Pepe Reina (Aston Villa F.C. Soccer Player) – Overview, Biography

Name:Pepe Reina
Occupation: Soccer Player
Current Team: Aston Villa F.C.
Birth Day: August 31,
Age: 38
Birth Place: Madrid,
Zodiac Sign:Virgo

Pepe Reina

Pepe Reina was born on August 31, 1982 in Madrid, Spain (38 years old). Pepe Reina is a Soccer Player, zodiac sign: Virgo. Nationality: Spain. Approx. Net Worth: $9 Million. Pepe Reina plays for the team Aston Villa F.C..


He helped lead Liverpool to an FA Cup title in 2006.

Net Worth 2020

$9 Million
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Before Fame

He started playing for Barcelona‘s C team at age 17.


Pepe Reina plays for the team Aston Villa F.C.

Net Worth Comparison

Team Aston Villa F.C. Net Worth / Salary
#NameAgeNet WorthSalaryNationality
#1Pepe Reina 38 $9 Million N/A Spain
#2 John Terry 40 $70 Million $12.5 Million Per Year England
#3 John McGinn 26 N/A N/A Scotland
#4 Jack Grealish 25 N/A N/A England
#5 Henri Lansbury 30 N/A N/A England
#6 Ahmed Elmohamady 33 N/A N/A Egypt
#7 Mahmoud Hassan 26 N/A N/A Egypt
#8 Neil Taylor 31 N/A N/A Wales
#9 Matt Targett 25 N/A N/A England
#10 Mbwana Samatta 28 N/A N/A Tanzania
#11 Tom Heaton N/A N/A N/A England
#12 Tyrone Mings 27 N/A N/A England

Biography Timeline


The son of former Barcelona goalkeeper Miguel Reina, Pepe Reina began his football career in the youth academy of Barcelona, La Masia, in 1995. From 1999, he played as a first-choice goalkeeper for the Barcelona reserve side, which then competed in the third tier in the Spanish football pyramid. In 2000, At age 18, he was called up for the Barcelona first-team after the first and second choice goalkeepers, Richard Dutruel and Francesc Arnau, suffered injuries. He made his debut as a substitute for Dutruel in a 3–3 draw with Celta de Vigo on 2 December 2000. He made 19 appearances in the remainder of the 2000–01 La Liga season and appeared seven times in the 2000–01 UEFA Cup, where Barça lost to Reina’s future team Liverpool at the semi-final stage.


Reina made 16 appearances for the club during the 2001–02 season, serving as understudy to Roberto Bonano. On 31 October 2001, he made his UEFA Champions League debut in Barcelona’s 1–0 group stage win against Fenerbahçe at Camp Nou.


In July 2002, Reina joined Villarreal and went on to spend three seasons with the Valencian club. In 2004, Villarreal reached the semi-final of the UEFA Cup and, in Reina’s final season at the club, he helped El Submarino Amarillo qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in its history.


Reina was signed by Liverpool from Villarreal in July 2005, with manager Rafael Benítez hailing him as “the best goalkeeper in Spain”. Reina made his Liverpool debut against Total Network Solutions, now known as The New Saints, in the first qualifying round for the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League.

For the 2005–06 season, Reina took over as Liverpool’s first-choice goalkeeper, relegating 2005 UEFA Champions League Final hero Jerzy Dudek to the bench. At the start of the season on 17 August 2005, Reina made his international debut for Spain in a friendly against Uruguay. Spain won 2–0.

The season turned out to be successful for Liverpool as they improved upon the previous year’s league placing and won the FA Cup. It was also a huge success personally for Reina as he made Liverpool records. On 3 December 2005, Reina kept his sixth consecutive clean sheet against Wigan Athletic in the Premier League, to break the Liverpool club record for successive clean sheets in the Premier League. He surpassed David James’ record of five games, from the 1996–97 season. Reina’s run ended at eight league games, when James Beattie scored for Everton in Liverpool’s 3–1 Merseyside derby win on 28 December 2005. Reina also broke Liverpool’s clean sheet record in all competitions, with 11 between October and December 2005. Mineiro, of São Paulo, finally scored past him on 18 December 2005, during the 2005 FIFA Club World Cup final.

