Pepe Reina

Pepe Reina
Date of BirthAugust 31, 1982
Place of BirthMadrid, Spain
National TeamSpain
Height1.88m (6ft 2inch)

[edit] Background

José Reina commonly known as Pepe Reina, is a Spanish footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for the English Premier League club Liverpool F.C. and the Spain national team. José Reina began his career with the FC 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 Merseyside club Liverpool, making his debut in 2005 and instantly becoming first choice goalkeeper. Reina has set a number of goalkeeping records for Liverpool and he won the Premier League Golden Glove award for clean sheets in his first three seasons at the club. He has currently played 150 games for Liverpool, whilst he clocked up 30 and 109 appearances for Barcelona and Villarreal. He has also made 16 appearances for his national side.

[edit] Football Manager 2010

Reina is one of the best goalkeppers on the game and also in real life. He should be your first choice goalkeeper should you have him in your team. His handling and reflexes makes him into an awesome shot stopper from powerful efforts, whilst his one on one stat means that when he is forced to face an attacking player one on one, he has the abiity to deal with the effort and prevent the goal. His kicking is accurate enough for you to set your personal instruction with him to feed the ball long, as his accuracy and power when delivering the ball allows him to pick out a target high up the pitch. Pepe Reina is a well rounded goalkeeper with no real weaknesses, although his teamwork and off the ball work are low this still doesn't change the fact that he is one of the most able keepers on the game.

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