The end of 2014 is upon us, which means the most important thing of all is edging nearer: the Fifa Puskas Award.
The award, established in 2009, recognises the most aesthetically significant, or “most beautiful”, goal of the year.
Winners include Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
But now the ECHO want to hold its own Puskas Award for 2014 – named the Barry Horne award after THAT strike against Wimbledon in 1994.
Here’s the five best Everton FC goals of 2014 – and you can vote for your favourite below.
Ross Barkley v Newcastle (March 25)
A phenomenal solo goal from the midfielder, picking the ball up from a cleared corner and running 70 yards up the pitch.
Driving into the box on the right, he then shifts over to the left, leaving defenders down and out before powering a strike into the roof of the net.
Ross Barkley v Manchester City (May 3)
Another entry from the 20-year-old. He received the ball from Steven Naismith on the left-hand side and struck it first-time beautifully, curling it into the top corner from 25 yards.
It was a strike reminiscent of Wayne Rooney’s against Arsenal in 2002, but somehow even more graceful; Barkley bent both body and ball to produce an unstoppable shot.
Aiden McGeady v Leicester City (August 16)
The opening day of the season saw arguably one of the best goals that will be scored over its duration.
After Kasper Schmeichel saved from Sylvain Distin, the ball fell to McGeady. The Irish international took a touch and, with six players and goalkeeper between himself the the goal, curled the ball into the only place that would have yielded a goal.
Phil Jagielka v Liverpool (September 27)
Stoppage time. Kop end. An equalising goal.
What more can be said about the defender’s strike? He struck the bouncing ball on the half-volley and watched it rise into the roof of Simon Mignolet’s net. Stunning.
Steven Naismith v Lille (November 6)
A fine team move finished emphatically. Eighteen passes were exchanged in the build-up at Goodison Park before Leighton Baines was released down the left.
His ball across the box was met with a good first touch from the Scot, before he steadied himself and hammered it high into the net.