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cenasfodetepah

nearly 40 but still class


galeforcewinds95

Portugal getting it done with the young and the old. Exciting match so far.


fabzpt

nearly 40, got injured for a month and a half and still came back like he's 26. The real GOAT


Goldenrah

Probably should be considered the best centre-back we have ever had by now, he deserves it.


fabzpt

I think there's no doubt about it. He's one of the best centre backs ever,period.


cenasfodetepah

Built like a trackor. Reliable


joaommx

Pepe is built like a [Lamborghini](https://www.driving.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/05/clarkson-tractor.jpg).


zrkillerbush

Oldest ever scorer at a world cup?


TheConundrum98

Roger Milla, but Pepe is 2nd I think


nunchukity

At 42, that's ridiculous


temujin94

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.


nunchukity

Class


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nyasiaa

I think they mean he was the oldest when he scored at 38, and then scored 4 years later again at 42


inspired_corn

Nah he played at 38 and set the (then) record and then came back 4 years after and broke his own


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raven2474life

So Pepe coming back for 2026 then?


nunchukity

I honestly expect him to stick around for euros at least, still one of the best on the pitch


TheDavinci1998

If Pepe scores at next WC he would just barely beat him lol


Dirtychorizo

Oldest ever non striker i think they said


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oldest in knockouts too


No-Shoe5382

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


zrkillerbush

Yeah, 43 is going to be hard to beat!


TreeDollarFiddyCent

[He was 42.](https://olympics.com/en/news/oldest-goal-scorer-fifa-world-cup-football)


JinorZ

Oldest ever in the playoffs


Clappingdoesnothing

Milla?


shrewdy

Roger Milla


maticbeast

Milla wil be forever


OMNI__MAN

20 years in each leg still runs like mad. Insane longevity.


EagleEye_FalconArrow

Genuinely such a great header as well o7


UdoMartens

Age is temporary


Amphibious_Fire

Pepe is forever


Ronaldo79

Ball don't lie


King_Hobbes

Bald dont lie*


courtesyflusher

Unless youre *the bald fraud*


SemiCurrentGuy

Feels good man


UEFAChampionsRigged

Dedicated to the guy who said Maguire would walk in the Portugal starting CB spot a couple days ago lmfao


DATL

39 years young.


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Father time giveth to Pepe and Father time taketh from CR7


cenasfodetepah

Hyperbolic time chamber kinda-shit. Portugal took the weighs off.


KoloHickory

He jumped higher than everyone around him it was insane. This is my favorite goal of the tournament


cenasfodetepah

shined up and readdy to ball, head


PoppinKREAM

Pepe the absolute mad lad has scored! Incredible start for Portugal!


iKarllos

If i jumped like that at 39 y old im pretty sure my back would be dead


alessioalex

That gave me a good chuckle, tnx.


McFrankiee

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


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bustedracquet

Because they have a shit ton of talent lol.


Much-Ad-7260

Because Ronaldo is on bench this match. Let's be honest, they have insane squad but their performances weren't that great until now.


szpyru

Its hard to play with 10 man tbh. Of course they look much better now.


Quiet-Cartoonist1689

>Portugal took the weighs off. Well yeah. Look at the bench.


nhatthongg

You mean the hypersonic lion tamer?


kukaz00

Rock Lee style


Weak_Remote3787

What dropping 80kg of deadweight does to a MF.


just_dew_eat

No old man weighing them down


theonewhoknock_s

And an even older man scores.


PoppinKREAM

Pepe showing how an old man can still play! He's old enough to be Goncola Ramos's father lol


Spaghessie

Ronaldo just dont got the dog in him anymore, pepe on the other hand


Charlie_Wax

Pit bulls got that Pepe in them.


Theelderginger

The hypertonic lion tamer?


bodydouble

What an absolute legend this man is.


Charlie_Wax

He's quite a bit older than Boateng, Kompany, Godin, Chiellini, Ramos, etc. And still going. Built different.


idosade

Ramos is still playing at quite a high level


-MCMIV

Not playing very well though, Pepe is undoubtedly better than Ramos at the moment.


