José Manuel Reina Páez, known as Pepe Reina, was born on August 31, 1982 in Madrid, Spain. Pepe plays soccer in the position of the goalkeeper – being 1,88m height helps – in the Spanish national team, and is the player having number 23 in the Bayern Munich club in Germany. Reina has been active in the professional sport since 2000, and for his great achievements in football Pepe Reina has been rewarded with The Royal Order of Sports Merit in 2011.
Pepe Reina Net Worth $9 Million
So just how rich is Pepe Reina? Under the latest estimations, sources have announced that Pepe Reina’s net worth is as high as $9 million, which is consistently boosted by Pepe reputedly earning $90,000 per week playing for Bayern Munich, which is obviously the main source of his wealth.
Pepe Reina is the son of Miguel Reina, the former goalkeeper of the FC Barcelona club. The youth academy of Barcelona was the start of Pepe Reina’s career. From 1999, he played in the FC Barcelona youth team, and later in the reserve team Since 2000, he has been playing football professionally, with his first club being Barcelona where he played until 2002 making 30 appearances during that time. From 2002 to 2005 he played for the Spanish club Villarreal Club de Fútbol, S.A.D, where he made 109 appearances during those three years. The club won the UEFA Intertoto Cup with Pepe twice in the seasons 2002-2003 and 2003-2004.
Pepe Reina then moved to England, and from 2005 – 2013 Pepe played for the Liverpool club and made 285 appearances over that period. The team was considerably successful during these seasons, winning the UEFA Super Cup in 2005, FA Cup in the season 2005–2006, FA Community Shield in 2006 and League Cup in 2011–1212.
For the season of 2013 – 2014 Pepa was loaned out to the Italian club Napoli, and that season the club won the Coppa Italia.
Meantime, Pepe Reina was playing in the national Spanish teams. In 1998 he played for Spanish national team under 16, and then successively in the national teams under 17, 18 and 21 years old. Since 2005 he has been playing in the full Spanish national team, and has been a part of their success in winning the European Championships in 2008 and 2012, and especially winning the FIFA World Cup 2010. All these victories obviously had a positive impact on Pepe Reina’s wealth, too.
Talking about his individual honours, he has been awarded the English Premier League Golden Glove three times, Liverpool Player of the Season (2009 – 2010) and Standard Chartered Liverpool Player of the Month in December, 2010.
Pepe Reina is a very important player in any team, especially valued for his ability to save penalties. He is also known as a crowd pleaser, particularly during victory celebration ceremonies. David Villa, who is also a member of Spanish international team, is a close friend of Pepe Reina.
In 2006 Pepe married Yolanda Ruiz, and together they have four children.