Gerard Pique is a professional football player from Spain. He currently plays for the Spain national team and Barcelona football club as a center back. He also once played for Manchester United Football Club among many other famous clubs. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Gerard Pique in 2018.
Early Life And Biography
Gerard Pique Bernabeu was born in Catalonia, Barcelona, on February 2, 1987. His father, Montserrat Bernabeu is a businessman and his mother, Joan Pique works in a hospital. He is a grandson to Amador Bernabeu, a former vice-president of Barcelona. Gerard has a young brother named Marc Pique.
He showed interest in football from an early age and his parents enrolled him into FC Barcelona Academy when he was ten. Due to his commitment to football as a teenager, Gerard never went to college. He played football at the various level at the Academy.
Pique is in a romantic relationship with Colombian singer Shakira since 2011. The two met at the video shooting of Shakira’s single ‘Waka Waka’ which was the official song for 2010 world cup. The couple is blessed with two sons, Sasha and Milan.
Although Gerard did not attend college, he later took time off sports and joined a business school. He graduated in Business, Media, Sports, and Entertainment. He recently completed his masters at Harvard University in Business Administration.
Career, Awards & Nominations
His career started in Barcelona Academy. He played at different youth levels like Juvenil, Infantil, and Cadete. He played at various positions and stood out as a midfielder, sweeper, and center back.
He joined Manchester United in 2004, and that is when he started playing professional football. He stayed at the club for four years within which he was also playing for a Spanish football team, Real Zaragoza.
He joined Barcelona in 2008 where he first signed a four-year contract. He helped the team win in the Copa del Rey Final on 13 May 2009. His performance was impressive, and his contract was extended to 2015 and later to 2022.
He has played almost 500 matches in the 12 years he has been a professional player. He has been in the national team both at senior and junior levels. He has played in FIFA federation’s cup, European championships, and the world cup.
Gerard’s talent has seen him get many accolades in his career. In 2011, he got a Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit. He has helped Barcelona win the World Cup three times. He was also in the team that won the European championship in 2012 and the European U19 tournament.
Net Worth & Earnings
The player has an estimated worth of $50 Million. He is in the top 20 list of the highest paid footballers. He also has other endorsements, and he was the face of Mango for four seasons. His fortune will continue to increase as he is still active in the field.
Gerard Pique had a passion for football from a young age which became his driving force in life. He never gave up on his dream, and today his star shines brightly. His unusual technique in the field has made him a superstar today with fans all over the world.