It’s a year today since Pedri played his first game for Barça, in a preseason friendly against Gimnàstic Tarragona at the Estadi Johan Cruyff. The Canary Islander played 45 minutes of a 3-0 win, and since then has gone on to make history at the club.
Pedri played more games than anyone else in the 2020/22 season, an immense 73. Counting not just his games for Barça but also for Spain, including Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics, he played one more game than Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United.
La Liga: 37 (only missed the final game against Eibar)
Copa del Rey: 6
Spanish Super Cup: 2
Champions League: 7
Spain (senior, U21 and Olympic): 20
He also played the first two games of the current season against Athletic and Real Sociedad before being given a two-week holiday.
Pedri was a starter in 57 of those games, and in total racked up an incredible 5,273 minutes of football.
The midfielder’s job is not to score goals, although he has found the target four times:
Champions League v Ferencváros (at 17 years and 330 days, he became one of the oungest ever scorers in the competition and the third youngest for Barça. As Ansu Fati also scored, it was the first UCL game ever in which two under 18s scored).
Liga v Betis (a goal that made him the fourth youngest Barça scorer in Liga history, topped only by Ansu, Bojan Krkic and Leo Messi).
Liga v Athletic Club
Liga v Levante.
Pedri got to win the Copa del Rey in his maiden season at Barça and also collected the silver medal in Tokyo. He was also named Best Young Player at Euro 2020 and featured in the Team of the Tournament.
Other achievements included becoming the second youngest Barça player to appear in 50 games for the team (only Bojan Krkic reached the milestone at a younger age).