José Manuel Soares, known as Pepe was an inside forward who played 14 times for Portugal (including 2 as a substitute), scoring 7 goals. He made 3 appearances at the 1928 Olympics.
Pepe's debut for his club Belenenses (against Benfica on 28th February,1926) was the stuff of legend. Pepe came on in the 75th minute with Benfica leading 4-1. In the next 13 minutes, Belenenses scored three goals. When Belenenses were awarded a 90th minute penalty Pepe was ordered to take it as there were no volunteers. He scored to make it 5-4.
Pepe made his international debut at the age of 19 (16.03.27).
He died of food poisoning at the age of 23.