All of the best players can pinpoint one season as their 'breakthrough campaign'. We're talking about a year when they grabbed the headlines, captured the attention and left their mark on the world of football.
For Gareth Bale it was last year, as he sauntered to the PFA Player of the Year and single-handedly drove Tottenham towards the European places. For Cristiano Ronaldo it was the year at Manchester United when he emerged as a top talent in the Premier League - you get where we're going with this.
With the season merely a few days from its end, and a host of top names now kicking around who wouldn't have been afforded a second-glance last August, we've highlighted the major players from this year's campaign who have had their breakthrough terms.
You can bet your bottom dollar that nearly all of them are being linked with moves in the summer transfer window... Click on to see who makes our list.
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