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Gerard Piqué

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Career: Football Player​

Honors: 

  • FIFA World Cup: 2010
  • UEFA European Championship: 2012
  • UEFA U-19 European Championship: 2006
  • La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year: 2009
  • La Liga Best Defender: 2010
  • FIFA/FIFPro World XI: 2010, 2011, 2012
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2010, 2011, 2012
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2011, 2014
  • UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament: 2012
  • Premier League: 2007–08
  • FA Community Shield: 2007
  • UEFA Champions League: 2007–08​
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Gerard Piqué i Bernabeu, born on 2 February 1987, he is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team. he was raised in a Catalan family, His father, Joan, is a business man, and his mother Montserrat, is the director of a prestigious spinal injuries hospital in Barcelona. He has a younger brother named Marc. His grandfather, Amador Bernabeu, is a former vice-president of FC Barcelona.

Piqué 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. The Premier League side did not pay a fee for Piqué as he was too young to have a professional contract

His performances, most notably in the reserve team, earned him a new contract, which he signed in February 2005 to run until the summer of 2009. On 4 August 2006, however, La Liga side Real Zaragoza secured Piqué on a season-long loan. On 5 May 2007, it was announced that Piqué would be staying at Old Trafford for the following season.

On 27 May 2008, Piqué signed a four-year contract with Barcelona, with a €5 million buy-out clause. Barcelona paid a £5 million fee for the player.

Since Spring 2010, Piqué has been in a relationship with Colombian singer Shakira. They share the same birthday but she is ten years his senior. They met when Piqué was featured in the music video for Shakira's song "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)", the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. After months of media speculation, Shakira officially confirmed the relationship in March 2011 via Twitter and Facebook by posting a picture of the two with a caption reading, "I present to you my sunshine" in Spanish.

At the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, Piqué was the third of Spain's seven successful takers in a 7–6 shootout win over Italy at the semi-final stage. On 30 June 2013, Piqué was sent off during the final against Brazil. He received a straight red card in the 68th minute for a violent tackle on recently signed Barcelona team-mate Neymar.