Spanish legend Gerard Pique to retire from football


Spain: Legendary Spanish football star Gerard Pique, on Thursday, November 3, announced that he would retire from the sport after Barcelona’s next La Liga match.

The 35-year-old Pique took to his social media handle to announce that Barcelona’s match against Almeria on Sunday, November 6 at Camp Nou would be his last appearance.

The Barcelona-born Pique has gone down the barrel a little this season, having made only three starts in the ongoing La Liga edition.

Pique represented Spain from 2009 to 2018, where he scored five goals from 102 matches.

He was a crucial part of Manchester United from 2004 to 2008 and also played for Real Zaragoza during that period.

The Spanish legend joined Barcelona back in 2008 and has been a fulcrum of their setup since. Pique plays as a centre-back for the La Liga team.

Barcelona are currently placed second in the points table with 10 wins from 12 matches and a goal difference of 25, six more than table-toppers, Real Madrid, who have 32 points from 12 matches.

Barcelona will go into their upcoming match after beating Valencia 1-0 on Sunday, October 30 at Mestella. Robert Lewandowski scored in the 93rd minute to save the day for Barcelona in the closely-fought encounter.

As far as Pique is concerned, back on August 11, 2018, Pique announced his retirement from international football. He also represented Spain in the Euro Cup and FIFA World Cup.

Pique was also a part of the Spanish team that stayed unbeaten in 29 international matches.

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