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Top five players with the most assists for Lionel Messi

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  • Lionel Messi is one of the greatest players in history. The Paris Saint Germain star is one of the players with the most goals in football. 
  • Lionel Messi has provided many assists for his teammates, which is why he is among the greatest playmakers of all time. 
  • Messi has played with several top players who have also provided assists for him. The player with the most assists for Lionel Messi is Luis Suarez. 

Lionel Messi is undoubtedly one of the greatest footballers the world has ever seen. The Argentine has been on top of the game for ten years. 

Messi won numerous trophies with FC Barcelona during his days with the La Liga giants. The current Paris Saint Germain star is still among the best footballers in Europe. 

Lionel Messi has scored almost 800 goals for club and country. The Argentine international has a ridiculous tally of 672 goals for FC Barcelona. 

Messi is known for his playmaking skills. The PSG star is a good dribbler who knows how to create chances and make accurate passes.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi in action for PSG. Photo/ talkSPORT.

Messi has played with some of the best players in the world, such as Luis Suarez, Neymar Jr and Dani Alves. Leo has created chances for his teammates, who have responded by scoring goals. Likewise, Messi’s teammates have created chances for him to score. 

This article will look at the top five players with the most assists for Lionel Messi. 

1. Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez is one of the best players to ever play with Lionel Messi. Luis Suarez formed a lethal attacking force with Lionel Messi during their FC Barcelona days. 

Suarez is the player who has provided the most assists for Lionel Messi. During their time at FC Barcelona, Messi scored 47 goals, assisted by Luis Suarez.

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. Photo/ Goal.com.

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez played at FC Barcelona between 2014 and 2020. Messi scored 280 goals, whereas Suarez managed 198 goals during that period. The Argentine assisted 52 goals scored by Lionel Messi during that period. 

Messi and Suarez helped Barcelona win four Copa del Reys, four La Liga titles and a UEFA Champions League title in Suarez’s debut season. 

2. Dani Alves

Dani Alves is one of the greatest full-backs the world has ever seen. The Brazilian international is the second player with the most assists for Lionel Messi. 

Alves joined FC Barcelona in 2008 and formed telepathy with Lionel Messi, which turned out to be one of Pep Guardiola’s dangerous weapons at FC Barcelona

Dani Alves revealed during an interview with Sky Sports in 2018 that he liked his connection with Lionel Messi from the first day he joined FC Barcelona. Alves knew he would achieve a lot with Messi at FC Barcelona. 

The Brazilian right-back provided 42 assists for Lionel Messi during their time together at FC Barcelona. Dani Alves left FC Barcelona in 2016 after winning several trophies, including three UEFA Champions League. 

3. Andres Iniesta

Andres Iniesta is one of the finest midfielders the football world has ever seen. The former FC Barcelona star is among the players with the most assists for Lionel Messi. 

Andres Iniesta provided 37 assists for Lionel Messi during their time together at Camp Nou. The 2010 FIFA World Cup winner is among the players who have played many games alongside Messi, 489.

Iniesta, who made his debut for Barcelona in 2002, left in 2018 as one of the club’s most successful players. The 38 years old midfielder is currently playing for Vissel Kobe in Japan. 

4. Xavi Hernandez

Xavi Hernandez is the current manager of FC Barcelona. The Spanish international is one of the best playmakers to ever play for FC Barcelona.  

Xavi Hernandez played at FC Barcelona alongside Lionel Messi from 2004 to 2015. Xavi recorded 31 assists for Lionel Messi during their time together at Camp Nou. 

It might surprise many football fans that Xavi didn’t provide too many assists for Lionel Messi during that period. However, Xavi’s game was more about controlling the game than providing assists. 

5. Pedro

Pedro was a peripheral figure during the 2008-09 season when the Spanish giants won the treble. He developed under Pep Guardiola; by 2010, he was a regular starter at FC Barcelona. 

Pedro formed a great attacking trio with David Villa and Lionel Messi during Pep Guardiola’s days as Barcelona’s manager.

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David Villa, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. Photo/ Eurosport.

The Spanish forward spent nine seasons at FC Barcelona, providing Lionel Messi with 25 assists. Pedro left FC Barcelona in 2015 after scoring 99 goals. Messi assisted 29 goals of Pedro’s goals at Barcelona.

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