Pepe might be considered one of the toughest footballers today, but the veteran defender slept until he was 17.
Despite having represented Portugal 123 times, Pepe grew up in Brazil and moved to the country in his late teens to pursue his football career.
And even though he had developed physically, he still needed a lot of love and attention from his mother.
“I was grown up and slept with my parents, so I imagine that my father didn’t like me there [laughs].
“That’s interesting: I was talking to my mother the other day and she told me that I love running my hand through her hair and I told her that I might already know that it would take too much time from her. “
Pepe signed for Maritimo and played 64 games for the club before moving to Porto for the first time and winning consecutive league titles.
At Real Madrid, he built his reputation as a tenacious defender, winning three La Liga titles and three Champions League titles in 334 games in nine seasons.
After a time at Besiktas in Turkey, the 38-year-old is now back in Porto and will lead the team to the championship and cup doubles in 2019/20.
On Tuesday evening, Pepe did his usual tricks at the Estadio da Dragao.
Corresponding Transfer market, The central defender received 167 yellow cards and 12 red cards for club and country.
But for all that, like many of us, he was still spoiled by his mother.