DameDollaDolla

Always has been


Zestyclose-Rope-3448

Lol no. Prime Ramos was an absolute force.


AustereSpartan

I think that at their primes, Pepe was better at defending but Ramos was the overall better player.


joaommx

This is the correct take.


Ogalaico

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.


danboruu

It's the port wine


mkgilligan

Pepe, 39 years, jfc


fijozico

This dude is 39 years old


dragon8811

WHAT A HEADER The old man scored, fucking incredible.


galeforcewinds95

I'm the same age as Pepe. I'm inspired.


courtesyflusher

*dusts oreo crumbs off his beard*


joaommx

[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)


aregularguy3223

Leap like Ronaldo **at** **~~38~~** ***39*** **years old**


Zloggt

And from the veteran midfielder too! Portugal’s just styling on them!


_Tonto_

Pepe: Look at me, I am Ronaldo now


Hoodxd

The old man


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He'd be old even for a keeper, still does this


HeIIbIazer23

What a legend


nightlink011

Need to delete some Fernando Santos comments brb.


blurr90

Kind of like a new coach. No Ronaldo? Well shit, what are they going to do now?


KungFuGreen

The Portugal tha was promised. Looking scary


chupaxuxas

They killed us but Lady Melisandre resurrected us!


ben-hur-hur

Lady Melisandre lending Pepe her necklace to make him young again lol


_T0nyGunk_

Top 5 defender of his generation no discussion


EpicInceltime

PEPE CARALHO!


Plastic-Ad9128

Pepe colhões e cornos de aço.


_SSJeffo_

His head has metal in it


spicyary

Another assist for Bruno Fernandes! He's been INSANE this tournament!


Gytarius626

Standard for him


0kazoo

Yet another assist for Bruno Fernandes


Cryptic_E

The man himself 🐐


Psychomantis200

39 year old header


just_dew_eat

The future is now Old Man


_ProdiG_

The past is now, young man


G0DK1NG

Old bastards still got it


RunnyRose

Class is permanent.


Bluebuttstuff

That's my captain.


LucasLaranjeiro

The 40 year old legend


bobdylansmoustache

Today I feel Pepe


lochnah

Are we actually playing football?


Plastic-Ad9128

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


Reapper97

TIL Portugal is a make a wish team.


DarkDiablo1601

same as United this year


BrockStar92

Lmao Clive Tildesley thundering in the commentary “APPROACHING MIDDLE AGE”


NotTheMagesterialOne

He’s the goat commentator. ITV has been unbearable without him


edwedwed

And this is why Sergio Ramos should have been called up.


AnonAf21

Would’ve at least scored the penalty


Frozen_Let_Ice

actually wouldve, anything better than the atrocious pens tonight


just_dew_eat

Age is just a number


Mcool18

Difficult for Switzerland now


Aux_God

Just a bit eh


Lastokmir

Come back to besiktas :(


WarBringerPT

He's good at Porto, he's treated well there ;)


Lastokmir

I'm glad. Man was massive for us. Our defense has been shaky ever since.


Rayan2550

What a header


TheConundrum98

2nd oldest goal scorer after Roger Milla?


my_aed_is_shit

*That* is a fucking header


swsko

Good ol Pepe


catchh

Pepe deserves a lifetime achievement award. What a beast!


imsurethisoneistaken

Maybe I’m just bias because of Real Madrid, but I want Pepe to win the World Cup.


Plastic-Ad9128

I'm biased because I'm Portuguese, but I also want Pepe to win the world cup


pedrocas_drocas

Pepe is a top 5 CB in the last 10 years


DrBowTie4312

HECTOR SALAMANCA STRIKES AGAIN


midnightairdestroyer

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.


