Hardly anyone had heard of Marcus Rashford at the start of the year - now he might be going to Euro 2016.
The meteoric rise of Manchester United's teenage striker bumped up another level after he was included on Monday in England boss Roy Hodgson's provisional 26-man squad for this summer's tournament in France.
There's always one name that sticks out when these squads are named and Rashford's name was immediately the most debated on Twitter as he was selected over the likes of Jermain Defoe - who played a central role in keeping Sunderland up and has done it before in England colours.
Rashford over Defoe? Wow
-- Katie. (@_KatieMoreland) May 16, 2016
Rashford over Defoe looooooool
-- (@BenA1_) May 16, 2016
Rashford over Defoe, my head hurts
-- charlie (@Chopper_Taylor) May 16, 2016
Rashford going to the Euro's. The world has gone mad.
-- dan (@hxdges) May 16, 2016
Rashford will still have to survive a cut of three players to make the final squad and his inclusion in this 26-man party could be put down to giving him experience ahead of a tournament.
This is a guy who wasn't even born when England held the tournament and made the semi-finals in 1996.
-- Vishal Patel (@VishalPatelx) May 16, 2016
Rashford made his United debut less than three months ago and he's uncapped at England level.
His selection has drawn comparisons to Michael Owen - who blitzed the 1998 World Cup - but also Theo Walcott, who was given a similar opportunity by Sven Goran Eriksson at the 2006 World Cup but never appeared.
The English national team never learns.
-- Ivan Dougan (@ivanlotti) May 16, 2016
Why wouldn't you take Rashford? Likes of Owen and Rooney went to major tournaments at that age and younger
-- Mark Prowse (@prowse_mark) May 16, 2016
Would go for Rashford over Defoe any day. Credit Roy for taking that risk
-- - (@Bellerinology) May 16, 2016
Walcott's international career hasn't really gone from strength to strength since the premature selection.
The Arsenal forward has also missed out on this squad, with Newcastle's Andros Townsend getting the nod ahead of him. Cue more angry Twitter chat.
How Delph and Rashford have gotten in over Noble and Defoe is beyond me
-- Aaron Ledster (@Ledster95) May 16, 2016
West Ham fans seemed the most aggrieved as Mark Noble, Michail Antonio and Andy Carroll all missed out, while some Hammers also have a soft spot for Defoe after his time at the club.
-- IcedGxm97 (@acbbrook) May 16, 2016
-- Karl Shipley (@KShipley89) May 16, 2016
Antonio most of the season at right back = 8 goals + 7 assists
Townsend = 4 goals + 2 assists
Rashord = 4 goals + 2 assists
-- West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) May 16, 2016
Noble > Delph.
Antonio > Townsend.
Defoe > Rashford.
-- Drew Wheatley (@Drew_Wheatley) May 16, 2016
Should have taken Antonio over Rashford/Townsend definitely
-- George (@georgebayliss1) May 16, 2016
Premier League goals & assists
-- West Ham Forum (@WestHam_Forum) May 16, 2016
That's England for you!! Delph in and Townsend in the squad that's laughable ??? Wot about Noble and Antonio from West Ham??
-- Anthony Gerrard (@antgerrard86) May 16, 2016
England did do pretty well with a team full of Hammers once upon a time.