Dusan Tadic’s exceptional performances at the “Johan Cruyff Arena” have earned him well-deserved applause. However, there is a prevailing feeling that his contributions are often overlooked on the European stage.
Nevertheless, opinions can be subjective, but the numbers speak for themselves. According to statistics gathered by “90 Minute,” the Serbian midfielder ranks among the elite when it comes to assists, making him one of the best footballers of the 21st century in that regard.
In the top seven leagues worldwide (England, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, and the Netherlands), Dusan Tadic holds the ninth position for the most assists. The leading spot belongs to Lionel Messi, who has recorded a remarkable 327 assists in 1028 matches. Kevin de Bruyne follows closely with 281 assists in 685 appearances.
Tadic sits just behind Cristiano Ronaldo (236) with an impressive tally of 234 assists in 770 matches, surpassing the likes of Cesc Fabregas, who has delighted his teammates with 230 assists.
These numbers underscore Tadic’s exceptional ability to create scoring opportunities and highlight his impact on the game as one of the premier playmakers in the 21st century.