In total, Messi tops the leaderboards for most assists in the history of football with 363.
Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi currently has the most assists in football. He has provided 464 assists so far, at the club and an international level playing for FC Barcelona, PSG and the Argentina national level.
Most Premier League Assists Overall
As a player who has 632 Premier League appearances under his belt, it's probably unsurprising that Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs tops the list of leading Premier League assisters.
Lionel Messi (362 Assists)
The World considers him at par with Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in the world. Although the Portuguese star matches his goal-scoring abilities, he falls short to be at par with Messi's creative skills. The 7-time Ballon-D'or winner has 311 assists in his club career.
Lionel Messi is the king of football in 2022 after his stupendous previous season where he ended with 41 goals and 17 assists and then went on to leave Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain for the 2021-22 season.
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“The [debate] has always been who's better: Scholes, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. In my humble opinion, Scholes was the best. “People who played with him and against him know that he was so special and unique. He could do everything except the tackle!”
These are the top 50 dribblers according to FM22. Messi and Neymar both lead the way with a dribbling rating of 20 out of 20, whilst Real Madrid's Eden Hazard, Newcastle's Allan Saint-Maximin and FC Porto's Luis Diaz make up the top five, with the trio's dribbling ranked at 19 out of 20.
1) Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) - 47 assists
In total, Benzema notched up assists for 47 of Ronaldo's goals during his spell in Spain - far more than anyone else to have played alongside the veteran in his illustrious career.
Scholes has been criticised for his disciplinary record, amassing the fifth-most yellow cards in Premier League history with 97, and also receiving four red cards.
As well as finding the back of the net a significant number of times, Messi has contributed assists aplenty with Argentina – 47 to be exact. But that sizeable figure doesn't put him top of the tree in terms of international assists accrued by a single player in the 21st century.
#1 Adama Traore (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Statistically, he is the best dribbler in the world at the moment. The Wolves winger has made the most successful dribbles (145) in world football this season. His success rate of 74% is also the best dribbling rate of any player to have made at least 20 dribbles this year.