Chelsea forward Pedro has set a new world record after the Blues defeated London rival Arsenal in the final of the UEFA Europa League in Baku, Azerbaijan.
While Chelsea’s Pedro probably won’t be referenced up there with any semblance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player of the age, he currently holds the honour nobody has ever held before. With Chelsea’s pounding 4-1 win over Arsenal in the Europa League on Wednesday, Pedro has become the first man to win arguably the five top trophies in world football.
Pedro has now won the Champions League, Premier League, Europa League, World Cup, and the European Championship, an accomplishment never accomplished ever. Also, as stats company Squawka brings up, Pedro has won much something other than those five titles.
Playing for Barcelona, the Spanish national team, and now Chelsea, Pedro has moved toward becoming something of a serial trophy winner. In terms of international titles, Pedro won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship in 2012 with Spain.
He’s won the Champions League three times, and added the Europa League to his European trophy cabinet on Wednesday night. Domestically, he won the Premier League with Chelsea in 2017, including an FA Cup trophy in 2018. Also, obviously, he was around for Barcelona’s time of strength in Spain.