Gerard Piqué

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Gerard Piqué
Gerard Piqué 2017.jpg
Gerard Piqué (2017)
Surname Gerard Piqué i Bernabeu
birthday 2nd February 1987
place of birth BarcelonaSpain
size 193 cm
position Central defense
Years station
1997-2004 FC Barcelona
Years station Games (goals) 1
2004-2008 Manchester United 12 0(0)
2006-2007 →  Real Saragossa  (loan) 22 0(2)
2008– FC Barcelona 336 (28)
National team
Years selection Games (goals) 2
2004 Spain U17 8 0(3)
2006 Spain U19 8 0(3)
2007 Spain U20 5 0(1)
2006-2008 Spain U21 12 0(1)
2004– Catalonia 4 0(0)
2009-2018 Spain 102 0(5)
1 Only league games are given.
As of March 7, 2020

2 As of August 11, 2018

Gerard Piqué i Bernabeu catalog. : [ ʒəˈɾat piˈke j βərnəˈβew ], Spanish [ ʝeˈɾar piˈke i βernaˈβeu ] (born February 2, 1987 in Barcelona ) is a Spanish football player . He has been under contract with FC Barcelona since 2008 . With the Spanish national team he became world champion in 2010 and European champion in 2012 .


Gerard Piqué began his career with the second team at FC Barcelona . He moved to Manchester United in 2004 . He made his debut on October 26, 2004 in the Carling Cup against Crewe Alexandra , when he came on for John O'Shea . For the first time in the starting XI in a league game he was on March 29, 2006 against West Ham United . For the 2006/07 season he was awarded to the Spanish first division club Real Saragossa . There he scored two goals in 22 games and played alongside Gabriel Milito . After one season he returned to Manchester United and scored his first Champions League goal on November 7, 2007 in a 4-0 win over Dynamo Kiev with a 1-0 goal. In the 2007/08 Premier League season, Pique made nine appearances, but only three of them over the full season. At the end of the season he won the English championship and the UEFA Champions League with Manchester United .

For the 2008/09 season he moved back to FC Barcelona. He won the Champions League three times with the team, the Copa del Rey six times and was Spanish champion eight times.

His contract in Barcelona runs until 2022.

National team

Gerard Piqué in a duel with Neymar at the 2013 Confed Cup

Piqué has played four games for the Catalan football team since 2004 .

In 2006 he won the U19 European Championship in the final against Scotland with the Spanish U19 selection . A year later he took part with the U20 team in the Junior World Championship , where he played all six games from the start. In the quarter-finals against the Czech Republic, he missed the decisive penalty.

On February 11, 2009 Piqué made his debut for the Spanish national team in a friendly against England. In the qualifying games for the 2010 World Cup , he was used six times and scored three goals, including the winning goal against Turkey . He ousted the European champions Carlos Marchena and Raúl Albiol from the starting line-up and was in central defense alongside Carles Puyol at the 2010 World Cup . He was there next to goalkeeper Iker Casillas and Joan Capdevila the only Spanish player who completed every game of his team in full. Piqué became world champion with the team for the first time.

At the European Championships in France in 2016 , he was included in the Spanish squad. In the first group game against the Czech Republic, he scored the winning goal to make it 1-0 shortly before the end of the game with a header. This game as well as the other games up to the elimination in the round of 16, he played for the full playing time.


Gerard Piqué with the European Cup 2012

In central defense, the 193 cm tall piqué is valued primarily for its headball strength and positional play. With his ball handling and game overview, Piqué cleverly initiates his team's build-up game and often moves to the opponent's penalty area, especially in set pieces, for example in the Champions League semi-final second leg in 2009/10 against Inter Milan , when he kept getting into the Attack game switched on and ultimately scored a technically challenging goal to make it 1-0. His style of play earned him the nickname Piquenbauer, based on Franz Beckenbauer .


National team



Private life

Piqué has been in a relationship with the pop singer Shakira since 2010 , who is exactly ten years older than him to the day. Their first son was born on January 22, 2013 in Barcelona. Their second son was born on January 29, 2015.

Piqué regularly plays in poker tournaments of the European Poker Tour and PokerStars Championship, which take place once a year in Barcelona . In August 2017, he finished fifth at an event costing 25,500 euros and received prize money of almost 130,000 euros. At the end of August 2019, he finished second in a EUR 25,000 tournament and secured over EUR 350,000. In total, he has made it into the money five times and received prize money of over 570,000 euros.

In September 2018, during a traffic control, it was found that Piqué was driving a car without a valid driver's license. At the time, he had no points in his credit account. According to Spanish law, every vehicle driver initially has twelve points; points are then deducted in the event of violations. If these points are used up, the driving license expires temporarily. At Piqué these were used up and he was informed about it. In legal proceedings, he faces sentences of up to six months in prison, fines of 288,000 euros and up to 90 days of community service.

Piqué is the owner of FC Andorra , which plays in the 3rd Spanish league .

Web links

Commons : Gerard Piqué  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. kicker online: Barça brings back Piqué (accessed on July 17, 2008)
  2. Piqué and FC Barcelona renew contract through to 2022 , January 18, 2018
  3. Match scheme / line-up: Spain - England (friendship 2009)
  4. Match schedule / line-up: Spain - Turkey (World Cup qualification Europe 2010)
  5. Spain - World Cup 2010 stakes sorted by minutes
  6. Gerard Piqué in the database of FIFA (English)
  7. kicker online: Inter are outnumbered in the final
  8. FC Barcelona - Inter Milan Goal Pique 28.04.2010 semi-final CL
  9. Spain's defensive player Piqué: nickname Piquenbauer , FOCUS online from June 6, 2012, accessed on October 10, 2016.
  11. Spiegel Online: "I introduce you to my sun" , March 30, 2011
  12. ↑ Pop singer Shakira became the mother of a boy. In: WAZ Online. WAZ , January 23, 2013, accessed January 23, 2013 .
  13. Pop star Shakira: "Yes, it's true, I'm pregnant". Retrieved October 15, 2014 .
  14. PokerStars Championship Barcelona (€ 25,500 No Limit Hold'em # 31) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, accessed on August 25, 2017 (English)
  15. European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona (€ 25,000 No Limit Hold'em (Event # 24)) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, accessed on August 27, 2019 (English)
  16. Gerard Piqué in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, accessed on August 27, 2019 (English)
  17. Driving without a license 2018 , report on from September 5, 2018, accessed on September 5, 2018
  18. Piqué club FC Andorra to start in the third Spanish division