Pena (footballer)

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Pena in action for Porto
Personal information
Full name Renivaldo Pereira de Jesus
Date of birth (1974-02-19) 19 February 1974 (age 46)
Place of birth Vitória da Conquista, Brazil
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994 Serrano-BA
1995–1996 Conquista
1997 Rio Branco
1998 Ceará
1998 Paraguaçuense
1998–1999 Grasshoppers
1999–2000 Palmeiras 12 (1)
2000–2005 Porto 53 (28)
2002–2003Strasbourg (loan) 17 (1)
2003–2004Braga (loan) 26 (7)
2004–2005Marítimo (loan) 25 (8)
2005–2006 Botafogo 0 (0)
2006 Paulista 4 (0)
2007 Confiança
2008 Serrano-BA
2009 Madre de Deus 14 (6)
2010–2011 Serrano-BA
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Renivaldo Pereira de Jesus (born 19 February 1974), known as Pena, is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a striker.


Pena was born in Vitória da Conquista, Bahia. After playing in modest clubs in his country he had his first taste of European football in 1998, but only lasted a few months with Grasshopper Club Zürich, moving then to Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras.

In 2000 Pena signed with FC Porto, where he was the top goalscorer in the Primeira Liga in his first season with 22 goals[1][2] while also adding the Taça de Portugal. After falling out with coach Octávio Machado he was loaned to RC Strasbourg in France, where he failed to settle; two other loans ensued, and the player experienced some success at both S.C. Braga and C.S. Marítimo.

Released by Porto in June 2005, Pena returned to Brazil. After a spell with Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas he saw out his career with modest sides, retiring in 2011 at the age of 37.





  1. ^ "Pena confirma predicados e já sonha com o "escrete"" [Pena confirms expectations and is already dreaming of the "escrete"] (in Portuguese). Record. 23 October 2000. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Portugal – List of Topscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 3 December 2015.

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