Pedro Rodriguez is a man for the big occasion and he left his mark in Baku on Wednesday night as Chelsea won the Europa League against Arsenal, with the Spaniard scoring their second in a 4-1 win.
With the triumph, Pedro has become the first Spaniard to complete the circle of scoring in a Champions League final, a European Super Cup final, a Club World Cup final, and now a Europa League final.
Impressively, the Chelsea star has 25 trophies. At Barcelona he won five LaLiga Santander titles, three Copa del Rey crowns, four Supercopa de Espana trophies, three Champions Leagues, three European Super Cups and two Club World Cups, while in London he has won a Premier League, an FA Cup and a Europa League, as well as winning the World Cup and European Championship with Spain.
Pedro will always be remembered as being the only Spanish player to score in six official club competitions in one calendar year, finding the net in LaLiga Santander, the Copa del Rey, the Supercopa de Espana, the Champions League, European Super Cup and Club World Cup in 2009.
The 2018/19 season ends with him having scored 13 goals, eight of which came in the Premier League and the other five in the Europa League, and he has been key under Maurizio Sarri.
Now he’s joined another exclusive club alongside Steven Gerrard, Allan Simonsen, Hernan Crespo and Dmitri Alenichev as the only players to have scored in both a Champions League and Europa League final.
“You can get bored with many things,” he himself said.
“But never with winning. You always want to win as many trophies and titles as possible before you retire.
“You want to look back and see what you were able to achieve and European competitions push you that little bit more.”