Birth date 31 Aug 1982 (36 years)
Nationality Spain Spain
Height 188 cm
Position Goalkeeper
Nickname Pepe Reina
Number 25
Team history
AC Milan 2018 - present
SSC Napoli 2015 - 2018
Bayern 2014 - 2015
SSC Napoli 2013 - 2014 (loan)
Liverpool 2005 - 2014
Villarreal 2002 - 2005
FC Barcelona 2000 - 2002
FC Barcelona B 1999 - 2000
FC Barcelona C 1999

Jose Manuel ‘Pepe’ Reina Paez is a Spanish football player who currently features for the English Premier League club Liverpool. He plays as a goalkeeper and is regarded as one of the better custodians in the modern game.

Pepe Reina developed at the Barcelona youth academy and was part of the first team from 2000 to 2002. However, he failed to impress himself at Camp Nou and moved to Villarreal, playing for the Yellow Submarine until 2005 and making a name for himself both in Spain and in Europe.

Reina was signed by Liverpool and he was an instant hit in the Premier League. He has since played more than 250 league games for the former English and European champions and is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

Reina made his international debut for Spain in 2005 but has made just over 25 appearances for La Furia Roja. He was part of Spain’s Euro 2008, 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 winning squad.