So 2016 was weird. That’s why we’re celebrating 12 months of shocks, surprises and upsets with our Men of the Year roll call, which features everyone from Leicester City and Michail Antonio to Hal Robson-kanu and Donald Trump (courtesy of our Woman of the Year, Megan Rapinoe).
Less surprising is the inclusion of double European champion Cristiano Ronaldo, Germany’s official Player of the Year Jerome Boateng and the hottest striker in the world right now, Pierre-emerick Aubameyang.
Everyone welcomed the opportunity to reflect on the year gone by, while blowing bubbles, trouncing us at table football or trying not to drop a ketchup-covered hot dog on their living room’s carpet.
We hope you enjoy reading the issue over the festive period as much as we enjoyed putting it all together. Some might even say that getting a subscription to
Fourfourtwo would make the perfect Christmas present this year. After all, who else would go all the way to Lapland (p92) for a kickabout with Santa?
Hitesh Ratna Editor