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Lionel Messi is officially the top assister of the 2010s, having laid on a staggering 136 assists for teammates over the last decade.
Nobody playing in Europe's top five leagues has set up teammates on more occasions than the six-time Ballon d'Or winner, with his Argentina teammate Angel Di Maria closest on 136.
Germans Mesut Ozil and Thomas Muller have surpassed a century of assists, having recorded 106 and 103 assists respectively, with Cristiano Ronaldo in fifth place on 95.
David Silva, who has assisted more goals than any other Premier League player this decade, finds himself in sixth position on 94 - one ahead of his City teammate Kevin De Bruyne and Dimitri Payet, who lit up English football for just over a season at West Ham.
Luis Suarez and Cesc Fabregas complete the list after assisting goals aplenty in England and Spain.
Messi is not only the chief playmaker of course, he's the top goalscorer of the 2010s by a long way after scoring a ridiculous 369 goals in La Liga.
In nine of the last ten years Messi has bagged at least 50 goals for club and country, only not achieving the tally in 2013 when he notched in 45.
2010: 60- SPORTbible (@sportbible) December 21, 2019
Lionel Messi has scored 50+ goals for club & country in nine of the last ten years. :goat: pic.twitter.com/qN2UsoNhT9
The 2010s undoubtedly belong to Messi, who will no doubt be looking to set more incredible records in 2020.
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