In a season where Chelsea failed to net a major trophy, Thibaut Courtois joins a list of current Blues stars out on loan who have accomplished success elsewhere.
The Belgian international shot-stopper achieved what many have described as unthinkable by claiming the La Liga crown with Atletico Madrid following a 1-1 draw with Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Saturday.
It has topped a phenomenal season for the 22-year-old, and it is no more than he and his hardworking teammates deserve after holding off the challenges of Spain’s big two - Barcelona and Real Madrid - for much of the season.
Courtois’ La Liga winners' medal was later accompanied by the renowned Zamora Trophy – an award given to the goalkeeper who has conceded the least number of La Liga goals.
For the second year running, Courtois claimed the award after conceding just 26 league goals all season, a record which was supplemented with an astonishing 20 clean sheets.
Sadly for Atletico and their supporters, it appears that the Nou Camp success will be Courtois’ final La Liga game for the club before he returns to Stamford Bridge for good.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho knows all about the young goalkeeper's ability, and he has recently hinted that the time is right for Courtois to return to the Blues and challenge current number one Petr Cech.
It will be a big blow for the newly crowned Spanish champions, and they will be hoping that the Chelsea loanee can give them one final big performance next weekend as they bid to cap off a fantastic season by beating arch-rivals Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League.