2022 Updated: Gerard Pique’s Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements, Football Career, & Honours

Gerard Piqué Bernabeu was born on the 2nd of February 1987, and he is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for La Liga club Barcelona. He is considered one of the best defenders of his generation.

Gerard Pique Salary

Club career

Early career

Gerard Piqué who was born in Barcelona, Catalonia, 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. However, the English Premier League club did not pay a fee for Piqué as he was too young to have a professional contract.

Manchester United

The young star made his debut for Manchester United in October 2004, as a centre-back, a 67th-minute replacement for John O’Shea in a 3–0 League Cup victory at Crewe Alexandra. As a matter of fact, he made his full debut in January 2005 in a 0–0 FA Cup draw with Exeter City. Gerard Pique made his Premier League debut on 15 October 2005, again as a substitute for O’Shea, in a 3–1 win over Sunderland. Gerard’s first league start came on 29 March 2006 against West Ham United at Old Trafford, playing at right-back, as Gary Neville was unavailable through injury.

The player’s return to Old Trafford saw him make nine league appearances during the 2007–08 season. Pique’s first start in the UEFA Champions League, a 4–0 home win against Dynamo Kyiv on 7 November 2007, Piqué scored the first of Manchester United’s four goals in that match. The young star became the 450th player to score at least one goal for the club. And his second goal for the club also came in the Champions League, in an away match to Roma on 12 December 2007.

Return to Barcelona

Gerard Piqué, on the 27th of May 2008, signed a four-year contract with Barcelona, with a €5 million buy-out clause. The Catalan side paid a £5 million fee for the player. However, the young star expressed his joy at re-signing with his boyhood club, although he admitted he had enjoyed his spell at Manchester United:

I am very happy to be back, I didn’t think I would be here again but this is very good for me. Manchester United is a great club and I enjoyed winning things. To play with world class players has helped me and now I want to continue this at Barça.

Since 2008, till date, the Spaniard has been playing for FC Barcelona. And on the 3rd of March 2021, Piqué scored a last-minute header goal in the Copa del Rey semifinals against Sevilla, tying the aggregate score to send the game to extra time; Barcelona won the game 3–0 a.e.t. and advanced to the 2021 Copa del Rey Final, which the team won.

International career

Youth teams

Gerard Piqué Bernabeu was a member of the Spain under-19 team that won the 2006 UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Poland. It will be pertinent to note that in a 2–1 final win against Scotland, Piqué put in a strong performance in defence and also contributed in attack, hitting the crossbar with a header and providing the assist for striker Alberto Bueno to score Spain’s second goal.

In due cost, the young star played in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, starting all six of Spain’s matches and scoring a goal in the team’s come-from-behind 4–2 victory over Brazil in the round of 16. However, Piqué missed the deciding penalty in the shoot-out against the Czech Republic, and Spain were eliminated at the quarter-final stage.

Senior side

Gerard, on the 6th of February 2009, was called up to the senior squad for the friendly against England on 11 February. The Catalan midfielder played the entire match in a 2–0 win, in Seville. In Gerard Piqué Bernabeu’s second match as an international on 28 March 2009, he was called up as a replacement for injured teammate Carles Puyol and he scored the only goal in Spain’s victory in the 2010 World Cup qualifier against Turkey at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid. After a frame of four days, he also started in Istanbul in a 2–1 win, also in the group stage.

As a matter of fact, he was Spain’s first-choice centre-back at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa, playing alongside Puyol. Pique started all seven matches as Spain won the tournament, defeating the Netherlands 1–0 in the final. The defender’s partnership with Puyol saw Spain concede only twice in seven World Cup matches and keep four consecutive clean sheets in the knockout stage. The then report has it that Spain’s 1–0 group stage defeat to Switzerland, just before Gelson Fernandes scored the only goal of the game, Swiss striker Eren Derdiyok tumbled over Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas and accidentally kicked Piqué in the face, knocking him over and leaving him with a nasty cut beside his right eye.

Gerard Pique played several matches for Spain, and won diverse awards and trophies. And on the 25th of March 2019, Pique won his 10th cap for Catalonia in a friendly match against Venezuela, a few months after he had retired from the Spanish national team and led the team to a 2–1 victory.

Gerard Pique’s Net Worth

According to fcbarcelonalatestnews, as of 2022, Gerard Pique’s net worth is around $50 million. He is one of the highest-paid defenders in the world with a salary of £165,000 per week. His annual earnings, all brand endorsements, and bonuses all total up to this estimated value. In the past year as well, his salary has gone up, so he is being paid more than before now!

Gerard Pique’s Salary

the Forbes update has it that Gerard Pique earns a whopping salary of £ 165,000 weekly, as of January 2022. FC Barcelona pays him very generously. Annually, his salary comes up to £ 198,00,00.

Gerard Pique Brand Endorsements

Do you want to know Gerard Pique’s brand affiliations and endorsements? His primary endorsement is that of leading sports brand Nike. He earns up to $3 million in endorsements, according to Forbes in 2017.

Honours

Manchester United

Premier League: 2007–08

FA Community Shield: 2007

UEFA Champions League: 2007–08

Barcelona

La Liga: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19

Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2020–21

Supercopa de España: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018

UEFA Champions League: 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15

UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015

FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015

Piqué with the Henri Delaunay Trophy in 2012

Spain

FIFA World Cup: 2010

UEFA European Championship: 2012

UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2006

Individual

La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year: 2008–09

La Liga Best Defender: 2009–10

La Liga Team of the Season: 2014–15, 2015–16

UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2014–15

UEFA La Liga Team of the Season: 2016–17

UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2012

UEFA Team of the Year: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016

FIFA FIFPro World11: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016

FIFA FIFPro World11 2nd team: 2013, 2015, 2017

FIFA FIFPro World11 3rd team: 2014, 2018

FIFA FIFPro World11 nominee: 2019 (9th defender)

ESM Team of the Year: 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16

Footballer of the Year in Catalonia: 2019

Globe Soccer Awards – Player Career Award: 2020

Decorations

Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit: 2011

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