Quick Facts About Pepe Ferreira
Celebrated Name Pepe
Age 41 years old
Nick Name Pepe
Birth Name Kepler Laveran de Lima Ferreira
Birth Date 1983-02-26
Gender Male
Profession Portuguese footballer
Nationality Brazilian/Portuguese
Place of Birth Maceió, Brazil
Ethnicity Mixed
Residence Porto, Portugal
Religion Roman Catholicism
Father Anael Feitosa Ferreira
Mother Rosilene de Lima Ferreira
Sexualorientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Wife Ana Sofia Moreira
Children Angeli Sofi Moreira Ferreira and Emily Moreira Ferreira
Net Worth $13 million
Salary Over $1 million per year
Height 6 ft 2 inches
Weight 84 Kg
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Chest Size 50 Inches
Position Centre back
Coach Sérgio Conceição
Current Team Porto FC
Jersey Number 3
Jersey Name Pepe
Team Played Corinthians-AL, Marítimo B, Marítimo, Real Madrid, Beşiktaş, Porto
Horoscope Pisces

Pepe (Footballer) Biography

  • Pepe is is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a center-back for Turkish club Beşiktaş and the Portugal national team. During his professional career, he has played for Marítimo, Porto, and Real Madrid, with individual and team success with the latter two clubs.
  • Notably, he won three league titles, three European Cups, and played 334 games for Real Madrid. An aggressive, physically strong, and tenacious defender, Pepe is known for his hard-tackling style of play. However, despite his defensive abilities, he has also drawn criticism in the press at times, due to his tendency to pick up cards, as he has occasionally shown violent or unsportsmanlike behavior on the pitch.
  • Born and raised in Brazil, Pepe opted to play for the Portugal national team, playing at two FIFA World Cups and three UEFA European Championships. He was a member of the team that won UEFA Euro 2016, also reaching the semi-final of Euro 2012.

Portuguese footballer Pepe

Early Life

  • Pepe was born on 26 February 1983, in Maceió, Brazil. He holds Brazilian nationality through his birth and Portuguese nationality via naturalization. Born as Kepler Laveran de Lima Ferreira, Pepe's star sign is Pisces. He keeps faith in Roman Catholicism. Pepe is thought to have mixed ethnicity of Portuguese, Brazilian, and African descent.
  • The football star was born into a middle-class family. His father is  Anael Feitosa Ferreira and his mom's name is Rosilene de Lima Ferreira. Pepe grew up in his hometown and spent most of his childhood in Brazil. Born in a football legend country, he started playing football with his friends in the streets and open ground. 
  • At the age of 12, the pre-teenage Pepe joined local club Corinthians-AL of his hometown Maceió where he played from 1995 to 2001 for six years. Corinthians-AL really helped him to build up his football career. 

Pepe Footballer Career

Personal Life, Wife & Daughter

  • Pepe got married to Ana Sofia Moreira in 2015 after a long-time of dating and living together as a partner. Ana is a  qualified medical doctor who studied medicine in Porto, Portugal. The love birds met back in 2006 in Porto and they have been together ever since then.
  • Together with his wife, the footballer is blessed with two daughters named Angeli Sofi Moreira Ferreira and Emily Moreira Ferreira. Their first daughter Ana was born on  August 27th of 2012 before their marriage. Ana Sofia is very supportive of her husband. Ana Sofia and their daughters Angeli Moreira Ferreira and Emily Moreira Ferreira attend the UEFA Euro 2016 semi-final  to cheer up Pepe. 

Contract, Salary & Net Worth

Portugal Euro Cup 2019

  • As of 2021, Pepe's net worth is estimated at around $13 million. Currently, signed to Porto, his annual salary from the club is reported over $1 million. In 2018, with Besiktas, his annual salary was around €4 million with a weekly salary of  €80,000. 
  • Similarly, while playing for Real Madrid, his weekly wage in 2016 was reported to be £110,000 and was paid around £120,000 in 2014 while the highest-earning player was Cristiano Ronaldo. Playing for top European football clubs like Porto and Real Madrid, he has collected a jaw-dropping net worth. 
  • At the present time, his market value is recorded at €1 million (as of January 28, 2021). Pepe has a huge collection of cars. Some of the cars owned by him are Audi SQ7, Audi S8, and many more. The cost of his Audi sQ7 is worth more than $150,000.

Measurements, Height &  Size

  • Pepe is 6 ft 2 inches tall and weighs 84 Kg. He has an Athletic build body. He usually prefers bald hair cut which perfectly suits him. He has got a pair of Dark Brown eyes and his hair color is also dark brown. His chest size is 50 inches. 
  • He always does heavy exercise which includes weight lifting, push-ups, Single-leg squats, Dumbbell bench step-ups, and others. He arrives every morning at the Porto football training center for warm-ups and training.
  • On 12 December, during a match at Mestalla against Valencia, he landed awkwardly following an aerial challenge and was stretchered off the pitch in the dying minutes of the first half. Scans later showed that he ruptured his right knee's anterior cruciate ligament. He went on to miss the rest of the season, jeopardizing his 2010 FIFA World Cup chances. 

Facts About Pepe

  • #1He is named after scientists Johannes Kepler and Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran.
  • #2He loves to wear trendy-fashion clothing.
  • #3His highest market value was €30 million on Jul 10, 2007.
  • #4He has made 113 appearances for Portugal National Team scoring 7 goals.
  • #5He played 230 Games for Real Madrid.
  • #6He signed with FC Porto in 2004 for a reported transfer fee for € 1 million.
  • #7He is very close to Brazilian Footballer Ezequias.
  • #8He was involved in a fight during training with teammate Javier Balboa.
  • #9He kicked Casquero twice, once on his shin and once on his lower back.
  • #10When he signed for Real Madrid in 2007, he sacrificed a part of his salary to pay for his huge transfer fee.