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nearly 40 but still class
Portugal getting it done with the young and the old. Exciting match so far.
nearly 40, got injured for a month and a half and still came back like he's 26. The real GOAT
Probably should be considered the best centre-back we have ever had by now, he deserves it.
I think there's no doubt about it. He's one of the best centre backs ever,period.
Built like a trackor. Reliable
Pepe is built like a [Lamborghini](https://www.driving.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/05/clarkson-tractor.jpg).
Oldest ever scorer at a world cup?
Roger Milla, but Pepe is 2nd I think
At 42, that's ridiculous
Just to add to the ridiculousness of Roger Milla he was the oldest ever scorer at the world cup scoring 4 goals, he then went back 4 years later and scored again.
I think they mean he was the oldest when he scored at 38, and then scored 4 years later again at 42
Nah he played at 38 and set the (then) record and then came back 4 years after and broke his own
So Pepe coming back for 2026 then?
I honestly expect him to stick around for euros at least, still one of the best on the pitch
If Pepe scores at next WC he would just barely beat him lol
Oldest ever non striker i think they said
oldest in knockouts too
Roger Milla was 43, be surprised if anyone breaks that any time soon.
Not actually sure if Pepe would be old enough to beat it even if he scored at the next World Cup
Yeah, 43 is going to be hard to beat!
[He was 42.](https://olympics.com/en/news/oldest-goal-scorer-fifa-world-cup-football)
Oldest ever in the playoffs
Milla wil be forever
20 years in each leg still runs like mad. Insane longevity.
Genuinely such a great header as well o7
Age is temporary
Pepe is forever
Ball don't lie
Bald dont lie*
Unless youre *the bald fraud*
Feels good man
Dedicated to the guy who said Maguire would walk in the Portugal starting CB spot a couple days ago lmfao
39 years young.
Father time giveth to Pepe and Father time taketh from CR7
Hyperbolic time chamber kinda-shit. Portugal took the weighs off.
He jumped higher than everyone around him it was insane. This is my favorite goal of the tournament
shined up and readdy to ball, head
Pepe the absolute mad lad has scored! Incredible start for Portugal!
If i jumped like that at 39 y old im pretty sure my back would be dead
That gave me a good chuckle, tnx.
I think I read something that Pepe used to train by jumping in the ocean so he would be better in the air. Man is an absolute monster at headers
Because they have a shit ton of talent lol.
Because Ronaldo is on bench this match. Let's be honest, they have insane squad but their performances weren't that great until now.
Its hard to play with 10 man tbh. Of course they look much better now.
>Portugal took the weighs off.
Well yeah. Look at the bench.
You mean the hypersonic lion tamer?
Rock Lee style
What dropping 80kg of deadweight does to a MF.
No old man weighing them down
And an even older man scores.
Pepe showing how an old man can still play! He's old enough to be Goncola Ramos's father lol
Ronaldo just dont got the dog in him anymore, pepe on the other hand
Pit bulls got that Pepe in them.
The hypertonic lion tamer?
What an absolute legend this man is.
He's quite a bit older than Boateng, Kompany, Godin, Chiellini, Ramos, etc. And still going.
Ramos is still playing at quite a high level
Not playing very well though, Pepe is undoubtedly better than Ramos at the moment.
Always has been
Lol no. Prime Ramos was an absolute force.
I think that at their primes, Pepe was better at defending but Ramos was the overall better player.
This is the correct take.
Ramos has always been a much overrated defender. His legacy comes from key goals and not from his defending. Plus, Ramos has like 30 career red cards while Pepe only 6.
It's the port wine
Pepe, 39 years, jfc
This dude is 39 years old
WHAT A HEADER
The old man scored, fucking incredible.
I'm the same age as Pepe. I'm inspired.
*dusts oreo crumbs off his beard*
[Another Portuguese older geezer](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Lopes) also beat the Olympic marathon record winning the Gold Medal in the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics at 37 after missing the previous Olympics due to injuries and converting from a long distance runner (10k in Montreal 1976) to an even longer distance runner. That record stood until 2008. [Be inspired.](https://youtu.be/W2rkaqrW7mg?t=2460)
Leap like Ronaldo **at** **~~38~~** ***39*** **years old**
And from the veteran midfielder too!
Portugal’s just styling on them!
Pepe: Look at me, I am Ronaldo now
The old man
He'd be old even for a keeper, still does this
What a legend
Need to delete some Fernando Santos comments brb.
Kind of like a new coach.
No Ronaldo? Well shit, what are they going to do now?
The Portugal tha was promised. Looking scary
They killed us but Lady Melisandre resurrected us!
Lady Melisandre lending Pepe her necklace to make him young again lol
Top 5 defender of his generation no discussion
Pepe colhões e cornos de aço.
His head has metal in it
Another assist for Bruno Fernandes! He's been INSANE this tournament!
