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Pepe Reveals He Slept In His Mother's Bed Until He Was 17

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Pepe Reveals He Slept In His Mother's Bed Until He Was 17

He's seen as one of football's hardmen but former Real Madrid defender Pepe has revealed he slept in his mother's bed until he was 17.

Although he's represented Portugal on 113 occasions, Pepe grew up in Brazil and moved country to further his football career in his late teens.

And while he had developed physically, he still required a great amount of love and attention from his mum.

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Speaking to Portuguese outlet Tribuna Expresso, he said: "Until I came to Portugal, at the age of 17, I slept with my mother, so imagine what it was like [laughter].

"I was already big and I slept with my parents, so I imagine my father did not like to have me there [laughs].

"This is interesting: the other day I was talking to my mother and she was telling me that I really liked to run my hand through her hair and I told her that maybe I already knew it would be too much time away from her."

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Pepe signed Maritimo and made 64 appearances for the club before joining Porto for the first time, winning back-to-back league titles.

At Real Madrid was where he earned his reputation as a tough-tackling defender, going on to win three La Ligas and three Champions Leagues in 334 games across nine seasons.

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Image: PA

After a spell with Besiktas in Turkey, the 38-year-old now finds himself back at Porto, captaining the side to a league and cup double last term.

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On the international stage, Pepe played a key role in Portugal's European Championship and UEFA Nations League successes under Fernando Santos.

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Image: PA

According to Transfer Markt, the centre-back has received 153 yellow cards and 12 red cards for club and country.

But even with all that, like a lot of us, he was still mollycoddled by his mum.

Topics: Football, porto, Pepe, Real Madrid

Josh Lawless
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