It's The FA's 150th Anniversary this year and here we look back at some memorable and historic moments of fair play and respect in the beautiful game and giving you the chance to vote for your favourite...
All Quiet on the Western Front
It was Christmas Day 1914. The ultimate occasion of football triumphing over adversity, of crossing boundaries and bringing together rivals.
When a truce was initiated during the First World War by a German messenger agreeing to hold fire until Boxing Day, an impromptu football match soon started.
A ball was kicked from the British trenches on the Western Front into No Man’s Land near Armentieres, France, and so began a truly historic encounter.
The match reportedly finished 3-2 to the Germans, and was ended by mutual consent as all around soldiers swapped Christmas cards and sung carols.
A brief moment of sanity amongst the madness, and an indicator of football’s incredible ability to promote unity.
Olof's Stylish Send-Off
During his seven-year spell at Villa Park, Swedish international Olof Mellberg became a cult-hero with the Aston Villa fans.
He figured over 250 times, scoring eight goals and led the side as captain during much of his time in the Midlands.
When he left in 2008, his standing as a Villa legend was only enhanced by a remarkable gesture prior to his departure for Juventus.
Mellberg spent £50,000 of his own money to source 3,200 Aston Villa home shirts with a message reading “MELLBERG thanks 4 your support” adorning the back of each.
These were presented to each supporter that made the journey to West Ham United’s Upton Park for his final Villa performance. It will no doubt be Mellberg's gifts to the fans that will be remembered longer than 2-2 scoreline.
“I wouldn’t be here, making the money I have from football if it was not for those supporters, the money was not an issue," said Mellberg.
"I have always said I have been trying to repay the fans’ support by performing for them on the pitch and always giving 100 per cent and I think that is what fans appreciate more than anything.”
Mellberg moved on from Juventus after a year, spent three seasons with Olympiacos in Greece and now plays in Spain for Villareal.
He retired from international football in 2012 after 117 games, and in his penultimate appearance netted the second goal in Sweden's 3-2 defeat to England at the European Championship in Poland and Ukraine.
Support For Fabrice
When the Bolton Wanderers and former England Under-21s captain Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest during a game at White Hart Lane, the Tottenham Hotspur supporters soon appreciated the gravity of the situation.
It was 17 March 2012 and The FA Cup Sixth Round tie was 41 minutes old when the Congo-born midfielder collapsed on the pitch.
The medical teams of both clubs, as well as the paramedics, were swift to react, which played a major part in saving the player's life.
Both on the night and in the subsequent meetings between the two clubs, the Spurs fans offered Muamba and those treating him considerable sympathy and support.
This generosity of spirit was replicated by other fans up and down the country laying aside club rivalries to express support for, and then celebrate the recovery of, a young man who at just 24 years old was forced to retire from the game.
"All I can say is thanks to the Tottenham fans the way they reacted," said Muamba on his return to White Hart Lane in November last year.
"There are people out there who prayed for me. I want to thank the chairman, and to all the Spurs fans. I am grateful to them. They are awesome fans."
Foxes Gift For Forest
When Nottingham Forest were drawn against Leicester City in the League Cup in 2007 all seemed to be normal with Forest leading 1-0.
However, when Leicester player Clive Clarke collapsed on the pitch the game was abandoned.
With the fixture re-scheduled, and Clarke thankfully recovered although unable to play again, the sides came together for another try.
Colin Calderwood's Forest took the kick-off, but the Foxes players stood like statues as they made the honourable gesture of allowing Forest goalkeeper Paul Smith to walk the ball through and score.
The goal came after just 23 seconds and as well as restoring the scoreline from the abandoned game, it was registered as the quickest goal ever scored by a goalkeeper.
The East Midlands rivals then played out a five-goal thriller with Aston Villa waiting in the next round.
The City equaliser came from Alan Sheehan before Nathan Tyson put Forest back in the lead midway through the second half.
But on 88 minutes Richard Stearman levelled from close range before Stephen Clemence struck the winner for Gary Megson's men.
"I had a chat with Forest manager Colin Calderwood 20 minutes before the kick-off to explain what we had in mind but it was kept very quiet until just before the start," said Megson.
Calderwood added: "Leicester felt it was the correct thing to do and I must admit it took us back a little bit to start with.
"But it was an honourable gesture and I would like to think that football in general has come out of the game as the winner."
Telfer's Helping Hand
In December 2007, Paul Telfer put Bournemouth's future first by cancelling his contract to help ease his club’s financial worries.
The 36-year-old defender, an FA Cup Finalist with Southampton four years earlier, had been ruled out with a foot injury which required surgery and would have kept him sidelined for the rest of the season.
However, Telfer volunteered to tear up his contract, drawing praise from Chairman Jeff Mostyn.
“I would like to thank Paul for this amazing gesture of support,” he said. “He has proved himself to be the ultimate professional.
"Paul could have had his operation and received full pay while on the sidelines, but in order to help the club in it’s current financial position, he chose to cancel his contract.
"I cannot think of a greater gesture of support at this moment in time for the football club.”
Scottish international Telfer, who also played for Luton Town, Coventry City and Celtic, is now player/coach at Conference South side Sutton United.
Gunners Win The Right Way
An FA Cup Fifth Round tie at Highbury in 1999 between Arsenal and Sheffield United was finely poised at 1-1.
