Manuel Neuer hailed an "unbelievable" moment as Germany won the World Cup thanks to Mario Gotze's extra-time winner over Argentina in the final at the Maracana.
Gotze's fine control and shot sunk Lionel Messi and company and earned Germany their fourth world title.
"It is unbelievable," Neuer, who won the Golden Glove award for the best goalkeeper in the tournament, was quoted as saying by kicker.de
"The team has done superbly, not only the players, but also the team behind the team. At some point we will stop celebrating, but we will always stand up again with a smile."
Captain Philipp Lahm added: "What we have done and how we have worked is incredible."