History of UEFA Champions League Top Assist Provider

For a lot of years now, there have been amazing footballers with incredible playmaking attributes. These players are among the list of good assist provider in the history of the UEFA Champions League. With their ability to control the gameplay, open the opponent’s defense, and create a killer or final pass that leads to the goal.

History of UEFA Champions League Top Assist Provider

Who is the top Assist Provider in UEFA Champion League History?

The Portuguese international and five-time ballon d’or winner currently sits at the summit of the most assist providers in UCL history.

Although not having recorded a single assist this season, his sublime performances in the past couple of years put him above his rival, Lionel Messi.

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As of now, he has a total number of 42 assists to his name while Messi and Di Maria who currently sits in the second and third position have 36 and 35 assists respectively.

Top 10 Leading Assist Providers in UEFA Champions League till Date

Here are the top 10 list of playmakers with the most UCL assists in football;

Pos Player Club Assists
1 Cristiano Ronaldo POR, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus 42
2 Lionel Messi ARG, Barcelona, PSG 36
3 Di Maria PSG, Real Madrid 35
4 Giggs Manchester United 31
5 Xavi Hernandez Barcelona 31
6 Neymar Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain 30
7 Iniesta Barcelona 29
8 Benzema Olympique Lyon 27
9 Muller Bayern München 27
10 Cesc Fabregas Arsenal, Barcelona, Chelsea 26

 

History of UEFA Champions League Top Assist Provider by Season

Champions League Top Assist Provider List for 2021/2022

Pos Player Club Assists
1 Bruno Fernandes Manchester United 7
=2 Leroy Sané Bayern München 6
=2 Vinícius Júnior Real Madrid 6
3 Antony AFC Ajax 5
=4 Gerard Moreno Villarreal CF 4
=4 João Mário SL Benfica 4
=4 Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain 4
=4 Luka Modrić Real Madrid 4
=4 Thomas Müller Bayern München 4
5 Álex Grimaldo SL Benfica 3

 

Champions League Top Assist Provider List for 2020/2021

Pos Player Club Assists
1 Juan Cuadrado Juventus 6
2 Ángel Di María Paris Saint-Germain 5
=3 Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 4
=3 Joshua Kimmich Bayern München 4
=3 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona 4
=3 Timo Werner Chelsea FC 4
=4 Angeliño RB Leipzig 3
=4 Jesús Corona FC Porto 3
=4 Ansu Fati FC Barcelona 3
=4 Phil Foden Manchester City 3

 

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Champions League Top Assist Provider List for 2019/2020

Pos Player Club Assists
=1 Ángel Di María Paris Saint-Germain 6
=1 Robert Lewandowski Bayern München 6
=1 Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain 6
2 Raheem Sterling Manchester City 5
=3 Houssem Aouar Olympique Lyon 4
=3 Hee-chan Hwang RB Salzburg 4
=3 Joshua Kimmich Bayern München 4
=3 Riyad Mahrez Manchester City 4
=3 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona 4
=3 Neymar Paris Saint-Germain 4

 

Champions League Top Assist Provider List for 2018/2019

Pos Player Club Assists
=1 Jordi Alba FC Barcelona 5
=1 Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain 5
=1 Leroy Sané Manchester City 5
=1 Dušan Tadić Ajax AFC Ajax 5
=2 Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool FC 4
=2 Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 4
=2 Memphis Depay Olympique Lyon 4
=2 Riyad Mahrez Manchester City 4
=3 Alex Telles FC Porto 3
=3 Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur 3

 

Champions League Top Assist List for 2017/2018

Pos Player Club Assists
1 James Milner Liverpool FC 8
2 Roberto Firmino Liverpool FC 7
3 Mo Salah Liverpool FC 5
=4 Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur 4
=4 Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 4
=4 Marcelo Real Madrid 4
=4 Dries Mertens SSC Napoli 4
=4 Neymar Paris Saint-Germain 4
=4 Ricardo Quaresma Beşiktaş 4
=4 Luis Suárez FC Barcelona 4

 

Champions League Top Assist List for 2016/2017

Pos Player Club Assists
1 Neymar FC Barcelona 9
=2 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 5
=2 Dani Alves Juventus 5
=2 Dani Carvajal Real Madrid 5
=2 Ousmane Dembélé Borussia Dortmund 5
=2 Thomas Lemar AS Monaco 5
=3 Benjamin Mendy AS Monaco 4
=3 Alexis Sánchez Arsenal FC 4
=3 Luis Suárez FC Barcelona 4
4 David Alaba Bayern München 3

