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The most assists in Premier League history - De Bruyne now in the top 10

The Belgian has now recorded 100 assists in all competitions for Man City, and 76 in the Premier League

3:51pm on Monday 18th January 2021
Martin Macdonald

Kevin De Bruyne recorded his 100th assist for Man City at the weekend when he set up the opening goal for John Stones in the comfortable 4-0 win versus Crystal Palace.

In the Premier League, he took his total to 76th, which puts him joint 10th in the list of the most assists in the league of all time alongside Teddy Sheringham.

The Belgian has 10 assists to his name this season, just one shy of the current leader in 2020/21, Harry Kane.

He has, of course, played for two clubs in his Premier League career following a spell with Chelsea, and did actually record an assist for the Blues.

Since the inaugural campaign of the Premier League in 1992/93, the leading assist-maker is Ryan Giggs on 162, miles ahead of Cesc Fabregas is second place on 111.

Giggs is aided by his longevity within English football as he played for Man Utd for 24 seasons from 1990 to 2014.

New Derby manager Wayne Rooney is third on 103, just one ahead of current Chelsea boss Frank Lampard on 102.

Bundesliga pass masters

1Ryan GiggsMan Utd162
2Cesc FabregasArsenal, Chelsea111
3Wayne RooneyMan Utd, Everton103
4Frank Lampard3 clubs102
5Dennis BergkampArsenal94
6David SilvaMan City93
7Steven GerrardLiverpool92
8James Milner5 clubs85
9David BeckhamMan Utd80
10Kevin De BruyneChelsea, Man City76
10Teddy Sheringham5 clubs76

There are two players on the list still plying their trade in the Premier League, with Liverpool's James Milner joining De Bruyne.

Milner is on 85 assists from his days at Leeds, Newcastle, Aston Villa, and Man City as well as current club Liverpool.

Fabregas and David Silva are still playing, but not within the Premier League, having moved to Monaco and Real Sociedad respectively.

Within the top 10, five of the players gained their assists for one club - Giggs, Bergkamp, Silva, Steven Gerrard, and David Beckham.

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