“I really love the medals but what I’m proud of most, absolutely most, is that now young girls have perspective, young girls can play football and young girls can wear shirts [with players’ names on],” Wiegman told the Guardian.

“When you go to the grocery store and people tell you: ‘My daughter was wearing that shirt but my son is wearing that shirt now too,’ we’ve changed society. I think that’s the change that I’m proud of the most.

“I didn’t have opportunities [as a young girl]. I have two daughters, they played football in mixed teams when they were younger, and it was normal. Things are changing, but there is still a long way to go.”