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Name Pepe Reina
Gender Male
Ethnic Spanish
Job Spanish Footballer
Desc Pepe Reina’s 47.02% clean sheet average is quite frankly remarkable. That’s the highest proportion of any goalkeeper with over 100 clean sheets. It may have been helped slightly by the fact that he played under one of the best defensive managers around in Rafa Benitez, but the Spanish shot-stopper did more than enough to contribute to that stat himself

Affiliation

Org xxxx National Team
Club as Player Napoli FC
  Liverpool FC

2013 10 20 Retrieve

[Pepe Reina on Naples] You can breathe football here, it’s almost like a religion. The God is obviously Maradaona and will be for many years. In any restaurant in Naples you can see souvenirs of him, from shirts to photos. I hope the same can happen with Higuain. He’s the idol of the moment. Playing in the San Paolo is extraordinary.I can’t imagine what it would be like in the city if we won the Scudetto

2020 03 15 Retrieve

[Pepe Reina feels Crazy to keep playing] Here, in England, they have recommended prudence and to try to be at home as calm as possible. I don’t have to look after myself at home because we’re going to rest over the weekend and on Monday we have training. Only those who have positive cases in their teams, like Chelsea or Arsenal, have put their players in quarantine and isolation, but we keep training as usual from Monday. It was crazy to [propose that the Premier League] keep playing, we have to take this seriously. Other countries which are more affected have already taken more radical measures and we have to follow this path. England can’t cover their eyes and look the other way, the life and health of everyone is more important than sport. You have to have clear priorities in life and football is just a game and entertainment for people, the health of the people has to come first ahead of any other interest

The leagues should only start once everything has calmed down. The most logical solution is to send the European Championship to next year, that should perhaps be the first measure

2020 03 31 Retrieve

[Aston Villa goalkeeper Pepe Reina reveals harrowing coronavirus fight] I haven’t been out for 18 days. I didn’t want for company. It’s me, my wife Yolanda, five children and two in-laws. The house is large and loneliness doesn’t come into it. However, I was isolated after experiencing the first symptoms of the virus: fever, dry cough, a headache that never left me, that feeling of exhaustion

I am winning the battle against coronavirus only now. The most difficult moment was when I could no longer breathe, the 25 minutes I ran out of oxygen. It was the worst moment of my life. The only real fear I had was when I understood that there was no oxygen: endless minutes of fear, as if suddenly my throat had closed

Football takes a back seat. I don’t care much, really. Everyone’s well-being goes above anything else. I will be a supporter of playing when everything is in the best conditions, that everyone is safe. Football cannot be a priority right now. It is not important to finish this league. I know and am aware of all the interests that exist around soccer, especially economic ones. But there are also many other areas, and right now the first thing is people’s health

2020 04 04 Retrieve

[Pepe Reina talks about his personal battle with COVID-19] The most difficult moment was when I could no longer breathe, the 25 minutes I ran out of oxygen. It was the worst moments of my life. The only real fear I had was when I understood there was no oxygen: endless minutes of fear, as if suddenly my throat had closed. As a result I spent the first six or eight days indoors. Football takes a back seat. I don’t care much, really. Everyone’s well-being goes above anything else. I will be a supporter of playing when everything is in the best conditions, that everyone is safe. Football cannot be a priority right now. It is not important to finish this league.

2020 04 28 Retrieve

[Aston Villa goalkeeper Pepe Reina has described Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly as the best defender he has played alongside at Napoli] The defender who gave me more security? In a moment, Koulibaly was something extraordinary. In the national team [it was] Sergio Ramos. At Liverpool [it was Daniel] Agger, [Jamie] Carragher. Difficult to choose, there have been many strong [players]. In recent years, the Koulibaly - Albiol combination was phenomenal if it was in place