I am curious to know whether I can use present perfect in my example even though it has been e.g. one year since that happened and there are two, three more players who has already done/achieved the same.

  • He is the first player who has won this trophy. ...or this one can be said only shortly after it happened?

I know that the most natural way to say this is: He is the first player to win this trophy. But here I am focused on the present perfect tense. Even though it may sound a bit unnatural - could I use present perfect shortly after it happened as well as a few months, years since.....

Thank you!


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"He is the first player who has won this trophy" - only until such time as the trophy is next awarded.

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