The six current Roma players with the most trophies

Roma have signed of one of the most decorated players in world football by bringing in Pedro. But which other members of the current squad have lifted multiple trophies in their career?

It has been a long wait for Roma to win a trophy, having failed to win silverware of note since 2008. However, their current squad contains several players who do know what it feels like to experience winning a major honour. Perhaps one day, they will be able to in Rome.

Not counting players who spent last season out on loan, here are the current Roma players with the most honours in their career.

=5. Davide Santon (6)

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Bursting onto the scene at Inter Milan in 2009, Davide Santon quickly got his hands on silverware. The full-back made his debut halfway through the 2008-09 season, in which Inter won Serie A.

The following season, Santon was involved in their famous treble of Serie A, Champions League and Coppa Italia. He did not feature in either final, but made 12 league appearances as Inter narrowly beat Roma to the Scudetto.

Inter went on to win the 2010 Club World Cup, before retaining their Coppa Italia title in 2011. Once again, Santon was not actually involved in the final.

=5. Edin Dzeko (6)

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Having earned a move to Wolfsburg by 2007, Edin Dzeko soon repaid the faith the German club had shown him. In his second season, the Bosnian striker scored 36 goals in all competitions; Wolfsburg clinched their first ever Bundesliga title as a result.

Less than two years later, Manchester City came calling. And it was in England where Dzeko won the bulk of his career honours.

An unused substitute when City won the FA Cup at the end of his first season, Dzeko played a key role in their Premier League title win the year after.

It was the current Roma captain who scored City’s vital second goal in stoppage time against QPR on the final day of the season, before Sergio Aguero added the winner that made history.

Dzeko came off the bench when City won the Community Shield later that summer, before helping them to another Premier League, as well as the League Cup – in which he was the top scorer – in the 2013-14 season.

4. Aleksandar Kolarov (8)

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Dzeko’s teammate for all five of those trophies, Aleksandar Kolarov also won the League Cup again with Man City in 2016, the year after Dzeko had joined Roma.

A regular starter in cup competitions, Kolarov featured heavily on City’s paths to silverware. The Serbian full-back played in the finals of the 2011 FA Cup, 2012 Community Shield and 2014 League Cup.

Prior to his time in England, Kolarov won two trophies on the other side of the Roman divide with Lazio. He scored in the penalty shootout that won them the 2009 Coppa Italia final.

3. Javier Pastore (16)

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A veteran of more than 250 games for Paris Saint-Germain, Pastore was there from near the beginning of their rise to dominance.

They finished as runners up in Ligue 1 in his first season there after moving from Palermo in 2011, but won the top flight in five of his six other years at the Parc Des Princes.

Pastore also won the Trophee Des Champions (the French equivalent of the Supercoppa Italiana or English Community Shield) four times, scoring the opening goal in the 2016 edition, and the Coupe De La Ligue in each of his last five years in Paris. He was man of the match in the 2016 final of that competition as well.

PSG also won the Coupe De France twice while Pastore was there, in 2017 and 2018. The Argentine attacking midfielder came on as a substitute in both finals.

2. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (18)

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One of Roma’s most exciting signings in recent years, Henrikh Mkhitaryan was a big success in his first season in Serie A.

Prior to his arrival in Rome, he had won honours in four different countries. He made his senior debut in his native Armenia in 2006, helping Pyunik defend their league title. They won the league in each of the four seasons he was there; Mkhitaryan scored 11 goals in 10 league games in his last half-campaign in Armenia.

He then headed to Ukraine, where he made an impression with Metalurh Donetsk before earning a move across the city to Shakhtar. Mkhitaryan won the Ukrainian league and cup double in each of his three seasons at the latter, as well as the 2012 Ukrainian Super Cup.

Bigger things still beckoned for Mkhitaryan, who spent three years in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund. He won the DFB Supercup there in 2014, scoring the opening goal in a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich.

After joining Manchester United in 2016, Mkhitaryan began life in England brightly by winning the Community Shield. At the end of his first season, he also won the Europa League and League Cup – scoring in the final of the former. Those remain his most recent honours.

1. Pedro (25)

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Playing at clubs the size of Barcelona and Chelsea, you’re bound to win trophies. But Pedro was not just there to make up the numbers; he was decisive in many of the finals he has played in.

In 2009-10, his first season as a Barcelona regular, Pedro became the first player ever to score in six competitions in the same season. He netted in La Liga, the Supercopa De Espana, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup, the Copa Del Rey and the Champions League. Barca won the first four of those trophies.

That came a year after he had already won the Champions League – at Roma’s Stadio Olimpico, of all venues. And in 2010, Pedro got his hands on the greatest trophy of them all – starting in the final as Spain won the World Cup.

Pedro’s excellence in big occasions continued when he scored in the 2011 Champions League final, winning the competition for a second time. And he won Europe’s top honour with the Catalan club for a third time in his last season there, 2014-15.

By the time he left Barcelona, Pedro had won La Liga five times, the Copa Del Rey three, the Supercopa De Espana four, the Champions League three, the Super Cup three and the Club World Cup twice.

His hunger for trophies continued in England with Chelsea, where he won the Premier League in 2016-17. Pedro added the FA Cup crown the following year, and the Europa League the year after that. And by scoring in the final of the latter, he became just the fifth player ever to find the net in both the Champions League and Europa League final.

Also a member of the Spain squad that won Euro 2012, Pedro has won virtually every trophy available to him. His experience will be a huge benefit to Roma.

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