And so the 2014 Goal 50 has finally been revealed. The greatest players on the planet from the past season have been ranked following a painstaking voting process featuring 600 Goal journalists from 35 local editions around the world.
To take us through the top 10 of the Goal 50, we have enlisted the help of some of football's biggest names - the likes of Franz Beckenbauer, Alessandro Nesta, Diego Milito, Michael Owen, Dietmar Hamann and Louis Saha. Not to mention a selection of the Goal journalists who voted - including Carlo Garganese, Peter Staunton, Sam Lyon and Greg Stobart.
You can watch the video in full above.