You could say 2012 was the year of the GIF. A footballer couldn't take a bolero-esque tumble, or a manager make something of a goofy gaffe without GIFs captured and posted minutes after the incident occurred.
With Euro 2012, the Champions League, and the usual seasonal matches, the social media sphere had plenty to chuckle or gasp over throughout the year.
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Luis Suarez celebrating a goal all by himself (the brief look of shock when no teammates flocked to him is almost heartbreaking) failed to make the list, so you can be sure the rest of the GIFs posted will be high in quality, if not quantity.
Undoubtedly, some excellent GIF-captured moments have missed this list, so please post them in the comments section so we can enjoy the glory, the farce, and the inexplicable all over again.