Ronaldo, De Bruyne, Lampard: The Premier League player with the most assists in each year – GIVEMESPORT

Thomas Muller has set a new record for the most assists by a player operating in one of Europe’s top five leagues over the course of a calendar year.

As we reported HERE, the Bayern Munich legend’s total of 32 is now comfortably the most since the turn of the millenium and it’s yet another incredible achievement by one of the greats of the modern era.

The closest Premier League player to Muller in terms of assists in 2021 is Bruno Fernandes, the Manchester United playmaker with 18 to his name across all competitions at the time of writing.

It’s a bit of an unfair comparison to make truth be told, so instead, we’ve decided to take a look at the leading assister from the English top-flight in each completed year of the 21st century, with all stats sourced from Transfermarkt.

Let’s get started…

(Only players who spent the full calendar year in question at a Premier League club have been considered for selection.)


David Beckham (Manchester United) | 20 assists in 48 games

Beckham with Man Utd


Robert Pires (Arsenal) | 16 assists in 55 games


Dennis Bergkamp (Arsenal) | 18 assists in 42 games


Thierry Henry (Arsenal) | 28 assists in 51 games


Ryan Giggs (Manchester United) | 22 assists in 47 games

Giggs with Man Utd


Frank Lampard (Chelsea) | 18 assists in 56 games


Frank Lampard (Chelsea) | 17 assists in 53 games


Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) | 20 assists in 50 games


Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal) | 17 assists in 44 games

Fabregas with Arsenal


Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal) | 24 assists in 34 games


Nani (Manchester United) | 22 assists in 41 games


David Silva (Manchester City) | 20 assists in 52 games


Juan Mata (Chelsea) | 26 assists in 58 games

Mata with Chelsea


Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) | 23 assists in 41 games


Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) | 15 assists in 46 games


Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) | 23 assists in 48 games


Dimitri Payet (West Ham United) | 19 assists in 44 games

Payet with West Ham


Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) | 24 assists in 49 games


Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) | 20 assists in 45 games


Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) | 23 assists in 47 games


Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) | 21 assists in 41 games

De Bruyne with Man City

De Bruyne, Lampard and Fabregas are the three players to feature twice on the list, while Henry’s haul of 28 assists in 2003 at Arsenal is the most by a Premier League footballer in a 21st century calendar year.

No wonder many believe ‘Titi’ is the greatest striker English football has ever seen!

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