It has been a tricky 12 months.
However amid all of it, there have been some exceptional soccer moments – trophies received, awards claimed, targets plundered, promotions secured and main shocks.
BBC Sport has whittled 2020’s achievements all the way down to a prime 12 – and we wish you to rank them.
Look by means of our checklist and use the ranker on the backside of the web page to place them so as.
Tune into BBC Radio 5 Dwell on Wednesday from 19:00 GMT to listen to the results of your choices and discover out if the pundits agree (solely ranked lists created earlier than 16:00 GMT on 30 December will rely in direction of the totals).
Bayern & Lewandowski dominate
Bayern Munich had been topped European champions for the sixth time due to a 1-0 win over Paris St-Germain in Lisbon in August. It accomplished a treble for the German aspect, who additionally grew to become the primary staff to win each single Champions League match in a single marketing campaign – a run that included an 8-2 win over Barcelona. To prime it off, Robert Lewandowski beat 2019’s winner Lionel Messi, plus Cristiano Ronaldo, to win the Fifa finest males’s participant of 2020 award. In an unbelievable 2019-20 season, the Poland striker scored 55 targets in simply 47 video games.
Bronze named finest participant in world
England’s Lucy Bronze was named Fifa’s finest girls’s participant in December, beating Pernille More durable and Wendie Renard to the award. It got here in a 12 months the place Bronze received the treble with Lyon, earlier than a summer season transfer to Manchester Metropolis, serving to them triumph within the 2020 FA Cup closing.
Celtic nine-in-a-row and quadruple treble
Celtic had been confirmed as Scottish champions for the ninth season in a row after common factors per recreation had been used to find out closing placings for 2019-20. Neil Lennon’s aspect additionally edged out Hearts on penalties to carry the Scottish Cup for a fortieth time and win an unprecedented quadruple treble.
Leeds return to Premier League
Leeds returned to the Premier League after 16 years away, profitable the Championship with 93 factors. Argentine Marcelo Bielsa led the Yorkshire aspect to promotion in his second season in cost after ending third within the second tier in 2018-19.
Liverpool’s title wait lastly ends
Liverpool’s lengthy look ahead to a top-flight title ended when Chelsea beat Manchester Metropolis 2-1 on 25 June. With seven matches to spare, the Reds may have fun being champions once more. It was their nineteenth English league title, however their first since 1990.
Lyon win fifth consecutive Ladies’s Champions League
Lyon received the Ladies’s Champions League for a fifth consecutive 12 months after they beat Wolfsburg 3-1 in San Sebastian. The French aspect additionally accomplished the home league and cup double to make it a clear sweep.
Messi scores 700th profession purpose and surpasses Pele
Lionel Messi reached two landmarks in 2020. In June, he scored the 700th purpose of his profession with a Panenka-style penalty in Barcelona’s La Liga draw with Atletico Madrid. Then in December, he notched his 644th Barcelona purpose – beating Pele’s world document, set with Santos, for essentially the most targets scored by one participant for a single membership. Santos will let you know that Pele still holds that record, although.
Miedema units WSL scoring document
Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema grew to become the primary participant to attain 50 targets within the Ladies’s Tremendous League, and did it in model by netting a hat-trick in a 6-1 victory over north London rivals Tottenham in October.
The Netherlands worldwide’s treble noticed her transfer on to 52 targets in 50 appearances within the WSL as she overtook former Manchester Metropolis winger Nikita Parris within the all-time standings.
Ronaldo scores 100 worldwide targets
Cristiano Ronaldo grew to become the second man to attain 100 worldwide targets, reaching the tally in Portugal’s 2-0 Nations League victory over Sweden. Ronaldo – now on 102 targets for Portugal – sits second within the all-time checklist behind Iran’s Ali Daei, who scored 109 occasions for his nation.
Scotland win Euro 2020 play-off
After an agonising 23-year absence from males’s tournaments, Scotland beat Serbia in an exciting penalty shootout to qualify for the delayed Euro 2020 finals. Steve Clarke’s staff will face England, Croatia and the Czech Republic in Group D subsequent summer season.
Villa thrash Liverpool 7-2
A staff who nearly obtained relegated the season earlier than beat the defending champions – who barely ever lose – 7-2. On a loopy October night time, Ollie Watkins scored a first-half hat-trick and Jack Grealish had a hand in 5 targets as Aston Villa deservedly shocked Liverpool.
Wycombe attain Championship for first time
Wycombe Wanderers defeated Oxford United 2-1 within the League One play-off closing at Wembley, incomes promotion to the Championship for the primary time within the membership’s historical past. The Chairboys grabbed their first Championship level, eight video games into the 2020-21 season, with a draw towards Watford at Adams Park.