A playmaker in football is the play who controls the rhythm of his team’s offensive play. He is mainly involved in the passing moves and creating chances, which will lead to goals. They often have great vision, technique, skill, ball control, creativity, and passing ability.

Many of the top playmakers in the world are not normally known for their defensive attributes, and they usually supported by a defensive midfielder. This article outlines the top 5 football Playmakers in 2019.

Top 5 Best Playmakers in Football 2020

These are best playmakers in football for 2020, who created chances, and most goalscoring opportunities. We use the statistics of average key passes on Whoscored, and assists provided to make our list.

5. Luis Alberto

Luis Alberto
Luis Alberto

Luis Alberto is arguably one of the best players in the Serie A at the moment. He has been crucial to Lazio’s brilliant season, where they are narrowly behind Juventus for the Serie A title.

Alberto played as number 10 for Lazio in the 2019/20 football season. The 27-year-old Spanish attacking midfielder has been brilliant in his playmaking role, using his incredible skill on the ball to create chances. Luis Alberto has scored 4 goals and provided 12 assists last season. He is top chance creator in the Serie A and has averaged 3.0 key passes per game.

4. Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria
Angel Di Maria

Paris St. German had an impressive campaign this season, especially in the Champions League, and it was all thanks to the work of Angel Di Maria. Di Maria is no doubt among the world’s best playmakers right now. The Argentine forward has been the creative hub for PSG throughout the season.

He is extremely technical, has the pinpoint crossing ability and is also deadly at setpieces. He has 12 goals and 18 assists this season, while averaging 3.0 key passes per game.

3. Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne

The Belgian attacking midfielder has been in phenomenal form this season, and is undoubtedly the best playmaker in football now. He was also the main playmaker for his team last season. He dropped deep occasionally to start attacks and link up with the midfielders. The Belgian midfielder is currently the top assist provider in the EPL

Kevin De Bruyne has so far scored 14 goals while providing 18 assists, and averaging 3.7 key passes per game.


2. Dmitri Payet

Dmitri Payet
Dmitri Payet

The diminutive French midfielder had his season cut short due to injury, but proved his mettle as one of best playmakers in Europe.

Dmitri Payet is blessed with superior technical and dribbling ability. His passing skills are equally top notch. His nimble movement on the ball has been used to deadly effect for both his club and his national team.  Payet has so far this  season scored 12 goals and four assists. In fact, he has the highest average of key passes per game in Europe with 4 per game.


1. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

The Argentine genius is undoubtedly at the top of our list of the best playmakers in football 2020. Although Messi usually starts on the right wing for Barcelona, he often drifts to a number ten role to create play.

Lionel Messi has evolved into a deadly playmaker, with accurate passing range, superb technical abilities and unique vision.

Lionel Messi has the lowest average of key passes per game with 2.5, but his 19 goals and 12 assists has been very impressive this season. He has also created a huge number of big chances this season.


These are the top 5 playmakers in football right now.


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