With the Premier League celebrating it’s 25th birthday this year, we thought it would be the perfect time to take a look at the EPL’s top five assist king’s …
Dennis Bergkamp 94
It takes a special type of player to be universally respected by almost all other clubs fans, but this was exactly the the type of player Dennis Bergkamp was.
The Dutchman just oozed class in everything he did, and the statue of him outside The Emirates proves exactly how much of an impact he had at Arsenal.
There are plenty of players who scored more goals and made more assists in the Premier League’s 25 year history, however few could even get close to the level of technical brilliance, The Gunners striker displayed during his decade in England.
Frank Lampard 102
Lampard is a bonafide Chelsea legend, and the £11 million pound the Stamford Bridge club paid West Ham in 2001 will probably go down as the best piece of business the club ever did.
The former England international is not just a Blues legend, but also one of the all-time Premier League greats. He was one of the most complete box-to-box midfielders of his generation. Not only is he in the top five for Premier League assists, he in also fourth in the list of all-time goal scorers with 177, not bad for a central midfielder, who West Ham fans once dubbed ”Fat Frank.”
Wayne Rooney 103
Wayne Rooney burst onto the scene as a 16-year-old by netting a wonder goal for Everton to end Arsenal’s invincible team’s 49 game unbeaten run in the Premier League.
Having spent most of his trophy laden career playing for Manchester United, he has recently returned to Goodison Park were he is enjoying something of a renaissance.
We have already paid homage to Wazza’s goalscoring ability on these pages, but the fact he has over 100 Premier League assists also shows what a top all-round player he is.
Cesc Fabregas 111
Spanish magician Fabregas began his Premier League career as a fresh faced teenager with Arsenal, and it soon became clear that he was a special player, capable of picking the lock of even the most tightly shut down defence.
After a few seasons ripping up La Liga with Barcelona he returned to these shores with his current club Chelsea, and promptly won two Premier League titles in just three seasons.
He is now out on his own as the second highest assist maker, although at the age of 30 it remains to be seen whether he will be able to catch the king of the assist …
Ryan Giggs 162
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs top’s the charts as the Premier Leagues top ever assist maker.
The former Wales international began his days as a speedy left-winger before converting into a classy central playmaker later in his career.
He is not just the king of the assist, but also English football’s most decorated player of all-time, having won a quite simply ridiculous 13 Premier League titles during a career that will more than likely never be matched.