This weekend’s game against Almeria at Camp Nou (November 6) will be the last time Pique dons the striped shirt. At this point, the brilliant career will come to an end.
Pique has been a winning streak throughout his career with club and country.
Lineker acknowledges player’s huge achievement, writes Twitter:
“Good luck to @3gerardpique in retirement. One of the giants of our beautiful game. A simply brilliant footballer who won it all. He will be missed.”
A product of La Masia Academy, Pique makes his professional debut Manchester United in the 2004-05 season. In the 2006-07 season, he was loaned to Real Zaragoza.
Before joining the Catalan club, Pique lifted the Premier League title and UEFA Champions League trophy with Manchester United in the 2007-08 season.
After that, a storied chapter began as he formed a formidable partnership with Karls Puyol at the heart of the Blaugrana’s defense.
When Puyol retired in 2013, Pique took over the baton from the former Spain captain. He won three Champions League trophies with Spanish clubs, eight La Liga titles, three FIFA Club World Cup trophies.
Pique’s career in Spain is also legendary. The 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2012 European Championship were the biggest achievements of his illustrious international career.
Gerard Pique promises return to Barcelona
Gerard Pique released a heartfelt message as he announced his decision to retire. Legendary Defender said:
“It’s been 25 years since I joined Barcelona. I left and I’m back. Football and Barcelona gave me everything. You guys, Culles, gave me everything. Now that the child’s dream has come true, I want to tell you that it is It’s time to end this journey.”
“I keep saying there will be no other clubs after Barcelona and that’s how it is. This Saturday will be my last game at Camp Nou. I will be a loyal fan and support the team. I will put My love is passed on to Barcelona to my children as my family did to me. You know me. Sooner or later I will be back. I will see you at Camp Nou. Visca Barca, very See you soon.”