Gerard Piqué is a Spanish central defender. He was born on February 2, 1987 in Barcelona.
Piqué’s youth career began in 1997 when he entered the FC Barcelona academy. Piqué practiced in the Catalan club academy for seven years. Also Gerard was among main defenders of the club’s youth team. In 2004, he got an offer from Manchester United FC to enter their academy as the young talent actually matched the game style cultivated by the English club. In 2004-2005, Gerard practiced in the Manchester United FC academy where within a year he proved he was prepared to join the first team’s main squad.
In 2004, Gerard was offered his first ever professional contract with Manchester United FC. Piqué did not hesitate to accept the very promising offer by the English club and already in the 2004/05 season he was one of the club’s first team players. However, fully fledged displays for Manchester United were not meant to happen as the impossible competition within the club left him no time for waiting till someone was injured or quit the team.
In 2006, the player was loaned to Real Zaragoza where Gerard played throughout the 2006/07 season. He played 22 matches and spent most of the time on the bench.
The loan over, Piqué returned to the English club only to continue practicing as a place in the main squad was unattainable for him.
However, in 2008, things changed for the better. Gerard got an offer from FC Barcelona and it became a turning point in his career. The club signed a long-term contract with the player according to which Piqué has played for the club till present day. Since 2008 Gerard has played in over 200 matches for the club.
In 2002-2008, Gerard played 40 matches for the Spain youth national teams ranging from U-16 to U-21. Since 2009 Piqué has been capped for the Spain national team. He is the UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup winner.
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