The official website for European football

Pepe

Clubs: CS Marítimo, FC Porto, Real Madrid CF

• Képler Laverán Lima Ferreira left Brazil for the island of Madeira as an 18-year-old, joining Portuguese top-flight club Marítimo, with whom he was a popular figure until transferring to Porto in 2004 − a year after a move to Sporting Clube de Portugal fell through.

• A difficult first season with the Dragons was followed by two title-winning campaigns − he scored a career-best four league goals during the latter − in which he became the team's defensive linchpin.

• Endured an injury-blighted start to his Madrid career after a €30m transfer in July 2007, but returned to help the Merengues to a crucial 1-0 win at FC Barcelona and featured prominently in the closing weeks of the title-winning campaign.

• His 2008/09 season ended prematurely when he received a ten-match ban following an altercation with Javier Casquero and Juan Ángel Albín in a 3-2 home win against Getafe CF.

• Made his international debut in Portugal's last UEFA EURO 2008 qualifier − 0-0 against Finland − and impressed sufficiently at the finals in Austria/Switzerland to be included in the Team of the Tournament. Returned from a long-term knee injury before the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where he made two outings, but was more involved at UEFA EURO 2012 as Portugal reached the semi-finals.

• Made 11 appearances in Madrid's triumphant 2013/14 UEFA Champions League campaign, but was an unused substitute during the Lisbon final victory against Club Atlético de Madrid.

UEFA honours
UEFA EURO 2008:
Team of the Tournament
UEFA EURO 2012: Team of the Tournament
UEFA Champions League: winner 2014
UEFA Super Cup: 2014
European/South American Cup: winner 2004

Last updated: 15/08/14 18.36CET

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=217681.html#pepe

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

Nominee

General info

  • Name: Pepe
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 26/02/1983 (31)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 3
  • Club: Real Madrid ( ESP)

  • Height: 187cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Super Cup (Final)
    27/08/04: Porto 1-2 Valencia
  • National team: UEFA European Football Championship (Qualifying round)
    21/11/07: Portugal 0-0 Finland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Portugal172
Total172

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Real Madrid541
Porto182
Total723
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Porto10
Real Madrid10
Total20
Last updated: 17/09/2014 01:10 CET
 
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.