Wolfsburg star Nadine Kessler has followed in the footsteps of her coach Ralf Kellerman to win the 2014 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Award.
Kessler beat Marta who has won the World Player Award five times, as well as Abby Wambach who won her solitary Award in 2012, to secure to top gong for the first time.
Kessler was pivotal in helping Wolfsburg retain the Bundesliga as well as complete a historic Champions League double last season.
In her speech, Kessler thanked friends, family and teammates, as well as remembering fallen colleague of the male's team, Junior Malanda.
"My heart is beating madly at the moment. I don't think I ever thought in my life I would achieve this moment.
"Our club has had the tragedy of Junior Malanda and that has overshadowed everything over the past few days, we are struggling to come to terms with that.
"Without my team-mates and my coach, this would never have bee possible. I have a great degree of gratitude that I must give to my family. They have seen me through all the difficult times."
Check out Kessler's best moments below: