"We'll enjoy the moment, it's unbelievable," FIFA.com quotes Schweinsteiger as saying. "Thank you to the whole of Germany for your support. We could feel how much you have got behind us here.
"It was an unbelievable performance, but how the boys on the bench have got into it is something I have never experienced before. That gave us so much power, now because of it we have won the World Cup."
Germany were also responsible for one of the heaviest defeats in tournament history when they stunned Brazil 7-1 in the semi-finals.