A triumphant tradition The Siegerflieger (winners’ plane) that flew the German World Cup champions home from Rio de Janeiro in 2014 was not the first of its kind. We take a look at some of the other great moments in which the German national team and Lufthansa had every reason to celebrate together

Sepp Herberger and his team (shown boarding the plane before the match) beat Greece in the World Cup qualifier 3:0
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1960

Siegertreppchen: Im November gewinnt die DFB-Elf unter Sepp Herberger (hier beim Abflug) das WM-Qualifikationsspiel in Griechenland mit 3:0

 Satisfied smile: Striker Bernd Hölzenbein in Frankfurt after winning the World Cup final against the Netherlands
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1974

Satisfied smile: Striker Bernd Hölzenbein in Frankfurt after winning the World Cup final against the Netherlands

In its capacity as Official Carrier (here in Buenos Aires), Lufthansa flew the German team to Argentina for friendlies prior to the World Cup
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1977

In its capacity as Official Carrier (here in Buenos Aires), Lufthansa flew the German team to Argentina for friendlies prior to the World Cup

 Golden boys: Coach Frank Beckenbauer, Lothar Matthäus and winning goalscorer Andreas Brehme with the World Cup trophy
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1990

Golden boys: Coach Frank Beckenbauer, Lothar Matthäus and winning goalscorer Andreas Brehme with the World Cup trophy

Flying the team home from the World Cup in Japan and South Korea, the Lufthansa crew flies the flag for the runners-up
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2002

Flying the team home from the World Cup in Japan and South Korea, the Lufthansa crew flies the flag for the runners-up

This Airbus A320-200 was given a special look when Germany hosted the World Cup
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2006

This Airbus A320-200 was given a special look when Germany hosted the World Cup

 Soccer idol: Germany’s Lukas Podolski in the A380 simulator at the Lufthansa Flight Training Center in Frankfurt
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2011

Soccer idol: Germany’s Lukas Podolski in the A380 simulator at the Lufthansa Flight Training Center in Frankfurt

Brandenburger Tor
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The Siegerflieger
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2014

When Germany won the World Cup in Brazil, Lufthansa Captain Uwe Strohdeicher flew an extra turn over the fan mile in Berlin

FAIRPLAY

Lufthansa wishes all passengers, spectators and teams an enjoyable World Cup in the spirit of fair play!