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Fuck


just_dew_eat

Me


tHakur17

Dead


Lastokmir

This man simply does not age. What a player. Portugal are lucky to have him.


patw420

Ronaldo forced to retire from nt at halftime


EdgeFC

Do you dream of him when you close your eyes? He's our biggest football legend of all time, so show some respect, yank.


leighshakespeare

Fyi they won games with him in the team


TheMysticHD

Funnily enough we haven't even been that dangerous. First goal came completely out of the blue and this one from a set piece.


lasavage

If only Portugal had this team when Ronaldo was solo carrying the last few world cups


elgrandorado

If Ronaldo had Joao Felix back in 2010, they would have been serious contenders


Galata-saray12

Don't say that portugal team plays like prime barca without Ronaldo according to r/soccer lol


Psychomantis200

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.


jwinter01

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.


Smglmgdmg

Nah this sub is so unbelievably hard right now


JinorZ

I need Ronaldo to come on and score a tap in or penalty to get these mfs so angry lmao


hearau1823

How will you feel if this happens, except he misses it


h8mx

CR sub for a quick tap-in to complete the trifecta


93EXCivic

They haven't looked nearly this good though.


leighshakespeare

They've also gone against harder opponents prior to Switzerland


RicciRox

Fuck do you mean? Switzerland are better than Uruguay, SK, and Ghana.


Ugandan_Red_Sonic

Combined!!! But I do agree, Switzerland is a great and underrated side.


sidaeinjae

Switzerland can't do shit against Portugal


RauloGonzalez

Lol they want Ronaldo to be pissed so bad but he looks the happiest man on the field


tallicahet81

PEPE CARALHOOOO


Opera_Phantom

Thundercunted that in!


__mihajlo_m

Has to be oldest world cup scorer ever right?


RichY45

THE GRANDDADDY OF THEM ALL!


pumped4jesus

the grandaddy of football 🥵


-sic-boy2

Good to see the younger generation shine with Ronaldo on the bench


SUPERPOOP57

Pepe score me happy


dntowns

Ronaldo died for this


Muldoon713

So satisfying to see them succeed without Ronaldo’s arrogant ass. Keep him benched.


heliskinki

A guy that you love to hate but if he played for your team you’d love him unconditionally.


karlverkade

Bench Ronaldo, play your best match of the tournament. You can’t explain that.


OnceUponAStarryNight

I mean, you can.


MitroVanWilder

He's inevitable


Artistic-Buyer-3219

Age is just a number


Supersaiyansub

Man's entering his prime


cenasfodetepah

Legend!!


canbiceps

Pepe is a mad man. 39 years old!!!


MaraudngBChestedRojo

Another goal contribution for Bruno


mattijn13

Great header. He is still amazing at almost 40 years old!


kinginthenorthjon

Bald not Fraud.


yk206

This old man scoring goals like he’s in his 20s


legendfourteen

Pepe the time traveller


nunchukity

Aye Pepe, must be one of the oldest WC scorers ever


Jccalley

2nd


drlexusidiocracy

Father Time who


Big_fat_happy_baby

What year is this ?


just_an__inchident

This guy is nearly 40 years old


infurno8

I dont want too much soccer but I thought he retired years ago. Guess he's still got it


DomagojDoc

He will be 40 in 3 months.


RXJ1131

Alves should take notes.


RavenBlade87

Holy shit to see Ronaldo realize the team he has if he were to *trust them!*


THWMatthew

With that he becomes the second oldest player to ever score in a World Cup


ZeroMomentum

That header was harder than any of Spain PKs


wr0ngz

I LOVE YOU MY OLD BEAST


CaptainJackRyan

The young get old faster than the old get older.


esquisofrenic

The hang time on that jump looked insane


satomasato

If there is ever a top 5 best naturalized players, Pepe has to be there


kuggan

what a legend


FootmanFrenzy

Honestly insane header What a power jump


Lazy_Sir_3176

I could carless about the goal its just legendary to see pepe getting the attention he deserves


Minimum_Bath_5478

You kids need to hit the gym


LivingInspector

How can ronaldo be happy???? r/soccor in shambles


PoptimisticShoegazer

We need a Ronaldo reaction cam at this point.