2016 in Review & Yesteryear-end awards

We thought it fit to give 2016 the old review treatment; so we opened a couple of cold ones and reminisced about the game of football over the last 12 months. Our review covers both the most important events on the pitches all around the world as well as the essential off-field stories of 2016. To cap off we gave out the first ever set of Yesteryear-end awards.

Here are the minutes if you want to jump around:

  • 0:01:30 Jan/Feb: Zidane becomes manager at Real Madrid; Man City sign Pep Guardiola
  • 0:06:45 March/April: Johan Cruyff & Cesare Maldini pass away; their influence on the game today
  • 0:11:00 May/June: Leicester, Real Madrid & Chile pick up trophies, Argentina & England don’t
  • 0:17:00 July: Cristiano with a final performance for the ages
  • 0:20:00 August: Brazil’s Men & Germany’s Women pick up Gold at Olympics
  • 0:21:30 September: Big Sam gets the sack
  • 0:25:00 October/November: Carlos Alberto Torres dies, LaMia Flight 2933 crashes
  • 0:31:30 December: Cristiano receives his fourth Ballon D’Or
  • 0:33:30 YYFP Awards; Best Hair of 2016
  • 0:38:15 Most Ridiculous Governing Body Decision of 2016
  • 0:41:45 Most Annoying Storyline of 2016
  • 0:52:00 Biggest Gaffe of 2016

About Sebastian

Sebastian writes and talks about football of all eras in German and English. His series of Retro Match Reports focus on British, German and Italian football history. For YYFP he is currently working his way through the late '70s and early '80s. Follow Sebastian on Twitter: @maltacalcio.

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