Kepler Laveran Lima Ferreria was born on the 26th of February 1983 in Maceio, Brazil. He started his career at Maritimo B where he played 10 matches scoring 1 goal. In 2002 he moved to the senior side where he made 63 appearances scoring three goals. In 2004 he moved to Europe signing a deal for Portuguese side FC Porto. He helped the club win the 2005-06 and 2006-07 Primeira Liga titles. He played 64 league matches for the club scoring six goals.
In 2007 he signed a five year contract worth 30 million euros. Throughout his Madrid career he has played centre back for the club. Pepe is a key defender for the club as he has helped the side to win the 2007-08 and 2011-12 La Liga and 2011 Copa del Rey titles.
Born in Brazil Pepe opted to play for Portugal. He made his debut against Finland in 0-0 draw on the 21st of November 2008. Pepe played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2012. He is a key player for Real Madrid and Portugal. Pepe was named in the 2008 and 2012 UEFA EURO Team of the Tournament.