December story requests

No matter which holiday you celebrate – or if you celebrate no holidays at all – it's tough to deny that December is a festive month. With that festive spirit in mind, we've decided to feature stories centered around 'gifts' throughout the month of December.
Potential #Effortistas can take this literally, creating a list of the best soccer-themed presents to give everyone on your list. Or you can go deeper: examine the talents of a particular player, talk about what an individual or a club does for charity, showcase the 'gifts' your favorite club has given the world, or highlight a 'gifted' goal that enabled a team to win a significant match.
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