FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has announced that he will retire from football and that the LaLiga game against Almeria will be his last game for FC Barcelona. The Spaniard confirmed his retirement based on a video posted on his official social media. The video was an emotional clip of the 35-year-old who played most of his career for Spanish giants FC Barcelona. He played professional football for 18 years during which he won numerous awards. After winning the Premier League and Champions League with Manchester United, Pique returned to his youth club during the Pep Guardiola era. During his fine career, Pique played with legends like Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and many more.
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“I’ve always said there would be no other team after Barca, and there will be. This Saturday will be my last game at Camp Nou,” Pique said in the video on his social media account.
“It’s been 25 years since I came to Barcelona, I left and I came back. Football has given me everything. Barca has given me everything. See you at Camp Nou. Visca el Barca, always. [himself] dreams have come true, I want to tell you that I have decided that now is the time to bring this journey to an end.”
This season, Pique made just 3 starts for FC Barcelona in the 2022-23 LaLiga season and has decided to call it time after an astonishing career. During his illustrious career, Pique won titles in Spain and England, including the FIFA World Cup, 4 UEFA Champions League and over 800 appearances in the European Championship. Notably, he won 35 major trophies during his football career and will surely go down in history as one of the most successful defenders to play the football game.