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FourFourTwo is a football magazine published by Future. Issued monthly, it published its 300th edition in May 2019. It takes its name from the football formation of the same name, 4-4-2.
In 2008, it was announced that FourFourTwo had entered into a three-year shirt sponsorship deal with Swindon Town, which commenced in the 2008–09 season. 
Although based in the United Kingdom, the magazine is also available in 16 other languages.
The following people are amongst the regular contributors to FourFourTwo (UK edition):
Notable editors of FourFourTwo have included Mat Snow, Hugh Sleight and Hitesh Ratna. The founding editor was Karen Buchanan.
The magazine is split up in the following sections: Upfront, Features, Action Replay and The Mixer.
FourFourTwo has a number of annual rankings and awards. In 2007, the magazine put together its first FFT100, a list of the 100 best footballers in the world - according to them.   At the end of the 2012–13 Premier League season, FourFourTwo announced its first Stats Zone Awards.  In May 2015, the inaugural list of the 50 best Asian players in world football was announced.  They also do a top 50 of players from the Football League. 
|2008||Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United|
|2013||Cristiano Ronaldo ||Real Madrid|
|2014||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid|
|2015||Lionel Messi ||Barcelona|
|2016||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid|
|2017||Lionel Messi ||Barcelona|
|2018||Lionel Messi ||Barcelona|
|2019||Lionel Messi ||Barcelona|
|2020||Robert Lewandowski ||Bayern Munich|
|2021||Robert Lewandowski ||Bayern Munich|
|2022||Erling Haaland|| Borussia Dortmund |
In April 2022, FourFourTwo magazine ranked the best footballers of the 21st century. Lionel Messi was ranked as number 1. 
The 50 greatest Barcelona players of all time 
The 50 greatest Real Madrid players of all time 
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