Gerard Piqué is one of the most well-known footballers in the world, having played for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team. He is also a philanthropist, fashion icon, and social activist. His full name is Gerard Piqué Bernabeu.
About Gerard Piqué
Gerard Piqué was born on February 2, 1987, in Barcelona, Spain. His father worked as a chauffeur and his mother was a housewife. He has an older brother named Marc who works as a business manager. Gerard began soccer training when he was 8 years old, joining the Barcelona youth system when he was 10. Gerard’s father encouraged him to pursue playing football professionally rather than going to school since there are plenty of opportunities for successful footballers.
Life of Piqué
He was born in Barcelona, Spain. When he was 8 years old, he began training with the Barcelona youth squad. When he was 10 years old, he started playing with the Barcelona B reserve team.
He attended the Lycée Français in Barcelona and earned his high school diploma while training with Barcelona’s youth team. His parents made the decision not to send him to a university because of his life as a professional footballer.
His net worth
He earned 1 million euros per year as a teenager, the highest salary ever given to a player under the age of 18 in the FC Barcelona youth system. He has earned more than 35 million euros in salary alone during his 11-year career at FC Barcelona. He also has endorsement deals with top brands like Nike, Apple, and Johnson & Johnson.
His personal life
Gerard Piqué began dating Colombian pop star Shakira on April 28, 2010. They announced their engagement on February 13, 2012. They have a son named Milan Piqué Mebarak (born January 22, 2013) and a daughter named Sasha Piqué Mebarak (born January 22, 2017).
Gerard Piqué is opposed to Catalan independence.
He joined FC Barcelona when he was 10 years old, making his professional debut in 2002 when he was 16. He scored two goals and made two assists in his first season at Barcelona. In 2003, he played in the Champions League. In 2004, Gerard became the first Spanish player to make it into the UEFA Team of the Year. He won a league title with FC Barcelona that year after helping them win La Liga. He left FC Barcelona for Manchester United in 2005 because Manchester United paid him more money than any other team at that time.
When he joined FC Barcelona, he was a central midfielder. He played as a holding midfielder for most of his career, but he also played on both sides of the pitch throughout most of his career. When he first joined FC Barcelona, their coach said that Gerard should stay and train there with the other young players because they needed him.
He has won three La Liga titles with Barcelona as well as eight Spanish Cups (including four in a row) and two UEFA Champions League titles.
When Gerard Piqué first joined FC Barcelona, he played for the Barcelona Juvenil A team. He made his debut for FC Barcelona’s senior team on September 29, 2003, at home against Valencia. He scored two goals in the match and was named man of the match. He went on to score four goals in 20 matches that season. In 2004, he was named UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year.
He moved to Manchester United in a controversial transfer on July 1, 2005. Some of the controversies stemmed from the fact that he left Barcelona for a country that historically rivals Spain. The transfer fee was
23 million euros, making him the most expensive teenager ever at that time. He changed his jersey number from 25 to 2 because Roy Keane had been designated number 25 by the club.
When he first joined Manchester United, he set up a photo shoot with FHM magazine and spoke out in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in England and Wales.
He was named player of the month for October 2005. He scored seven goals in 12 matches from September to December 2005, earning him a Manchester United Player of the Month award for October. He helped his team win two FA Cup titles during his time at the club: one in 2006 and one in 2007. He was also named Premier League Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007.
Return to FC Barcelona
On June 3, 2009, he returned to FC Barcelona but only played 21 matches that season. The following season, he helped FC Barcelona win the 2010 Champions League. He played in all the matches that season and scored seven goals. Gerard Piqué played his last match for FC Barcelona on May 2, 2011. Afterward, he retired from playing soccer.
Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, he played for various youth teams until Bernabeu was finally selected to play for the Spanish national team. He first played with the Spanish national under-19 team in 2004. He scored three goals in the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship and helped Spain win gold by defeating France in the final.
He made his international debut for Spain on September 27, 2008, against Georgia in a 2010 World Cup qualifier at the age of 20. The match ended in a 0–0 draw.
Gerard Piqué has been a mainstay in the Spanish national team since his 2008 debut. He helped his team win Euro 2008 by playing in all six matches of the tournament, scoring two goals, and making one assist. He played for Spain as it won its first FIFA World Cup title in 2010 and also played for them at UEFA Euro 2012. Gerard scored a goal in each of the finals of both tournaments, leading many to consider him to be one of the best defenders in world football.
As of June 2018, he has played over 100 times for his country and his appearance in a friendly against Colombia on October 11, 2013, was his 100th.
Gerard currently plays as a left-back, right-back, and central defender for Spain. He was the captain of Spain’s national team during the Euro 2012 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. He scored the winning goal in Spain’s first match of the 2010 World Cup against Switzerland that day. He was honored by his country in April 2013 with the Golden Balls award.
Style of play
Gerard has said that he every day practices one aspect of his game. He has said that he works on timing his tackles and working out with a personal trainer. He says that the best way to improve is to get lots of minutes with your team. He has played many games in a lot of different positions during his careers, such as left-back and center-back, so he has practiced a lot of those positions during his career.
Awards and honor
Gerard Piqué won the La Liga in 2008, 2009 and 2010 with FC Barcelona. He has also named Premier League Player of the Month in October 2005 and in April 2006. He was award the Copa del Rey and Supercopa de Espana titles twice with FC Barcelona as well as a Champions League title in 2006. The defender has previously name Player of the Month for Manchester United in October 2005.