Pepe (footballer, born 1983)

Portuguese association football player

Képler Laveran Lima Ferreira (born 26 February 1983), commonly known as Pepe, is a professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid in La Liga and the Portuguese national team, mainly as a centre back.[1]

Pepe lining up for Portugal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Képler Laveran Lima Ferreira
Date of birth (1983-02-26) 26 February 1983 (age 41)
Place of birth Maceió, Brazil
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 3
Youth career
1995–2001 Corinthians-AL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Marítimo B 14 (1)
2002–2004 Marítimo 63 (3)
2004–2007 Porto 64 (6)
2007– Real Madrid 167 (8)
National team
2007– Portugal 57 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:16, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:16, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

During his professional career, Pepe has played for C.S. Marítimo, FC Porto, Real Madrid, and Beşiktaş, with most success in Porto and Madrid. With Real Madrid, he has played 334 games, winning three La Liga titles, three UEFA Champions League titles and two Copa del Rey titles. He has also won four Primeira Liga titles and three Taça de Portugal titles with Porto.

Born and raised in Brazil, Pepe chose to play for the Portugal national team, and has earned 134 caps since 2007. He played at four FIFA World Cups and four UEFA European Championships. He was part of the team that won Euro 2016, also reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2012. Pepe was man of the match in the Euro 2016 final.[2]

References change

  1. "Pepe".
  2. (10 July 2016). "Portugal spoil France's party with extra-time win | UEFA EURO". Retrieved 11 December 2023.