12/01/2022
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Pique Barcelona Retirement: Gerard Pique Last Match: After a long, glorious 25 years with Barcelona, stalwart Gerard Pique announced his decision to bid farewell to his boyhood club. The Spanish ace defender has confirmed in a video on social media that he will retire from football after Barcelona’s clash against Almeria on Saturday in La Liga. Follow All Football LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Gerard pique says goodbye to his club after amassing as many as 30 accolades. During his years the veteran defender had:

  • 615 appearances over 15 years of a senior career.
  • 3 Champions League trophies
  • 8 La Liga trophies
  • 7 Domestic Copa del Rey trophies
  • 6 Spanish Super Cups
  • 3 UEFA Super Cups and FIFA Club World Cups
  • Pique also boasts to be part of the iconic SEXTUPLE and two TREBLES

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“It’s been 25 years since I joined Barça. I left and came back. Football has given me everything. Barça has given me everything. You, culers, have given me everything. And now that all that kid’s dreams have come true, I want to tell you that I’ve decided that now is the time to bring this journey to its end.” Pique’s voice read in the video.

Pique has appeared in 615 games for the Catalan club, scoring 53 goals and assisting on 15 others. In his heyday, he established a powerful defensive partnership with Carlos Puyol. Pique’s trophy cabinet boasts of medals from the World Cup, European Championship, La Liga, Premier League, Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, Copa del Rey, and other competitions.

Gerrard Pique has been an integral part of Barcelona’s glorious years. Pique, a product of La Masia, arrived from Manchester United in the 2008/09 season, the first under Pep Guardiola. There, he immediately became one of the finest defenders in the world, winning every game in that historic season. Barcelona fans remember him fondly for his connection with Carles Puyol. Under Guardiola and every succeeding manager, he established himself as an unquestionable starter.

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He was a perfect match for Barcelona’s style of play. While he was never the quickest, he possessed excellent tactical awareness   His ability to engage with the ball at his feet allowed him to remain a pillar even after the addition of new defenders. In conclusion, Gerard Pique is one of the finest center-backs that Barcelona has ever had. He’s been there in good times and bad. He’s also made sacrifices and aided the club off of the field.  His contract ran until 2024. Pique will sacrifice the remainder of his salary to help with Barcelona’s financial straits, according to Helena Condis Edo. Pique was entitled more money, which he had postponed, after reducing his wage last season to assist the club to recruit players.

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However, Pique dropped down the pecking order for Xavi Hernandez’s side. His game time has been decreased this season due to the additions of Jules Kounde and Andreas Christensen during the summer transfer window. The center-back has only appeared in nine games this season, and his performances have been underwhelming.

Pique Barcelona Retirement: Barcelona lose another STAR amid financial mess, Gerard Pique to bid adieu to Nou Camp after 25 years, 36 trophies on Sunday against Almeria, Follow LIVE Updates

Age ultimately comes up with everyone, and he simply couldn’t dodge it this season. Despite the insults and boos from certain Camp Nou supporters, he will be regarded as a club great. He repeatedly insisted that he will not be joining another team following Barcelona. He’s honoured his word.

“I’ve always said there would not be any other team after Barça. And that’s how it will be. This Saturday’s game will be my last at Camp Nou. I will become a regular fan. I will support the team. I will pass my love for Barça to my children, like my family did with me. And you know me. Sooner or later, I’ll be back. I’ll see you at Camp Nou. Visca el Barça. Always. ”  Gerrard Pique concluded.

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