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Who Had The Most Assists in Soccer?

The invincible Argentinian World Cup champion Lionel Messi is the man with most assists in Soccer. The Paris Saint-Germain forward and star is renowned for providing most assists in soccer beating the leading goalscorer and his all time rival Cristiano Ronaldo. The Argentinian captain holds the record for providing most assists in soccer with 386. He had recorded more assists than half of his goals. 

Beginning his career in 2004, the former FC Barcelona top goalkicker is considered one of the greatest footballers in the world. Messi ended his maiden league campaign with PSG with 15 assists in 26 Ligue 1 outings. It also includes his hat trick of assists for PSG against Clermont Foot in April 2022. 

Messi has the most assists 

Everybody is well aware of the hat tricks of goals achieved by players in Soccer. Hat trick is quite an ordinary thing for footballers to achieve when it’s for goals. But winning a hat trick of assists might be a little tragic. Messi surpasses it all. Nothing called difficult or impossible exists for him. He has scored a total of six hat tricks of assists including his most recent one for PSG. 

The seven time Ballon d’or award winner was the first footballer to score a hat trick of assists for two different clubs as he previously scored many for FC Barcelona. 

Though Messi holds the record for most assists in soccer, the former Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is the top player with most hat tricks of assists. Ozil has done it eight times while Messi has scored hat trick assists on six occasions to tie with his former teammate Cesc Fabregas. 

Messi also remains the top assists provider in the history of Spanish League La Liga. The 35-year- old footballer has a tally of 193 assists in La Liga, top Spanish League. The former La Liga player Xavi ranks second in the list of top assist providers in La Liga with 117 assists. 

Top 5 players with most assists

Soccer PlayerTeam / clubAssists
Lionel MessiParis Saint-Germain386
Thomas MullerBayern Munich294
Luis SuarezAtletico Madrid282
Angel Di MariaJuventus274
Cristiano RonaldoManchester United266

Former La Liga player Xavi might be second on the list of La Liga’s top assist providers but not on the overall assists list. Messi has provided the most assists for club and country and tops the list of World’s top assist providers.  

The Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller ranks second in the list of World’s top assist providers with a tally of 294. While one of the greatest and most popular global footballers, Luis Suarez is named as third top assist provider with a tally of 282 assists. Let us tell you that Luis Suarez, who is currently involved with Atletico Madrid, is Messi’s former teammate. 

While Juventus and Argentina winger Angel Di Maria is fourth on the list of most assists with a total of 274 assists. Following the PSG forward, his former Real Madrid rival, Ronaldo has made a place for himself here as well. The five time Ballon d’or award winner is known as fifth top assist provider with a tally of 266 assists in his entire career. 

How many goals Messi has scored?

The Argentinian Champion brought the World Cup trophy to his home in 2022. The proud PSG forward has been known for his scoring ability and performance for almost two decades now. He is ranked second for scoring the highest tally of score in the world after Ronaldo.

Since his professional debut in 2004, Messi has scored a total of 793 goals out of which he scored 487 goals in League competitions, 71 in Cup, 137 in continental and 98 in international competitions for his country. 

Who has more International goals, Messi or Ronaldo?

The Argentinian started playing for Argentina one year after his professional debut in 2004. Prior to his international debut, he scored his first remarkable goal in Argentina’s World Cup opening match against Saudi Arabia in 2006. While Ronaldo who started his professional career with Real Madrid in 2002, began his International career in 2003. 

Prior to Messi’s first goal in Argentina’s World Cup opener, the PSG forward had scored 96 goals in a total of 171 appearances for Argentina. On the other hand, Ronaldo has scored 118 goals which is 22 more than Messi leading him to be the leading goal scorer of all time. The Portuguese legend has played 195 international games. 

When it comes to assists, Messi is always a few steps ahead of the Real Madrid player. Despite scoring less goals and playing less games than Ronaldo, he somehow went on to beat him in assists. He has registered 55 assists in his International career while Ronaldo has only 43. 

Who has the most career goals?

Overall, Ronaldo is the leading goal scorer edging Messi. He has 819 career goals which is 22 more than Messi. He achieved the score in 1144 matches for club and country. He has been god gifted with the invincible ability to score.

On the other hand, Messi has scored a staggering 797 goals in just 1024 matches in his entire career. Though he has less score than Ronaldo, his scoring rate is much better than him. 

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