Chelsea captain John Terry was delighted to become the first man in history to lift the FA Cup on four occasions.
The England international hoisted the FA Cup aloft after Chelsea claimed a 2-1 win over Liverpool at Wembley.
And Terry admits that he is pleased to have seen his 'loyalty' rewarded.
"It's an incredible achievement and my loyalty to Chelsea has paid dividends, it is a great club and I am fortunate to be the captain of a very good team," he told Sky Sports.
Terry insists that Chelsea were well worth their win and only the introduction of Andy Carroll - who scored Liverpool's goal - threatened them.
He added: "I think we dominated the first three quarters of the game, Andy came on caused problems, scored, and Petr [Cech] made a great save late on, but for most of the game I thought we dominated and deserved the win."
One of the main talking points in the game was Carroll's late header, which Cech managed to claw away, but Liverpool felt had crossed the line - although Terry was in little doubt.
"I was honest enough after the semi-final to say that goal did not, but that didn't cross the line," he said - also admitting that the goal-line technology debate would be reignited.
"Petr deserves the credit but I am sure they are looking at it and will bring it in."
Terry believes that the FA Cup win now sets Chelsea up perfectly for the UEFA Champions League final against Bayern Munich later this month.
He said: "I think it is perfect, we will sit back and see how the league pans out but now we have two weeks good preparation before the Champions League final, but the momentum we can take from this and the courage from people writing us off, questioning our togetherness and form, it is great.
"We have got a tough job ahead, but this can help and the form we are in at the moment."