It’s strange that football supporters heap praise on goal scorers while slamming the players who set up the goals.
In recent years, players with a high number of goals throughout multiple tournaments have received honors, whereas those with a large number of assists have been largely ignored.
Cesc Fabregas, Lionel Messi, Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller, Kevin De Bruyne, and other excellent creative midfielders have accumulated a large number of assists since their respective careers began.
During his time with Schalke 04, Werder Bremen, Real Madrid, and Arsenal, Mesut Ozil managed to provide 213 assists. In 32 games for Turkish club Fenerbahce this season, the sensational midfielder has also scored three goals.
Lionel Messi has more assists in football history than any other player. Since beginning his career with Barcelona in 2004, the prolific forward has accumulated 316 assists.
Cesc Fabregas has 214 assists since the start of his career, while De Bruyne has 199 assists for club and country.
Lionel Messi, on the other hand, is the only player in the history of the game to have a hat-trick of assists nine times. With eight hat-trick assists, Mesut Ozil is close behind with six. Cesc Fabregas isn’t far behind with six.