Gеrаrd Ріquе Net Worth 2019, Bio, Wiki, Height, Weight, Awards, and Instagram
Gеrаrd Ріquе Net Worth 2019 – A product of the famed Barcelona La Masia Academy, Gerard Pique is part of the Golden generation of Spanish football players who have stepped up to the global scene and won practically all laurels on offer.
Pique is a center back playing his club football for Spanish Giants Barcelona.
Bio of Gerard Pique
It is not often that you find a modern-day footballer born into opulence, the regular narrative is that of rags to riches. But Gerard Pique is easily an exception in this regard. Gerard was born on the 2nd of February 1987.
His father Joan Pique is a successful businessman and attorney while his grandfather Amador Bernabeu was a former FC Barcelona Vice President.
His mum Montserrat, is a medical Doctor and Director of a Health Facility in Barcelona that specializes in spinal injuries.
Pique was barely two years old when he had his first football injury, as a toddler he fell off the terrace of his grandparent’s home playing football. The young Gerard slipped into a coma for two days but luckily recovered with no health complications.
In 1997, at the age of 10, Gerard joined Barcelona’s Youth Team playing as a defensive midfielder and Central Defender. After successfully going through all the age categories at La Masia, In 2004, Pique joined English Premier League Club Manchester United.
Used sparingly as a bit-part player, his breakthrough into the Manchester United first team was a long shot away, On May 27th, 2008, Barca resigned Pique for £5 million.
Pique was thrilled to be reunited with his new teammates most of whom were his contemporaries from his days at the Barca Youth team.
Pique and Club icon Carlos Puyol, formed a formidable defensive partnership, the base on which Barca would build its greatest ever team.
Along with the likes of Andres Iniesta, Xavi, and the irrepressible Lionel Messi, Barcelona dominated world football with an exciting brand of possession-based football fondly called Tiki-Taka.
Under Club Legend Pep Guardiola, they won three La Liga titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011; two Champions Leagues titles in 2009 and 2011; Copa del Rey in 2009, 2012; Supercopa de España in 2009, 2010, 2011, UEFA Super Cup in 2009, 2011 and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2009 and 2011.
Pique has remained part of Barca’s successes during the post-Guardiola years winning 4 more La Liga titles and one more UEFA Champions League in 2015. On the international scene, Pique was part of the Spanish team that won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship in 2012.
Elegant in the possession and blessed with a physique perfect for the modern-day art of defending, Pique has developed into one of the finest center backs in Word football.
His similarities with German legend Franz Beckenbauer has earned him the nickname Piquénbauer
In 2017, Pique came under intense criticism in Spain for supporting the clamor for a referendum on the Catalonia independence agitations.
Pique, a Catalonian became the subject of abuse from other sections of Spain, a fiasco that almost led to him quitting the Spanish National team.