|14||West Ham United|
|2||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|2||Zenit St. Petersburg|
|50||16.04.2006||Blackburn Rovers||Ewood Park||League|
|250||01.04.2010||Benfica||Estadio da Luz||Europe|
Written by James McManus on Footballfancast.com on 4th September 2012.
A ‘good’ footballer might have an autobiography published after his career is over; a ‘great’ like Gerrard can get away with it while they are still playing and Royalty like Kenny Dalglish can publish a book any time they please. We can comfortably put José Manuel Reina into the second category.
Pepe reveals his superstitions that get him through a matchday.
From Pepe Reina's autobiography published in 2011.
The Daily Mail on 8th October 2011. By Joe Bernstein.
Liverpool Echo match report on Liverpool - Arsenal on 15.08.2010.
Pepe Reina was in good spirits on the plane to Madrid and introduced the squad to the cheering crowd in the capital when Spain returned home with the World Cup in their possession.
In an exclusive interview with Liverpoolfc.tv, Pepe Reina gives the lowdown on his teammates and reveals who he is close to off the pitch.
Liverpool’s Spanish goalkeeper Jose Reina claims the Barclays Premier League’s golden gloves award for the third season in succession.
Tom Mallows puts the spotlight on our fantastically consistent number one.
Reina and Torres chat from fernando9torres.com in September 2008.
As the conquering heroes, Spain, returned home after winning the European champioship, Jose Reina took centre stage.
The Spanish stopper has the best post-war record of clean sheets in his first 100 starts.
Liverpoolfc.tv report on Liverpool - Barcelona on 19.04.2001.
List by Mark Platt & Ged Rea - published on liverpoolfc.tv in December 2006.
On the eve of the FA Cup final, Pepe Reina takes us inside the Liverpool dressing room to spill the secrets on his Anfield team-mates.
Match report from The Guardian on the Liverpool - West Ham final.
A report from the Liverpool - West Ham FA Cup Final.
Article from the Guardian By Jason Burt. Published: 06 February 2006.
Liverpool Echo interviews Jose Reina who was one game from breaking Liverpool's record in keeping clean sheets. From December 2005.
Interview from LFC magazine in November 2006. Article from Teamtalk.
"I'm quite close to Xabi. We became good friends in the national side. I was asking him loads of things about the place and he was telling me everything about it and it was all really positive. It made me really keen to come here - I was dying to come here in fact - and it's all true what he said about the place."
Reina arrives at Liverpool in July 2005
Reina was called up for the first time to the Spanish squad in May 2005:
"I played with and coached his father Miguel [at Club Atlético de Madrid] and Pepe is like a younger version".
Spanish national team coach Luis Aragonés
"What can you say about a goalkeeper, who in his first season had more clean sheets than Clemence. He is a goalkeeper with a big future. He's quick, has a very good mentality. A very good goalkeeper."
Rafa on Pepe Reina after the custodian's debut season
"If you've got a good goalkeeper behind you, you can play with more confidence. If you have someone shouting things, you can be more confident. He shouts the right things. With his feet he is brilliant. His passes are amazing. You feel comfortable when you play with him."
Daniel Agger praises Jose Reina in December 2006
"Something that will always stay with me is the special reception I got when I made my way to the Kop goal. Everyone was clapping. I thought it must be for some of the Liverpool players, so I turned round but there was nobody there. When I realised it was for me I started applauding the crowd. I returned their respect and the Kop cheered loudly. It was magnificent. I have never seen anything like that anywhere else. I was an opposition player – I didn't imagine I'd be on the other side in a couple of years. When Rafa asked me if I wanted to come to Liverpool, that was something I immediately thought of. I was very proud to move here because we have some of the best fans in the world."
Jose Reina was in the Barca goal in the semi-finals of the 2000-2001 UEFA Cup at Anfield
"I said when he arrived that he was the best 'keeper in Spain and now I think you can say he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
But not just as a goalkeeper – his mentality is really good, he has a very good character, he is really positive, he has determination, he wants to improve and he wants to learn. All in all, he is a fantastic team-mate and a very good player. We knew how good he was in Spain with penalties and in this country people found out how good he is at the FA Cup final."
Rafa on Jose Reina in May 2007
"I found out when he was six playing football at home. He wanted to be a forward but I told him it wasn't very good being an attacking player because people would be kicking him throughout the game. I told him he had an extraordinary talent to be a keeper. I started training him from that moment. When he was a kid I taught him more than just how to stop penalties. I taught him how to position his hands to stop the ball, how to fall and how to save with different parts of the body."
An accomplished goalkeeper himself, Miguel Reina, trained his son; Jose, to be a top keeper
I had a little challenge going with Petr Cech last season where we’d see who could concede the least goals. Despite our club rivalries we're both in the goalkeepers’ union. We’d sent text messages to each other about the clean sheets as well.
Jose Reina won three years in a row the Golden Gloves award for keeping the most clean sheets in the Premier League
"I've always said Reina has the best distribution out of the continental 'keepers. His kicking out and throwing is absolutely superb. He might actually score from a kick one day, either out of his hands or he'll come 35 yards out and have a go at goal."
Bruce Grobbelaar on Pepe Reina
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