 assists in the Premier League for Pep Guardiola's side in 2019/20. Two Bundesliga stars are next, with Thomas Muller of Bayern on 16 and Jadon Sancho of Dortmund on 15.
The most successful league on the list is the German Bundesliga which features no less than five top assist-makers. Joining Sancho and Muller are Thorgan Hazard and Achraf Hakimi of Dortmund, plus Christopher Nkunku of RB Leipzig.
La Liga and Ligue 1 have a sole representative each in the form of two Argentines, Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Angel Di Maria of PSG. Serie A are represented by Luis Alberto of Lazio and Alejandro Gomez of Atalanta.