With the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League in full throttle I thought it would be interesting to shine some light on individual players and their role of their team scoring goals.
Below are different graphs of individual players identifying the top 20 assistmen world wide.
The first one and its ranking is based on a) number of assists b) by weighting the number of assists with the sporting coefficient of the matches played deriving from domestic league matches between 01/03/2022 and 01/03/2023.
Starting with the assists including the coefficient, Kevin De Bruyne comes out on top ahead of Ousmane Dembélé and Lionel Messi. From a club perspective there is only PSG and Tottenham Hotspur displaying two players in the top 20.
Looking purely at the number of assists in the date frame (01/03/2022 and 01/03/2023) of domestic league matches, there are more players from outside the big 5 on display. Dušan Tadić (AFC Ajax), Ahmed Sayed ‘Zizo’ (Zamalek SC) and Emil Hansson (Heracles) are making the top three with each player having 19 assists.
Last but not least, here are the top twenty players world wide aged 23 or younger with regards to their assists.
Tresor from KRC Genk sits at the top followed by Filipe From Celtic FC, with 19 and 15 assists respectively. Number three is Rodriguez from New York City (14 assists) and Gakpo number 5 (13 assists) as the first player from a Big5 league.