10. Andriy Shevchenko 9. David Beckham. 8. U.S. women win Olympic medal. 7. Mexico upset Brazil to win gold medal 6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic 5. Spain wins Euro 2012. 4. Lionel Messi 3. Chelsea win Champions League 2. Chelsea stuns Barcelona to advance to Champions League. 1. Manchester City wins the Premier League
Other notable events: Rangers FC were demoted to the fourth tier of Scottish soccer because of financial irregularities; Celtic beats Barcelona 2-1 in a shocker at Parkhead; Tijuana won its first Mexican league title, defeating Toluca, 4-1 on aggregate and in August the U.S. team wins in Mexico for the first time. In February, the U.S. team defeated Italy for the first time, 1-0.