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Vote for the 2014 ESPN FC Awards

Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Manuel Neuer, along with Philipp Lahm and Lionel Messi have all had standout years. Who will win ESPN FC's Player of the Year award?

As 2014 draws to a close, ESPN FC is asking you to vote in the second edition of our annual awards. A year ago, Cristiano Ronaldo won the 2013 Belonged To award and this year, in addition to that accolade, we have added nine other categories. Vote now!

Here are the ballots for this year's awards (voting closes at midnight on Dec. 29).

Who did 2014 belong to?

Cristiano Ronaldo: If Ronaldo's superstar performances last year earned him the Ballon d'Or and our own ESPN FC award, a case could be made that he is even more deserving...

Five things we learned in La Liga this weekend

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down Barcelona's emphatic 5-0 over Cordoba.

1. Suarez finally ends wait for La Liga goal

Barcelona's home game against Cordoba on Saturday was Luis Suarez's final opportunity of 2014 to end the "80 million euro summer signing still hasn't scored in La Liga" narrative, which had been getting louder and louder through recent weeks in the Spanish and Catalan press.

The former Liverpool man had one half-chance in the first 45 minutes, but otherwise his performance was similar to most recently -- lots of running in the channels, some clever passes...

The good and bad: India's football future following the ISL

Atletico de Kolkata claimed the inaugural Indian Super League title in dramatic fashion as Mohammad Rafique scored a stoppage time winner against Kerala Blasters.

Atletico de Kolkata were crowned the inaugural champions of the Indian Super League following a 1-0 victory over Kerala Blasters in Mumbai on Saturday night. The ten-week football festival was designed to initiate a new dawn for the game in India, where cricket is the number one sport.

Here's a look at the future of football in India, with five good and five bad points to come from the tournament.

There's an appetite for football in India

In total, 1.5 million people attended the 61 matches that...

Heroes and Villains: Charlie Austin's goals keep QPR on course for safety

Watch all the highlights from an exciting Sunday of Week 17 in the Premier League, including Adam Johnson and Martin Skrtel's late goals.

Man United drew, Man City won big and Liverpool and Arsenal... well, they did what Liverpool and Arsenal do best. Welcome to the latest edition of Iain Macintosh's Heroes and Villains...


Where would Queens Park Rangers be without Charlie Austin? Far closer to the bottom of the table and staring hopefully at Bobby Zamora, we'd wager. Austin's hat trick saved the day at Loftus Road where QPR recovered from a two-goal deficit against West Bromwich Albion to win 3-2. The winner was his...

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#FCtalkingpoints: Lampard, Rodgers, transfers, Real Madrid, West Ham

ESPN FC analyst Craig Burley breaks down all the drama at Anfield, which culminated with Martin Skrtel's stoppage-time equaliser that earned Liverpool a draw against Arsenal.

Football always inspires debate, and this weekend was no exception. Here are five burning questions on the ESPN FC radar following the weekend.

Vote and comment below or on Twitter using the hashtag #FCtalkingpoints.

Brendan Rodgers is no stranger to off-the-wall comments, but his latest following Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Arsenal is borderline insane.

"Our performance today was better than when we won here 5-1 last year," said Rodgers.

Transfer season is almost upon us, and there has been no shortage of tasty rumours floating through ESPN FC's Transfer Talk blog. Here are a few...

Premier League Team of the Weekend, Dec. 20-21

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he was never worried his side would not claim a win over Crystal Palace, despite being held at the break.

After each round of Premier League fixtures, ESPN FC brings you its Team of the Weekend. Our panel of experts carefully select 11 star performers along with a manager.

Do you agree or disagree? You can have your say on those picked or overlooked in the comments section at the foot of the article or on Twitter using the hashtag #TOTW. Plus, tune in to Monday's "ESPN FC" (5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2) for more reaction.

ESPN FC's Team of the Weekend

Goalkeeper: Here we go again. There are a hat trick of candidates to don the gloves...