Reina made his debut on 17 August 2005, keeping a clean sheet in a 2–0 friendly win over Uruguay at El Molinón in Gijón. He was a member of the Spanish squad which reached the last 16 of the 2006 World Cup, but did not play. At UEFA Euro 2008, he played the final group match in Salzburg as Spain had already advanced, conceding a header by reigning champion Greece’s Angelos Charisteas, although Spain came back to win 2–1.


On 5 February 2006, in a Premier League match against Chelsea, Reina, having made a challenge on Eiður Guðjohnsen moments earlier, was sent off for violent conduct against Arjen Robben. Robben, who fell to the ground, was described as “going down like he’d been sledgehammered” by pundit Alan Hansen. Liverpool lost the match 2–0 and Reina was given a three-match suspension. On 16 April 2006, Reina celebrated his 50th appearance for Liverpool by keeping a clean sheet against Blackburn Rovers. As a result, he holds a Liverpool record for the fewest goals conceded by a goalkeeper in his first 50 matches. The previous record was set by Ray Clemence in 1970–71, when he conceded 32 goals. Reina conceded just 29. In May 2006, Reina was awarded the Premier League’s Golden Glove award for keeping 20 clean sheets in the 2005–06 season.

In the final domestic match of the season – the 2006 FA Cup Final on 13 May 2006 – Reina made a number of errors to allow West Ham United to lead 3–2. Steven Gerrard took the match to extra time with a late equaliser. The match ended 3–3 and went to penalties, where Reina saved three out of four penalties to gain the cup win.

Reina married his longtime girlfriend Yolanda Ruiz in Córdoba on 19 May 2006, before joining up with the Spain national squad for the 2006 World Cup. The couple have five children. Reina was the former next door neighbour of Atlético Madrid striker and Spanish international teammate Fernando Torres. When he was at Liverpool, Reina was neighbours with teammate Luis Suárez.


Three weeks later in Athens, Reina became only the third player to follow in his father’s footsteps by appearing in a European Cup final. Liverpool lost 2–1 in the final to Milan. Reina signed a new five-year contract Liverpool on 7 June 2007.

In August 2007, Reina again won the Premier League’s Golden Glove Award for the second successive season, after keeping 19 clean sheets in the 2006–07 Premier League campaign.


Reina began the season by saving a penalty from Portsmouth’s Nwankwo Kanu to help his team to a 0–0 draw. On 2 February 2008, Reina became the quickest goalkeeper in Liverpool history to reach 50 clean sheets. He hit the milestone during a 3–0 win against Sunderland, on his 92nd league outing, beating the previous record by three.

In October 2008, he and Casillas together broke the national record for the longest time spent without conceding a goal after defeating Estonia 3–0. The pair went unbeaten for 710 minutes since Reina conceded from Charisteas, longer than the legendary Andoni Zubizarreta and Francisco Buyo. Wesley Sonck of Belgium ended their streak when he scored against Casillas in a World Cup qualifier later that month. The following year, he was part of the Spanish squad which reached the semi-finals at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa. His sole appearance was in the last group game in Bloemfontein, keeping a clean sheet in a 2–0 win over hosts South Africa, a result which was a world record 15th consecutive international victory for Spain.


Reina played every minute of Liverpool’s 2008–09 Premier League season, keeping 20 clean sheets, as the team finished as league runners-up with 86 points. On 22 March 2009, Reina kept his 100th clean sheet for Liverpool in a Premier League match against Aston Villa. During the match, he assisted a goal for Albert Riera with a long pass in Liverpool’s 5–0 win.

On 17 October 2009, Liverpool were beaten 1–0 by Sunderland with a goal from Darren Bent, which was deflected past Reina via a beach ball thrown from the crowd.


In April 2010, Reina signed a new six-year contract with Liverpool.

Reina captained the team in Europa League matches against Napoli and Steaua București due to the absences of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher. On 6 December 2010, Reina captained Liverpool in the Premier League in a 3–0 victory against Aston Villa. This clean sheet gave him his 100th in 198 league matches, the fastest Liverpool goalkeeper to reach the milestone.


On 9 May 2011, Reina played his 150th consecutive league match for Liverpool. He was one of only two players to have played in all of Liverpool’s league games for 2010–11 season. In June 2011, Reina underwent double hernia surgery.

Reina announced on 3 September 2011 that he wanted to stay at Liverpool for another five or six years.

On 29 November 2011, Reina broke the club record for most clean sheets in a 2–0 Football League Cup quarter-final win over Chelsea. The record had previously been held by Ray Clemence and Bruce Grobelaar.


