'Our daddies are the champions': Spanish heroes celebrate with kids

Cheers reverberated around the country at the final whistle as Spain were proclaimed champions of Europe, following a crushing victory over Italy. 

And as many took to the streets to celebrate, the party on the pitch was already in full swing with the players' wives, girlfriends and children rushing on to savour the moment with their heroes.

With streamers falling all around, the cute youngsters congratulated their dads with plenty of hugs and kisses.

Meanwhile, in the dressing room team captain Iker Casillas and his men received warm wishes from Crown Prince Felipe. 

Colombian popstar Shakira was one of many stars tweeting celabratory messages. She posted to her boyfriend, Barcelona FC player Gerard Pique, "Congratulations Spain! Today you have made history. And to my 'number' 3, I am so proud of you."

Spain took their place among the game's greats by beating Italy 4-0 to become the first team to win successive European Championship titles 

Spain are currently World and European champions 

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina holds his son Luca - and the trophy - while his two girls play with confetti 

Defender Sergio Ramos with his niece and striker Alvaro Negredo with his daughter 

It was a special night for Fernando Torres, the footballer won the Euro 2012 Golden Boot award after scoring three goals in the tournament 

Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas tenderly embracing their other halves 

The Spanish players' children had the time of their life as the played together on the pitch after the game 

Xabi Alonso celebrates with his wife Nagore Aramburu and their children Jontxu and Ane 

Chelsea's Fernando Torres posing with his wife and two children 

Prince Felipe of Spain, who attended the event without his wife Princess Letizia, and the team 

Prince Felipe poses with Xabi Alonso and family in the dressing room 

Fireworks lit up the sky over the Olympic stadium in Kiev after the game