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Name Pepe
Gender Male
Ethnic Portuguese
Job Portuguese Football Coach
Desc One of the great villains of the game but a nasty, hard centre-back that would be very high on any great striker’s list of defenders he least wanted to play against. While his grit and determination stand out, nobody lasts a decade at the Bernabeu without possessing exceptional quality, with three La Liga titles (which has eluded the club since his departure) and as many Champions Leagues, Zinedine Zidane would be wise to acquire a similar player now.

Affiliation

Org Portugal National Team
Club as Player Real Madrid

2010 09 13 Retrieve

[Pepe on Mesut Ozil] Ozil has such quality that we just have to leave him room to showcase

2014 08 16 Retrieve

[Pepe, Real Madrid defender, about the capital club’s new assistant coach] I think Hierro is the best signing Madrid has done for the 2014/15 season. He knows a lot about the club and that is very important for the players. For me in particular, he is a player I always admired. He is a great person and I’m very happy

2016 06 11 Retrieve

[Real Madrid defender Pepe tried to explain his emotional response to his club’s UEFA Champions League success] That’s hard to explain. I started crying when Lucas Vazquez calmly scored his kick with extreme confidence. I got emotional and I felt we were not going to lose. It all started when Sergio [Ramos] told us we were going to use the goal in front of our fans for the shoot-out