Pepe is a professional footballer from Brazil. Pepe is a defensive midfielder who joined Real Madrid in 2007 after three years with Porto. In the year 2007, he was able to join Portugal’s national team. He is also regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation.
Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education
Pepe was born in Maceió, Brazil, on February 26, 1983. He is 39 years old and born under the Pisces astrological sign. He is of Brazilian nationality and Portuguese ethnicity. In addition, his full name is Kepler Laveran de Lima Ferreira.
Anael Feitosa Ferreira is his father’s name, and Rosilene de Lima Ferreira is his mother’s. Aside from that, information on Pepe’s other family members, such as his siblings, cousins, grandparents, and others, is not currently available. He does, however, adore his family and is very close to them. But prefers to keep them out of the spotlight, as well as the public and social worlds. Furthermore, in honour of scientists Johannes Kepler and Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, his father named him Kepler Laverna.
Concerning Pepe’s educational background and qualifications, the names of the educational institutions where he attended or studied are currently unknown. However, given his age, he must have graduated from both high school and university, unless he is a dropout.
Pepe’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions
Pepe stands 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighs 84 kg, and has dark brown eyes and black hair. His other body measurements, however, are unknown and may still be under review.
Pepe’s Profession & Career
Pepe began his football career with the local Corinthians Alagoano. And, at the age of 18, he was able to move to Portugal and sign with Maritimo in Madeira. He spent the majority of his rookie season on the B-team. He was then promoted to the main squad for the 2002–03 season, where he could play in a variety of positions, including defensive midfielder. In May 2004, he was able to sign for Porto, just before the club completed a treble of the league, cup, and UEFA Champions League.
Similarly, he was mostly used as a backup in his first season, playing behind veterans Pedro Emanuel, Jorge Costa, and utility defender Ricardo Costa. The following year, he had a breakout season under Co Adriaanse’s tutelage. He established himself as one of the best defenders in domestic competition, eventually winning back-to-back league titles and the Taça de Portugal.
On July 10, 2007, Pepe signed a five-year contract with Real Madrid. When Los Blancos have crowned La Liga champions, he was able to deliver a Man of the Match performance against Barcelona at the Camp Nou. Throughout the 2008–09 season, however, he was plagued by injuries. In addition, in April 2009, he was involved in an incident with Getafe’s Javier Casquero and also struck another opposing player, Juan ngel Albin, in the face, and received a ten-match ban, effectively ending his season.
More on Career
He then returned for the 2009–10 season, reclaiming his spot in the starting lineups. However, during a match against Valencia at Mestalla, he ruptured his right knee’s anterior cruciate ligament and was forced to miss the rest of the season, jeopardizing his chances at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. As a result of missing several games due to injury, he was finally able to sign a new contract, renewing his relationship with the club until 2015. As Real Madrid faced Barcelona four times in less than a month, he was able to spend the final stretch of the season as a defensive midfielder.
Pepe’s contract with Real Madrid was extended again until the end of the 2015–16 season. He was also heavily chastised by the Spanish media after stamping on Lionel Messi’s hand but was later cleared of any wrongdoing. He was also involved in another serious incident and was suspended for two matches. Similarly, in the 2013–14 season, Pepe set a personal career-high in both goals scored and appearances for Real Madrid, appearing 11 times in their La Decima winning campaign in the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League.
On July 4, 2017, he was released by Real Madrid and transferred to the Turkish Super Lig club Beşiktaş. Then, on August 13, he scored his first goal in a 2–0 home win over Antalyaspor. On December 17, 2018, he agreed to mutually terminate his contract with Beşiktaş. Pepe was never able to represent his home country of Brazil in any youth category.
Later Years and Beyond
He was able to play in all of the national team’s matches, scoring once in a 2–0 win over Turkey in the tournament’s final stages on 7 June 2008. Then, under national coach Carlos Queiroz, he was frequently used as a defensive midfielder during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. In Euro 2012, he was given the opportunity to open the scoring against Denmark in the second group game under manager Paulo Bento.
He was later named UEFA’s man of the match. Furthermore, he was named man of the match in the Euro 2016 final. Due to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury, Pepe was the oldest outfield player at the postponed UEFA Euro 2020 finals in June 2021. Similarly, he was sent off in a goalless draw away to the Republic of Ireland in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification on November 11, that year.
Pepe is also a quick, aggressive, physically strong, and tenacious defender. He is well-known for his work rate and hard-tackling style of play; he is also an aerial threat on set-pieces due to his height.
Pepe’s Wife, Marriage & Relationship
Pepe got married to Ana Sofia Moreira. They met in Porto in 2007 and began dating shortly afterwards. They’ve been together ever since, and their relationship has grown even stronger. They are also still deeply in love. Pepe and his wife have two daughters named Angeli Sofi Moreira Ferreira and Emily Moreira Ferreira. He has posted numerous photos of his daughters and wife on his social media accounts.
Pepe’s Salary and Net Worth
Pepe has a net worth of $13 million, according to knowledge. His salary is $1.3 million, and his primary source of income must be his football career.
Pepe’s Social Media(Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Pepe maintains a high level of activity across all of his social media accounts. He is the owner of the Instagram account “official Pepe,” which has 12.6 million followers. Similarly, he is active on Twitter and Facebook, where he has 3.5 million and 16 million followers, respectively.
|Born Date||26 Feb 1983|
|Age||39 years old|
|Lucky Color||Sea Green|
|Best Match for Marriage||Cancer, Scorpio|
|Height||6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)|
|Wife||Ana Sofia Moreira|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Father||Anael Feitosa Ferreira|
|Mother||Rosilene de Lima Ferreira|
|Kids||Two daughters (Angeli Sofi Moreira Ferreira and Emily Moreira Ferreira)|