West Ham United has won the Europa Conference League after beating Fiorentina 2-1 in the final. The Hammers’ victory marks their first major trophy win since the 1979/80 FA Cup season and their first major European trophy since the 1964/65 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.
Former Chelsea left-back Emerson, who now plays for West Ham, made history by becoming the first player to win the Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League.
The game was a closely contested affair, with West Ham taking the lead in the 62nd minute through a Said Benrahma strike. Fiorentina responded quickly, with Giacomo Bonaventura equalizing in the 67th minute. However, a late goal from Jarrod Bowen in the 90th minute secured the win for West Ham.
David Moyes, who has managed over 1,000 games in his career, won his first major trophy as a manager with West Ham’s victory. The win also means that West Ham has qualified for next season’s Europa League.
Fiorentina’s loss in the final marks the second time an Italian team has lost in a European final this season, with Roma losing to Sevilla in the Europa League. Inter Milan will look to restore Italian pride when they take on Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday.
Overall, West Ham’s victory in the Europa Conference League final is a significant achievement for the club, and it marks a new era of success for the Hammers.