Pepe rules in Porto

The defender takes the Porto captain's armband at the age of 37 after the departure of Danilo Pereira. He was the third captain at Real Madrid.


Pepe has become the first captain of Porto. The departure of Danilo Pereira to PSG has cleared the way for the veteran central defender to become the first captain of the dragons. The Portuguese, second captain last season, exercises the duties of Porto's leader both inside and outside the dressing room. The captaincy is a task that will not be unknown to him as he wore the third captain's armband at Real Madrid after Sergio Ramos and Marcelo.

The 37-year-old footballer continues to be a reference in the defense of Porto and the Portuguese national team as he demonstrated by drying up Mbappé, Griezmann and Giroud in the 0-0 draw between France and Portugal in the Nations League match.

Pepe had a fundamental role in the achievement of the Portuguese League in 19/20. Sergio Conceiçao had to restructure his defense due to Marcano's injury in the final stretch of the season. Moment in which he moved Pepe to the left side of the centrals. The player adapted to the position requested by his coach after a whole career playing as a right central defender and shared the rear with Mbemba. The result was successful when they were proclaimed League champions.

The player born in Maceló continues to write his name in the history of the dragons team after scoring against Marítimo and thus surpassing Aloysius as the oldest player to score a goal for Porto. Pepe's ownership is indisputable despite his age. The defender, who has 145 appearances for Oportp, has played 270 minutes of the three games played in the Portuguese League. In the neighboring country, they suggest that the club wants to renew its contract beyond June 2021. Its record with Porto is made up of three leagues, two Portuguese Cups and one Super Cup.

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