What a year it's been for football!

As well as exciting conclusions to national leagues, plus clubs' domestic and continental cup competitions all over the world, 2009 has also witnessed the FIFA Confederations Cup, 32 teams qualify for South Africa (and the Final Draw), plus the FIFA U-20 and U-17 World Cups respectively.

Exciting new talents have emerged, great and important goals have been scored, both on the pitch - and on the sand as Brazil won their fourth FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup crown in a row.

We've also seen Lionel Messi and Marta recently crowned as the year's best male and female players respectively - and the Argentinean was celebrating on Saturday 19 December as Barcelona lifted the FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

These were of course the stories that grabbed all the headlines, but maybe you have your own special memory from 2009. Was it a certain club winning promotion or a title, or perhaps an epic derby victory for your favourite team? Or did your hero score a classic goal that will live long in the memory of all those who saw it? Share your experiences and emotions with your fellow FIFA.com users and give us your answer to the following question:

Tension, drama and surprises; the year had it all in footballing terms. Fans from all four corners of the globe certainly got their money's worth as the beautiful game proved just how beautiful it can really be. So, what we want to know is:

What was your favourite footballing moment of 2009?

Remember that comments should always be in English, respectful of others and made in the spirit of fair play. We look forward to hearing from you.