After Portugal rout, Pepe joins unique list

December 8, 2022

Sports Tak Staff

Portugal put six goals past Switzerland during their Round of 16 clash of the FIFA World Cup. 

While Goncalo Ramos scored a hat-trick, the other goalscorers were Raphael Guerreiro, Rafael Leao, and ofcourse, Pepe. 

Pepe scored the second goal of the game, becoming the oldest goalscorer for Portugal at the FIFA World Cup!

But overall, the former Real Madrid defender is just the second oldest player to score a goal.

That record is held by former Cameroonian footballer Roger Milla, who was 42 when he scored for his country. 

Milla scored against Russia at the 1994 World Cup, breaking the record of 38 that he set in 1990.

Meanwhile, Pepe went above his compatriot Ronaldo, who scored for Portugal at the age of 37. 

Ronaldo's goal came from a penalty against Ghana as Portugal went on to win their opening game 3-2. 

Portugal will now play Morocco in their Quarterfinal clash on Saturday.

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