Gerard Pique is a world-class footballer and one of the best center backs in the world today. He is currently a member of the Spanish football team and has had the honor of playing with the premier football league Manchester United. Keep reading to know more about Gerard Pique’s net worth in 2018.
Gerard Pique Early Life
Gerard Pique was born as Gerard Pique Bernabeu on 2nd February 1987 in Barcelona, Catalonia. His parents are Montserrat Bernabeu and Joan Pique. His mother works in a hospital, and his father is a businessperson. He has a brother Marc Pique.
Gerard Pique was interested in football from a young age and joined the FC Barcelona Academy at the age of ten. He played in the academy for many years and graduated through various levels over the years.
Since football kept him busy during his teens, Gerard did not go to college. But recently Gerard took time off from the sport and completed his Master’s in Business Administration from the Harvard University, USA. He graduated from the business school in Business, Media, Sports and Entertainment subject.
Gerard Pique has been romantically associated with the famous singer Shakira, and the couple has two kids together.
Gerard Pique Career
Gerard Pique started football training in the Barcelona Academy and played there at various youth levels like Infantil, Cadete, and Juvenil. Gerard showed his versatility at playing at various positions and excelled in the center back, midfielder and sweeper positions.
Gerard started playing professional football after being selected by the Manchester United in 2004. Gerard played successfully with the premier club for nearly four years. In between, he was also recruited by another Spanish football team Real Zaragoza for whom he played 22 games.
In 2008 Gerard signed a contract with his home team Barcelona and returned to play with his childhood club. Since then his contract has been extended twice, and he will be part of the team till 2022.
He has played nearly 500 matches in his football career spanning 12 years. He has also been part of the national football team of Spain at both junior and senior levels and played the World cup, European championship, and FIFA federations’ cup.
Awards & Achievements
Gerard Pique is an extremely skilled player who uses good techniques to score goals for his team. His exceptional talent has not only helped him secure a place in the national team but has also helped him earn many awards and accolades.
Gerard Pique has been decorated with the Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit in 2011.
While with the Real Zaragoza team he was also named the breakthrough player of the year and best defender.
As a team member of the Manchester United, he helped his team win the Premier League, FA community shield, and UEFA champions’ league.
With Barcelona, he has helped his team win the FIFA club world club three times.
He has also been a part of the winning national team of European U19 championships, World Cup 2010 and European Championships in 2012.
Net Worth of Gerard Pique
Gerard Pique who has been named as one of the highest paid soccer players has a net worth of $55 million.
The latest contract extension of Gerard with Barcelona has a buyout clause of an astounding $600 million. He has been placed at number 19 in the list of the highest earners (as football players) by Forbes magazine. He has an estimated salary of $14.7 million plus endorsements of $3 million.
Gerard Pique has become a key member of the Barcelona and Spain Football teams through his outstanding play which has helped the teams win many tournaments. With many more years of active play left, his fans are looking forward to many more amazing football feats from him and hope that he will keep up his form in the years to come.