Pepe began his career with Barcelona before leaving to join Villarreal in 2002 and then Liverpool in 2005, where he has so far won the UEFA Super Cup and FA Cup. He has won The Golden Glove award for clean sheets in a season more than any other Premier League goalkeeper. He is also a European Championship and World Cup winner with Spain.
Tony Barrett, his co-author, is the Merseyside Football Correspondent for The Times newspaper, and lives in Liverpool.
Pepe Reina is a hero to the fans of Liverpool Football Club. The Reds’ goalkeeper has established himself as one of the big stars at Anfield and worn the captain’s armband in the absence of Kop legends Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.Pepe: My Autobiography is the fascinating personal account of his rise to the top of the game. From winning the FA Cup, European Championship and World Cup, to the agony of a Champions League final defeat and surviving the off-pitch drama that tore one of the country’s greatest football clubs apart.Pepe has witnessed first-hand the rise and fall of Rafa Benitez’s Spanish revolution at Anfield and he gives his revealing insight on some amazing Kop glory nights as well as the controversial departures of compatriots Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres. He also speaks openly about the ill-fated reign of Roy Hodgson and the events that forced him to consider his Reds future before the arrival of new American owners and Kenny Dalglish’s celebrated return. Pepe paints a colourful portrait of his legendary Spanish team-mates and reveals how bittersweet experiences suffered by his goalkeeper father provided him with the personal inspiration to succeed. Away from the pitch, Pepe is a real family man who feels at home in Liverpool, and someone who likes to enjoy every day to the full.The gloves are off. THIS IS HIS STORY