Gerard Piqué was born on 2 February 1987 and since that day he has been a club member of FC Barcelona. Since he was very young he has been involved with the club and when he was 10 years old he joined the youngest boys' team at the club at that time (U12 B).
From then on he passed through the various youth levels before at the end of the 2003/04 season, Gerard Piqué took a break from his life at FC Barcelona and left for Manchester United. He was loaned out to Real Zaragoza for the 2006/07 season. The 2007/08 season saw Piqué return to Manchester United, where he was able to celebrate the Premiership and Champions League double.
Gerard Piqué made his official debut for the Club on 13 August 2008 in the Champions League against Wisła Kraków with the match ending in a comfortable 4-0 win for the blaugranes. He quickly became a first choice centre back and was key to the successful treble winning team of that season. In his second season he consolidated his reputation as one of the best central defenders in the world.
Piqué has remained a vital part of the blaugrana team ever since and has notched up no less than 30 trophies with Barça. He has the important knack for a defender of scoring goals and he found the net for FC Barcelona's 1000th goal in international competition in the 2013/14 season in a game against Glasgow Celtic.
As for his international experience, Piqué played in the 2007 U-20 World Cup in Canada, the 2006 U19 European Championships in Poland (which Spain won) and the 2004 U17 European Championships in France (which Spain finished as runners-up). In 2009, he made his international debut in the Confederations Cup in South Africa.
He has since become a permanent feature of Spain's defence, playing every minute of the country’s first ever World Cup win in 2010, and also playing a key role in the conquest of the 2012 European Championship. Piqué also played in the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the Euro 2016, and the 2018 World Cup in Russia after which he announced his retirement from international football.