Cometh the hour, cometh the man.
Every two years players are presented with the opportunity to immortalise their names and showcase the skills they've spent their lives honing.
The expectations of 16 nations rest upon the shoulders of the superstars of Europe and it remains to be seen who will write themselves into the annals of footballing legend.
The stage is set and we can only speculate as to who will be named man of the tournament. Previous winners such as Marco van Basten and Michel Platini highlight its prestigious honour.
It's not all solely focused on the individual as the ultimate goal is for one man's country to be crowned Euro 2012 champions come July 1st.
There is no doubting, however, that the player who performs to the highest level will exponentially increase their nation's chances of glory.
Over the course of the next seven slides, we will look at the superstars who have the ability but need to step up to the challenge à la Zidane or Sammer.
The glory awaits; the question is who wants it the most?