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Pepe

32-Year-Old Defender     Real Madrid  La Liga      Full Name: Képler Laveran Lima Ferreira


Portugal

Birthdate:  February 26, 1983    Birthplace:  Maceió, Brazil    Nationality:  Portugal    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  179 lbs    

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Pepe got a clean sheet as Real Madrid beat Levante 2-0 Sunday.

It wasn't the most difficult of games for Pepe who looked comfortbale throughout and was never threatened by the opposition's frontline. He was a big presence in defense, making three interceptions and six clearances.

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Pepe: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

March 8, 2015

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Pepe conceded Saturday as Real Madrid fell to a 1-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao.

Pepe lost his clean sheet early on after Aritz Aduriz's unstoppable 26th minute header gave Bilbao the advantage. Pepe didn't look strong defensively throughout, he was often too easily beaten in the air and bullied by the opponent's frontline.

February 17, 2015

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Pepe (ribs) is in the squad for Real Madrid's Champions League match against Schalke on Wednesday.

Pepe has been sidelined since mid-January after suffering the injury against Atletico Madrid in a Copa del Rey match, but his return will be a huge boost, with Sergio Ramos out with a hamstring injury. Despite his availability, Pepe is not guaranteed to start the match, which would obviously limit his fantasy potential.

January 18, 2015

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Pepe will miss at least the next two games after he suffered a rib injury during Thursday's Copa del Rey match against Atletico Madrid, ESPN FC reports.

Pepe had to come off after suffering the injury, and Raphael Varane will replace him in the lineup to play next to Sergio Ramos.

October 7, 2014

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Pepe picked up his first assist and second clean sheet of the season in Real Madrid's 5-0 win over Athletic Club on Sunday.

Pepe has found regular starts tough to come by this season, as manager Carlo Ancelotti has trusted 21 year old Raphael Varane to partner with Sergio Ramos in the middle of his defense. While Madrid have been decent defensively this season, Pepe's fantasy upside is a bit limited even with his multiple shots per game.

June 16, 2014

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Pepe was assessed a red card in Portugal's World Cup opener against Germany on Monday and he will miss their match against the United States on Sunday.

Fabio Coentrao left the match with an apparent groin injury, leaving Portugual very vulnerable in the back. Pepe was given the red card after he headbutted Thomas Muller, who he felt overreacted to contact while both were going after a ball. It was a reaction many fans have come to expect from Pepe, but it was still very surprising to see on such a big stage. He'll be eligible to return June 26 against Ghana, but it could be too late by then for Portugal.

October 19, 2013

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Pepe was credited with an assist on Angel Di Maria's 46th minute goal of Saturday's 2-0 win over Malaga.

Pepe isn't a great fantasy producer outside of the occasional clean sheet, as his assist Saturday was his first of the year and he has only one goal to boot.

September 23, 2013

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Pepe scored in the 19th minute of Sunday's 4-1 win over Getafe.

The goal was Pepe's first of the season and his two shots were a season-high. Madrid have struggled this season keeping opponents off the scoreboard, prompting Pepe to have only a single clean sheet this season.