Christmas is a magical time of year for fans and players all over the world. However, for one side, every day is Christmas.
Then again, that's what you should expect from a Finnish side called FC Santa Claus.
Based in Lapland, this fun-loving side take to the field each week with Santa Claus' face on their badge, and the main man himself has even been known to visit their stadium
Fortunately, Lapland is also home to what locals will tell you is the one-and-only Santa Claus. After a brief meeting with the jolly old soul, who was known to play football while he was training for his sleigh-driving license, it was agreed that the teams - male, female and youth sides - could be born.
No, you're not dreaming. This actually happened.
They attracted mainstream attention in 1997 when 5,000 fans flocked to the ground to watch them take on Crystal Palace in a summer friendly. Palace stormed to a 5-0 win, proving that Santa was all about giving and putting smiles on other people's faces.
Santa himself has often been too busy to attend games, but that did not stop the team from a few years of success after their creation.
Inserted into the third tier of Finnish football, the Kakkonen, Santa enjoyed a number of impressive years on the pitch. Battling snow and the fear that Christmas could be stolen at any moment by The Grinch himself, they were more than just a gimmick and were actually a competitive side.
They managed seven seasons in the Kakkonen before being relegated to the Kolmonen, and they needed another eight seasons to claw their way back to the third tier. However, since then, it has been a real rollercoaster ride.
After narrowly avoiding immediate relegation, Santa actually finished top of the league in 2010, only for a late goal in the playoff final against
Inconsistency has been a real problem, while they were even forced to declare bankruptcy in 2012. In the four years after that, Santa were relegated, promoted and relegated again. Hectic.
Fortunately, a Christmas miracle (and fundraising from chairman