Barcelona and Spain defender Gerard Pique called time on his glittering career on Thursday, saying he will retire from football.
Gerard Pique : Retirement | Nickname | Net worth
Gerard Piqué Bernabeu is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for La Liga club Barcelona.
|Full name||Gerard Piqué Bernabeu|
|Date of birth||2 February 1987|
|Place of birth||Barcelona, Spain|
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
He is considered one of the best defenders of his generation.
Originally one of the most promising students at La Masia, Piqué joined Manchester United in 2004.
He returned to Barcelona in 2008 under Pep Guardiola’s leadership and helped the club win trebles in 2008–09 and 2014–15.
Gerard Pique Retirement
Barcelona’s Gerard Pique announced his retirement on Thursday after a decorated career, saying “the moment has come to end this journey”.
The veteran defender bows out with four Champions League titles and the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 with Spain.
“I wanted to tell you that I’ve decided the moment has come to end this journey,” he said in a video clip of the star watching images of himself as a small boy wearing the Barcelona shirt, or chasing after autographs.
“I’m going to become a super fan, I’ll be supporting the team and pass on my love for Barca to my son.”
“And sooner or later, I’ll be back,” he concluded.
Arriving at the Camp Nou aged 10 Pique left his home city for Manchester United’s academy in 2004, winning a first Champions League trophy under then manager Alex Ferguson in 2008.
Gerard Pique Nickname
Gerard Pique had an exceptional career at the club level and won all major trophies with Barcelona.
- Nicknames : Principe Pique, Piquenbauer, Geri
On an international level, he had a great run with the Spanish football team as he was a key member of the World Cup and Euro Cup winning Spanish squads.
As many would expect, Geri is a simpler, shorter, and more common form of Gerard’s name. It happens so often that teammates and fellows use such short forms to call these players while training.
Pique has a charming personality. On top of that, he performed wonderfully well on all levels. This made him a fan favorite and a sports star. His charming personality, coupled with his sporting brilliance and earned him the unique nickname “Principe Pique”.
This particular nickname of Pique is unique in the way that Pique earned it on the basis of his incredible performances and promise at Barcelona. Under the visionary leadership of Pep Guardiola, Pique developed into an effective and well-rounded player who brilliantly well for Barcelona.
According to Celebritynetworth, Gerard Piqué is a Spanish professional footballer who has a net worth of $80 million.
|Net Worth:||$80 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 2, 1987 (35 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.92 m)|
|Profession:||Football player, Soccer Player|
In 2015, Piqué and Shakira purchased a mansion in Barcelona for 5 million Euros. Located in the Pedralbes district of the historical Spanish city, the villa offers 1,500 square meters of living space. The mansion also sits on multiple acres of private gardens.
The outdoor space also features a swimming pool and a waterfall, and the gardens are kept private by dense trees. That being said, the three-story home also offers incredible views of the city below.