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Pepe


ABOUT
ABOUT

Képler Laveran Lima Ferreira, commonly known as Pepe,  is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid in La Liga and the Portuguese national team, mainly as a central defender. Pepe started playing football with local Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano before signing with C.S. Marítimo. During the summer of 2004, Pepe signed with top division giants F.C. Porto for €1 million. On 10 July 2007 Real Madrid signed Pepe to a five-year contract, for a fee of €30 million. On 15 March 2008, he scored the only goal in a 1–0 away loss against Deportivo de La Coruña. Pepe never represented his native Brazil in any youth category. Though a Brazilian, Pepe represented Portugal at the 2010 World Cup and two European Championships. During the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, Pepe was often used as a defensive midfielder by national coach Carlos Queiroz. He was chosen as the "Man of the match" in UEFA 2012.
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