Thomas Müller was named Bundesliga assist king for the second season running. - © /
Thomas Müller was named Bundesliga assist king for the second season running. - © /

Thomas Müller crowned 2020/21 Bundesliga's assist king


Bayern Munich's Thomas Müller set a new single-season Bundesliga assist record last term and he defended his crown in 2020/21 with a further 18 provisions.

Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich)

Appearances: 32 (31 starts)
Assists: 18
Assists per game: 0.56

The Bayern veteran was ahead of the pack once again this term. His final contributions of the season saw Müller tee up Leroy Sane in the Matchday 33 draw with Freiburg, having earlier won the penalty that Robert Lewandowski converted for his historic 40th goal of the season.

Thomas Müller set a new league record with 21 assists in 2019/20, and he carried on where he left off in 2020/21. - Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Filip Kostic (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Appearances: 30 (29 starts)
Assists: 14
Assists per game: 0.46

After assisting one goal across his first nine appearances of the campaign, Kostic went on to set up 13 goals in 21 outings since the turn of the year. He ended the season with a bang, laying on two of Frankfurt's three goals in their final day victory over Freiburg.

Filip Kostic was on fire from the start of 2021. - Jan Huebner via images/Jan Huebner

Daichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Appearances: 32 (27 starts)
Assists: 12
Assists per game: 0.37

Kamada continued living up to his billing as countryman Shinji Kagawa's natural successor. The Japan international's career-best form culminated in an assist for Evan N'Dicka in Frankfurt's 4-3 loss to Schalke on the penultimate weekend.

Daichi Kamada (l.) became a reliable source of goals in the Eintracht Frankfurt attack. - DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images

Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach)

Appearances: 23 (21 starts)
Assists: 11
Assists per game: 0.48

Hofmann's final major contribution of the season saw him play an instrumental role in Borussia Mönchengladbach's 4-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 29, as the Germany international scoring one and chipping in with his 11th assist of the campaign.

Jonas Hofmann enjoyed career-best form for Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2020/21. - INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images

Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

Appearances: 26 (24 starts)
Assists: 11
Assists per game: 0.42

After six of Sancho's first nine assists this season came for Erling Haaland, he set up two different teammates in Raphael Guerreiro and Marco Reus in BVB's 3-1 win at Mainz.

Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)

Appearances: 27 (25 starts)
Assists: 10
Assists per game: 0.37

Kimmich produced nine assists last season and 14 the one before that, so it's no surprise to see him assuming creative duties once more. He reached double digits once again, despite going 14 league matches without a single provision at the end of the campaign. Kimmich did, however, add a stunning fourth goal to his total on the final weekend.

Joshua Kimmich had inherited Bayern's No.6 shirt from Thiago Alcantara. - imago images

Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund)

Appearances: 26 (24 starts)
Assists: 10
Assists per game: 0.38

The Portugal international once again proved to be one of the league's most dangerous defenders in the final third, regularly providing crosses for his teammates from the left-wing. Indeed, he even had more assists than his teammates who play further up the field - including the likes of Marco Reus and Thorgan Hazard, with his last in 2020/21 coming when he set up Jadon Sancho for both of his goals against Leipzig on Matchday 32.

Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland was one of the main beneficiaries of Raphael Guerreiro’s vision and passing this term. - Alexandre Simoes/BVB/Alexandre Simoes

Moussa Diaby (Bayer Leverkusen)

Appearances: 32 (23 starts)
Assists: 10
Assists per game: 0.31

Diaby hit double figures for assists for the first time in his career, reaching 10 when he came off the bench to claim another pair of assists in victory over Frankfurt on Matchday 31.

Bayer Leverkusen's Moussa Diaby reached double figures for the first time in his career. - EIBNER/Benjamin Soelzer/POOL/EIBNER/Benjamin Soelzer/POOL

Vincenzo Grifo (Freiburg)

Appearances: 31 (27 starts)
Assists: 10
Assists per game: 0.32

The Italy international bagged 10 or more assists in a single Bundesliga campaign for the second time after ending the year on a high by setting up two goals as Freiburg won 4-1 in Cologne on Matchday 32, plus another two a week later in the 2-2 draw with Bayern.

Vincenzo Grifo contributed more Bundesliga goals than any Freiburg player in 2020/21. - Simon Hofmann/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images

Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich)

Appearances: 29 (23 starts)
Assists: 10
Assists per game: 0.34

Coman shot up the charts with a hat-trick of assists in the gripping 3-3 draw with RB Leipzig on Matchday 10 and followed it up with back-to-back provisions for Lewandowski against Union Berlin and Wolfsburg. He moved on to 10 for the season by supplying Kimmich's beauty on MD34, where the Frenchman also got on the scoresheet himself for good measure.

Dani Olmo, Leroy Sane, Borna Sosa and Christopher Trimmel all ended the campaign just outside the top-10 on nine assists apiece.

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