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Piqué

Defender

Date of Birth
Feb 02, 1987
Place of Birth
Barcelona, Spain
Nationality
Spain
Height
192 cm
Weight
85 kg
Debut
13 August 2008

Bio

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 returned to Manchester United and played a total of 13 games in all competitions, scoring two goals as the team won the UEFA Champions League. However, with first team opportunities limited, he returned to his boyhood club, Barcelona, in the summer of 2008.

Since returning, Piqué has established himself as one of the team's key players and one of Europe's elite defenders. In 2008-09, he became one of the few footballers in history to win the UEFA Champions League in consecutive seasons, with different clubs. He was also a key member of the team which won six trophies in the 2009 calendar year. A second Champions League success with Barcelona, and the third of his individual career, followed in 2010–11. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, he was named in the UEFA Team of the Year.

In international football, Piqué made his debut for Spain's senior team in 2009 and became a key part of the sides which won both the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2012 UEFA European Championship. His impressive performances at Euro 2012 resulted in him being named in the competition's Team of the Tournament.

Headlines

City different without Toure, says Pique

City different without Toure, says Pique

by Football News

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes Manchester City will miss Yaya Toure when the teams meet in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday... Read more

Pique: Luis Enrique, Messi spat in the past

Pique: Luis Enrique, Messi spat in the past

by Football News

Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique stressed that coach Luis Enrique calls the shots at Camp Nou after he was involved in a spat with star Lionel Messi in January... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
Primera Division
1754 20 19 1 0 5 4 5 0 0
2013/2014
Primera Division
2311 26 26 0 2 1 2 5 0 0
2012/2013
Primera Division
2402 28 27 1 2 3 2 5 1 1
2011/2012
Primera Division
1472 22 17 5 4 8 2 7 0 1
2010/2011
Primera Division
2650 31 29 2 1 4 3 10 1 1
2009/2010
Primera Division
2484 32 29 3 7 3 2 6 0 1
2008/2009
Primera Division
2209 25 25 0 1 5 1 6 2 2
2007/2008
Premier League
480 9 5 4 1 12 0 0 0 0
2006/2007
Primera Division
1565 22 18 4 3 14 2 7 0 1
2005/2006
Premier League
95 3 1 2 0 9 0 0 0 0
2004/2005
Premier League
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 17422 218 196 22 21 64 18 51 4 7

Transfers & Loans

2008
30 Jun
€ 5,000,000
2006
3 Aug
Loan

Games Played

Date Match  
22 Mar 2015 2 1 0 0 0
14 Mar 2015 0 2 0 0 0
8 Mar 2015 6 1 1 0 0
21 Feb 2015 0 1 0 1 0
15 Feb 2015 5 0 0 0 0
8 Feb 2015 2 5 0 0 0
1 Feb 2015 3 2 0 0 0
24 Jan 2015 0 6 1 0 0
18 Jan 2015 0 4 0 0 0
11 Jan 2015 3 1 0 0 0
4 Jan 2015 1 0 0 0 0
20 Dec 2014 5 0 1 0 0
13 Dec 2014 0 0 0 0 0
7 Dec 2014 5 1 1 0 0
30 Nov 2014 0 1 0 1 0
22 Nov 2014 5 1 0 0 0
8 Nov 2014 1 2 0 0 0
25 Oct 2014 3 1 0 1 0
18 Oct 2014 3 0 0 0 0
4 Oct 2014 0 2 0 1 0
24 Sep 2014 0 0 0 1 0
21 Sep 2014 0 5 0 0 0
13 Sep 2014 2 0 0 0 0
31 Aug 2014 0 1 0 0 0