Pepe returns immediately back at FC Porto. The 35-year-old defender has Tuesday a contract until mid-2021 signed by the leader of the Portuguese league.
Pepe was without a club after Besiktas decided in december to cancel the contract to terminate. The 103-fold international of Portugal was a hard basisspeler at the Turkish club, but his salary crowds reportedly too much on the budget.
By his transfer to Porto will Pepe after more than eleven years back in Portugal. The born Brazilian was between 2004 and 2007 under contract with the 28-times national champions. He made in 2001 at CS Marítimo his debut in professional football.
In his first period when Porto won Pepe two league titles and the world cup for clubs. In 2007, forced the Portuguese to a transfer to Real Madrid, where he until 2017 was under contract.
Pepe in action during his first period for FC Porto. ()
Pepe should FC Porto to the title help
Due to his strong performances with Porto forced Pepe in 2007, a place in the Portuguese national team. He made in november of that year, his debut for the Seleção das Quinas, and that in 2016 the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in France and won.
In the autumn of his career should Pepe reigning champion FC Porto on the 29th championship title in the clubhistorie help. The team of trainer Sérgio Conceiçao is currently on top in the Primeira Liga with a six-point lead on closest enemy SC Braga.
Number three, Benfica has seven points less than the leader. The Sporting CP coach Marcel Emperor and striker Bas Dost follows on the fourth place with a disadvantage of eight points on Porto.