In recent years, the Premier League has been blessed with some of the best playmakers the game has to offer, from set-piece experts like David Beckham and Christian Eriksen to quick-footed ball masters like David Silva and Cesc Fabregas. Find the list of the top 10 all-time assists in the Premier League.
10. David Beckham (80 assists)
On April 1995, the Class of ’92 hero faced Leeds on his Premier League debut. He was a winger without blistering speed or cleverness, but he did have a right foot that was like a magic wand that he diligently sought to develop year after year. Beckham became into the most deadly set-piece taker of his time thanks to his unwavering commitment to his skill. In fact, from 1997 to 2001, Becks was one of just two players in Premier League history to register at least 10 assists in four straight seasons and starts our list of the top 10 Premier League assists of all time.
9. James Milner (87 assists)
James Milner, the Premier League’s Benjamin Button, has experienced the career of twelve distinct footballers. He has scored goals for Aston Villa under Martin O’Neill, Sir Bobby Robson’s Leeds, and Leeds as the Premier League’s youngest player ever. The Premier League veteran, who is currently in his mid-30s and has the versatility to play practically everywhere on the pitch, has firmly established himself as Mr. Reliable for Liverpool.
8. Steven Gerrard (92 assists)
Steven Gerrard, the greatest player never to get a Premier League winner’s medal, rejected Chelsea’s advances in favor of Liverpool’s immortality in favor of glory. Gerrard stands head and shoulders above the rest of the other current Liverpool greats that have played in the Premier League for his cool under pressure and his desire for big moments. By scoring over 100 goals and providing 92 assists in the top division, Gerrard, who was perhaps the most gifted Englishman of his time, came to represent Liverpool both as a team and a city.
7. David Silva (93 assists)
When Manchester City spent £24 million on the 5’7″ Spaniard, eyebrows were aroused, but Silva immediately showed that stature is irrelevant, even in the Premier League.As Silva glided through Premier League fields all over the country, directing City’s all-star cast of superstars, it was not uncommon for rival midfielders to spend entire games without landing a single punch. His slick midfield performances quickly contributed significantly to Man City’s supremacy in the domestic market, with Silva the cornerstone of a team that won four Premier League championships under three different coaches.
6. Dennis Bergkamp (94 assists)
It’s fitting that Dennis Bergkamp’s monument at the Emirates shows him snatching the ball from the air.The Dutch wizard won three Premier League championships and scored 87 goals in north London, but his grace and style are still remembered today.Bergkamp was a sharp and incisive goal scorer who was also a fierce supporter of his teammates.Bergkamp is regarded as the finest footballer by Arsenal’s all-time leading scorer and Premier League Hall of Famer Thierry Henry, which speaks volumes about how amazing “The Iceman” truly was.
5. Kevin De Bruyne (102 assists)
De Bruyne returned to the Premier League in 2015 after Jose Mourinho deemed him surplus to needs at Chelsea. City had paid Wolfsburg more than £50 million for his services. Since then, the Belgian has developed into Man City’s creative engine and a driving force in the middle of the pitch with an unrivalled variety of passes.His resume boasts four Premier League championships and equals Thierry Henry’s long-standing mark of 20 assists in a single season. You get the impression that De Bruyne has a Premier League century of assists in his sights with 86 to far.
5. Frank Lampard (102 assists)
Frank Lampard of Chelsea is renowned for being the finest goal-scoring midfielder of the twenty-first century, but many overlook the fact that the former England international was also skilled at setting up opportunities for others. Lampard is one of just four players to have accumulated 100 assists, and he is one of only three players to have reached a combined total of one thousand Premier League goals and assists. With exactly 90 coming while a Blues player, Lampard made the majority of his assists while wearing a Chelsea jersey. His most fruitful seasons were 2004–05, Jose Mourinho’s first, and 2009–10, Carlo Ancelotti’s, both of which saw him record 16 assists in championship-winning campaigns.
3. Wayne Rooney (103 assists)
It’s great that Wayne Rooney finished his playing career as the second-highest goal scorer in the Premier League with 208 goals, but it speaks much about his brilliance that he also managed to compile more than 100 assists.’Wazza’ was a versatile player who was always willing to put others before himself.Rooney will be remembered as an authentic English football immortal after winning five Premier League championship medals, one FA Cup, three League Cups, and the Champions League trophy.
2. Cesc Fabregas (111 assists)
As a 15-year-old with a mullet and brilliant eyes, Cesc Fabregas worked out with the first team of Arsenal. Because of the Spaniard’s exceptional technical ability, he was able to compete with legends from the team’s illustrious Invincibles era. It didn’t take long for Fabregas to establish himself as a fixture in Arsene Wenger’s midfield. Fabregas left the Emirates under tumultuous circumstances for a fairytale return to Barcelona, and the damage was further made worse when he joined London rivals Chelsea in 2014. As the Blues easily won the championship under Jose Mourinho in 2014–15, Fabregas went on to contribute 18 assists. This was the first of Fabregas’ two titles with Chelsea.
1. Ryan Giggs (162 assists)
Ryan Giggs is the most decorated British footballer of all time, having won 13 Premier League championships, four FA Cups, three League Cups, and two Champions League titles. He has a stunning 51 more assists than Fabregas in a top-flight career spanning 21 illustrious years, totaling 162. He has a solid argument for becoming Manchester United’s greatest-ever Premier League player with a record 963 outings for the Red Devils. Giggs consistently and with superhuman efficiency tore defences apart, even if others may have received more coverage in the media. He is far ahead on our list of all-time Premier League assists.
For more football news, click here