Watch: Pepe sparks mass brawl with late challenge in friendly with Roma

Logo: Football Espana

Football Espana

Article image: https://image-service.onefootball.com/crop/face?h=810&image=https%3A%2F%2Ficdn.football-espana.net%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F07%2FPepe.jpg&q=25&w=1080

Pepe is back in the headlines this Thursday; the veteran centre-back started a mass brawl during Porto’s pre-season friendly with Roma, coming in with a late challenge that enraged his Italian opponents. The Portuguese is getting on but hasn’t slowed down.

Pepe is best known for the incredible decade he spent at Real Madrid, joining in 2007 and leaving in 2017. He won it all at the Santiago Bernabeu; three La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey titles, two Supercopa de Espana titles, three Champions Leagues, one European Super Cup and two Club World Cups. He also won Euro 2016 with Portugal as a Madrid player.

As previously mentioned, however, Pepe hasn’t slowed down since leaving the Spanish capital. He joined Porto in 2019 after a two-year stint in Turkey with Besiktas, winning the Primeira Liga in his first season back as well as helping them go deep in the Champions League last season. He also represented Portugal at Euro 2020, despite turning 38 in February.

Mentioned in this article
View publisher imprint