Last Updated on November 4, 2022 by admin
Spanish defender Gerard Piqué has announced his retirement from football after 14 years with Barcelona. Sharing a video on social media, Piqué stated that Barcelona’s La Liga match against Almería on Saturday will be the last match of his career. The 35-year-old has played 615 matches for Barcelona, winning eight La Liga titles and three Champions League titles. Pique, who won 102 caps for Spain and helped them to victory in the 2010 World Cup, has become a peripheral figure for Barcelona this season, making only five starts. Piqué came through the famed La Masia academy but made his debut for United in 2004 after moving to Old Trafford as a 17-year-old earlier that year. Piqué won the League Cup, Premier League and Champions League under Sir Alex Ferguson but made only 23 appearances during his four-year spell in England and eventually returned to Barcelona under the newly-appointed Pep Guardiola.