Real Madrid outclassed San Lorenzo of Argentina, 2-0, in the Club World Cup final to put a crown on its status as the best club in world football.
The cup added to Madrid's 2014 trophy haul of Champions League, Copa del Rey, and European Super Cup, and it will carry a 22-game winning streak into 2015.
Sergio Ramos scored the first goal, heading in Toni Kroos' corner after 37 minutes. Ramos also got Madrid off the mark in its 4-0 victory over CONCACAF champion Cruz Azul in the semifinals.
Gareth Bale doubled Madrid's lead early in the second half with a left-footed shot.
“An unforgettable year,” Ramos said.
In Madrid's ongoing streak of 22 wins, a Spanish record, Madrid has scored 81 goals and given up 10.
"Real Madrid is now the best team in the world," said its coach, Carlo Ancelotti.