Assists (Transfermarkt™ criteria) given by Messi and Ronaldo in FIFA World Cups by season

Transfermarkt‘s criteria is more lenient in their concept of assists. They include deflected passes, rebounded shots, penalties earned, and passes or shots leading to an own goal.

In this section, we use that criterion, although the figures on Transfermarkt may differ, as they are quite inconsistent in gathering assists.

Cumulative distribution

Distribution by season