Young Player Award Winner: Lukas Podolski
Lukas Podolski has won the FIFA young player of the World Cup award after his impressive displays for Germany.
The 20-year-old Polish-born striker has scored three goals in Germany's six matches to date, with the 3rd place final on Saturday an opportunity to increase his tally.
Podolski said: "I would have liked to have taken home the World Cup - but this is a great honour and is a great motivation to become more successful."
Podolski won the award in the face of competition from Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Valencia and Tranquilo Barnetta to win the coveted prize.
Podolski scored in the final group game against Ecuador and then netted both German goals as they beat Sweden 2-0 in the second round.
Holger Osieck, head of the FIFA technical study group, said: "He not only scored three goals, he was a key element in Germany's attack.
"He showed a great understanding with Miroslav Klose and the two players formed a very effective partnership."
The voting was characterised by a concerted e-mail campaign inspired by England fans to prevent Portugal winger Ronaldo from winning the award.
Ronaldo has been criticised for his part in the sending off of Wayne Rooney, but he was leading the Fifa website vote by a huge margin until an e-mail urging fans to vote for Ecuador's Luis Valencia led to a dramatic 24-hour turnaround in the voting.
A 14-man FIFA panel had the final say in the award selection.