No one has ever done it before. Emerson Palmieri has become the first player to win all three competitions organised by the European Football Association (UEFA).
West Ham United defeated Fiorentina 2-1 in the final of the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL) for the 2022-23 season at the Eden Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, at 4am on 8 August, crowning the Hammers as UEFA UECL champions for the second time.안전놀이터
With the win, Emerson became the first player to win both UEFA-organised competitions. Emerson, who started the game at left full-back, played the full game and helped his team to the title.
The Italian-born player began his football career with Santos in Brazil, where he was a highly touted prospect who went on to represent Brazil at the U-17 FIFA World Cup. Emerson went on to play for Palermo, AS Roma, and other clubs before adapting to the European game.
He caught the eye of Antonio Conte. When Conte took over as Chelsea manager, he identified Emerson as a wing-back to use in a three-back system. However, he hasn’t been given much of a chance since his move. Marcos Alonso was the standout performer, while Emerson was overshadowed by Davide Zappacosta.
Eventually, Emerson drew the knife. In order to get more playing time, he went on loan to Olympique Lyonnais last summer. He was a regular for Lyon, making 36 appearances in all competitions. At the end of his loan spell, there was still no place for him at Chelsea. Ben Chilwell’s return from long-term injury and the Blues’ acquisition of Mark Cucurella further diminished Emerson’s position. Eventually, Emerson opted to join West Ham.
The move was a stroke of genius. Emerson was a consistent performer throughout the season, scoring two goals and providing two assists in 34 appearances across all competitions, while also helping the Hammers win the UEFA UECL title. In doing so, Emerson became the first player to win all five UEFA competitions.
His first UEFA title came in the 2018-19 season. In a Chelsea shirt, Emerson reached the top of the UEFA Europa League (UEL). He also won the UEFA Euro 2020 title with Italy. It didn’t end there. He also won the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in the 2020-21 season and the UEFA Super Cup in 2021.
More tattoos are on the way. “Emerson already has a tattoo of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and UEFA Euro 2020 trophies on his right calf, and he has promised to get the trophies inked if West Ham win the UEFA UECL,” said the Daily Mail.