10 things about Pedri

10 things about Pedri

Some of the curiousities about the player who joins FC Barcelona from Las Palmas

Pedro González 'Pedri' joins the FC Barcelona squad from the 2020-21 season. Here are 10 facts about the new arrival from the Canary Islands:

1) Pedri will not turn 18 until November 25, 2020.

2) He is from the same generation as other young talents at Barça: Ansu Fati was born just 25 days before Pedri.

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3) Pedri's connection with Barça runs in the family: His grandfather founded the Penya Barcelonista de Tenerife-Tegueste. In his home, even the dinner plates bear the Barça badge.

4) Pedri has always said that his idol is Andrés Iniesta. His father also used to show him videos of Michael Laudrup.

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5) The player from the Canary Islands believes that his style of play fits perfectly with that of Frenkie de Jong

6) Pedri was born on the same island as Pedro Rodríguez, who in his early years at Barça was known as 'Pedrito.'

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7) Pedri was the outfield player with the most minutes played for UD Las Palmas in the 2019-20 season, participating in 36 games. He played 2,833 minutes for the Segunda División team.

8) On September 19 he became the youngest goalscorer in UD Las Palmas history (16 years, 9 months and 23 days), finding the net against Sporting Gijon. He overtook Orlando Suárez (17 years, 3 months and 3 days).

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Photo: UD Las Palmas

9) Pedri played in the 2019 Under-17s World Cup, in which Spain reached the quarter finals. 

10) He likes basketball and videogames -in which he always chooses to play as Barça. 

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