Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué announces his retirement from Barcelona and his retirement
Spanish defender Gerard Piqué announced his retirement from Barcelona and the end of his career. He posted on Instagram (social network banned in RF; belongs to the Meta corporation, which is recognized as extremist in Russia and banned).
“Now that all my childhood dreams have come true, I want to say that I have made a decision. It’s time to end your journey,” he said. 35-year-old football player said that his last game will be the championship match Spain against Almeria, which will be held on November 5 at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona.
Formerly Piqué requested the club let him play for free to help the blue garnets. The management of “Barcelona” refused such a measure. Instead, the 35-year-old defenseman’s salary has been substantially reduced.
Piqué started playing for Barcelona in 2008. Together with the club, he won the Spanish Championship eight times, the Spanish Cup seven times, and the Super Cup six times. Together with the Catalans, he won the Champions League Cup three times. As part of the Spanish national team, Pique became the world and European champion.