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Pepe Reina: Age, current club, salary and net worth

Pepe Reina
Pepe Reina: Age, current club, salary and net worth. Photo/ Planet Football.
  • Pepe Reina is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Villareal
  • At the peak of his career, he was one of the best goalkeepers in the world
  • Reina has had spells at Liverpool, Barcelona, Napoli, Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Lazio and Aston Villa

Pepe Reina was one of the best goalkeepers in the world at the peak of his career; however, only a few football fans have read his biography.

The former Spain international, who currently plays for La Liga club Villareal, is best known for his time with Liverpool. He spent nine years with the Reds and made the fourth highest number of appearances by a Spanish player in the Premier League.

Pepe Reina

Pepe Reina. Photo/ SPORT.

Reina has also had spells at Barcelona, Napoli, Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Lazio and Aston Villa. For those who might not be aware, he is the son of famed Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona goalkeeper Miguel Reina. Read on Pepe Reina biography to find more info about his career.

Pepe Reina Biography 

Full name Jose Manuel “Pepe” Reina Paez
Age 41
Height 1.88 m
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Date of birth 31 August 1982
Nationality Spanish
Occupation Footballer
Source of wealth Football
Marital status Married


Pepe Reina developed a passion for football at a young age considering he is the son of a former goalkeeper. Reina began his football journey in the youth academy of Barcelona, La Masia, in 1995. From 1999, he began playing for the Barcelona reserve side.

Reina received a call to Barcelona’s senior team for the first time in 2000, at the age of 18. He made his debut for the Catalans on 2 December, in a 3-3 draw against Celta de Vigo. He would go on to make 19 appearances for the remainder of the 2000-01 season.

In 2002, Reina signed with Villareal and would go on to win the UEFA Intertoto Cup twice before joining Premier League side Liverpool in 2005.

Pepe Reina

Pepe Reina biography. Photo/ Planet Football.

Reina won the Premier League Golden Glove award in his first three seasons with Liverpool. He also played massive roles as the Reds won UEFA Super Cup, Football League Cup and FA Community Shield.

Reina spent his last season as a Liverpool player on loan at Napoli. In 2014, he joined Bayern Munich and spent a season with the German club, winning the Bundesliga.

The talented goalkeeper then had spells at AC Milan, Aston Villa and Lazio before returning to Villareal in the summer of 2022. At 41, he is the club’s first-choice goalkeeper.

At international level, Pepe Reina represented the Spain national team at various competitions. Although he was selected as second choice goalkeeper behind David de Gea and Iker Casillas, he earned 36 caps. He also won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the Euros in 2008 and 2012.

Career Earnings 

To further your interest in reading Pepe Reina biography we take a look at his career earnings on this part. According to the website, Pepe Reina has earned a gross total of €36,340,387 in his playing career.

From 2015 to 2018, the Spanish goalkeeper received an annual salary of €3,520,000 playing for Italian side Napoli. After joining AC Milan, his annual salary increased to €5 million. With Lazio, he received an annual salary of €3,700,000 for two years.

After joining Villareal in 2022, Reina signed a contract which sees him pocket an annual salary of €1,500,000. He still a year left in his contract with the La Liga club.

Net Worth 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Pepe Reina has an estimated net worth of $9 million. He is one of the richest goalkeepers in the world and has earned his fair share of money by playing for some of the best European clubs. We expect his fortune to rise in the years to come as he continues to play professionally.

Pepe Reina

Pepe Reina. Photo/ Twitter.

Personal Life 

Well, our Pepe Reina biography would be incomplete without talking about his personal life. He was born on 31 August 1982, in Madrid, Spain. He is the son of Miguel Reina Santos and Concepcion Paez Torres.

While playing for Liverpool, Reina was next door neighbours with Luis Suarez. He was also the former next door neighbour of international teammate Fernando Torres.

Moving on to his marital affairs, Reina has been married to Yolanda Ruiz since May 2006. The couple is blessed with five children.


Where was Pepe Reina born?

Madrid, Spain.

Where is Pepe Reina now?


How old is Pepe Reina?

41 years.

Is Pepe Reina married?

Pepe Reina married his longtime girlfriend Yolanda Ruiz in May 2006.

What is the net worth of Pepe Reina?

$9 million.

Abraham Odhiambo is an avid sports fan who loves to write about football, boxing and wrestling. He's a big supporter of Manchester United. He's pursuing a bachelor's degree in Communication and Media at Egerton University.

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