- Spain became the first side ever to win the World Cup after losing their opening match.
- First time to win outside their continent since Brazil in 1958.
- Managed only 8 goals in 7 matches, 3 fewer than the previous lowest total in a winning campaign.
- Only the second reigning European Champions to lift the World Cup after West Germany, who won the 1972 Euro and 1974 World Cup.
- Didn't concede a single goal in all 4 knockout matches, becoming the first team to keep a clean sheet en route to winning the Trophy.
- The 2 goals conceded by Spain in the entire Cup equaled the joint fewest allowed in a World Cup by the winning team (France in 1998; Italy in 2006)
- 32 years after Argentina's Daniel Bertoni scored the last extra-time goal against Holland in a World Cup final, Iniesta repeated the feat
ROLL OF HONOUR
- Golden Ball (Best Player of the World Cup) - Uruguay's Diego Forlan
- Golden Boot (Top Scorer) - Germany's Thomas Mueller
- Golden Glove (Best Goalkeeper) - Spain's Iker Casillas
- Best Young Player - Germany's Thomas Mueller
- Fair Play Award - Spain
WORLD CUP IN NUMBERS
- 16 - Most goals scored, by Germany
- 00 - Fewest goals scored, by Algeria and Honduras
- 01 - Fewest goals conceded, by Portugal and Switzerland
- 12 - Most goals conceded, by North Korea
- 37 - Oldest scorer, Mexico's Blanco vs France
- 20 - Youngest scorer, Germany's Mueller vs Australia
- 13 - Number of times team beating 3rd placed team has won Cup
- 164 - Total goal scored in 64 matches
- 03 - Mins, Fastest goal scored from kick off, by Thomas Mueller vs Argentina