Revealed: Players with the most assists in each calendar year of the 21st century

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Filip Kostic has registered 16 assists for Eintracht Frankfurt so far this year. No other player have registered more; not even Lionel Messi. Impressively, the Serbian has done that in just 21 appearances for his club.

The new season is just few weeks away from starting and should he continue with his impressive form, he will join a legendary list of players that have provided the most assists in a calendar year this century.

Givemesport have done us the privileged of revealing to us the players that have contributed the most assists since the year 2000; so without further ado, let's have a look;

2000: Luis Figo | Barcelona & Real Madrid

Assists: 25

Games played: 48


2001: Luis Figo | Real Madrid

Assists: 20

Games played: 53


2002: Luis Figo | Real Madrid

Assists: 20

Games played: 20


2003: Thierry Henry | Arsenal

Assists: 28

Games played: 51


2004: Deco | Porto & Barcelona

Assists: 23

Games played: 48


2005: Ronaldinho | Barcelona

Assists: 24

Games played: 44


2006: Juninho | Lyon

Assists: 24

Games played: 44


2007: Cristiano Ronaldo | Manchester United

Assists: 20

Games played: 50


2008: Lionel Messi | Barcelona

Assists: 18

Games played: 40


2009: Mesut Ozil | Weder Bremen

Assists: 28

Games played: 41


2010: Mesut Ozil | Weder Bremen & Real Madrid

Assists: 23

Games played: 46


2011: Lionel Messi

Assists: 29

Games played: 54


2012: Eden Hazard | Lille & Chelsea

Assists: 30

Games played: 52


2013: Mesut Ozil | Real Madrid & Arsenal

Assists: 25

Games played: 51


2014: Cristiano Ronaldo | Real Madrid

Assists: 25

Games played: 48


2015: Wolfsburg & Manchester City

Assists: 28

Games played: 54


2016: Lionel Messi | Barcelona

Assists: 28

Games played: 51


2017: Neymar | Barcelona & P.S.G

Assists: 27

Games played: 47


2018: Luis Suarez | Barcelona

Assists: 27

Games played: 50


2019: Kevin de Bruyne | Manchester City

Assists: 23

Games played: 47


2020: Lionel Messi | Barcelona

Assists: 26

Games played: 44


There you have it. Messi, Ronaldo, De Bruyne, Ozil and Figo are the only players on the list that have achieved that feat in more than one year.

None of them could however match the incredible record of Eden Hazard. The Belgian provided 30 assists in 2012 for Lille and Chelsea combined. Kostic could equal or break the record if he continues with his fine form next season.

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