Incredible as it seems, the 2016/17 Bundesliga season is already drawing to a close, and as usual at the business end of a campaign, it is time to hand out the prizes. We want you to decide who is honoured by voting for the bundesliga.com Team of the Season.
First up, the men whose job it is to keep the ball out of the net — bundesliga.com runs the rule over the trio of candidates to be your Team of the Season's last line of defence.
Manuel Neuer(Bayern Munich)
What more is there to say about Bayern and Germany's number one? The foot fracture that brought a premature end to his campaign was a rare low note for Neuer, who conceded just 13 goals and registered 14 clean sheets in the Bundesliga — Germany's hotel owners will be jealous. Oh, and he saved four of every five shots he faced this term.
While team-mates Andrej Kramaric and Sandro Wagner have been grabbing goals and headlines at the opposite end of the pitch, Baumann's contribution to a stunning season cannot be overlooked. His 77 per cent saves-to-shots ratio is second only to the peerless Neuer, and backed up by 11 clean sheets.
The Effzeh 'keeper started his season with an Olympic silver medal in Rio de Janeiro, but it is in the more habitual surrounds of the German top flight that he has truly excelled, embellishing his already flourishing reputation. Only struggling Darmstadt and Ingolstadt have conceded more shots than Cologne, but Horn has stopped a greater percentage of shots than all but Neuer and Baumann, and deserves the chance to blow his own trumpet.