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Gerard Pique is a Spanish professional footballer who was a part of the teams that won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012

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BirthdayFebruary 2, 1987
NationalitySpanish
FamousSportspersons, Football Players
Nick namesPiquenbauer
SpousesShakira
SiblingsMarc Piqué
Known asGerard Piqué Bernabéu
Childrens Milan Piqué Mebarak
Birth PlaceBarcelona
Height194cm
GenderMale
FatherJoan Piqué
MotherMontserrat Bernabeu
Net Worth$40 million
Sun SignAquarius
Born inBarcelona
Famous asFootball Player

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Who is Gerard Piqué?

Gerard Pique is a Spanish professional footballer who was a part of the teams that won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012. He plays as a centre-back for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team and is one of the four players to have won the UEFA Champions League two years in a row with different teams, the others being Marcel Desailly, Paulo Sousa and Samuel Eto'o. He was interested in football from a young age and began his youth career in 1997 when he entered the FC Barcelona academy as a ten year old. Energetic, focused and talented, he soon matured into a young player who displayed great potential to be a future football star. With time he passed through the various youth levels and was especially skilled at adapting to different positions on the field. He also gained a reputation for scoring goals despite his defensive position, a trait that would help a lot in his future professional career. He made his debut for Manchester United in 2004 as a replacement for John O'Shea. A few years later Gerard got an offer from FC Barcelona and it became a turning point in his career. He has also represented Spain, making his debut in 2009

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Childhood & Early Life

He was born as Gerard Piqué Bernabeu on 2 February 1987, in Barcelona, Spain, to Joan Piqué and Montserrat Bernabeu. His father is a business man while his mother is the director of a prestigious spinal injuries hospital in Barcelona. He has one brother.

He developed an interest in football early on and began his youth career in 1997 when he entered the FC Barcelona academy as a ten year old and joined the youngest boys' team at the club at that time (Alevín B). He was among the main defenders of his team and practiced in the academy for several years, passing through the various youth levels and age categories (Alevín A, Infantil B and A, Cadete B and A and Juvenil B and A). A talented and hard working youngster, he won numerous titles along the way.

During his time at the academy, he blossomed into a skilled player who displayed a great ability to adapt to different positions on the field. He also became popular for scoring goals despite his defensive position. He left FC Barcelona at the end of the 2003–04 season.

Career

Gerard Pique made his debut for Manchester United in October 2004 as a replacement for John O'Shea as a centre-back in a Carling Cup match against Crewe Alexandra which his team won.

In March 2006, he made his full debut for the team in a Premier League match against West Ham United at Old Trafford, playing at right-back. This time he was a replacement for Gary Neville who was nursing an injury.

Manchester United loaned him to La Liga side Real Zaragoza for the 2006–07 season. He got the chance to play 22 matches alongside Argentine Gabriel Milito, either as a stopper or a holding midfielder. However, he also spent much of his time on the bench.

Gerard Pique returned to Manchester United in 2007–08 and had a memorable season in the Champions League. He scored the first of Manchester United's four goals in the 4–0 home win against Dynamo Kyiv on 7 November 2007 and scored his second goal in an away match against Roma on 12 December 2007.

He signed a four-year contract with Barcelona, with a €5 million buy-out clause in May 2008. In his first season with Barcelona he made 45 appearances, and not only became the team’s first choice centre back but also scored three goals.

He was a part of the Barcelona team which beat Argentine club Estudiantes 2–1 in the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup Final. He played a key role in the match as he assisted Pedro Rodríguez's 89th minute equalizing goal which took the match to extra-time.

He was called to play for the Spain national football team in 2009. After making an appearance in a friendly match against England, he played as a replacement for injured team-mate Carles Puyol in the 2010 World Cup qualifier against Turkey at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, and scored his team’s only goal.

He played as Spain’s first-choice centre-back playing alongside Puyol at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa. His partnership with Puyol saw Spain concede only twice in seven World Cup matches. Spain went on to emerge victorious in the tournament after defeating the Netherlands 1–0 in the final.

He continued playing for Barcelona as well and played in the 2011 Champions League Final in which his team defeated Manchester United 3–1 at Wembley Stadium to lift the European Cup.

Gerard Pique was a part of the Spanish national team that participated in the UEFA Euro 2012 campaign. He partnered Sergio Ramos in the centre of defence and successfully converted the team's third penalty in a semi-final shoot-out win over Portugal.

He played in 39 official matches in the 2013–14 season as a part of the Barcelona team and scored four goals, two in the league and two more in the UCL. However he was plagued by injuries that forced him to miss out on the crucial Copa del Rey Final against Real Madrid. In 2014–15, he played 43 games for Barcelona.

Awards & Achievements

He was named La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year in 2009.

In 2011, he was decorated with the Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit.

Personal Life & Legacy

He is in a relationship with Colombian singer Shakira who he first met when he appeared in the music video for her single "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The couple has two sons.

Net Worth

Gerard Pique has a net worth of $ 30 million.

