Pepe
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Pepe is a Brazilian Professional Football Player. Pepe is a defender who joined Real Madrid in 2007 after spending three years with Porto. He was able to become a member of Portugal’s national team in the year 2007. Also, he is popular as one of the best defenders of his generation.

Birth Facts and Education

Pepe was born on February 26, 1983, in Maceió, Brazil. He is 39 years old and is under the astrological sign, Pisces. He holds Brazilian nationality and his ethnicity is Portuguese. And, his real and full name is Kepler Laveran de Lima Ferreira.

His father’s name is Anael Feitosa Ferreira and his mother’s name is Rosilene de Lima Ferreira. Other than this, information regarding Pepe’s other family members such as his siblings, cousins, grandparents, and any others are also not available to date. However, he very much loves his family and is close to them as well. But likes to keep them away from the limelight and the public and social world. Moreover, his father named him Kepler Laverna in honor to scientists Johannes Kepler and Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran.

Regarding Pepe’s educational background and qualifications, the name of the educational institutions he attended o studied at is unknown as of now. But considering his age, he must have graduated from both high school and university until and unless he is a drop out.

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Caption: Pepe along with his father (Source: Instagram)

Career and Professional Life

Pepe began playing football with local Corinthians Alagoano. And, when he was 18 years old, he was able to move to Portugal to sign with Marítimo in Madeira. He spent the vast majority of his first season with the B-team. He then promoted to the main squad for the 2002–03 season and was able to play in several positions including defensive midfielder. And, shortly before the club sealed a treble of the league, cup and UEFA Champions League, he was able to sign for Porto in May 2004.

Likewise, in his first season, he was mostly used as a backup, playing under veterans Pedro Emanuel, Jorge Costa and utility defender Ricardo Costa. Then, in the following year, he had a breakthrough season under the guidance of Co Adriaanse. He was able to establish himself as one of the best defenders in the domestic competition and eventually won back-to-back leagues and the Taça de Portugal.

Pepe signed a five-year contract with Real Madrid on July 10, 2007. When Los Blancos were crowned champions of La Liga, he was able to deliver a Man of the match performance at the Camp Nou against Barcelona. However, he was constantly hampered by injuries throughout the 2008–09 campaign. Also, in April of the year 2009, he was also in an incident with Getafe’s Javier Casquero and also struck another opposing player, Juan Ángel Albín, in the face and eventually received a ten-match ban, which effectively ended his season.

More About Career

He then returned in the 2009–10 season, to claim his place back in the starting line-ups. But during a match at Mestalla against Valencia, he ruptured his right knee’s anterior cruciate ligament and went on to miss the rest of the season, jeopardising his 2010 FIFA World Cup chances. As, he missed several matches due to injury and, after exhausting negotiations, finally was able to sign a new contract, renewing his link to the club until the year 2015. He was able to spend the final stretch of the season appearing as a defensive midfielder as Real Madrid faced Barcelona four times in less than one month.

Pepe went on to extend his contract with Real Madrid again, until the end of the 2015–16 season. He also received a strong criticism from the Spanish media when he stamped on the hand of Lionel Messi but got cleared of any wrongdoing later on. He was again in another serious incident as well and was suspended for two matches. Likewise, in the 2013–14 season, Pepe was able to have a personal career high number of goals scored as well as appearances made for Real Madrid, making 11 appearances in their La Decima winning campaign in the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League.

He then free transfered to Turkish Süper Lig side Beşiktaş from Real Madrid on 4 July 2017. Then on 13 August, he was able to score his first goal in a 2–0 home win against Antalyaspor. He went on to revoke his contract with Beşiktaş in a mutual agreement on December 17, 2018. Pepe never was able to represent his native Brazil in any youth category.

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Caption: Pepe with the famous footballer, Ronaldo (Source: Instagram)

Later Years and More

He was able to play in all of the national side’s matches, scoring once in a 2–0 win against Turkey on 7 June 2008 in the tournament’s final stages.  Then, during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, he often played as a defensive midfielder by national coach Carlos Queiroz. Again, in Euro 2012 under manager Paulo Bento, he got the opportunity to open the score in the second group game against Denmark.

He then later on became man of the match by UEFA. Moreover, he became the man of the match in the Euro 2016 final. Pepe was the oldest outfield player at the delayed UEFA Euro 2020 finals in June 2021, due to Zlatan Ibrahimović’s injury. Likewise, on 11 November that year, he was sent off in a goalless draw away to the Republic of Ireland in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification.

Furthermore, Pepe is quick, aggressive, physically strong, as well as a tenacious defender. He is popular for his work-rate and hard-tackling style of play; due to his height, he is also an aerial threat on set-pieces.

Relationship Status

Pepe tied the knot with Ana Sofia Moreira. They met each other in Porto in the year 2007 and soon after they began dating as well. They were together since and their relationship has bloomed even more. Also, they are very much in love still. Pepe and his wife has two daughters together and their names are Angeli Sofi Moreira Ferreira and Emily Moreira Ferreira. He has shared a lot of pictures of his daughters and wife on his respective social accounts.

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Caption: Pepe with his wife and their daughters (Source: Tumblr)

Body Measurements

Pepe has a height of 6 feet 2 inches and his weight is 84 Kg and has dark brown eyes and black hair. However, his other body measurements are still unknown and could be still under review.

Social Media and Net Worth

Pepe is pretty active on all of his social accounts. He owns his Instagram account under the name “official_pepe” and has garnered 12.6 million followers on it. Likewise, he is active on Twitter and Facebook as well and has mustered 3.5 million and 16 million followers respectively.

According to caknowledge, Pepe has a net worth of $13 million. And his salary is $1.3 million and his main income source must be his football career.