By Sean Gallagher
25th August 2019,
Updated: 25th August 2019,
Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne is officially the most prolific creator in Premier League history after recording his 50th assist on Sunday.
De Bruyne, 28, set up Sergio Aguero’s opener at the Vitality Stadium as Pep Guardiola’s men took an early lead against Bournemouth.
It means the Belgian has taken just 123 games to reach the milestone, which is remarkably 18 games fewer than the previous holder Mesut Ozil.
De Bruyne, who has also featured in the top flight for Chelsea, has already produced four assists in the first three games of the 2019/20 season.
Eric Cantona, Dennis Bergkamp and Cesc Fabregas – Premier League legends in their own right – have also been outshone by De Bruyne, too.
FASTEST PLAYERS TO REACH 50 PREMIER LEAGUE ASSISTS
Kevin De Bruyne – 123 games
Mesut Ozil – 141 games
Eric Cantona – 143 games
Dennis Bergkamp – 146 games
Cesc Fabregas – 165 games
David Silva – 166 games
David Beckham – 170 games
Thierry Henry – 174 games
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De Bruyne’s team-mate, David Silva, also took 43 games more than him to achieve the feat.
The news will be a welcome boost for the talented playmaker who endured a injury-ridden 2018/19, restricting him to just 11 Premier League starts as City regained the title.