New Year’s Eve celebrations in the world of football


With 2016 having arrived with a bang, the world’s star footballers were out in force to wave goodbye to 2015 and usher in the New Year in style.

From extravagant parties to marriage proposals and a night with the family, the world’s most valuable football stars were happy to share their experiences with their followers on Instagram.

David Becham and family wished a happy new year to all his followers.

Happy new year from our beautiful babies ❤️❤️❤️❤️

A post shared by David Beckham (@davidbeckham) on

Cristiano Ronaldo posted a heartfelt message to his Instagram followers.

The only gift in life is love. Always choose love! Happy New Year to you all from yours truly.

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Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski posted this picture on Instagram with wife Anna.

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling and girlfriend Sam Cooke wore matching green velvet accidently.

German forward Lukas Podolski sported some New Year’s headgear.


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Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger wished his followers a happy and healthy 2016.

James Rodriguez, all suited-booted, wished a happy new year to all his followers.

Frank Lampard and family celebrated New Year’s Eve together.

Barcelona star Andres Iniesta enjoyed New Year’s at home with his wife Anna.

Otro año más, muchas gracias por vuestro cariño y respeto!!! Os deseo un feliz año 2016!! Salud para todos!!!

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Adrea Pirlo, Italy’s legendary playmaker, celebrated New Year on a beach in Maldives with his family.

Happy new year 🎉🌞🏄🏼🏝 #family#maldive#welcome2016🎉

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Andre Schuerrle announced his engagement to girlfriend Montana Yorke.

Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic also used a photo collage to mark the best moments of his 2015.

Happy New Year..!!! 🎉🎊2016🎁🎈 @raquel_mauri

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About the author: Tallal Sarwar is a marketing executive at HTV.