She refused the request from French DJ Martin Solveig, who was presenting the Lyon striker with the award, to twerk on stage.

While the former Norwegian international told BBC she didn't consider it a sexual harassment, social media and athletes from around the world were upset with what they had just witnessed.

Now, Hegerberg has penned a column for The Players' Tribune about the biggest night of her life. 

"When I got up onstage to accept my award, everything was calm. Everything was warm. Everything was perfect. I looked out into the crowd and saw so many amazing footballers. The women’s game and the men’s game were side by side."

"What an incredible, beautiful moment.

"I will not let it be ruined by a stupid joke from a presenter.

"It didn’t ruin it in the moment.

"It does not ruin it in my memory."

It was the first time in the 63-years of the award ceremony, that women's football would be recognised.

The 23-year-old beat the likes of Matildas forward Sam Kerr to claim the award after a stunning season for Lyon which included a tournament-record 15 goals in the Women's Champions League.

Hegerberg's biggest message in both her acceptance speech and in her column is one about respect.

"I could speak for hours about equality, and what needs to change in football, and in society as a whole. But in the end, everything comes back to respect," she wrote.