Pepe Reina – El País Confecup Q&A
Thank goodness that after Jordi Alba and Pedro’s slightly dry responses to the questionnaire, along comes the one and only Pepe Reina to liven things up…
Pepe Reina was born in Madrid in 1982, although he considers himself cordobés. He is crazy about flamenco, and those who know him well say he’s a greater person than he is a goalkeeper.
What is Pelé called? Edson Arantes do Nascimento.
What is a folha seca? In football, a way to strike the ball so that it does 45,000 bad bounces [I love the different perspective from the goalkeeper!].
What colors are Botafogo’s shirt? White and black.
What team did Garrincha play for? (Del Bosque walks by, Pepe asks him and he responds) For Botafogo!
Which team is that of Romario’s father? He was a player? It should be Vasco.
Why are Uruguayans called charrúas? I don’t know.
What does mezcal taste like? I’ve never tried it.
Who would you do an escrache to? To no one.
Where does SpongeBob SquarePants work? Inside my television, he seems to live there.
Who sang to the girl from Ipanema? (Thinks for a long time) I can’t think of it, but I know it.
Who was called “the cat of Maracanã“? Ramallets.
What is the percentage of water in a watermelon? Eighty percent.
Why are Brazilians protesting on the streets? For scarcity of resources, for cuts, for the increases in the cost of transport…
Have you seen any episodes of “Dancin’ Days“? No.
“Aquí no hay quien viva” or “West Wing”? “Aquí no hay quien viva.”
Have you ever received a bribe/taken anything in envelopes? Yes.
How many millions are unemployed in Spain? Almost six million.
Why doesn’t Rajoy give press conferences? It must be for protocol issues, I don’t know.
Who was Fittipaldi? One who went really fast.
Are Robe and Andrés Iniesta cousins? I don’t know, but I’m sure Andrés is more pale.
What is the name of the singer of La Polla Records? I have no idea.
What school did Iker Casillas go to? The Jesuit one.
Why are bankers not going to prison? Why should they go?
At what age did you have sex for the first time? At 14.
Who played at the first concert you went to? Manolo García.
What was the Maracanazo? Uruguay’s victory against Brazil in the final of the 1950 World Cup.
What are the British and Irish Lions? A cricket team?
What is Dalsy? A medication for children.
What position did María José Claramunt’s father play? Midfielder.
What is the name of Mou’s dog? Niebla.
Why did Javier Tébas, president of the LFP, try to prevent Messi from playing in the first division? I don’t know.
What is special about a Brazilian cut panty? That it shows the ass.
Who was Feliciano Fidalgo? I don’t know.
Why do so many children die in Africa every day? Due to the negligence of rich countries.
Does size matter? I can’t be objective.
What is the name of the woman who cleans your house? Lucia.
When was the last time you cried? The other day, while watching a movie. I cry a lot.
Why are there so many talk shows in Spain? I suppose it’s because we really like to talk.
What would you give as a gift to Sara Carbonero? Something for when she has children with Iker.
Which team would you never sign for? Never say never.
How much do the testicles of a rhinoceros weigh? I’ve looked for it but I haven’t found it. But you can’t see them, they’re internal, that I do know. I suppose it depends on the rhinoceros.