The only thing special about 2014? The World Cup. Just kidding. It’s impossible to put together all the great moments we’ve experienced in the world of football through the last 12 months but these gifs which focus on some less glorious moments along with some brilliant goals and some that are simply funny make a pretty good effort of producing a well rounded and complete product.
So what did we have? Suarez biting, Messi being stopped, Cristiano Ronaldo actually missing the target from time to time, Fred diving, Carlos Tevez running and still running, Jeremy Menez getting very cheeky and many many more.
Luis Suarez biting Georgio Chiellini, setting up a long ban by FIFA
Gareth Bale torching Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey Final
Fred’s pathetic dive in the World Cup vs Croatia
Ronaldo meets Alex
How to stop Lionel Messi
It’s a lot easier to stop Cristiano Ronaldo
Graziano Pelle of Southampton with what may be the goal of the season
Jeremy Menez getting cheeky
Carlos Tevez channeling his inner Maradona
Sevilla with the perfect build up
The knuckleball free kick by Hakan Calhanoglu
Aron Johansson taking his time
Huntelaar goes boom!
Save of the season from Jaime Penedo
Chelsea bad boys
Some bad free kick trickery
A Bieber we can actually like
The magic of Ronaldinho
And the anti-magic of Mohamed Salah
Own goals don’t get any better than this
The definition of a scrappy goal (Lanus vs Arsenal in Argentina)
Lukas Podolski having fun with a Sea Lion