European Assists King

European Assists King 2020/21: De Bruyne closing in on Kane

The Belgian attacking midfielder recorded his 100th assist for Man City at the weekend, and his 76th in the Premier League

 
12:15pm on Tuesday 19th January 2021
By
Martin Macdonald

Kevin De Bruyne set up Man City's opening goal in the weekend win over Crystal Palace, taking his assist tally to 10 for the Premier League season.

That puts him now just one behind previous runaway leader Harry Kane on 11. The Spurs striker has actually recorded just two assists from the start of December, and actually has more goals than assists now after scoring his 12th of the season against Sheffield Utd.

But, his exploits near the start of the campaign for Jose Mourinho's side still see him lead...just.

Another player closing the gap to Kane is Bayern's Thomas Muller, who recorded a goal as well as an assist at the weekend when the champions narrowly defeated Freiburg.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Roma overall didn't have the best of times in the Derby della Capitale as they were easily defeated by Lazio, but the Armenian remains the best assist-maker in Serie A so far with eight to his name.

Iago Aspas remains the only entry from La Liga on the leaderboard.

Going back to De Bruyne, and the Belgian is now joint 10th on the all-time list of Premier League assists alongside Teddy Sherringham on 76.

MOST ASSISTS, TOP FIVE LEAGUES 2020/21

2020/21 European Assist Kings

PlayerTeamAssists
Harry KaneTottenham11
Kevin De BruyneMan City10
Thomas MullerBayern9
Henrikh MkhitaryanRoma8
Jack GrealishAston Villa7
Bruno FernandesMan Utd7
Kingsley ComanBayern7
Jonathan BambaLille7
Florian ThauvinMarseille7
Heung-min SonTottenham6
Christopher TrimmelUnion Berlin6
Nadiem AmiriLeverkusen6
Joshua KimmichBayern6
Jonas HofmannGladbach6
Dries MertensNapoli6
Marcelo BrozovicInter6
Hakan CalhanogluMilan6
Andy DelortMontpellier6
Kevin VollandMonaco6
Gaetan LabordeMontpellier6
Iago AspasCelta6

To calculate the 2020/21 European Assist King, we will focus on the top five leagues to keep things simple (for now) and track which players have provided the most assists in each respective league.

There will be no coefficients or scales used - just ranking the most goals created by each player in the top five leagues condensed into a single table.

Premier League assists + full stats

Serie A assists + full stats

La Liga assists + full stats

Ligue 1 assists + full stats

Bundesliga assists + full stats

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