Full Name: Kepler LaveranLimaFerreira
Born:February 26, 1983
Place of Birth:Maceió (Brasil)
Pepe from Brazil to Portugal
His debut with the Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari dated 29 August 2007. Injured Pepe, however, must wait until November 21 to become international. It was six years in Portugal defender lived a year he had been naturalized …
Kleper Laveran Lima Ferreira “Pepe” began playing football at Napoli club’s native district of Maceió. After passing through the CRB, he continued his training at Corinthians Alagoano before taking the direction of Portugal. He was then only 17 years old and plays for Marítimo Funchal Madeira, before joining FC Porto. In the offseason, 2007, he was transferred to Real Madrid for a transfer that would amount to 30 million euros.
The central defender, very comfortable in the air, scored his first goal for Portugal June 7, 2008, in the first game of the Euro against Turkey.
He was born in Brazil, he call’d Kepler Laveran Lima Ferreira but is more known as Pepe. This is an extremely solid player and is certainly one of the best central defenders in the world.
It is one of the fastest central defenders in Europe, it is virtually unbeatable in the one against one situations and is intractable in the air. Given all these qualities, we can understand how it quickly became the undisputed boss of the defense of FC Porto and why Real Madrid were willing to pay € 30 million to secure his services.
How Pepe aquis all these qualities is a étonante history. Its remarkable speed, he aquired running, day after day, on the beaches of Brazil when he was still a promising junior. His ability to jump higher than the other was not innate, he aquired during his childhood when his father forced him to jump into the ocean, the weight attached to the legs.
Pepe began his professional career in Brazil club Corinthians Alagoano only 17 years before coming to Portugal in the club Maritimo in 2001. Following several seasons impressive, he joined Porto in 2004/05.
After a first season lackluster, it is with the arrival of Dutch coach Co Adriaans, Pepe will make aware of its potential. Co Adriaans will indeed implement a bold defender system in three laquel Pepe will play an essential role. That year, FC Porto succeeds doubled Championship / Cup Portugal.
After years tois Porto, Pepe was in the viewfinder of the biggest clubs in Europe and was eventually sold to Real Madrid in 2007. The Portuguese player has cost the Real 30 million euros and has signed a 5 year contract with the Spanish club.
In his first season in the Spanish capital he will winLa Liga. And if there was a match to remember when this season is his outstanding performance at the Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid, during which he Stope any attacks Barça handedly alone. At the end of the match, the Spanish sports daily AS give Pepe note 4/4 while the Goal.com site will give it a 9 out of 10!
Although born in Brazil, Pepe announced the start of the 2006/2007 season he wanted to become Portuguese team to represent Portugal. And it did not take long for him obtenienne Portuguese nationality, making him the second player to take the Brazilian Portuguese jersey after Deco.
At this point, the Portugal team is coached by a Brazilian ailleur: Luiz Felipe Scolari. With his first selection, he made them in a qualifying match for Euro 2008 against Poland in August 2007. But after an injury contracted with the club, he will replay with Portugal than four months later, against Finland. Then Pepe will play all the matches of the Euro2008 in Portugal until elimination in the quarterfinals even going to score a goal in the competition.
Since the phase of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, Carlos Queiroz (the new coach of Portugal) decided to play Pepe in midfield. A gamble succeeds as Pepe to book superb performance at each of its outputs. And despite his injury, he is the second player most used by Carlos Queiroz during qualifying matches (11 games and 990 minutes played).