Arsenal, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich stars have provided the most frequent assists in Europe’s top five leagues over the last five seasons. Read the full list here!
5. Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)
204.7 minutes per goal assist
FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is renowned as a goalscorer, and is the only man to have ever won the European Golden Shoe award three times – all in the last five seasons.
However, the reason he is widely heralded as the best player in the world game is that he combines that brilliant goal tally with creative vision.
Thanks to playing alongside pass masters Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta, Leo Messi can slide through balls between the lines along with the best in the game, as well as dart beyond the defence with astonishing switches of balance and dribbling skill before cutting the ball back to be fired home by one of his team-mates.