Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Spain Pepe Reina Action Photo Against Portugal

Spain Pepe Reina 
José Manuel "Pepe" Reina Páez (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse maˈnwel ˈreina ˈpa.eθ]; born 31 August 1982) is a Spanish footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English Premier League team Liverpool. 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 2002. However, he soon moved on to Liverpool and made 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. In 2007, Liverpool reached the Champions League Final, matching the feat achieved by his father in 1974, but they lost to A.C. Milan.
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.[dated info] 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 clean sheets.[2]
Reina is well known for his distribution, and ability to save penalties. He is the second vice-captain for Liverpool in the absence of Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard. Reina has set a number of goalkeeping records for Liverpool and won the Premier League Golden Glove award for clean sheets in first three seasons at the club.
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