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Gerard Piqué awards

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2012; 2011; 2010 - UEFA Team of the Year
2009 - Don Balón Award
2012; 2011; 2010 - FIFA FIFPro World XI

Gerard Piqué biography timelines

  • // 2nd Feb 1987
    He was born as Gerard Piqué Bernabeu on 2 February 1987, in Barcelona, Spain, to Joan Piqué and Montserrat Bernabeu. His father is a business man while his mother is the director of a prestigious spinal injuries hospital in Barcelona. He has one brother.
  • // 1997
    He developed an interest in football early on and began his youth career in 1997 when he entered the FC Barcelona academy as a ten year old and joined the youngest boys' team at the club at that time (Alevín B). He was among the main defenders of his team and practiced in the academy for several years, passing through the various youth levels and age categories (Alevín A, Infantil B and A, Cadete B and A and Juvenil B and A). A talented and hard working youngster, he won numerous titles along the way.
  • // 2003
    During his time at the academy, he blossomed into a skilled player who displayed a great ability to adapt to different positions on the field. He also became popular for scoring goals despite his defensive position. He left FC Barcelona at the end of the 2003–04 season.
  • // Oct 2004
    Gerard Pique made his debut for Manchester United in October 2004 as a replacement for John O'Shea as a centre-back in a Carling Cup match against Crewe Alexandra which his team won.
  • // 2006
    Manchester United loaned him to La Liga side Real Zaragoza for the 2006–07 season. He got the chance to play 22 matches alongside Argentine Gabriel Milito, either as a stopper or a holding midfielder. However, he also spent much of his time on the bench.
  • // Mar 2006
    In March 2006, he made his full debut for the team in a Premier League match against West Ham United at Old Trafford, playing at right-back. This time he was a replacement for Gary Neville who was nursing an injury.
  • // 2007
    Gerard Pique returned to Manchester United in 2007–08 and had a memorable season in the Champions League. He scored the first of Manchester United's four goals in the 4–0 home win against Dynamo Kyiv on 7 November 2007 and scored his second goal in an away match against Roma on 12 December 2007.
  • // May 2008
    He signed a four-year contract with Barcelona, with a €5 million buy-out clause in May 2008. In his first season with Barcelona he made 45 appearances, and not only became the team’s first choice centre back but also scored three goals.
  • // 2009
    He was a part of the Barcelona team which beat Argentine club Estudiantes 2–1 in the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup Final. He played a key role in the match as he assisted Pedro Rodríguez's 89th minute equalizing goal which took the match to extra-time.
  • // 2009 To 2010
    He was called to play for the Spain national football team in 2009. After making an appearance in a friendly match against England, he played as a replacement for injured team-mate Carles Puyol in the 2010 World Cup qualifier against Turkey at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, and scored his team’s only goal.
  • // 2009
    He was named La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year in 2009.
  • // 2010
    He played as Spain’s first-choice centre-back playing alongside Puyol at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa. His partnership with Puyol saw Spain concede only twice in seven World Cup matches. Spain went on to emerge victorious in the tournament after defeating the Netherlands 1–0 in the final.
  • // 2010
    He is in a relationship with Colombian singer Shakira who he first met when he appeared in the music video for her single "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The couple has two sons.
  • // 2011
    He continued playing for Barcelona as well and played in the 2011 Champions League Final in which his team defeated Manchester United 3–1 at Wembley Stadium to lift the European Cup.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, he was decorated with the Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit.
  • // 2012
    Gerard Pique was a part of the Spanish national team that participated in the UEFA Euro 2012 campaign. He partnered Sergio Ramos in the centre of defence and successfully converted the team's third penalty in a semi-final shoot-out win over Portugal.
  • // 2013 To 2014
    He played in 39 official matches in the 2013–14 season as a part of the Barcelona team and scored four goals, two in the league and two more in the UCL. However he was plagued by injuries that forced him to miss out on the crucial Copa del Rey Final against Real Madrid. In 2014–15, he played 43 games for Barcelona.

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  • What is Gerard Piqué birthday?

    Gerard Piqué was born at 1987-02-02

  • Where is Gerard Piqué's birth place?

    Gerard Piqué was born in Barcelona

  • What is Gerard Piqué nationalities?

    Gerard Piqué's nationalities is Spanish

  • What is Gerard Piqué nick names?

    Gerard Piqué's nickNames is Piquenbauer

  • Who is Gerard Piqué spouses?

    Gerard Piqué's spouses is Shakira

  • Who is Gerard Piqué siblings?

    Gerard Piqué's siblings is Marc Piqué

  • Who is Gerard Piqué childrens?

    Gerard Piqué's childrens is Milan Piqué Mebarak

  • How tall is Gerard Piqué?

    Gerard Piqué's height is 194

  • Who is Gerard Piqué's father?

    Gerard Piqué's father is Joan Piqué

  • Who is Gerard Piqué's mother?

    Gerard Piqué's mother is Montserrat Bernabeu

  • What is Gerard Piqué's sun sign?

    Gerard Piqué is Aquarius

  • How famous is Gerard Piqué?

    Gerard Piqué is famouse as Football Player