Brahim Diaz has now written his name in the football history books with a milestone that demonstrates his remarkable ability.
The 22-year-old playmaker, who is on loan at AC Milan from Real Madrid, has put Serie A on his list of honours and has become the youngest-ever player, as well as the first Spaniard, to lift the three top leagues’ trophies: the Premier League, LaLiga Santander and now the Scudetto.
Only two players had ever achieved this triple crown, with these being Cristiano Ronaldo and Danilo.
Ronaldo, like Brahim, began his triumphant path in England, although he did so at Manchester United. Then, like the Malaga-born player, he continued in Spain, at Real Madrid. And finally he went on to win the Scudetto with Juventus. Danilo’s journey, on the other hand, was Real Madrid-Manchester City-Juventus.
Brahim started the 2017/18 season in the Premier League. His participation can be considered token, with 49 minutes across five games, but it was enough for him to celebrate what is labelled as the most challenging league in the world. In 2020, he contributed to Real Madrid‘s campaign, appearing in six games, accumulating 130 minutes, during which time he scored one goal and provided one assist.
In his second season playing for a Milan side that were underdogs for the title, he finished eleventh in minutes, with four goals and four assists. Thus, at 22 years, nine months and 19 days, he has sealed his triple crown.
Brahim’s uncertain future
A period of reflection is now open for Brahim, however. His loan spell at Milan has one season to go, but it might be interrupted this summer.
Real Madrid are tempted by the idea, although Brahim has always said that he is happy at Milan, and the Rossoneri are happy with how things are going. That’s why Paolo Maldini is going to take advantage of the opportunity to try to keep him permanently.