 

UEFA Champions League Top Assist Provider List for 2015/2016

Pos Player Club Assists
1 Kingsley Coman Bayern München 6
=2 Neymar FC Barcelona 5
=2 Alexis Sánchez Arsenal FC 5
=3 Hakan Çalhanoğlu Bayer Leverkusen 4
=3 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 4
=3 Hulk St. Petersburg 4
=3 Thiago Bayern München 4
=3 Gareth Bale Real Madrid 4
=4 Dani Alves FC Barcelona 3
=4 Ángel Di María Paris Saint-Germain 3

 

Champions League Top Assist List for 2014/2015

Pos Player Club Assists
1 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona 5
=2 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 4
=2 Dani Alves FC Barcelona 4
=2 Iniesta FC Barcelona 4
=2 Juanfran Atlético Madrid 4
=2 Koke Atlético Madrid 4
=2 Paul Pogba Juventus 4
=2 Bastian Bayern München 4
=3 Sergio Agüero Manchester City 3
=3 Karim Bellarabi Bayer Leverkusen 3

 

Champions League Top Assist List for 2013/2014

Pos Player Club Assists
=1 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 6
=1 Arjen Robben Bayern München 6
=2 Ángel Di María Real Madrid 5
=2 Neymar FC Barcelona 5
=2 Oscar Chelsea FC 5
=2 Wayne Rooney Manchester United 5
=3 Gareth Bale Real Madrid 4
=3 Karim Benzema Real Madrid 4
=3 James Milner Manchester City 4
=3 Samir Nasri Manchester City 4

 

Champions League Top Assist List for 2012/2013

Pos Player Club Assists
1 Zlatan Ibrahimović Paris Saint-Germain 7
=2 Karim Benzema Real Madrid 5
=2 Mario Götze Borussia Dortmund 5
=2 Philipp Lahm Bayern München 5
=3 Ángel Di María Real Madrid 4
=3 Christian Eriksen AFC Ajax 4
=3 Olivier Giroud Arsenal FC 4
=3 Isco Málaga CF 4
=3 Mesut Özil Real Madrid 4
=3 Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund 4

 

Champions League Top Assist List for 2011/2012

Pos Player Club Assists
1 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona 9
=2 Karim Benzema Real Madrid 5
=2 Zlatan Ibrahimović AC Milan 5
=2 Isaac Cuenca FC Barcelona 5
=2 Kaká Real Madrid 5
=2 Franck Ribéry Bayern München 5
=3 Costas Charalambides APOEL Nikosia 4
=3 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 4
=3 Fernando Torres Chelsea FC 4
=3 Nicolás Gaitán SL Benfica 4

 

Champions League Top Assist List for 2010/2011

Pos Player Club Assists
=1 Iniesta FC Barcelona 7
=1 Mesut Özil Real Madrid 7
=2 Samuel Eto’o Inter 5
=2 Ryan Giggs Manchester United 5
=3 Carlos Martins SL Benfica 4
=3 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 4
=3 Emmanuel Culio CFR Cluj 4
=3 Aaron Lennon Tottenham Hotspur 4
=3 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona 4
=3 Darijo Srna Shakhtar Donetsk 4

 

Champions League Top Assist List for 2009/2010

Pos Player Club Assists
1 Wesley Sneijder Inter 6
2 Alberto Gilardino ACF Fiorentina 5
=3 Andrey Arshavin Arsenal FC 4
=3 Jesús Navas Sevilla FC 4
=3 Nani Manchester United 4
=3 Tomáš Necid CSKA Moskva 4
=3 Miralem Pjanić Olympique Lyon 4
=3 Juan Vargas ACF Fiorentina 4
=4 Luís Fabiano Sevilla FC 3
=4 Florent Malouda Chelsea FC 3

 

Champions League Top Assist List for 2008/2009

Pos Player Club Assists
=1 Franck Ribéry Bayern München 7
=1 Xavi FC Barcelona 7
2 Frank Lampard Chelsea FC 6
=3 Cesc Fàbregas Arsenal FC 5
=3 Lionel Messi FC Barcelona 5
=4 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 4
=4 Thierry Henry FC Barcelona 4
=4 Juninho Pernambucano Olympique Lyon 4
=4 Mesut Özil Werder Bremen 4
=4 Raúl Meireles FC Porto 4

 

