January 2013 has now begun and that means La Liga's 2012-2013 season is roughly halfway over.
Many football players have a chance to turn their season around and either regain or earn top form that had been lost in the first half of the season.
Simultaneously, stars who started off the campaign on great form will try to keep that up or risk costing their team in key matches as the season draws to a close.
While we have no way of knowing what the second half holds, we can review the first half of play and recognize the best players of roughly the first five months to date.
Let's take a look at the best players at each position so far this season and find out who just missed the mark.