-- Lahm, one of the best defenders of his generation, has played 113 games for Germany in an international career that started in February, 2004 in a 2-1 win over Croatia. His last game was the 1-0 win over Argentina in the World Cup final on Sunday. (Also read: Germany's triumph a result of team work, says Lahm)
-- Although a defender, Lahm scored five times for Germany. He says his most important came in the 90th minute of the 2008 European Championship semifinal against Turkey. In the final it was a mistake between Lahm and goalkeeper Jens Lehmann that cost the goal that gave Spain victory.