The year started with Lionel Messi winning the Ballon d'Or title for the fifth time.
Zinedine Zidane (left) with Rafael Benitez
Zinedine Zidane was appointed as the Real Madrid manager in January 2016 replacing Rafael Benitez.
Real Madrid win UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid won the famous La UnDecima by beating Atletico Madrid in the finals.
Leicester City scripted history as they won the English Premier League title beating the heavyweights of the league.
After dominating the La Liga and Bundesliga, Pep Guardiola came to English Premier League as Manchester City manager.
Antonio Conte was appointed as the Chelsea manager after he left Italy after Euro 2016.
Jose Mourinho made a comeback in the English Premier League as Manchester United this June.
Steven Gerrard retired from all sorts of football this November after spending 2 seasons with MLS side La Galaxy.
If Lionel Messi had emerged triumphant at the beginning of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or in December.
Real Madrid win club world cup
The year ended on a high for Real Madrid who won the FIFA Club World Cup a few days back.