Pepe becomes Champions League’s oldest goalscorer at 40 years, 254 days old

FC Porto’s veteran defender Pepe, 40, became the oldest player to score in the Champions League. 캡틴토토 주소

FC Porto won their 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League Round of 32 Group H away leg 2-0 against Royal Antwerp at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto on July 30 (local time).

Center-back Pepe sealed the win with a header from a corner in the first minute of second-half stoppage time after Evanilsson’s opener (32nd minute PK).

Pepe became the first player over the age of 40 to score a goal in European soccer (Champions League). He was born in Maceio, Brazil, on February 26, 1983, making him 40 years, 254 days old.

Francesco Totti (AS Roma) previously held the record for the oldest goal in the Champions League when he scored against CSKA Moscow on November 25, 2014 at the age of 38 years and 59 days.

With the win, FC Porto improved to 3-1-1, tied with FC Barcelona (3-1-1) in the group. Barça lost 0-1 away to Shakhtar Donetsk in the fourth round earlier in the day.

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