On 26 February 2012, Reina won his second major honour with Liverpool, beating Cardiff City on penalties in the 2012 League Cup final.

On 1 April 2012, Reina received a red card in a 2–0 defeat against Newcastle United due to violent conduct on Newcastle player James Perch. Reina’s suspension ended his streak of 183 consecutive Premier League appearances which had begun in August 2007. He missed Premier League matches against Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers, as well as the FA Cup semi-final against Everton on 14 April.

On 30 August 2012, Reina made a mistake in a 1–1 draw against Hearts in the Europa League to give the Edinburgh club the lead at Anfield. He made another error against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium, allowing Sergio Agüero to score a late equaliser in a 2–2 draw on 3 February 2013.


Towards the end of the 2012–13 season, rumours suggested that Víctor Valdés was to leave Barcelona for Monaco and Reina was to be his replacement. According to his father, an agreement had been reached for Reina to sign, but when Valdés chose to stay at Barcelona for another season, no move took place. In anticipation of Reina’s departure, Liverpool had signed Belgian international goalkeeper Simon Mignolet from Sunderland. As a result, on 29 July 2013 Reina completed a loan move to Serie A side Napoli, reuniting him with former Liverpool manager Rafael Benítez.

In August 2013, Reina saved a penalty from Lukas Podolski against Arsenal in the pre-season Emirates Cup tournament, and in September, in a 2–1 win over Milan in September, he saved a Mario Balotelli penalty, the first goalkeeper ever to do so in a competitive match.


On 3 May 2014, Reina won the Coppa Italia with Napoli after a 3–1 win against Fiorentina.

On 8 August 2014, Liverpool confirmed Reina had joined the Bundesliga club Bayern Munich on a three-year deal, bringing an eight-year spell with the club to an end. He wore the number 23 shirt for Bayern, the same number he wears for the Spain national team. On 14 March 2015, Reina made his debut for Bayern, starring in a 4–0 away win against Werder Bremen. His appearance in that match meant that he became the first goalkeeper and Spaniard in history to play in four of Europe’s top leagues: Spain, England, Italy and Germany.


On 23 June 2015, it was announced that Reina would return to Napoli on a three-year deal, after a one-year spell at Bayern Munich.


On 15 May 2018, it was announced that Reina would move to Serie A rivals A.C. Milan on a Bosman transfer. The deal was officialized on 2 July 2018 and he signed a three-year contract with the Rossoneri. He made his debut for the club in the Europa League on 20 September, in a 1–0 away win over F91 Dudelange. Although he served as back-up to Gianluigi Donnarumma in Serie A during his first season with the club, he was the club’s starting goalkeeper in the Europa League during his first season with the team, making six appearances, as Milan suffered a first–round elimination. He made his league debut with the team on 2 April 2019, coming on as a substitute for Donnarumma in a 1–1 home draw against Udinese, following the latter’s injury in the opening ten minutes of play.

In May 2018, he was named in Spain’s final squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

In July 2018, Reina and former Napoli footballers Paolo Cannavaro and Salvatore Aronica were subject to a hearing by the Italian Football Federation over links to the Esposito brothers, high-ranking members of the Camorra. Reina was also accused of trying to get free tickets for the Lo Russo Camorra clan.


In the first half of his second season with the club, he continued to serve as a back-up to Donnarumma, and only made once appearance for the team, which came in a 2–1 away win over Genoa in Serie A on 5 October 2019; during the match, Reina was at fault for the opening goal, as he had misjudged Lasse Schone’s free kick, but he later saved a penalty against the same opponent, which he himself had conceded, in stoppage time.


On 13 January 2020, Reina joined Premier League side Aston Villa on loan for the rest of the 2019–20 season; after the team’s usual first choice goalkeeper Tom Heaton was ruled out through injury until the summer.

On 27 August 2020, Lazio announced the signing of Reina on a permanent deal. He made his club debut on 24 October, in a 2–1 home win over Bologna in Serie A.

In March 2020, he tested positive for COVID-19; later that month, in an interview with Spanish radio station COPE, he announced that he had made a “full recovery”.

In May 2020, Reina drew criticism from Spanish rapper Nega, of “Los Chikos del Maíz,” for supporting the anti-lockdown protests by far-right political party Vox amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain.

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