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De Bruyne sets League record for quickest 50 assists

27 Aug 2019
Kevin De Bruyne, Man City

Man City playmaker beats Mesut Ozil to reach half-century of Premier League assists in the fewest matches

Kevin De Bruyne booked his place in the Premier League record books when he claimed his 50th assist in the competition on Sunday.

In setting up Sergio Aguero's 15th-minute opener against AFC Bournemouth, the Manchester City playmaker beat Mesut Ozil's record to reach the landmark in the fastest time.

De Bruyne has reached 50 assists in 123 matches, 18 matches quicker than Ozil, who took 141 appearances to do so.

Fewest appearances to 50 PL assists
Player Matches
Kevin De Bruyne 123
Mesut Ozil 141
Eric Cantona 143
Dennis Bergkamp 146
Cesc Fabregas 165
David Silva 166

Aguero has been the main beneficiary of the Belgian's creativity, his goal on Sunday the 15th he has scored from De Bruyne.

Raheem Sterling is next on the list, with 10 goals.

Scorers from De Bruyne's assists
Player Goals
Sergio Aguero 15
Raheem Sterling 10
Gabriel Jesus 6
Leroy Sane 4
Fernandinho 2
Ilkay Gundogan
Nicolas Otamendi
Vincent Kompany
Seven others 1

Having set up four goals already this season, De Bruyne is the early leader in the race for the 2019/20 Playmaker award, which is given to the player with the most assists each season.

The Belgian is aiming to reclaim that title after winning the inaugural award in 2017/18 with 16 assists.

De Bruyne has some way to go to challenge the all-time Premier League assist record of 162, set by Ryan Giggs.

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