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José Manuel Reina

Jose Manuel Reina
Personal information
Full nameJosé Manuel Reina Páez
Date of birth30 August 1982(age 34)
Place of birthMadrid, Spain
Height1.87 m
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubLiverpool

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José Manuel "Pepe" Reina Páez (-esxoˈse maˈnwel ˈreina ˈpa.eθ; born 31 August 1982), is a Spanish footballer who is currently playing as a goalkeeper for English Premier League team Liverpool. Reina is well known for his distribution, and ability to save penalties. Pepe is the 2nd vice-captain for Liverpool in the absence of Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard. In the 2010-11 season he made his 100th Premier League clean sheet for Liverpool, in a 3-0 win against Aston Villa

The son of famed FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid goalkeeper Miguel Reina, Reina began his career with the Barcelona youth team and made his La Liga debut in the 2000 01 season. He signed for Villarreal in 2004. However, he soon moved on to Liverpool and making his debut in 2005. He instantly became first-choice goalkeeper and won his first major honour in 2006, the FA Cup. He saved three out of four West Ham United penalties in the final to help win the trophy. In 2007, Liverpool reached the Champions League Final, matching the feat achieved by his father in 1974, but they lost to A.C. Milan. Reina has set a number of goalkeeping records for Liverpool and he won the Premier League Golden Glove award for clean sheets in first three seasons at the club and is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the premier league and the world.

At international level, Reina played for Spain's youth team, winning the UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship in 1999. He made his senior debut in 2005, and has generally been selected as the second-choice keeper behind Iker Casillas. He was part of the Spain squad for the 2006 World Cup and made one appearance in their victorious Euro 2008 campaign, earning him his first international honour. In 2010 he won FIFA World Cup with Spain, despite not making an appearance in the competition.

Reina has been an ever-present fixture for Liverpool in the league since the start of the 2007-08 season. He is also the record holder for appearances by a Spanish player in the Premier League, with more than 200 appearances in just the first five seasons, 108 of the 219 appearances being cleen sheets.

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