Newsround take a look back at some of the British sporting success stories of 2013.
And to rub salt in the Aussie's wounds the British and Irish Lions ended a 16-year wait for a series win when they thrashed the Wallabies in a series decider.
Where better to start than a double, double winning gold medallist. The Mobot was out again as Mo Farah followed up his Olympic success with two gold's at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.
Perhaps it's best not to talk about the current series Down Under, but back in August the England cricket team were celebrating when England beat Australia 3-0.
In 2012 Andy Murray left Centre Court at Wimbledon in tears, but this year, it was smiles all round as he became the first men's British Wimbledon champion in 77 years to win the title.
Golfer Justin Rose was busy making history on grass too, becoming the first Englishman in 43 years to win the US Open.
On the international stage Germany won the women's Euros for the SIXTH time in a row.
But he wasn't the only Brit making the headlines on the track... Christine Ohuruogu snatched the gold by the smallest of margins in the 400m.
Not too far down the road in Manchester it was an emotional goodbye to one of the most successful managers in history. After 26 years, Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement to the despair of United fans and joy of their rivals.
Wigan is probably better known for its pies than its footballing success - but 2013 was their year as they beat Manchester City in the FA Cup final, winning the club's first major trophy in 81 years.
And the England men's side qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.