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Gerard Piqué made his 350th appearance for FC Barcelona on Wednesday night, in the Champions League game with Atlético Madrid.

He was originally a member of the academy at FCB, but left for Manchester United in 2004. After also having spent a period on loan to Zaragoza, he came back to the Catalan club, managed at the time by Pep Guardiola, four years later and was in the side that won the Champions League in 2008: He’s gone on to become one of the greatest and most successful defenders ever to wear the famous shirt, and here we pick out ten highlights from his three and a half ton of games:

First team debut: Piqué played his first official game for Barça on 13 August 2008 against Wisla Krakow in a Champions League qualifier at the Camp Nou.


6-2: On the day of the famous victory at the Santiago Bernabéu, it was Piqué who scored the sixth and final goal of the rout.

Gerard Piqué celebrating his goal in the historic win at the Santiago Bernabéu


First treble: In his first ever season for the first team, he collected winner’s medal in La Liga, the Copa de Rey and the Champions League.


Six out of six: Piqué was one of the heroes of the Clubs World Cup of 2009 in Abu Dhabi, when he provided the assist for Pedro to head home the last minute equaliser. Barça clinched the title in extra time, an unprecedented sixth of the calendar year.


Third league in a row: Barça won a third consecutive Liga title in 2010/11. Piqué would add another in 2012/13 under Tito Vilanova and yet another last season, with Luis Enrique on the bench.


Wembley 2011: Piqué was able to celebrate another Champions League in 2011, beating his former club Manchester United. Barça had famously beaten Real Madrid in the semis.


Three times in FIFPro XI: The centre back has been named to FIFA’s world eleven in three separate years: 2010, 2011 and 2012.


Goal 1,000: On 11 December 2013, in a 6-1 drubbing of Celtic at the Camp Nou, Piqué had the honour of scoring Barça’s thousandth goal in international competitions.

Piqué scored Barça's 1,000 goal in international competitions.


Second treble: Gerard Piqué, along with Xavi, Messi, Iniesta, Pedro, Sergio and Dani Alves, is one of just seven players that can claim to have won the domestic double and the European crown in the same season. Barça beat Juventus 3-1 in the Champions League final.


32 goals: In his 350 appearances, Gerard Piqué has managed to become the third highest goalscoring player in club history. Only José Ramon Alexanko (42 goals in 406 matches) and Ronald Koeman (90 goals in 267 matches) have achieved higher tallies.


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