Patrick Vieira had given the previous season's double-winners a first-half lead, before Marcelo equalised for the Blades after the break.
Then, with less than 15 minutes left and the game heading for a replay, Nigerian Nwankwo Kanu took the ball from a throw-in, beat a defender and squared for Dutchman Marc Overmars to score the winner.
However, the throw-in had actually been awarded when the visitor's keeper, Alan Kelly, kicked the ball out so his team mate Lee Morris could receive treatment.
Kanu, on his debut in English football, was unaware of the situation when he collected Ray Parlour's throw, which was intended for Kelly.
At the final whistle Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger stepped in and offered his opposite number Steve Bruce a rematch.
The FA gave their consent and the game was played ten days later, with Arsenal repeating the 2-1 scoreline.
In August 1972 Crystal Palace hosted Nottingham Forest and, in a delicately poised match, the home side were awarded a goal by the referee when the ball appeared to enter the net.
As Palace's players and fans celebrated, there was confusion in and around the goal area. Forest’s men protested to the official, feeling that the ball had only hit the side-netting.
The referee, uncertain after seeing the ball bounce out of the goal, approached Steve Kember, the Crystal Palace captain that day, and asked him his opinion.
Kember, who would later go on to become manager of the Selhurst Park outfit, told the referee that, in his opinion, a goal had not been scored and that it should be chalked off. The game ended up 1-1.
Such a show of honesty and sportsmanship was appreciated by the opposition, officials and The FA.
Football Unites After Munich
The Munich Air Disaster is one of English football’s saddest events, but prompted a response that demonstrated the game’s incredible ability to come together as one when times are bad.
It is 55 years ago since Manchester United suffered their greatest tragedy, as the plane taking the team home from a European Cup match crashed in Munich.
The 'Busby Babes', as they were known to fans of football everywhere, played their final game a day earlier defeating Red Star Belgrade 5-4 on aggregate on 5 February, to reach the last four.
Among the 23 who passed away were eight United players. England internationals Roger Byrne, Tommy Taylor and David Pegg along with Eddie Colman, Mark Jones, Bill Whelan and Geoff Bent died in the crash. Another England star, Duncan Edwards, died later in a German hospital.
United coach Bert Whalley, trainer Tom Curry and club secretary Walter Crickmer were also killed along with eight journalists, including former England and Manchester City ‘keeper Frank Swift.
But United, despite their devastating losses, completed their season amidst reports that they may fold. On 19 February they were back playing in an FA Cup Fifth Round game against Sheffield Wednesday.
Non-League club Bishop Auckland loaned three players to United, whilst rivals Liverpool offered the pick of any reserve players and other help in any way they could, insisting that they would offer to pay the wages of any loaned players.
Nottingham Forest also made it clear that they would supply players to help out. In addition, Real Madrid actually offered their European Cup that season to United, and when this offer was politely refused the Spanish side dedicated their victory to the men who fell that night.
Paolo Upholds The Spirit
It was Goodison Park, December 2000. A Premier League game between Everton and West Ham United was poised at 1-1 as the Hammers attacked, seeking the winner.
Toffees goalkeeper Paul Gerrard came sliding out of his box to avert danger, but he stayed on the ground, injured.
With him out of position, Hammers winger Trevor Sinclair swung in a cross bound for Paolo Di Canio on the edge of the 18 yard box.
But instead of gobbling up what would have been a glorious opportunity to clinch victory, he shunned the chance and caught the ball instead to allow Gerrard to receive treatment.
FIFA and the Premier League both awarded the Italian with a fair play honours for his sporting gesture.
Gerrard also presented Di Canio with a special framed photograph to say thank you for his unselfish act. A truly memorable moment of fair play in football.
“It was sportsmanship of the highest merit," said Hammers boss Harry Redknapp. "Paolo thought the goalkeeper might have a broken leg and refused to take advantage.”
Pele And Moore Embrace
A warm and genuine embrace between England's Bobby Moore and Brazil's Pele as they exchanged shirts after a World Cup match in Mexico in 1970 remains one of world football's most iconic images.
Sir Alf Ramsey's England, the holders after their dramatic Wembley victory four years earlier, clashed with a Brazilian side destined to lift the Jules Rimet Trophy for the third time in the First Round at Guadalajara's Jalisco Stadium.
In the searing midday heat England came close to conceding an early goal but Gordon Banks produced one of the greatest saves in World Cup history to push Pele's downward header over the bar.
Skipper Bobby Moore had arguably his best-ever match for the Three Lions, remembered particularly for some perfectly-timed tackles to deny the lethal Jairzinho as he raced into the box at top speed with the ball seemingly glued to his right foot.
Brazil's talented winger scored the only goal of the contest in the second half and Moore and Pele provided one last special moment at the final whistle, exchanging shirts to show the great respect that two footballing superstars had for each other.
And in this anniversary year we mark The FA's fourth annual Respect and Fair Play Awards, which celebrate individuals, clubs, leagues and organisations at all levels of football that have committed themselves to seeing the game played in a fair, safe and enjoyable way.
This year's awards will be presented at The FA Cup with Budweiser Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 11 May.
To find out more about the Awards click here or vote for your gesture of Respect in the poll below...