Lionel Messi emerges as top goal-scorer and assists king of the decade

Lionel Messi emerges as top goal-scorer and assists king of the decade

- Lionel Messi ended the last decade as the most assists-creator after creating 136 assists

- The Argentine clinched the top spot ahead of countryman Di Maria and Mesut Ozil

- Messi was also the highest goal-scorer in the last 10 years, outscoring bitter rival Christiano Ronaldo

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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been crowned the 'king of assists' in the last decade, having set up his teammates 136 times in the period under review.

The 32-year-old finished at the top of the chart after beating his countryman Angel di Maria (108), Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil (106) and Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller (103) to the record.

Meanwhile, Portugal and Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo finished fifth with 95 assists in the course of the last 10 years.

Messi also finished as the highest goal-scorer for the last decade with a staggering 369 goals - 34 more than his bitter rival Cristiano ROnaldo, who finished the last 10 years with 335 goals.

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Edinson Cavani, Robert Lewandowski and Luiz Suarez complete the top five goal scorers in the same period.

Apart from that, the Argentine scooped two UEFA Champions League titles, two UEFA Super Cups and two FIFA Club World Cups in 2011 and 2015.

Ronaldo won four of UEFA's elite championshipS between 2014 and 2018 - and he remains the most successful in the history of the competition with five titles in total.

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However, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner won seven La Liga titles, five Copa Del Rey trophies and five Spanish Super Cups.

This is not forgetting the six European golden shoes he clinched between 2010 and 2019, having outscored all other strikers in top leagues across the continent.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA competition top scorer of 2019 and the decade ahead of his arch-rival and Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

The Juventus star emerged the winner for fourth time record with an impressive feat of 21 goals in 2019 and 145 goals from 2010.

The Portuguese beat off competition from Tottenham star Harry Kane and Dutch ace Vivianne Miedema to reach the significant landmark.

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