The Spanish star who scored the match-winning goal against England in Sunday’s World Cup final found out her father had died after the game.
Olga Carmona’s 29th minute strike was all that separated the sides in Sydney, securing a 1-0 win.
The Spanish FA has announced she found out about the death of her father following the full-time whistle.
“We send out most sincere hugs to Olga and her family in a moment of deep pain,” said a post on X, formerly Twitter.
“We love you, Olga, you are the history of Spanish football.”
The 23-year-old Real Madrid star wheeled away in delight when her precise left-footed shot found the corner of Lionesses goalkeeper Mary Earps’s net.
She lifted her shirt to reveal the message “Merchi” on her compression top, which was reportedly a tribute to the mother of a friend who recently passed away.