Pepe Reina rides again in the “Yellow Submarine”

Pepe Reina rides again in the "Yellow Submarine"

08/07/2022 at 10:40 am


Villarreal formalizes the hiring of the Spanish goalkeeper

On the verge of turning 40, Reina signs for a season

The group ‘groguet’ communicated the return of queen pepewhich arrives for free after completing its contract with the Lazio and sign until 2023.

The goalkeeper is one of the most beloved characters by fans of the spanish selectionespecially because of the way he strengthened the dressing room during the golden years of the national team, aware that by coinciding with two very high level goalkeepers like Victor Valdes and Iker Casillasaccepted a supporting role in the locker room, becoming a guide for all new members and leading any celebration.


Reina began her walks in ‘The farmhouse‘, passing through several lower categories until reaching Barça B in 1999 and the first team in 2000. In the 02/03 season, he left Barcelona to land in Villarreal. There he was able to demonstrate his level to, three years later, sign for Liverpool, probably the team where he distinguished himself the most in his career, spending eight great years during which he won three cups. Leaving the UK, he went through big teams like Napoli, Bayern and Milan, before returning to England for a season in Birmingham, at Aston Villa, to return to Italy in his last team, Lazio.

Even after going through so many great teams, his best actions came with the Spanish team, managing to lift the best competition on the planet, El world (2010), in addition to the Europe championship twice (2008, 2012).

Role at Villarreal

Now, in one of the final stages of what has been an outstanding sporting career, you have to fight for the minutes in a very well paid teamwhere the goal was surely his ‘Achilles’ tendon last season, with Gerónimo Rulli as the starting goalkeeper.

The whole ‘groguet’ continues prepares to repeat the exploits of previous yearsespecially in European competitions.

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