This year in football has sprung up a lot of surprises in world football. There have been many shocks and upsets all over the world.
But some things remain the same and some things change, such as which players performed the best in their respctive position.
There have been many good players that have risen to the occasion in domestic and european football this year. From the surprise final between Inter Milan and Bayern Munich, there can only be eleven players to grace the best 11 players in the world this season.
In Spain the La Liga race went right until the last day as Barcelona were crowned champions ahead of Real Madrid, who finished with the highest ever total of 96 points and still could not pip Barca to the title.
Both Real and Barca have different ways in which they go about their business in the transfer market. Barcelona, after winning the treble last year brought in the tall powerhouse Ibrahimovic, while sending Eto'o the other way to Inter Milan.
Meanwhile in Madrid there was a return of a familiar face as Perez regained his role as President of Real Madrid. Thus begun version 2 of the "Galactico Era." The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Benzema and Alonso made their way to Madrid to try and make Real into the feared team that they used to be. Their main target was to win their 10th champions league but once again the curse of the last 16 round happened. Barca were also tactically edged by Mourinho's Inter Milan.
The champions league final was as a match up between two very different minded teams. Whereas Inter were happy sitting back and attacking on the counter, Bayern were trying to use the pace and trickery of Robben. Inters superiority in attack won the game as a brace from Argentinean striker Diego Milito helped Inter to their first European title since 45 years ago.
In England there was a lot of debate if Manchester United could still win any silverware when they sold Ronaldo and didn't make Tevez's loan permanent.
In the end the loss of key players such as Vidic and Ferdinand was taken into full account as they finished just behind Chelsea, who were saved by the inspirational Drogba.
The following is my view on which players have played the best in their respective positions.
I have chosen a 4-1-2-1-2 formation.
The best Goalkeeper in the world in my eyes as he made some wonderful saves in the champions league.
The brazillian had a great season as he was solid defensively and great offensively.
The rock behind winning the champions league. He kept players like Messi quiet.
A true leader for Chelsea. May have had a couple of off games but showed his composure to lead his team to a domestic double.
The best left back in many peoples eyes as he stood tall when Manchester Uniteds defence were injured.
The combative Argentinean helped protect his defence when they needed to as they won the treble.
A truly remarkable season for the Maradona successor as he helped Barcelona win the La Liga trophy.
A breathtaking season from the Portugese captain as he kept up his goal scoring exploits.
Undoubtedly the best attacking midfielder in the world as he showed in the champions league final.
Showed why he is the most feared striker in the world as he scored some important goals.
The hero of the champions league final and played brilliant all season
Who do you think was the best players in the world this season?