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About Gerard Piqué

Last update: February, 2017

Gerard Pique Bernabeu is an international football player born in Barcelona on 2 February 1987. He currently plays in the Football Club Barcelona, where he occupies the position of central defense. Also, the famous footballer plays for the Spanish team, winning the Eurocup 2008, 2012 and the World Cup in 2010.

Since his childhood, Gerard Piqué showed much interest in football and with only 10 years old, he started playing football in the youth ranks of FC Barcelona. Despite of starting at the club, the player signed for Manchester United, where he played from 2004 until 2006, when the English team yielded to Real Zaragoza for a season. In the Aragonese team, the popular footballer played in the position of defensive midfielder. A year later, Pique returned to Manchester United and entered the first team, scoring his first goal in the Champions League against Dynamo Kiev. In that season he managed to win the Premier League and the Champions League with his team. Despite of being a defender, Gerard Pique scored four goals in European competition, becoming a young promise of soccer.

In 2008, the famous footballer Gerard Pique signed for Barca in exchange for 5 million euros and signed a four-year contract. Pique started playing as a defense in a very good season for the Catalan club, reaching 50 points in a historic turn. In 2009, Gerard Pique started in the final of the Copa Del Rey, winning this competition against the Athletic Club. That same year he won the final of the Champions League, he fought against his former team Manchester United. Also, the FC Barcelona player debuted in the Spanish national team that year, proclaiming world champion in 2010. In the following seasons, the football player will continue winning titles with the club such as the Spanish League and the Champions League in 2011. Pique meets the 200 matches with the Catalan team in 2012, consolidating himself as a very important pillar for the club and renewing his contract until 2019 with a rescission clause of 200 million euros. In 2014, the outstanding football player gets the treble with the Catalan team, winning the Copa Del Rey, UEFA Champions League and La Liga, being a great year for the club.

On a personal level, it is noteworthy that the famous footballer Gerard Pique maintains a relationship with the famous Colombian singer Shakira since 2010. The couple has two children and currently resides in Barcelona.