Champions League Top Assist List for 2007/2008

Pos Player Club Assists
1 Alex Fenerbahçe 6
2 Ronaldinho FC Barcelona 5
=3 Predrag Đorđević Olympiakos Piraeus 4
=3 Steven Gerrard Liverpool FC 4
=3 Andrea Pirlo AC Milan 4
=3 Robinho Real Madrid 4
=3 Ruud van Nistelrooy Real Madrid 4
=4 Yossi Benayoun Liverpool FC 3
=4 Wes Brown Manchester United 3
=4 Carlos Grossmüller FC Schalke 04 3

 

UEFA Champions League Top Assist Provider List for 2006/2007

Pos Player Club Assists
1 Ryan Giggs Manchester United 7
2 Juninho Pernambucano Olympique Lyon 5
=3 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 4
=3 Steve Finnan Liverpool FC 4
=3 Clarence Seedorf AC Milan 4
=4 Craig Bellamy Liverpool FC 3
=4 Vladimir Bystrov Spartak Moskva 3
=4 David Silva Valencia CF 3
=4 Deco FC Barcelona 3
=4 Samuel Eto’o FC Barcelona 3
=4 Kaká AC Milan 3

 

Champions League Top Assist List for 2005/2006

Pos Player Club Assists
=1 David Beckham Real Madrid 4
=1 Juninho Pernambucano Olympique Lyon 4
=1 Lincoln FC Schalke 04 4
=1 Johan Micoud Werder Bremen 4
=1 Pavel Nedvěd Juventus 4
=1 Steven Pienaar AFC Ajax 4
=1 Ronaldinho FC Barcelona 4
=2 Samuel Eto’o FC Barcelona 3
=2 Bastian Schweinsteiger Bayern München 3
=2 Andriy Shevchenko AC Milan 3

 

Champions League Top Assist List for 2004/2005

Pos Player Club Assists
1 Kaká AC Milan 6
=2 Damien Duff Chelsea FC 5
=2 Sidney Govou Olympique Lyon 5
=2 Luís Figo Real Madrid 5
=2 Sylvain Wiltord Olympique Lyon 5
=3 Frank Lampard Chelsea FC 4
=3 Johan Micoud Werder Bremen 4
=3 Andrea Pirlo AC Milan 4
=3 Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink PSV Eindhoven 4
4 Adriano Inter 3

 

Champions League Top Assist List for 2003/2004

Pos Player Club Assists
=1 Deco FC Porto 7
=1 Jérôme Rothen As Monaco 7
2 Thierry Henry Arsenal FC 6
=3 Ryan Giggs Manchester United 5
=3 Eiður Guðjohnsen Chelsea FC 5
=4 Cafú Ac Milan 4
=4 Ludovic Giuly AS Monaco 4
=4 Luís Figo Real Madrid 4
=4 Florent Malouda Olympique Lyon 4
5 Dmitriy Alenichev FC Porto 3

 

Champions League Top Assist List for 2002/2003

Pos Player Club Assists
1 Zinédine Zidane Real Madrid 7
=2 John Carew Valencia CF 5
=2 Raúl Real Madrid 5
=2 Rui Costa AC Milan 5
=2 Ole Gunnar Solskjær Manchester United 5
=3 Pablo Aimar Valencia CF 4
=3 Mauro Camoranesi Juventus 4
=3 Eric Carrière Olympique Lyon 4
=3 Alessandro Del Piero Juventus 4
=3 Luís Figo Real Madrid 4

 

Champions League Top Assist List for 2001/2002

Pos Player Club Assists
=1 Yıldıray Baştürk Bayer Leverkusen 5
=1 David Beckham Manchester United 5
=1 Roberto Carlos Real Madrid 5
=1 Hasan Salihamidžić Bayern München 5
=1 Bernd Schneider Bayer Leverkusen 5
=1 Juan Sebastián Verón Manchester United 5
=1 Zé Roberto Bayer Leverkusen 5
=2 Alessandro Del Piero Juventus 4
=2 Ryan Giggs Manchester United 4
=2 Jan Michaelsen Panathinaikos 4

 

Champions League Top Assist List for 2000/2001

Pos Player Club Assists
1 Luís Figo Real Madrid 8
2 Mendieta Valencia CF 5
=3 Pavel Nedvěd Lazio Roma 4
=3 Robert Pirés Arsenal FC 4
=4 Lucas Castromán Lazio Roma 3
=4 Thierry Henry Arsenal FC 3
=4 Nwankwo Kanu Arsenal FC 3
=4 Harry Kewell Leeds United 3
=4 Marcão Spartak Moskva 3
=4 Steve McManaman Real Madrid 3

 

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