ESPN – The best of 2014-15 — vote now!

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Diego Costa are among the nominees for our season-ending awards. Following our recent league-by-league awards, it's time to look at the best of the best from across Europe's top leagues over the 2014-15 season. Voting closes at noon ET on Friday, June 12. Who was the player of the season? Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) Carlos Tevez (Juventus) 10% Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 0% Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) 71% Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 19% Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 0% Carlos Tevez (Juventus) $('.article-module.poll[data-poll-id=”4840706″]').each(function(i) { var pollId = $(this).data('poll-id'); FC.Poll.polls[pollId] = new FC.Poll().init($(this), pollId); }); Who was the young player of the season? Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) Kevin De Bruyne (Wolfsburg) Harry Kane (Tottenham) Neymar (Barcelona) Paul Pogba (Juventus) 7% Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) 27% Kevin De Bruyne (Wolfsburg) 23% Harry Kane (Tottenham) 33% Neymar (Barcelona) 10% Paul Pogba (Juventus) $('.article-module.poll[data-poll-id=”4840708″]').each(function(i) { var pollId = $(this).data('poll-id'); FC.Poll.polls[pollId] = new FC.Poll().init($(this), pollId); }); Who was the manager of the season? Max Allegri (Juventus) Luis Enrique (Barcelona) Hubert Fournier (Lyon) Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg) Jose Mourinho (Chelsea) 20% Max Allegri (Juventus) 53% Luis Enrique (Barcelona) 0% Hubert Fournier (Lyon) 10% Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg) 17% Jose Mourinho (Chelsea) $('.article-module.poll[data-poll-id=”4840710″]').each(function(i) { var pollId = $(this).data('poll-id'); FC.Poll.polls[pollId] = new FC.Poll().init($(this), pollId); }); Who scored the goal of the season? Charlie Adam vs. Chelsea Franco Di Santo vs. Mainz James Rodriguez vs. Granada Lionel Messi vs. Athletic Bilbao Mohamed Salah vs. Juventus 17% Charlie Adam vs. Chelsea 8% Franco Di Santo vs. Mainz 17% James Rodriguez vs. Granada 54% Lionel Messi vs. Athletic Bilbao 4% Mohamed Salah vs. Juventus $('.article-module.poll[data-poll-id=”4840714″]').each(function(i) { var pollId = $(this).data('poll-id'); FC.Poll.polls[pollId] = new FC.Poll().init($(this), pollId); }); What was the moment of the season? Steven Gerrard red card vs. Man Utd Zlatan Ibrahimovic's hunger tattoos Lionel Messi vs. Jerome Boateng Luis Suarez's Champs Lge winner Francesco Totti's Rome derby selfie 24% Steven Gerrard red card vs. Man Utd 6% Zlatan Ibrahimovic's hunger tattoos 65% Lionel Messi vs. Jerome Boateng 6% Luis Suarez's Champs Lge winner 0% Francesco Totti's Rome derby selfie $('.article-module.poll[data-poll-id=”4840716″]').each(function(i) { var pollId = $(this).data('poll-id'); FC.Poll.polls[pollId] = new FC.Poll().init($(this), pollId); }); Who was the flop player of the season? Mario Balotelli (Liverpool) Lukas Podolski (Inter) Radamel Falcao (Man Utd) Fernando Torres (Milan) Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona) 63% Mario Balotelli (Liverpool) 0% Lukas Podolski (Inter) 31% Radamel Falcao (Man Utd) 0% Fernando Torres (Milan) 6% Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona) $('.article-module.poll[data-poll-id=”4840720″]').each(function(i) { var pollId = $(this).data('poll-id'); FC.Poll.polls[pollId] = new FC.Poll().init($(this), pollId); }); Who were the flop team of the season? AC Milan Borussia Dortmund Hamburg Liverpool Parma 18% AC Milan 27% Borussia Dortmund 9% Hamburg 36% Liverpool 9% Parma $('.article-module.poll[data-poll-id=”4840722″]').each(function(i) { var pollId = $(this).data('poll-id'); FC.Poll.polls[pollId] = new FC.Poll().init($(this), pollId); }); Who was the signing of the season? Diego Costa (Chelsea) Antoine Griezmann (Atletico) Alvaro Morata (Juventus) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Luis Suarez (Barcelona) 15% Diego Costa (Chelsea) 23% Antoine Griezmann (Atletico) 0% Alvaro Morata (Juventus) 23% Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) 38% Luis Suarez (Barcelona) $('.article-module.poll[data-poll-id=”4840724″]').each(function(i) { var pollId = $(this).data('poll-id'); FC.Poll.polls[pollId] = new FC.Poll().init($(this), pollId); }); What was the controversy of the season? Bayern Munich doctor quits FIFA scandal Lionel Messi tax case Neymar transfer investigation Parma finances 0% Bayern Munich doctor quits 100% FIFA scandal 0% Lionel Messi tax case 0% Neymar transfer investigation 0% Parma finances $('.article-module.poll[data-poll-id=”4840726″]').each(function(i) { var pollId = $(this).data('poll-id'); FC.Poll.polls[pollId] = new FC.Poll().init($(this), pollId); }); What was the surprise of the season? Atletico Madrid 4-0 Real Madrid Dortmund decline and Klopp exit Monaco’s league and CL success Parma 1-0 Juventus Southampton's form after key exits 25% Atletico Madrid 4-0 Real Madrid 38% Dortmund decline and Klopp exit 13% Monaco’s league and CL success 13% Parma 1-0 Juventus 13% Southampton's form after key exits $('.article-module.poll[data-poll-id=”4840728″]').each(function(i) { var pollId = $(this).data('poll-id'); FC.Poll.polls[pollId] = new FC.Poll().init($(this), pollId); }); Comment below or on Twitter using #FCawards.

ESPN – Suarez and Messi team up to smash Cordoba

ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson recaps Barcelona's 8-0 thrashing of bottom-side Cordoba. Barcelona smashed Cordoba 8-0 on matchday 35 of La Liga, with Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez (hat trick), Lionel Messi (brace), Gerard Pique and Neymar scoring the goals for the Blaugrana, who enjoyed 76 percent of possession, created 27 goalscoring chances and attempted 20 shots, 11 of them on target and one to the post. Manager Luis Enrique's decision to field his strongest possible XI from the initial whistle made the match hugely one-sided, with the Blaugrana dominating from beginning to end. As…

ESPN – Luis Suarez and Barcelona rip their way through abject Getafe

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down Barcelona's 6-0 rout of Getafe as both Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored braces for the Blaugrana. Barcelona rolled Getafe by a score of 6-0 in what at times resembled an attack vs. defence drill at the Camp Nou on Tuesday night. In doing so, the Catalans again moved five points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga. The Barca front three had 97 goals between them before the game and that quickly became a century of strikes within 27 minutes as Neymar, Leo Messi and Luis Suarez got early goals. Three minutes later, Xavi made it four with a super strike before Suarez got his second of the…

ESPN – Suarez and Messi take Barcelona one step closer to La Liga title after win

The ESPN FC panel react to Barcelona's 4-0 win over Almeria as the Blaugrana maintained a four-point lead at the top of La Liga. Barcelona achieved a comfortable 4-0 victory against Almeria at the Camp Nou in round 30 of La Liga. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez (brace) and Marc Bartra scored the goals for the club, which enjoyed 72 percent of possession, created 19 goalscoring chances and attempted 16 shots, 12 of them on target. Barcelona seemed to take their foot off the accelerator from the initial whistle, as if the game was pretty much won before it actually started. With their minds perhaps focused on the very difficult challenges…