The World Cup 2014 ended with a spectacular final between Germany and Argentina, but it was Germany who ultimately lifted the most prestigious golden cup in sports history.
Mario Götze, a last minute substitute became an overnight superstar for scoring the winning goal in the 113th minute, which awarded the Germans their fourth football World Cup.
The German players have been the strongest since the beginning of the tournament but their semi-final against host country Brazil will remain the most memorable and shocking win of all times.
Germany mauled Brazil with a brutal 7-1 win in the semi-final which led to a mass humiliation of the Brazilian team and the country as a whole.
However, by winning the World Cup and giving a tough game to Messi and Co in the final, German players are understandably in a celebratory mood.
Soon after lifting the World Cup the players celebrated their historic victory with their loved ones.
Germany's Mats Hummels kisses his girlfriend Cathy Fischer after extra time in the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina.
Germany's Mario Gotze hugs his girlfriend Ann-Kathrin Brommel after extra time in the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina.
Germany's Jerome Boateng (L) and Miroslav Klose pose with children holding the World Cup trophy after their 2014 World Cup final win.
Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger receives a kiss from his girlfriend Sarah Brandner as they celebrate his team winning the World Cup trophy.