Ranking of the top 5 UEFA Champions League support providers over the past decade (2011 to 2021)


the UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious club competition in football. The Continental Tournament has provided several iconic games and moments over the past six decades.

Real Madrid have a long history with competition, having won the tournament 13 times, a record. Apart from Whites, other historic clubs like Liverpool, AC Milan, Barcelona and Ajax have also won several UEFA Champions League titles.

There were also surprise winners like Steaua Bucharest, Nottingham Forest and Red Star Belgrade.

Beyond the clubs, several iconic players have also marked the tournament over the years with their record performances.


Which players and teams have scored the UEFA Champions League between 2011 and 2021?

Chelsea started and ended the decade as UEFA Champions League winnersmarked the decade with their exploits in front of goal. Others also reigned supreme with their ability to create scoring chances for their teammates.

Here are the top five providers of assistance to the UEFA Champions League during the decade between 2011 and 2021.


To note: If two or more players have the same number of assists, the player with the fewest matches is ranked higher.


# 5 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – 22 assists

Karim Benzema is Real Madridreal Madrid career due to the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Frenchman was content to play second fiddle to his most illustrious teammate, which in turn affected his goal production.

Ronaldo’s departure for Juventus in 2018 set the stage for Benzema to become the main man at the Santiago Bernabeu. And despite initial fears about his suitability for the role, the former Lyonnais stepped up to the plate.

He was the MVP for Whites over the past three seasons and his form has led to a recall on the international stage after more than five years of absence.

Benzema’s class has also shone in the UEFA Champions League, with 22 assists in 98 appearances on the continent. His display helped Real Madrid win four continental crowns during this span.


# 4 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 27 assists

FC Barcelona v RC Celta - La Liga SantanderLionel messi is arguably the most creative player in the history of the game. The ease with which he creates opportunities for his teammates has helped his teams win many titles over the years.

In addition to his creativity, the native of Rosario is also one of the greatest scorers in history. It wouldn’t be out of place to categorically call him the greatest to ever play the game.

Messi is currently the second greatest passer in UEFA Champions League history. He is also the second all-time top scorer in the competition.

The six-time Ballon d’Or has won the UEFA Champions League four times with Barcelona. However, the club haven’t won the competition since their hat-trick in 2015.

The 34-year-old made 92 appearances in the UEFA Champions League between 2011 and 2021, with 27 assists for his teammates during that time.

Messi is currently at the end of his contract at Barcelona, ​​having concluded his previous contract in June. With a first international trophy now in the bag, he will focus on pursuing his record-breaking career at club level.


Also see: Fabrizio Romano transfer summary: Arsenal plans for the midfielder, update on Barcelona’s plans for Griezmann and more

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