WAGs of the World Cup-winning German team

They say that behind every successful man is a wonderful woman, and winning the World Cup is undeniably a success.

We look at the wives and girlfriends of the World Cup winning German squad.

Mario Gotze and Ann-Kathrin Brommel

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Gotze, 22, scored the winning goal for Germany in the World Cup final, but he's scoring more than just on the pitch. Gotze's 25-year-old lingerie model girlfriend, Ann-Kathrin Brommel, is a successful model who has appeared on Germany's Next Top Model and magazines such as FHM. She's also a keen musician plays the piano and is launching a pop career in Germany under her singing alias, Trina B.

Manuel Neuer and Kathrin Gilch


Neuer, the 28-year-old goalkeeper, and his model girlfriend, Kathrin Gilch, try to keep a very low-profile relationship. The couple is rumoured to have been together since 2009.

Phillim Lahm and Claudia Schattenberg

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German captain Lahm, 30, and Claudia Schattenberg, 29, have been married since 2010. The couple have a son, Julian, born in 2012.

Jerome Boateng and Sherin Senler


Boateng, 25, and his soon-to-be wife Sherin Senler have been dating for many years and have a pair of two-year-old twins. They recently got engaged.

Mats Hummels and Cathy Fischer


Hummels and his girlfriend Cathy Fischer, both 25, have been dating since he was 18. Fischer does not just watch football for her defender boyfriend. She is a presenter with Sky Sports and a self-professed football fan.

Benedikt Howedes and Lisa Wesseler


Howedes, 26, and Lisa Wesseler were childhood sweethearts who have been together since 2008, when they met in school. She went on to attend the University of Cologne while her partner's football career took off.

Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sarah Brandner


Midfielder Schweinsteiger, 29, has been with his 26-year-old supermodel girlfriend Sarah Brandner since 2007. She has been featured in magazines such as Sports Illustrated and GQ.

Mesut Ozil and Mandy Capristo


Ozil, 25, has been with singer, songwriter, TV presenter and model girlfriend, Mandy Capristo, 24, since 2013.

Miroslav Klose and Sylwia Klose


World Cup record scorer Klose, 36, and wife Sylwia have been married since 2003, and have twin sons, Noah and Luan. The striker is set to retire from international duty, making the Brazil tournament his last World Cup.

Roman Weidenfeller and Lisa Rossenbach

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33-year-old Weidenfeller's model girlfriend, Lisa Rossenbach, 26, has appeared in the 2012 – 2013 ad campaign for his club, Dortmund.

Andre Schurrle and Montana Yorke


German and Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle, 23, met his Canada-born girlfriend Montana Yorke, 21, when she was working as a model and waitress.

Sami Khedira and Lena Gercke


27-year-old Khedira's girlfriend Lena Gercke, 26, was the winner of the first Germany's Next Top Model,  winning a contract with IMG Models and a cover shoot for German Cosmopolitan in the process. She has also appeared in campaigns for Microsoft, H&M and Geox.

Photos and information culled from various sites and sources including http://www.dailymail.co.uk/, http://fabwags.com/, AFP, Reuters