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Pepa (footballer)

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Name  Pedro Filipe
Role  Footballer
Playing position  Forward
Height  1.74 m

1991–1994  CADE
Position  Forward
1995–1999  Benfica
Current team  C.D. Feirense
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Full name  Pedro Miguel Marques da Costa Filipe
Date of birth  (1980-12-14) 14 December 1980 (age 35)

Place of birth  Torres Novas, Portugal

Pedro Miguel Marques da Costa Filipe (born 14 December 1980), known as Pepa, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a forward, and the current coach of C.D. Tondela.

Club career

Born in Torres Novas, Santarém District, Pepa joined S.L. Benfica's youth system in 1995, aged 14. He made his competitive debut with the main squad on 23 January 1999, scoring in a Primeira Liga 3–1 home win against Rio Ave FC. After being touted as an early promise, he went on to appear mainly for the reserve team, also being loaned in March 2000 to Lierse S.K. in Belgium where he struggled to adjust to the language.

In 2002, Pepa terminated his contract with Benfica which was only due to expire four years later, following in the footsteps of fellow youth graduates Rui Baião and Jorge Ribeiro and signing with Varzim SC, a decision he later claimed as the worst mistake in his life. He ended his career in late 2007 at only 26, due to several knee injuries.

In the 2013 summer, after two years working with Benfica's youth sides, Pepa had his first head coaching experience, being appointed at A.D. Sanjoanense in the regional leagues and helping the club promote to the third division at the first attempt.

References

Pepa (footballer) Wikipedia


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