Kepler Laveran Lima Ferreiraknown as baby, has already become part of Champions League history. He became the Portuguese centre-back from Porto The oldest player in Champions League history to play a match is 40 years and 242 days old.
The former Real Madrid centre-back broke the mark of another legendary defender, the Italian Alessandro CostacurtaWho played with Milan in the Champions League in 2006 at the age of 40, but with fewer days than the Portuguese.
“sincerely, I’m excited about this record because it’s so hard and I worked so hard to be here. “I always did everything in my power to defend my team in the best possible way and be able to win titles for them,” Pepe said after the match against Antwerp.
The Porto centre-back was really happy with the team’s victory and with his performance for the Portuguese team: “I feel happy not only to achieve records, but also to achieve goals.” But to reach At this age the ability to play and play a good role And also helping young people grow.”
Despite his age, Pepe is a key part of Sergio Conceicao’s scheme. The Portuguese centre-back is the undisputed key player in the Porto team, which occupies second place in the Barcelona group in the Champions League with 6 points after… Last night’s victory over Antwerp, 1-4.
Pepe, among the big names in the Champions League
If Sergio Conceição’s men end up qualifying for the round of 16 of the first competition, Pepe will be the first player to play in a Champions League match at the age of 41. next to Carles Puyol And David AlabaThe Portuguese centre-back is the 23rd player who has participated in the most matches in the history of the Champions League 115 matches played. Pepe will reach 119 appearances Xabi Alonso And 120 of Roberto Carlos If Porto reaches the round of 16 of the Champions League.
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