He is not the best known footballer, nor the richest of them, but at 28 years old, Emerson has just signed a historic performance. He is the first to possess, in his trophy cabinet, those of the five competitions organized by UEFA.
Emerson Palmieri dos Santos - his real name - won, Wednesday night in Prague, the Conference Europa League (C4) by winning at the end of the suspense (2-1) with West Ham against the Italian formation of Fiorentina. If this is the first continental title since 1965 for the English club, the collection is already important for the player. He even fills the only missing box so far on his record.
🔴 RECORD! Emerson Palmieri becomes the first player in history to win every possible 👑
✅ European Champions League
✅ trophy Europa
✅ League EURO
✅ Conference League
— BeFootball (@_BeFootball) June 7, 2023
Before lifting the Conference Europa League, the former Olympique Lyonnais player (36 games in the 2021-2022 season) - a club with which his record has remained blank - had won the Champions League in 2021, the 2021 European Super Cup and the 2019 Europa League with Chelsea. Although born in Brazil, in Santos, the defender wears the tunic of the Italian selection since 2018 and won with the Squadra Azzurra the Euro 2020 in England.
The latter also has a few other trophies. Before obtaining Italian citizenship, he had won the South American Under-17 Championship with Brazil.
The unfortunate finalist of the English League Cup in 2019 and the FA Cup in 2020 also failed, with Italy, in the Finalissima, the Champions Cup between the European winner and the South American. It was in 2022 against Argentina (3-0).