Gerard Piqué i Bernabeu, known more simply as Gerard Piqué, was born in Barcelona, Catalonia on 2 February 1987. Throughout his career, he has played in a number of positions, including right back and defensive midfield, but has primarily established himself as a centre back and is widely considered to be one of the best footballers in the world in that position. He is especially noted for his technical ability and accurate passing.

Piqué joined Barcelona's La Masia youth academy in 1997 and remained there until 2004, when he opted to sign his first professional contract with Premier League team, Manchester United. He made his debut for the club in October 2004, but primarily played for the reserves and was sent out on loan to Real Zaragoza for the 2006-07 season. The following year, he r...

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