Vinicius Junior Joins Elite List Of Players To Reach 20 Goals And 20 Assists In A Season This Century

​Vinicius Junior has joined an elite list of players to have reached 20 goals and 20 assists following his heroics against Levante. 

The Brazilian ace starred as Real Madrid thrashed Levante 6-0, scoring a brilliant hat-trick and recording an assist.

His heroics for the Spanish giants saw him reach an impressive landmark of 20 goals and 20 assists.

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Vinicius Jr, who has 21 goals in all competitions this season, joined an exclusive club which includes the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry, among others.

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What’s more, it’s only happened on 30 occasions in Europe’s top five leagues in the 21st century, according to figures on Transfermarkt.

Messi incredibly owns eight of the 30, with Luis Suarez achieving the feat on four occasions.

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Ronaldo, ​Neymar and Frank Lampard are the other players who have reached the landmark on more than one occasion. ​

Check out the full list below:

Thierry Henry (Arsenal, 2002/03) – 32 goals and 28 assists 

Ronaldinho (Barcelona, 2005/06) – 26 goals and 24 assists 

Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, 2006/07) – 23 goals and 22 assists 

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Frank Lampard (Chelsea, 2006/07) – 21 goals and 21 assists 

Frank Lampard (Chelsea, 2008/09) – 20 goals and 21 assists 

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Lionel Messi (Barcelona, 2010/11) – 53 goals and 27 assists 

Nene (Paris Saint-Germain, 2010/11) – 20 goals and 23 assists 

Lionel Messi (Barcelona, 2011/12) – 72 goals and 31 assists 

Eden Hazard (Lille, 2011/12) – 22 goals and 22 assists 

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Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, 2012/13) – 20 goals and 21 assists ​

Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund, 2013/14) – 23 goals and 22 assists 

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Lionel Messi (Barcelona, 2014/15) – 58 goals and 30 assists 

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, 2014/15) – 59 goals and 23 assists 

Luis Suarez (Barcelona, 2014/15) – 24 goals and 23 assists 

Luis Suarez (Barcelona, 2015/16) – 58 goals and 23 assists

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Lionel Messi (Barcelona, 2015/16) – 39 goals and 23 assists 

Neymar (Barcelona, 2015/16) – 31 goals and 25 assists 

Henrikh Mkhitaryan​ (Borussia Dortmund, 2015/16) – 23 goals and 32 assists 

Lionel Messi (Barcelona, 2016/17) – 54 goals and 20 assists 

Luis Suarez (Barcelona, 2016/17) – 36 goals and 20 assists 

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Neymar (Barcelona, 2016,17) – 20 goals and 26 assists 

Lionel Messi (Barcelona, 2017/18) – 45 goals and 20 assists 

Luis Suarez (Barcelona 2017,18) – 31 goals and 20 assists 

Lionel Messi (Barcelona, 2018/19) – 51 goals and 22 assists 

Lionel Messi (Barcelona, 2019/20) – 31 goals and 27 assists 

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Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United, 2019/20) – 27 goals and 22 assists 

Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund, 2019,20) – 20 goals and 20 assists ​

Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain, 2021/22) – 35 goals* and 24 assists* 

Christopher Nkunku​ (RB Leipzig, 2021/22) – 35 goals* and 24 assists*

Vinicius Junior​ (Real Madrid, 2021/22) – 21 goals* and 20 assists*

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