There are several websites stating this top for World Cup assists

1- Pele (10)

2- Messi (6)

3- James Rodriguez (5)

4- Juan Cuadrado (5)

5- Thomas Muller (4)

Most assists in World cup

Top 5 players most assists in World Cup

But they have to be wrong, because Maradona is said to give 8 assists in World Cups, and I know from other sources that in 1986 alone he gave 5 assists (and 5 goals)

Maradona: His World Cup stats which may never be matched

So, how many assists did Maradona give in World Cups?

  • I find it hard to believe that only four players in World Cup history have achieved five assists, especially considering the number of players that have reached five goals. Maradona can't be the only omission from those lists.
    – F1Krazy
    Oct 19, 2022 at 15:23
  • I suspect some of that is because assists have been an even semi-official stat only in the past 20(?) or so years.
    – Philip Kendall
    Oct 20, 2022 at 9:12


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