Caroline Weir only found out she had made history on Instagram, and dismissed the notification without realising the significance.
Only when the Manchester City midfielder was told by her Scotland national team media manager did she learn that she had actually been nominated for the prestigious FIFA Puskas Goal of the Year award.
Only ten goals per season are selected, and previous winners have been Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Mo Salah, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and James Rodriguez.
Now, Weir's stunning strike for City Women against Manchester United in last season's derby at the Etihad has seen her become the first Scottish player, the first City player, and the joint-first Women's Super League player to be nominated for the Puskas Award.
No wonder she didn't believe she had made the list when it first came up on her phone.
"It was a big surprise, it really came out of the blue," Weir told MEN Sport.
"I found out last week at Scotland camp. I actually got tagged in it on Instagram but it was just like all the goals so I didn’t read it properly and kind of ignored it.
"Then my media guy at Scotland sent me the nomination and said that I’d been nominated. Obviously, I was surprised by it because there’s some top goals in there. It’s a cool thing to be a part of."
The goal itself was worthy of winning any award. Plucking out a clearance with her right foot, Weir strode forward on her left, arrowing a strike across the goalkeeper and into the top corner. It was a goal that had the crowd it deserved, as City welcomed over 31,000 supporters to the Etihad for the first game of the 2019/20 WSL season.
"The more time’s gone on I’ve realised the significance of the goal," Weir said of the occasion.
"On the day it was the start of the season and you’re thinking about getting the win in the derby and starting the season well. We had a game straight after so it was just another game. As time went on that was the first thing people would talk about and still today obviously with this nomination it gets a lot of chat.
"So it’s a historic moment and brings back great memories and with how much things have changed this year. To look back and play at the Etihad with that amount of people and the atmosphere it was a huge moment. One I definitely look back with fond memories of."
Weir will go up against goals from Luis Suarez and Son Heung-Min to try and win the Puskas Award, in a field of nominations that has a joint-record high three female nominations this year. That, Weir says, is proof that the women's game is getting stronger and finally getting the recognition it deserves.
She explained: "I think it would be huge, I’d love to see a woman win the award. I think it’s great that there are three female nominees in there. Obviously to be the first Man City nominee it’s great. The fact that such a huge award is involving women more is great and shows how far the game has come.
"The next step is for it to be a female winner. There’s obviously some top goals in there, we’ll see if it happens, but it’s great that females are included in it.
"Year on year the league always continues to improve," Weir said of being the first WSL nominee, along with Chelsea's Sophie Ingle.
"This year it’s taken a massive jump in the quality of games and the competitiveness of it. That’s probably due to the amount of big players that have come over to the league and the investment clubs are making, the sponsorship etc all kind of works together and we see improvements year on year. This year is definitely looking good and will be one of the best years in the WSL yet."
However, Weir says while the United goal was the biggest of her career, it might not necessarily be her best.
She said: "I think yeah it’s probably up there. I’ve probably scored better technical goals but in terms of the occasion and game and what it stood for it’s definitely up there as one of my best."
For now, she will follow the FIFA Best awards on December 17 when the Puskas winner is confirmed. If not, she might always find out on Instagram.
Watch Weir's record-breaking strike here, and vote for her here.