It is hard to comprehend that only one player has registered more than 100 assists for the same club during the Premier League era. That player is former Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs. He tops the list with an astounding 162 assists to his name. No player is remotely close to this mark. The second best in this tally is Manchester City’s star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne with 98 assists. However, the Belgian star is still playing at the top of his game for the blue half of Manchester.
Hence, he could go all the way to close down Giggs’ record. However, it will not be an easy task. Kevin De Bruyne is 31 years old and he has to play at the top level for another five or six years to get anywhere near the record set by the former Manchester United winger turned midfielder. It is extremely difficult to expect someone to play at the highest level deep into their 30s in the modern game. That illustrates the magnitude of the achievement managed by Ryan Giggs. It is no easy feat to stay in one club for that long and continue to break record after record.
Players with the most assists for same club in Premier League
Most of the players in this list are no longer active in the Premier League. Either they have retired from football altogether or have moved on to a different league. Kevin De Bruyne is the only active Premier League player remaining in the list. The third place in the table goes to former Arsenal player Dennis Bergkamp. He had a prosperous career with the Gunners in the English top flight, as he registered 94 assists for the London outfit.
Wayne Rooney is another Manchester United player in the list. The prolific former English striker has been always known for his scintillating goalscoring form. He has set numerous club and international records, but the majority of them have been in the area of goals. However, Rooney has also been known for his versatility. He has spent majority of his career playing as a number 10 or as a second striker.
Besides, he has also operated in the wings. To put it into better context, Wayne Rooney is a complete team player, who will do whatever that the team requires from him on the pitch. That is because Rooney is more than just a goal scorer. He has a fantastic vision and can pick out amazing long passes – both on ground and air. This ability of Rooney has helped him contribute to 93 assists in the Premier League era for Manchester United.
Retired legends still hold a place in the list
David Beckham is another Manchester United legend who holds a place in this list. It has been ages since he left United for Real Madrid. Since then Beckham has travelled the globe and has also quit the sport altogether. However, his 80 assists for Man United has not been surpassed by many in the league. Former players like Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Thierry Henry also have a place in this elite club. Check the list below to find out the players with the most assists for a single club in the Premier League.
|Kevin De Bruyne