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Gerard Pique is a central defender that currenlty plays for FC Barcelona. He is 6' 3.5" tall and wears the number 3 shirt for Barcelona.
Pique started out at FC Barcelona before signing professional and Manchster United stepped in to sign him at and early age. He spent the 2006-7 season at Real Zaragoza where he wowed the critics with his mature performances.
After his return from his loan spell Pique found his first team chances at Manchester United limited and although United were keen to retain his services, he returned to FC Barcelona in 2008 for an undisclosed fee. Since joining, he has proved to be a first team regular, enhancing his reputation as one of Europe's top young defenders. His solid performances were key to Barcelona's run to win the UEFA Champions league.
Unsually Pique has played at ever level for Spain - U17's, U19's, U20's, U21's and the senior team. Due to his excellent perfomances at Barcelona he has been able to solidify his place in the national side.
Pre-2004 FC Barcelona Youth
2004-2008 Manchester United Played 12 Goals 0
2006-2007 Real Zaragoza (loan) Played 22 Goals 2
2008-Present Barcelona Played 42 Goals 3
Spain Played 13 Goals 4
UEFA Champions League, FA Premier League, Football League Cup, FA Charity Shield
UEFA Champions League, La Liga Title, Copa Del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, World Club Cup, UEFA Super Cup
Balon D'or Breakthrough Player Award (2008-9)
Apart from his obvious domination in the air, Pique is very comfortable on his feet and surpirisingly agile for such a large man. His ability to read the game has helped increase the standard of his game to take it to the highest level of competition and this shows no signs of this progression ceasing in the near future.