Best moment: The hand clap heard around the world

Never mind the lifting of the trophy or even Italian striker Simone Zaza's hilarious penalty routine. The Icelandic hand clap deserves the biggest applause. Its origins may be ambitious - Polish handball and Scottish football fans have performed it before - but it has become a symbol of Iceland's remarkable run in France. Even the French themselves could not resist giving it a go.

 

 

Biggest letdown: Who else but England

Dark horses Austria will probably make a few people's list but no one disappoints quite like the English. They struggled in the group stages and departed with a whimper at the first hurdle during the knock-out round. At least England's footballers kept their promise to leave the EU.

 

 

Worst miss: Zero for Zaza

He was given one job and botched it in spectacular fashion. The Juventus striker, who had a good record beating goalkeepers from 12 yards, was brought on just before the final whistle as the semi-final headed into a penalty shoot-out. Zaza's attempt was last seen in Row Z.

 

 

 

Man of the summer

Cristiano Ronaldo – ran the tournament from the start. Among his best moments: hoying a microphone into a lake; gamely posing for a selfie with a pitch-invader; a golden header in the semi-final against Wales; a tear-jerker of a penalty miss against Austria; a press conference where the press were banned from asking questions; a classic tantrum; some spite about Iceland’s “small mentality”; and one brilliant photograph that kept Photoshoppers busy for days.

 

 

 

Best goal: Shades of Cruyff by Hal Robson-Kanu

He started the tournament without a job but it would be safe to say that Robson-Kanu's agent's mobile phone has been ringing non-stop ever since the Welsh striker produced a brilliant piece of individual skill. The 27-year-old, with his back to goal, outwitted three defenders with a "Cruyff" turn and scored the decisive second goal in his country's shock 3-1 win over favourites Belgium.