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The celebration photos and tributes poured in from players near and far. Have a look for yourself.

Bayern Munich players celebrate after the German first division Bundesliga football match 1 FC Augsburg vs FC Bayern Munich in Augsburg, southern Germany, on April 7, 2018.
Bayern Munich players celebrate after the German first division Bundesliga football match 1 FC Augsburg vs FC Bayern Munich in Augsburg, southern Germany, on April 7, 2018.
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Not in this video: man of the year Sven Ulreich!

Campeones, Campeones #MiaSanMeister-Clip via @svenulreichoffiziell

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Sven was holding the camera, but he is in my opinion Bayern Munich's the player of the season.

Birthday boy Franck Ribery received a special tribute from Jupp Heynckes after the game. Ribery has won a record 8 Bundesliga championships. He’s savoring every minute of this one:

Thomas Müller celebrates in Bavarian, naturally:

We're German champion!

Philipp Kessler quoted the man of the hour at greater length:

You open a few bottles, listen to music, dance a bit. Of course, not everyone can do that so well. As if you've just earned promotion in the local league (Kreisliga). But a bit more subdued.

Almost undisputed signing of the season, James Rodriguez:

It is wonderful that #WagnerLove has stuck after Bayern’s duel with Besiktas (and their own Vágner Love). At least in terms of personality, Sandro Wagner is the signing of the season:

I am endlessly happy about the championship—what many don't know: it's my second one. But I didn't have such a big part in the first one.

(Wagner was German champion in 2007/8, but he appeared in just four games!)

Top signee and goalscorer Corentin Tolisso is thrilled to have a part in his first German championship:

German champion for the first time, pure happiness.

Own goals happen when your a defender, and it’s hard to blame Niklas Süle. He found himself on the painful receiving end of an emergency clearance, when the defensive lapse had been made elsewhere by a teammate. That didn't diminish his excitement after the game:

Today is a great day for me. When I remember that I left home at the age of 14, became a professional at 17, and now I stand here and am German Champion. Crazy!”

Sebastian Rudy got on the scorer’s sheet with a wonderful corner-kick assist to former and current teammate Sandro Wagner. After a great start under Carlo Ancelotti, it’s been a tough season for Rudy, but he’s earned the right to celebrate:

Arguably the best backup right-and/or-left-back in the world, Rafinha as always didn't hold back in his toast to the team:

Six times in a row. I'm super proud of this success! I'd like to thank the whole team for winning the German championship. Super boys!

Blasts from the past

Legend, former captain—and maybe future executive... who knows?—Philipp Lahm:

Official Bayern legend Xabi Alonso still loves the team after those amazing years with Guardiola in Munich:

Old friend—and one of my personal favorites—Dante was happy to see his old club win a sixth title:

Lu-kas Po-dol-ski, clap, clap, clap-clap-clap:

Just when you thought Michael Ballack spent all his time cheering for Chelsea:

The GOAT, Bastian Schweinsteiger:

He’s lacing up for the Chicago Fire tonight (vs. Columbus 8:30pm EST) as they continue on their road to the World Cup in Russia 2018. If you get that game, check it out.

Update! Carlo Ancelotti

Jupp Heynckes made a point of thanking Carlo Ancelotti for Bayern’s success this season, since Ancelotti steered the team through its first Bundesliga matches. Ancelotti returned the favor: