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Kevin De Bruyne: Master of assists eyes Ryan Giggs' record

15. May 2024
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Kevin De Bruyne has moved up to second place on the all-time Premier League assists leaderboard. Can he catch the legendary Ryan Giggs?

Kevin De Bruyne yesterday climbed to second place on the all-time list of Premier League players with the most assists. Despite spending nearly half of this season in therapy, De Bruyne has put up numbers that many top players, who have been in regular action since day one, can't even come close to.   

De Bruyne has amassed an incredible 18 assists in 24 appearances across all competitions this season. He was also an assist provider in yesterday's decisive title match against Tottenham, where his pass helped Erling Haaland put City in the lead.   

For the 32-year-old Belgian, it was his 112th assist in the Premier League, surpassing Cesc Fabregas and securing second place on the all-time assist leaderboard since the inception of the Premier League.   

Can De Bruyne Catch Giggs? 

Kevin De Bruyne's ascent to second place on the all-time assists list has sparked speculation about whether he can eventually surpass the legendary Ryan Giggs. With 50 assists separating the two, De Bruyne would need to maintain his exceptional form and consistency for several more seasons. Given his current age and performance level, it’s not an impossible feat, but it will undoubtedly be a challenging one.

Most Assists in Premier League History:

Ryan Giggs 162 

Kevin De Bruyne 112 

Cesc Fabregas 111 

Wayne Rooney 103 

Frank Lampard 102 

Dennis Bergkamp 94 

David Silva 93 

Steven Gerrard 92 

James Milner 89 

David Beckham 80
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