Breaking down the opponent’s defence and providing pinpoint balls to the strikers to score is not easy. But many players mastered those skills and racked up many assists in their career. These players played an important part in their team’s success over the years. In this article, let us have a look at the players with the most assists in the Premier league history.
Here are the top 15 players with the most assists in the Premier league history –
15. Alan Shearer [64 Assists]
Record goalscorer and one of the best strikers in the Premier League history, Alan Shearer also racked up 64 assists in his Premiere League career.
He was named Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year in 1994 and won the PFA Player of the Year award in 1995. In 1996, he was third in the FIFA World Player of the Year awards. The high point of his career was winning the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers in 1994-95 season.
14. Matthew Le Tissier [64 Assists]
A creative attacking midfielder, with exceptional technical skills, Le Tissier is the second-highest ever scorer for Southampton behind Mick Channon and was voted PFA Young Player of the Year in 1990. He was the first midfielder to score 100 goals in the Premier League. He is notable for his record at scoring penalty kicks – converting from the spot 47 times from 48 attempts – and is considered one of the greatest ever from the 12-yard spot.
Le Tissier spent his entire professional club career with Southampton and made 64 assists which puts him 14th in the list of ‘players with the most assists in the Premier league history’.
13. Darren Anderton [68 Assists]
English midfielder Anderton spent most of his career with Tottenham Hotspur. He made nearly 300 apps in the Premier League for Tottenham and overall 319 PL apps including the matches he played for the clubs after leaving Spurs in 2004. Overall, he scored 37 goals and made 68 assists in the Premier League.
12. Andrew Cole [73 assists]
Cole is most notably remembered for his time with Manchester United, where he spent six years of his career and winning numerous trophies in the process.
He also played in the top division of English football for Arsenal, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth and Sunderland, overall making 414 PL apps scoring 187 goals and providing 73 assists.
11. Thierry Henry [74 Assists]
Henry holds the unique record of having assisted the most number of times in a single season. He notched up 20 assists in one season a record that many have come close to achieving but falling just short.
The Frenchman had an array of tricks, skills and goals in his armoury but many undervalued as to how many goals he actually set up for Arsenal. He would often be the trigger point for Arsenal attacks. In 258 games with Arsenal, he scored 175 goals and provided 74 assists.
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10. Teddy Sheringham [76 Assists]
Sheringham was a prolific goalscorer in his heydey but was also very good at finding the perfect pass for teammates. His overall ability and intelligence of the game prompted Sir Alex to snatch him from Tottenham Hotspur in 1997.
Although he only managed 31 goals in 104 appearances, the goals he scored were normally of very high importance. He returned to Spurs three years later for a second spell which lasted 2 seasons.
His tally of 76 assists puts him 8th on the list of ‘players with the most assists in the Premier league history’.
9. David Beckham [80 Assists]
Known for his range of passing, crossing ability and bending free-kicks as a right winger, Beckham was runner-up in the Ballon d’Or, twice runner-up for FIFA World Player of the Year.
He truly announced himself on the Premier League stage when he scored that brilliant goal from the halfway line that made everyone stand up and applaud the young Englishman. He spent 11 years with Manchester United in the Premier League and made 80 assists.