Who has the most assists in Europe in 2021/22?

The battle to be crowned King of European Assists for the 2021/22 season has come to an end and there is a familiar face and a new rival at the top of the table.

Thomas Müller has been the man to beat in recent years, having been impressively named the continent’s best creative player for the previous two consecutive seasons despite the Bundesliga having only played 34 games against 38 in many other major leagues.

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Müller has therefore entered this season as one of the best candidates to produce the most assists in Europe.

European Golden Boot: 2021/22 ranking and history of awards

The 2021/22 European Assist King award will be won by the player who has provided the most assists in the top five European leagues: Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1.

Lionel Messi at PSG: goals, assists, results and matches in 2021-22

There are no coefficients or scales used for these leagues, just rank the highest number of goals created by each player in the top five leagues condensed into a single table.

We will also be monitoring players who produce the most assists in each of these five divisions individually, so stay tuned to this page for the latest rankings throughout the campaign.


Thomas Müller and Kylian Mbappe finished tied in the race to be crowned Europe’s most creative player after both players had 18 assists in the final standings.

Müller and PSG star Mbappé have achieved the most assists in the top five European leagues this season, which means the prize is shared and the Bayern forward earns the historic third consecutive European Assists King title.

The 32-year-old’s numbers slowed in the second half of the Bundesliga season, but he added another crucial assist to his total when the Bayern champions ended the year in a 2-2 draw against Wolfsburg.

Experienced striker Müller led the table for much of the season, but his closest rivals have netted the gap.

And when Bayern finished their league games early due to the shortest season in the top flight in Germany, they faced a nervous wait to see if Mbappe would overtake him.

After recording a league assist on 15 January, Muller made 10 consecutive Bundesliga appearances for Bayern without creating another goal, a run that nearly cost him.

But he broke that winning streak when he recorded an assist when Bayern beat rivals Dortmund 3-1 to clinch the Bundesliga title on April 23 and the goal scored against Wolfsburg on May 14 held him a chance.

Müller has scored 21, 19 and 18 assists in the past three seasons.

This year, through, he had a formidable rival in the form of PSG striker Mbappe, who leapt forward in the second half of the season to take out the huge lead that Müller had built.

With 18 assists in Ligue 1, World Cup winner Mbappé more than doubled his total for last season and recorded the best creative tally of his career to date.

World Cup winner Mbappe scored two assists, plus a goal, when PSG beat Montpellier 4-0 in the penultimate game of the season, recovering from a 2-2 draw with Troyes, which was an exit. rare without a goal involvement.

With Bayern finished for the season, PSG still had a game to play against Metz and Mbappe – after news he was signing a new contract with the club – scored a hat-trick in a 5-0 win, but crucial to these the ranking did not create a goal.

However, with 28 goals and 18 assists in 35 league games, Mbappe can reflect on an extraordinary campaign and looks set to challenge regularly in these rankings for years to come. Few would have bet against him adding to this first triumph.

Behind the two leaders, Lionel Messi, Mohamed Salah, Ousmane Dembele, Domenico Berardi, Marco Reus and Christopher Nkunku were all five assists drifting out of 13 and fighting for a podium place on the final day.

Messi then scored a goal in PSG’s win over Metz to move up to 14 and claim overall possession of third place, giving the French team two of the top three players in the table.

Barcelona’s great Messi has sensationally scored three of PSG’s six goals scored at the Clermont Foot on 9 April as part of an excellent season finale.

While he struggled to score goals at a prolific pace in France this year, Messi continued his career of being an outstanding creator.

RB Leipzig star Nkunku finished in a five-way draw for fourth after scoring a goal in a 1-0 win at Leverkusen on 17 April. He racked up four assists last month.

Salah recently outstripped Liverpool teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold and finished with the most assists in the Premier League, as well as a share of the Golden Boot.

He led the English top flight standings for both goals (22) and assists (13) after an impressive season, although his momentum slowed slightly during the final weeks of the season.

Reus is also in that group. The Dortmund attacking midfielder racked up eight assists in seven consecutive Bundesliga games to load the creative rankings.

Berardi has recorded the most assists in Serie A this season and has added three assists in his last five games to finish the season on a high note for Sassuolo.

Dembele finished with the most goals scored in the Primera Division. The Barcelona winger has racked up 11 of his 13 assists since 20 February.

Alexander-Arnold, Moussa Diaby, Karim Benzema and Benjamin Bourigeaud all finished with 12 assists.

They were joined in that total by the two Nerazzurri Hakan Calhanoglu and Nicolò Barella, who scored both goals in the 3-0 against Sampdoria on the last day.

Then there is an impressive 11 assists group that includes Muller’s Bayern teammate Joshua Kimmich.

Liverpool’s Salah colleague Andrew Robertson and Vinicius Junior were part of a group of players who achieved 10 assists in 2021/22.

European Assist Kings 2021/22

Who has had the most assists in previous seasons?

2020/21: Thomas Müller, Bayern (19 assists)

2019/20: Thomas Müller, Bayern (21 assists)

2018/19: Eden Hazard, Chelsea (15 assists)

2017/18: Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City (16 assists)

Thomas Müller has been named King of European assists in each of the last two seasons (2019/20 and 2020/21), as he recorded 40 assists in those Bundesliga campaigns.

The Bayern star finished last season five assists behind runners-up Harry Kane and Filip Kostic, with 19 goals scored in total.

Premier League Golden Boot: current standings and past winners

Iago Aspas (13) had the most assists in La Liga last season, while Ruslan Malinovskiy and Memphis Depay (both 12) led the assists in Serie A and Ligue 1 respectively.

Muller’s first crown came when he got 21 assists to beat only Lionel Messi, who had 20 in the 2019/20 Liga with Barcelona. Kevin De Bruyne was another to jump by a hair’s breadth after also scoring 20 goals and climbing the Premier League rankings.

The award for Europe’s most creative player in 2018/19 went to Eden Hazard. He had 15 assists for Chelsea, which means he narrowly beat Jadon Sancho (14) and Ryan Fraser (14) for the prize.

De Bruyne had the most assists in Europe in 2017/18. He created 16 goals for his Man City teammates. Leroy Sane (15), Dimitri Payet (14) and Luis Alberto (14) all narrowly missed.

What is an assist?

An assist in football is usually credited to the player who plays the final pass or cross before a goal is scored. A player can receive recognition for creating a goal by receiving an assist even if the pass or touch they made to set the scorer is not intentional.

There may be slight differences in how assists are recorded and awarded depending on the criteria of each official competition. For example, if a player’s pass to a scorer deviates on their way to their intended goal, an assist is often not credited. A player who wins a penalty that is then scored usually does not even get an assist.

In addition to being a recognized official statistic, assists are often important in fantasy football games and betting markets.

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