Gerard Pique Bernabeu, mostly known as Gerard Pique, is a Spanish professional football player. Pique plays for Barcelona and was a former player of the Spanish national side. Pique plays as a center-back defender. He is considered as one of the best defenders in history.
Pique is known for his defensive methods and heading in the corner kicks. Pique helped his teams to win many crucial matches from time to time. Pique is among one of those players who won the Champions League back to back for two seasons with different teams.
Pique won the treble with Barcelona twice. Besides these trebles Pique won many more major trophies with Barcelona over the years. Pique also won the FIFA World Cup with Spain back in 2010. Pique is also known as the husband of popular pop singer Shakira.
Pique won many individual awards from time to time. Pique is a very versatile player, a trait which is very rare in defenders nowadays. Pique can also play as a defensive midfielder.
Pique earned a lot of wealth by playing football. In 2021, it is estimated that Pique’s net worth is approximately USD 90 million.
Pique started his youth career at the Barcelona academy, later he joined the football academy of Manchester United. In Manchester he flourished as a talented football player. So after some time he started playing for the main team of Manchester United.
Gerard Pique played for the Manchester United team during 2004-2008. Under Sir Alex Ferguson, Pique learned a lot. Manchester United paid him around USD 1.5 million for each season.
In mid-2008 Pique moved to Barcelona and started a new era of his career. In his early days he received USD 4 million from Barcelona. In 2014, Pique signed a new deal with Barcelona according to this deal Barcelona paid him USD 9.5 million annually. This deal was active till 2017.
In mid-2017 Pique got a new contract offer from the club and he signed it. From that time on he used to get USD 14 million for each season. In 2021 he signed a new deal and his salary was reduced. Now he is getting USD 6 million for each season.