As one of the most famous faces in world football, FC Bayern München captain Philipp Lahm was unsurprisingly inundated with happy returns when he celebrated his 32nd birthday on Wednesday.

Indeed, with his former national team colleagues going through their paces on the adjacent training pitch at Bayern's Säbener Straße base, there were plenty of familiar faces on hand.

bundesliga.com has rounded up the best of the social media reaction to the FIFA World Cup winner's special day...

A good number of games, that...

Naturally, his club was one of the first to send many happy returns...

Lahm received a birthday cake from fellow world champions Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller and Mats Hummels...

And here's the surprise in video...

Lovely day for it!

"All the best, captain - have a good one!" said Mario Götze...

Holger Badstuber was also quick to send his best...

As was David Alaba...

In conversation with Joachim Löw...

Sebastian Rode sent a nice collage...

Full-back colleague also got in on the act...

As did Julian Green...

Nor did the national team want to miss out...