From South Africa 2010 to the incredibly competitive Formula One season and The Ashes to Tiger Woods' apology, from a sporting perspective it's been a year to remember.
We've cast our eye back over the past 12 months and in true John Motson fashion studied The Independent Online's statistics to see which picture galleries have been your favourite.
The funniest football chants was as convincing a winner as David Haye was when he fought Audley Harrison. After that things turn more negative than Rafa Benitez with the worst transfer deals and the worst football kits. Other favourites among the top ten are the best insults in cricket and the 100 greatest World Cup moments.
Simply click on the links below to see the most popular sports galleries of the year...
The wittiest and funniest football chants from around the grounds.
From Alberto Aquilani to Sergei Rebrov, these are the deals managers would rather forget.
Everton's pink ensemble was one of our favourites.
Our selection of the best rugby players on the planet from the end of last year.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Alan Shearer were snapped up for nothing, seeing them feature prominently in this gallery.
"Why are you so fat?" - "Because every time I make love to your wife, she gives me a biscuit."
From Tiger’s text messages to Graeme Swann’s Twitterings.
England's triumph in '66, Maradona's 'hand of god', the Cruyff Turn, Baggio's miss (and Diana Ross') - they're all here.
The shock winners of the vote to host the 2022 World Cup have audacious plans.
Once the domestic season came to an end we rounded up the teams and individuals for whom things didn't go to plan.Reuse content