2021 have been an amazing year, especially in the footballing world. A lot of events happened in football throughout the year, and there were some unforgettable moments for various football fans.


For this reason, here are the five most unforgettable moments in football that makes up the biggest events in 2021;

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1 Lionel Messi Bids Farewell To Barcelona

When you think about Barcelona the first player that comes to your mind is Argentina captain Lionel Messi, but a surprising thing happened in 2021 that led to the club captain leaving the club.

Tearful Lionel Messi bids farewell to Barcelona | Financial Times

The Spanish La Liga side was struck with a financial crisis, and they were unable to foot the salary of the Argentine wizard even after reducing his take-home by 50 per cent, which means they had to let him go.

I never thought of it': Lionel Messi bids emotional farewell to Barcelona

There have been times that Messi wanted to leave the club but was talked out of that, but in 2021, the situation was beyond the powers of both the club and the player, with both parties resulting in ending their relationship.

Lionel Messi bids farewell to Barcelona fans in tears | Move 2 Turkey

It was an emotional farewell at the Camp Nou with Messi shedding tears as he part ways with the club that gave him everything as a footballer and also as a human.

This remains one of the unforgettable moments in the year 2021.

Lionel Messi in Tears at Farewell Barcelona Press Conference

2 Cristiano Ronaldo Returns To Manchester United After Rumours Claims He Was Joining Manchester City

It was a funny summer transfer window with Cristiano Ronaldo opting to leave Juventus after spending three seasons with the club. The former Real Madrid was close to joining Manchester United fierce, and the city rivals Manchester City according to reports, but the Red Devils former boss Sir Alex Ferguson had to step in to stop the move from happening.

The Hilarious Man United Fan Reaction As Ronaldo Nears Move To City |  Balls.ie

Ferguson convinced both the club board and Ronaldo. The Portuguese talisman made a stunning return to the Premier League side, and it could have been a heartbreaking move for Manchester United fans if he had opted to join Manchester City.

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The story had a happy ending as Ronaldo marked his return to the club with a brace against Newcastle United at Old Trafford on his second debut.

Twitter explodes as Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Manchester United

3 Sergio Aguero Announced His Early Retirement From Football Due To Health Concerns

This has to be one of the most emotional events that happened in football in 2021. Argentine international Sergio Aguero returned to the Spanish La Liga after an amazing number of years in England playing for Manchester City. He joined Barcelona with the hope of playing alongside his best friend Lionel Messi, but that didn’t happen as the former Barcelona captain left the club to join French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain.

Devastated Sergio Aguero breaks down in tears before he can even start to  announce his retirement,

Aguero’s debut for Barcelona was delayed due to injury but later got fit and featured in the El Clasico and scored. The sad moment of his career happened during Barcelona’s 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano. The Argentine striker was one of the best players in the game but suffered a career-ending ailment, which saw him withdrawn from the match.

Barcelona's Sergio Agüero to announce retirement with heart condition |  Sergio Agüero | The Guardian

The former Atletico Madrid had to retire from the game after it was confirmed that he suffered a heart problem, and the event of his retirement announcement at the Camp Nou was emotional with the whole football world bidding farewell to one of the greatest strikers in history.

Sergio Aguero, 33, is 'set to announce his retirement from football in a  special ceremony on

4 Denmark Players Praying For Eriksen After He Had A Cardiac Arrest On The Pitch In Euro 2020

2021 is a year Christian Eriksen will never forget in his life. The former Tottenham star almost lost his life at the Euro 2020 due to a heart problem. In Denmark’s group stage game against Finland, the Ex-Inter Milan midfielder collapsed and was close to giving up before his captain Simon Kjaer stepped in.

Christian Eriksen to have defibrillator implanted: Danish FA | Sport
Eriksen had cardiac arrest but test results are normal, Danish team doctor  says | Football News - Times of India
Christian Eriksen collapse updates: Team-mates visit Denmark star in  hospital as he issues first statement - Wales Online

Eriksen was attended to by the medical staff of Denmark but one of the unforgettable moments of the event was seeing his teammates surround him when he was being treated and praying for him.

Christian Eriksen 'stable' after collapsing during Euro 2020 game as doctor  describes how medical team 'got him back' | World News | Sky News

The former Ajax midfielder was revived on the pitch before he was being taken to the hospital for better treatment.

Christian Eriksen collapse updates: Team-mates visit Denmark star in  hospital as he issues first statement - Wales Online

5 Chelsea Wins The Champions League Title Against Manchester City.

It was one of the surprising stories of football in 2021 as Chelsea were being crowned the European Champions. The Blues before winning the UEFA Champions League were being mocked after the club sacked their legend, Frank Lampard.

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Thomas Tuchel was appointed with the hope of making the top 4 in the Premier League not knowing the German was bringing more to the table.

Through their journey of being crowned European champions, Chelsea defeated top clubs like Atletico Madrid, FC Porto and the most successful team in the competition’s history Real Madrid.

Chelsea's path to the Champions League final revealed with Blues to face  Porto in last eight - football.london

The final took place on the 29th of May 2021 at the Estádio do Dragão, Chelsea were not the favourites as they were facing the Premier League winners Manchester City who are playing in their first final under Pep Guardiola.

UEFA Champions League 2020-21 Final: Chelsea Vs Manchester City - All You  Need To Know

Tuchel’s side scored the only goal of the game in the 42nd minute courtesy of summer signing Kai Havertz who has also been criticised by fans for not justifying his big-money move to Stamford Bridge.

Man City vs Chelsea in the Champions League final - in pictures -  Manchester Evening News

It was a joyous moment for Chelsea fans when the centre referee Mateu Lahoz blew the final whistle as the Blues claimed their second UEFA Champions League title.

Champions League final 2021: Chelsea beat Manchester City – gallery |  Football | The Guardian
Chelsea take Club of the Year award at 2021 Ballon d'Or - We Ain't Got No  History

There were a lot of unforgettable moments in football in the year 2021 but the ones listed above stood out for me, and the Chelsea triumph in the UEFA Champions League was my best because it was unexpected as the team was not on the path to claim the club’s football most prestigious trophy.

2021 UCL Final: Chelsea becomes champion again after 9 years - Sports Big  News

2022 is forthcoming, and we hope it will also end with lots of unforgettable moments in football. I think that is for sure because there are a lot of football events in 2022 which starts with the Africa cup of Nations in Cameroon, and it will end with the number one footballing event which is the World Cup in Qatar.

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