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There's a reason they call it the beautiful game. Last year, FourFourTwo invited fans and professional photographers to capture the beautiful game in all its glory. The judging panel included FourFourTwo editor David Hall and picture editor Jeff Beasley, plus multi-award-winning photographer David Pultney and former England player turned keen photographer Graeme Le Saux. Here are some of the best we received.
Category: BEHIND THE SCENESEnglish ref Howard Webb and assistants Darren Cann and Mike Mullarkey lead out Brazil and Chile at the Ellis Park StadiumWinner Paul Gilham Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Category: PORTRAITFernando Torres poses for a studio portrait session at the Liverpool Film StudiosWinner Cliver Brunskill Location Liverpool
Category: GROUNDS AND VENUESDoncaster and Spurs get a technicolour welcome to the Keepmoat Stadium ahead of their Carling Cup tieWinner Alex Livesey Location Doncaster
Category: CELEBRATIONZoltan Gera celebrates Fulham's third goal in their dramatic Europa League victory over JuventusWinner Stuart Robinson Location London
Category: WORLD FOOTBALLThe celebrated Bouake football academyWinner Luca Sage Location Bouake, Ivory Coast
Category: PASSIONWest Ham's Alessandro Diamanti hits the postWinner Richard Heathcote Location Wigan
Category: EXPECTATIONFabio Capello looks on in frustration as his England side struggle through a World Cup warm-up game at the Moruleng StadiumWinner Andrew Stenning Location Rustenberg, South Africa
Category: GRASSROOTSTownship kids compete for the ball as the sun setsWinner Mike Hewitt Location Magaliesberg, South Africa
Category: WORLD CUPIker Casillas leaps clear of Spain team-mate Carles Puyol as Holland look to break the deadlock in the finalWinner Clive Rose Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Category: FANSArsenal manager Arsene Wenger gestures to the officials after being sent to the stands at Old TraffordWinner Laurence Griffiths Location Manchester
Category: NON-PROFESSIONALA Leeds fan shows his joy as the Elland Road club win promotion back to the ChampionshipWinner Lee Brown Location Leeds
And last but not least, the overall winner...
Category: MATCH ACTIONBrazil's Robinho gets intimate with Holland's Mark van Bommel in the World Cup quarter-finalWinner Jonne Roriz Location Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Besides the winners above, we received dozens of entries of excellent quality. We can't upload them all but we thank all those who took the time to contribute. To see more of the entries, click the categories below.
GALLERIES Match action • Portraits • World Cup • Grassroots • Celebrations • Fans & Passion • Grounds & Behind the Scenes • Emotions
ARCHIVE My Secret Vice, June 2005: Graeme Le Saux – Snapper
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