NEWS | 29/11/2015 | Bárbara Jiménez | PHOTOGRAPHER: Helios de la RubiaThe Portuguese defender has played 200 La Liga games with Real Madrid.
“Not conceding is important and the whole team worked hard to ensure that was the case today. It doesn't matter who comes on as long as they do so with the same intensity and willingness to work for the team. That's what we showed in today's game”.
“He keeps adding to his tally and that's the most important thing. He scored here today and made a big contribution towards us getting the win. We all hope he continues playing like that”.
The defender, who is now into his ninth season at the club, has notched up 156 wins in the championship, during which time he has scored 10 goals. Pepe has made 99 La Liga appearances at the Bernabéu and 101 away from home. He clocked up his highest number of La Liga games during the 2013-14 season, when he played 30 times.
Pepe made his debut on 11 August 2007 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla (1-0). Since then, he has racked up 292 competitive appearances, winning 1 Champions League, 1 Club World Cup, 1 Intercontinental Cup, 1 European Super Cup, 2 La Liga titles, 2 Copa del Rey titles and 2 Spanish Super Cups along the way.