40-year-old Pepe signs one-year contract instead of retirement

Portugal’s veteran defender Pepe (40, Porto) has no intention of taking off his soccer boots yet.

He shouted for one more year as a professional player at the age of 40. 메이저사이트

FC Porto announced on its official website on the 24th that it had extended the contract with Pepe until June 30, 2024.

Pepe, who turned 40 in February, was recognized for his value as a player through this contract renewal. “It is a renewal that means a lot to me as a footballer,” said Pepe. We look forward to bringing more titles to this special club and city this year.”

Pepe left Real Madrid in 2019 to return to his former club Porto. This season he played 19 and 4 matches in the Portuguese Primera La Liga and the European Champions League, respectively. He also showed leadership as Porto’s captain, winning a total of seven championships during his contract, including two regular league championships and two FA Cup victories.

The value of soccer player Pepe is also proven in the national team qualification where only the best players play. Pepe continued to be a regular at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Pepe missed two European Nations League matches (Liechtenstein and Luxembourg) in March due to injury, but it is evaluated that he is highly likely to participate in the 2024 European Football Championship.

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