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Pepe: 300 official games for Real Madrid

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NEWS | 09/01/2016 | Bárbara Jiménez

"This club has given me a lot, and it's really significant for me to have fulfilled this dream" he explained.  
Pepe has played his 300th game for Real Madrid. The defender, who started against Deportivo at the Bernabeú, expressed his delight at reaching this milestone as a madridista: "I'm really happy and am grateful to my team-mates and the fans, who have always given me their support. It's a happy day for me and my family".

"It's something special to play for this club, it's a club that has given me a lot and has taught me many things. It's really significant to have fulfilled this dream of having played 300 games for Real Madrid".

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"It was important to win in the coach's first game, a coach who not only is a club legend, but is also an important figure for everyone. We've made a good start, and we hope to build on this win so that the the fans have something to celebrate come the end of the season. The Real Madrid supporters are always incredible, and they've given us really great support".

Gift from the president
Florentino Pérez wanted to recognise Pepe's 300 games and at the end of the match he presented him with a commemorative t-shirt with his name and the number of games he has played. 

He has recorded 220 wins and scored 12 goals for the Whites.

During that time he has recorded 220 wins and scored 12 goals. The Portuguese defender made his official debut for the club on the 1st of August 2007 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Seville (the game ended with a 1-0 victory for Madrid). 

Six competitions
His 300 games have been shared between six competitions: League (206), Champions League (62), Copa del Rey (22), Spanish Super Cup (7), Club World Cup (2) and the European Super Cup (1). The 2014/15 season was the one when he made the most appearances with 48. 

This campaign he has played 15 matches recording 12 victories. During his nine years at the club he has won 1 Champions League, 1 Club World Cup, 1 Spanish Super Cup, 2 Leagues, 2 Copa del Reys and 2 Spanish Super Cups.