CHELSEA reject Emerson Palmieri has become the first player in history to win all five major Uefa competitions.
The West Ham left-back starred in last night’s 2-1 Europa Conference League final win over Fiorentina.
Emerson Palmieri is the first player to win all five major Uefa competitions
Emerson helped West Ham to Europa Conference League glory last night
The victory ended the Hammers’ 43-year wait for a European trophy.
And it also saw Emerson enter the history books following wins on the continent with Chelsea and Italy.
The first trophy the 28-year-old added to his collection was the Europa League, with Chelsea beating Arsenal 4-1 in the 2019 final.
Emerson followed that up two years later with an incredible double swoop.
First, he helped Chelsea win the Champions League with a 1-0 win against Man City.
And weeks later, Emerson was lifting the European Championship with Italy after a penalty win over England at Wembley.
Later that summer, he scooped the Uefa Super Cup after Chelsea beat Villarreal on penalties.
And Emerson completed his continental sweep last night with the Conference League.
Emerson won the 2019 Europa League with Chelsea
He followed that up two years later with the Champions League
Fans were amazed by the feat, with one saying: “Unbelievable. Talk about a good trivia question!”
Another declared: “A World Cup away from completing football, happy for him.”
One noted: “Completed European football.”
Another added: “That’s pretty cool actually.”
Italy defender Emerson joined West Ham last summer from Stamford Bridge.
He scored twice in 34 appearances this season and will be hoping for more glory under Moyes in east London.
Speaking before last night’s game, Emerson made it clear he was not thinking about the record, simply wanting to help West Ham land silverware.
He said: “For sure it is a pleasure to reach these trophies in my career. It is not easy to do this.
“Now I have another opportunity to get another trophy and I want to take it.
“It is just one game, it is just 90 minutes, it is about having that mentality.”
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Emerson helped Italy win the Euros in the summer of 2021
Later that summer he won the Uefa Super Cup with Chelsea