The year has seen a rollercoaster of emotions throughout the football world, with intrigue and elation on the field tempered by some moments of loss off it. With social media the forum so often chosen for the world to express the whole spectrum of their emotions, looks back a year of success, shocks, joy and remembrance in Tweets.

Awards aplenty kicked off 2016

Before a legend of the game left us in March

Delight and disbelief soon followed though as Leicester City capture the English Premier League title

Iceland, Wales and Portugal scooped the UEFA EURO 2016 plaudits

While Chile lifted the Copa America for the second time in the space of 12 months

There was even more gold on offer at Rio 2016 in the Olympic Football tournament

Before Paul Pogba was welcomed back to Manchester United in flamboyant style

Two of the year's sensations were encompassed in one tweet: Antoine Griezmann and Pokemon Go

While France's FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup team embodied another in Papua New Guinea

The Road to Russia continued with Europe entering the fray, and smaller sides featured in some of the most memorable moments

But the Chapecoense air tragedy deeply touched the world, ahead of them being awarded the Copa Sudamericana in memorial

However, the year ended with more silverware given on the field and a look ahead to another January celebration of #TheBest