It seems as though it is that time of year, where awards are doled out alongside hearty slaps on the back.
The candidates for the Ballon d'Or were announced last month, the FIFPro World XI shortlist announcement is well underway, and now voting has begun for the UEFA Team of the Year.
This year marks the 13th time the vote has taken place, and as with every previous edition there are a few controversial picks.
Gianluigi Buffon and Roman Weidenfeller are surprise omissions from the goalkeeper list while of all 40 nominees there isn't a single Englishman in sight. Maybe we should Roy Hodgson some slack after all...
Irrespective of England's woes there are some fabulous players on this year's list - so click through to see all the nominees and find out who makes our very own UEFA Team of the Year!
And remember, you can vote for who you think should make the final team on uefa.com - voting closes on January 9 with the final line-up announced six days later.
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