Chelsea reject becomes first player ever to win all five major Uefa competitions after West Ham’s stunning triumph

CHELSEA rejects Emerson Palmieri. He is the first player in history to have won 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 have won all five major UEFA competitions

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Emerson Palmieri is the first player to have won all five major UEFA competitionsPhoto credit: PA
Emerson helped West Ham to Europa Conference League glory last night

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Emerson helped West Ham to Europa Conference League glory last nightPhoto credit: Rex

The win ended the Hammers’ 43-year wait for a European trophy.

And it also helped put Emerson down in the history books after victories on the continent with Chelsea and Italy.

The first trophy the 28-year-old added to his collection was the Europa League, when Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 in the 2019 final.

Emerson followed two years later with an incredible one-two.

First, he helped Chelsea win the Champions League with a 1-0 win over Man City.

And weeks later, Emerson won the European title with Italy after beating England from penalties at Wembley.

Later that summer he won the UEFA Super Cup after Chelsea defeated Villarreal on penalties.

And Emerson wrapped up his continental Conference League win last night.

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Emerson won the 2019 Europa League with Chelsea

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Emerson won the 2019 Europa League with ChelseaPhoto credit: Reuters
The Champions League followed two years later

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The Champions League followed two years laterPhoto credit: Getty

Fans were ecstatic with the performance and one said: “Incredible. Talk about a good quiz question!”

Another explained: “A World Cup without completing football, I’m happy for him.”

One remarked: “European football complete.”

Another added, “That’s actually pretty cool.”

Italy defender Emerson joined West Ham from Stamford Bridge last summer.

He has scored two goals in 34 appearances this season and is hoping for more glory under Moyes in east London.

Ahead of last night’s game, Emerson made it clear he wasn’t thinking about the record, just helping West Ham lift the title.

He said: “It’s definitely a pleasure to achieve these trophies in my career. That is not easy.

“Now I have another opportunity to win another trophy and I want to take it.

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“It’s just a game, it’s only 90 minutes, it’s about that mentality.”

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Emerson helped Italy win the European Championship in the summer of 2021

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Emerson helped Italy win the European Championship in the summer of 2021Photo credit: PA
Later in the summer he won the UEFA Super Cup with Chelsea

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Later in the summer he won the UEFA Super Cup with ChelseaPhoto credit: Getty

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing zackzwiezen@ustimespost.com.

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