Gerard Pique is a former professional football player from Spain. During his football career, Gerard Pique played in a center-back position in clubs such as Barcelona, Manchester United, and Zaragoza. In addition, he has also represented his home country Spain football team in different age groups.
Table of Biography
Gerard Pique was born in Barcelona, Spain on the 2nd of February 1987, in Barcelona, Spain. As of 2022, he is 35 years old and his birth name is Gerard Piqué Bernabeu.
He holds Spanish nationality and he has a birth sign of Aquarius. Similarly, he has his belief in the Roman Catholic religion and belongs to the White Spanish ethnicity.
He is the son of Joan Pique (father) and Montserrat Pique (mother). Professionally, his father is a businessman while his mother is the director of a prestigious spinal injuries hospital in Barcelona. In addition, he grew up with his brother Marc Pique.
Coming toward his academic career, Pique has not yet revealed his academic qualification. But, he might have completed his early schooling at a local school and might completed his graduation from a local university in Spain.
From an early age, he had an interest in football 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).
In addition, he was among the main defenders of his team and practice in the academy for many years. During that time, he played in the various youth levels and age categories (Alevín A, Infantil B, and A, Cadete B, and A, and Juvenil B and A).
During his time in the academy, he boosted his skills and displayed a great ability to adapt to different positions on the field. Later, he leaves FC Barcelona at the end of the 2003–04 season.
After signing a contract with the English football club, Manchester United, Gerard Pique made his debut in October 2004 as a center-back, a 67th-minute replacement for John O’Shea in a 3–0 League Cup victory at Crewe Alexandra.
On the 29th of March 2006, he made his full debut against West Ham United, playing as a right-back, as Gary Neville was unavailable due to injury. He hit his first goal in the UEFA Champions League with a winning score of 4–0 against Dynamo Kyiv on 7 November 2007.
Similarly, he scored his second goal on the 12th of December 2007 in the Champions League against Roma. However, his contract with United come to an end.
Afterward, he signed a four-year contract with the Spanish football club, Barcelona on the 27th of May 2008. With a €5 million buy-out clause, he signed with the club. For the club, his first goal came in the Champions League Group Stage against Sporting CP on 26th November 2008.
In addition, he helps his club to a winning score of 4–1 over Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey Final on 13th May 2009 and pick up the first trophy of his Barcelona career. He signed a contract extension with the the club on 26th of February 2010 and keep him at Barcelona until at least the summer of 2015.
He was a part of the team when Barca lifted the European Cup by defeating Manchester United with a winning score of 3-1 on 28th May 2011. In addition, he again extended his contract with Barcelona on 20th May 2014, keeping the club until 2019. Moreover, he extended his contract with the team again on the 18th of January 2018, keeping him until 2022.
Again, on the 20th of October 2020, he signed a contract extension that would keep him at the club until 20 June 2024, setting his buy-out clause at €500 million. His last-minute header in the Copa del Rey semifinals against Sevilla, tied the aggregate score to send the game to extra time.
And, the team won the game 3–0 in extra time and advanced to the 2021 Copa del Rey Final, which the team won. He accounted he would retire following Barcelona’s La Liga match against Almería on 5 November 2022. Moreover, he played his last game at Camp Nou, starting as captain.
He has represented his home country Spain in different age categories. He has competed in both senior and junior levels tournaments. Moreover, he was a member of Spain’s U19 side that won the 2006 U19 European Championship held in Poland against Scotland.
This footballer played in the 2007 Fifa U20 World Cup. In a friendly match again England, he was up to the senior squad on 6th February 2009. Later, he made his tournament debut for Spain at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, starting in four of the team’s five matches as La Roja finished in third place.
In the 2010 World Cup, he played as Spain’s first-choice center-back playing alongside Puyol. He and his partnership with Puyol saw Spain concede only twice in seven World Cup matches.
Following that, he played in UEFA Euro 2012, the 2013 Fifa Confederations Cup, and UEFA Euro 2016. He made his 100th international appearance after appearing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 20 June, a 1–0 win against Iran. He announced his retirement from international football on 11 August 2018.
Being a famous football player, he has won a couple of awards in his footballing career. In 2009, he was named the La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year. Similarly, he was decorated with the Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit in 2011.
Gerard Pique – Net Worth 2023
Coming towards his earnings and income, he has collected a huge sum of money through his footballing career. As of 2022, his net worth is estimated at around $80 million, and his salary and earnings are still missing.
Currently, this former football player is dating Clara Chía Martí since October 2022. In past, he was in a long relationship with Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira.
The couple first met each other 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. In the relationship, the couple has two children.
After having over 10 years of relationship, the couple confirmed their separation in June 2022. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he and his teammates, including Lionel Messi) committed to a 70% salary cut throughout the crisis.
He was ordered to pay €2.1 million to the tax authorities by the Spanish court on the 10th of July 2019. Moreover, he was convicted of image rights fraud. Further, he had been convicted by Spain’s National Court in 2016 for faking the sale of his image rights to his Kerad Project company in order to evade taxes from 2008 to 2010.
Talking about his body measurement, he stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 87 kg. Moreover, he has blue eyes with brown hair color, and his body measurement measures 43-33-14 inches.
Gerard Pique – Social Media
On his Instagram page ‘@3gerardpique’ there are more than 21.2 million followers. Likewise, there are more than 25 million followers on his Facebook page and over 20.5 million followers on his Twitter page ‘@3gerardpique.’ Similarly, he has a YouTube channel, there are over 4.23k subscribers on it.