Our cunning wing-back came on for the last 10 minutes as substitute but, despite managing a shot on goal in that time, could do nothing to ruin Ronaldo's day at the Yokohama Stadium.
The born-again striker scored twice to give Brazil a 2-0 win and earn the Golden Boot with eight goals in the tournament.
Germany had their moments in the first half but Brazil were worthy winners and could have increased their margin of victory towards the end.
Brazil boss Luis Felipe Scolari said: "To be second in Brazil is to be last. To be second is to be a loser. I love the moment of being first. The feeling is marvellous."
Christian Ziege suffered World Cup heartbreak as Brazil lifted the trophy for the fifth time in Japan on Sunday.