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Pepe Becomes oldest Champions league Goalscorer at the age of 40

Pepe becomes the oldest scorer in UEFA Champions league history at 40years after netting a record-breaking goal in Porto’s 2-0 win against Royal Antwerp.

At the age of 40 years and 254 days, he scored more than two decades after his first goal, which came for Maritimo on November 9, 2002. He is said to be the first player over the age of 40 to net to be in the competition.

Pepe becomes oldest Champions League goalscorer, breaking Francesco Totti's  record for Porto v Royal Antwerp - Eurosport

On matchday three, Pepe also became the oldest outfield player ever to play in the Champions League in a 4-1 win, and now his goal has helped to knock them out.

His goal sealed a crucial win that kept Porto second in their Champions League group and three points ahead of third-placed Shakhtar Donestk after their 1-0 win over Barcelona.

He signed for Porto in May 2004, not long before they sealed a league, domestic cup, and Champions League Treble under Jose Mourinho, but did not feature in the European final against Monaco. 

When he was with Madrid, he won three Champions League titles, three La Liga crowns, two Copa de Reys, two Supercopa, two FIFA Club World Cups, and a UEFA Super Cup.

On the international stage, he has amassed 134 appearances for Portugal and lifted the 2016 European Championships with them, as well as the 2018/19 Nations League. 

In a career spanning 714 appearances and 28 trophies won, Pepe is regarded as one of the best defenders. 

 

 

 

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