Standard for him
Yet another assist for Bruno Fernandes
The man himself 🐐
39 year old header
The future is now Old Man
The past is now, young man
Old bastards still got it
Class is permanent.
That's my captain.
The 40 year old legend
Today I feel Pepe
Are we actually playing football?
Guess who's on the bench.. We clearly play better with Ronaldo out. When the game is solved get him on so he can try and beat his records
TIL Portugal is a make a wish team.
same as United this year
Lmao Clive Tildesley thundering in the commentary “APPROACHING MIDDLE AGE”
He’s the goat commentator. ITV has been unbearable without him
And this is why Sergio Ramos should have been called up.
Would’ve at least scored the penalty
actually wouldve, anything better than the atrocious pens tonight
Age is just a number
Difficult for Switzerland now
Just a bit eh
Come back to besiktas :(
He's good at Porto, he's treated well there ;)
I'm glad. Man was massive for us. Our defense has been shaky ever since.
What a header
2nd oldest goal scorer after Roger Milla?
*That* is a fucking header
Good ol Pepe
Pepe deserves a lifetime achievement award. What a beast!
Maybe I’m just bias because of Real Madrid, but I want Pepe to win the World Cup.
I'm biased because I'm Portuguese, but I also want Pepe to win the world cup
Pepe is a top 5 CB in the last 10 years
HECTOR SALAMANCA STRIKES AGAIN
One of my all time favorite characters in football. This guy is actually the most underrated footballing legend. During those insane Barcelona vs Madrid days he was hilarious.
This man simply does not age. What a player. Portugal are lucky to have him.
Ronaldo forced to retire from nt at halftime
Do you dream of him when you close your eyes? He's our biggest football legend of all time, so show some respect, yank.
Fyi they won games with him in the team
Funnily enough we haven't even been that dangerous. First goal came completely out of the blue and this one from a set piece.
If only Portugal had this team when Ronaldo was solo carrying the last few world cups
If Ronaldo had Joao Felix back in 2010, they would have been serious contenders
Don't say that portugal team plays like prime barca without Ronaldo according to r/soccer lol
The only thing this match has shown is that you have to give more chances to Ramos to evaluate a potential rebuild around him and Bruno. Sub in Ronaldo as a super sub where he's more effective.
Everything else is just brainless hateful words. Santos has got it right this time but if any sane person has followed this Portugal team, knows that they didn't just magically transformed into a super team whenever Ronaldo wasn't there.
Santos needs to be the one being praised this time but unfortunately some actually think it's just absence of a player.
Exactly, our play hasn't really changed or improved. Now things will get easier because Switzerland will have to take risks but we are in no way doing things different from when Ronaldo is playing.
Nah this sub is so unbelievably hard right now
I need Ronaldo to come on and score a tap in or penalty to get these mfs so angry lmao
How will you feel if this happens, except he misses it
CR sub for a quick tap-in to complete the trifecta
They haven't looked nearly this good though.
They've also gone against harder opponents prior to Switzerland
Fuck do you mean? Switzerland are better than Uruguay, SK, and Ghana.
Combined!!! But I do agree, Switzerland is a great and underrated side.
Switzerland can't do shit against Portugal
Lol they want Ronaldo to be pissed so bad but he looks the happiest man on the field
Thundercunted that in!
Has to be oldest world cup scorer ever right?
THE GRANDDADDY OF THEM ALL!
the grandaddy of football 🥵
Good to see the younger generation shine with Ronaldo on the bench
Pepe score me happy
Ronaldo died for this
So satisfying to see them succeed without Ronaldo’s arrogant ass. Keep him benched.
A guy that you love to hate but if he played for your team you’d love him unconditionally.
Bench Ronaldo, play your best match of the tournament. You can’t explain that.
I mean, you can.
Man's entering his prime
Pepe is a mad man. 39 years old!!!
Another goal contribution for Bruno
Great header. He is still amazing at almost 40 years old!
Bald not Fraud.
This old man scoring goals like he’s in his 20s
Pepe the time traveller
Aye Pepe, must be one of the oldest WC scorers ever
Father Time who
What year is this ?
This guy is nearly 40 years old
I dont want too much soccer but I thought he retired years ago. Guess he's still got it
He will be 40 in 3 months.
Alves should take notes.
Holy shit to see Ronaldo realize the team he has if he were to *trust them!*
With that he becomes the second oldest player to ever score in a World Cup
That header was harder than any of Spain PKs
I LOVE YOU MY OLD BEAST
The young get old faster than the old get older.
The hang time on that jump looked insane
If there is ever a top 5 best naturalized players, Pepe has to be there
what a legend
Honestly insane header
What a power jump
I could carless about the goal its just legendary to see pepe getting the attention he deserves
You kids need to hit the gym
How can ronaldo be happy???? r/soccor in shambles
We need a Ronaldo reaction cam at this point.