We lost a lot of wonderful football players this year, here is our memorial to those lost greats and some others you might not have heard of but sadly passed as well.
Hugo Alarcón, 26, Chilean footballer (Deportes La Pintana, Deportes Linares, Deportes Melipilla)
Phil Masinga, 49, South African footballer (Leeds United, Bari, national team), cancer.
Pedro Manfredini, 83, Argentine footballer (Racing Club, Roma, national team).
Emiliano Sala, 28, Argentine footballer (Bordeaux, Nantes, Cardiff City), plane crash
Jurrie Koolhof, 59, Dutch footballer (PSV Eindhoven, Vitesse, national team).
Egisto Pandolfini, 92, Italian footballer (Fiorentina, Roma, national team).
Isacio Calleja, 82, Spanish footballer (Atlético de Madrid, national team).
Fernando Peres, 76, Portuguese football player (Sporting CP, national team) and manager (Sanjoanense)
Gordon Banks, 81, English footballer (Leicester City, Stoke City, national team), world champion (1966)
Eric Harrison, 81, English football player (Halifax Town) and coach (Manchester United)
Eric Caldow, 84, Scottish footballer (Rangers, national team)
Barrie Hole, 76, Welsh footballer (Cardiff City, Aston Villa, national team).
Sinethemba Jantjie, 30, South African footballer (Free State Stars)
Gianfranco Leoncini, 79, Italian footballer (Juventus, Atalanta, national team)
Jan Wraży, 75, Polish footballer (GKS Katowice, Valenciennes, national team).
Ivor Broadis, 96, English footballer (Carlisle United, national team).
Karl Grob, 72, Swiss footballer (Zürich, national team)
Krasimir Bezinski, 57, Bulgarian footballer (CSKA Sofia, Portimonense, national team)
Billy McNeill, 79, Scottish football player (Celtic, national team) and manager (Aberdeen)
Julio César Toresani, 51, Argentine football player (River Plate, Boca Juniors)
Stevie Chalmers, 83, Scottish footballer (Celtic, national team).
José Rodrigues Neto, 69, Brazilian footballer (Flamengo, Ferro Carril Oeste, national team)
Josef Šural, 28, Czech footballer (Slovan Liberec, Sparta Prague, national team)
Dinko Dermendzhiev, 77, Bulgarian footballer (Botev Plovdiv, national team)
Valentyn Sapronov, 87, Ukrainian football player (Shakhtar, national team)
Manfred Burgsmüller, 69, German footballer (Borussia Dortmund, Werder Bremen, West Germany national team)
Leidy Asprilla, 22, Colombian footballer (Orsomarso)
Thembinkosi Mbamba, 23, South African footballer (TS Galaxy)
José Antonio Reyes, 35, Spanish footballer (Sevilla, Atlético Madrid, national team)
Jurica Jerković, 69, Croatian footballer (Hajduk Split, Zürich, Yugoslavia national team)
Lawrie Leslie, 84, Scottish footballer (Hibernian, Stoke City, national team)
Jan Karwecki, 70, Polish footballer (Lech Poznań, Szombierki Bytom, national team)
Roberto Bailey, 66, Honduran footballer (Victoria, Marathón, national team)
Carl Bertelsen, 81, Danish footballer (Esbjerg, Kilmarnock, national team)
Şeref Has, 82, Turkish footballer (Fenerbahçe, national team)
Vladimir Stoyanov, 54, Bulgarian footballer (Chernomorets Burgas, Lokomotiv Sofia, national team)
Gerald Messlender, 57, Austrian footballer (Admira Wacker Wien, national team)
Arild Berg, 43, Norwegian footballer (Bodø/Glimt)
Thalles, 24, Brazilian football player (Vasco da Gama, Ponte Preta, U20 national team)
Jörg Stübner, 53, German footballer (Dynamo Dresden, Sachsen Leipzig, East Germany national team)
Florijana Ismaili, 24, Swiss footballer (BSC YB Frauen, national team)