48 Facts About Gerard Piqué

1. Gerard Pique was happy with what he saw from the 31-year-old superstar and he hopes Messi is ready to go against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

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2. Gerard Pique is one of the tallest defenders in modern football.

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3. In 2017, Gerard Pique came under intense criticism in Spain for supporting the clamor for a referendum on the Catalonia independence agitations.

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4. Gerard Pique was thrilled to be reunited with his new teammates most of whom were his contemporaries from his days at the Barca Youth team.

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5. In 1997, at the age of 10, Gerard Pique joined Barcelona's Youth Team playing as a defensive midfielder and Central Defender.

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6. Gerard Pique is a center back playing his club football for Spanish Giants Barcelona.

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7. Gerard Pique has represented Spain 102 times, making his debut on 11 February 2009.

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8. Gerard Pique was immense, Arthur kept things ticking over and Messi was Messi.

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9. In 2016, Gerard Pique scored his fifth goal for Spain at the UEFA Euro 2016 competition; in the opening game against the Czech Republic.

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10. Gerard Pique played against Manchester United on the 27 May 2009 in the Champions League Final.

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11. Gerard Pique plays as a center-back for the Spain national team and the Spanish football club Barcelona.

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12. Gerard Pique started his career in FC Barcelona's youth teams as a defensive midfielder, but before he signed his first professional contract with the club, he decided to join Manchester United.

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13. Gerard Pique is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team.

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14. Gerard Pique founded Kosmos in 2017 and is the current president of the sports and media investment group.

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15. Gerard Pique was the face of Mango's men's line HE for four consecutive campaign seasons between 2011 and 2012.

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16. On 11 August 2018, Gerard Pique announced his retirement from international football.

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17. Gerard Pique was one of three Spanish defenders included in UEFA's Team of the Tournament as La Roja conceded only one goal in six matches.

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18. Gerard Pique successfully converted the team's third penalty in a semi-final shoot-out win over Portugal.

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19. Gerard Pique played every minute of Spain's UEFA Euro 2012 campaign, partnering Sergio Ramos in the centre of defence.

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20. Gerard Pique made his tournament debut for Spain at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, starting in four of the team's five matches as La Roja finished in third place.

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21. Gerard Pique was a member of the Spain under-19 side that won the 2006 U-19 European Championship in Poland.

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22. On 20 May 2014, Gerard Pique signed a contract extension with Barcelona, keeping him at the club until 2019.

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23. On 26 February 2010, Gerard Pique signed a contract extension to keep him at Barcelona until at least summer 2015.

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24. Gerard Pique assisted Pedro's 89th minute equalising goal which took the match to extra-time.

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25. Gerard Pique has represented Spain, making his debut on 11 February 2009.

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26. Gerard Pique is one of four players to have won the UEFA Champions League two years in a row with different teams, the others being Marcel Desailly, Paulo Sousa and Samuel Eto'o.

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27. Gerard Pique insists Ousmane Dembele needs to improve his all-round attitude to being a professional footballer with Barcelona.

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28. Gerard Pique gives Ousmane Dembele advice on how to succeed at Barcelona.

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29. Gerard Pique has fired a strong message to one of Barcelona's biggest stars after recent reports linked the ace with a move to Liverpool.

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30. In a post-match interview, Gerard Pique was asked about the young Frenchman's omission from the squad.

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31. Gerard Pique has fired a strong message to one of Barcelona's biggest stars after recent reports linked the ace with a transfer to Liverpool.

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32. Gerard Pique sends strong message to Barcelona star amid Liverpool transfer links.

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33. Gerard Pique is another man who seems to have won it all, with a Premier League, seven La Ligas, four Champions Leagues, a European Championship and a World Cup to his name.

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34. Gerard Pique will more than likely be the one who's assigned to man-mark Mauro Icardi—Inter's main attacking threat—and attempt to keep him out of the game.

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35. Gerard Pique says Barcelona are better than ever after Clasico win.

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36. In the midst of battle, Gerard Pique produced a class gesture.

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37. Gerard Pique says Rafael Nadal to play in new Davis Cup format.

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38. Gerard Pique requests Camp Nou fans to stop insulting Sergio Ramos.

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39. Gerard Pique attempted to silence the Barcelona fans who were abusing opponent Sergio Ramos during El Clasico on Sunday.

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40. Gerard Pique asks Barcelona fans to stop chanting abuse at Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos in middle of El Clasico.

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41. Gerard Pique speaks after producing iconic 'five' hand gesture in El Clasico victory.

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42. Gerard Pique asks Barcelona fans to stop abusing Sergio Ramos during El Clasico.

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43. Gerard Pique is one the best defenders in the world and is a key figure at FC Barcelona ever since he returned to the club from Manchester United in 2008.

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44. Gerard Pique is a modern defender, who combines strength with good technique and passing.

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45. On 30 June 2013, Gerard Pique was sent off during the final against Brazil.

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46. On 6 February 2009, Gerard Pique was called up to the senior squad for the friendly against England on 11 February.

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47. On 18 January 2018, Gerard Pique extended his contract again, this time until 2022.

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48. On 28 May 2011, Gerard Pique played in his second Champions League Final.

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