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Gerard Pique Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements
Gerard Pique. Image Credits: Twitter
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Gerard Pique Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements, And Career Details-2020

Gerard Pique Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements, And Career Details-2020. Former Spanish and current FC Barcelona centre-back, Gerard Pique, is arguably one of the greatest defenders in modern-day football. He is a maverick and has been a rock-solid wall to be dealt with during his stint in Spain and FC Barcelona. Gerard Pique net worth has been rising in football ever since his initial steps into world football.

He began his career with Barcelona’s famous academy La Masia before moving to Manchester United in 2004. In 2009, Gerard Pique joined FC Barcelona under Pep Guardiola and won a plethora of accolades during his stint in the Spanish club. He won a couple of trebles with FC Barcelona in 2008-09 and in 2014-15. Piqué has also represented Spain 102 times, making his debut on 11 February 2009. He played an integral role in the Spain teams that won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.

Gerard Pique Net Worth | Gerard Pique Endorsements | Gerard Pique Salary
Gerard Pique Net Worth. Image Credits: Twitter

Gerard Pique Career Details

Pique finally secured a return to Barcelona in May 2008. He penned down a four-year contract with Barcelona with a €5 million buy-out clause. Barcelona secured his services after splashing out £5 million fees. Gerard Pique net worth and salary started to witness a sharp rise when he joined FC Barcelona and produced stellar performances for the Spanish club over the years. On 13 May 2009, he picked up the first trophy of his Barcelona career as he helped his club to a 4–1 victory over Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey Final. Three days later, Barcelona clinched La Liiga after Real Madrid lost 3–2 to Villarreal, with two games left in the season.

Gerard Pique Net Worth And Salary
Gerard Pique Net Worth And Salary. Image Credits: Getty Images

Pique made his Spain debut during the 2-0 win over England on 6 February 2009. He made his tournament debut for Spain at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, starting in four of the team’s five matches. Spain finished the competition in third place. The Barcelona star started in all the seven games, as Spain won their first-ever FIFA World Cup by beating the Netherlands 1–0 in the final. Pique’s partnership with Puyol saw Spain concede only twice and keep four consecutive clean sheets in the knockout stage.

In 2012, Pique represented Spain to defend their UEFA Euro Cup title. Pique played every minute of Spain’s campaign while partnering Sergio Ramos in the centre of defence. He was one of three Spanish defenders included in UEFA’s Team of the Tournament, as the winners conceded only one goal in six matches. In the following year, he was a part of the Spain team that finished runners-up in the FIFA Confederations Cup. He also featured in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 UEFA Euro and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

On 11 August 2018, Piqué announced his retirement from international football. He now represents Catalonia in the international football spectrum and has been the subject of political abuse in his own country because of his anti-national jibes. He has also had a bad reputation in Spain because of his attacks on his former fellow Spanish centre-back and the skipper of the Spanish National Football Team, Sergio Ramos.

With Barcelona’s humiliating exit from the UEFA Champions League 2020 by FC Bayern Munich, Pique’s performance and his stint has been under fire in the Catalonian club. He is likely to exit the club this year and his selection in the next season will be a matter of huge concern for the entire FC Barcelona board.

Gerrard Pique Net Worth 2020

Gerrad Pique And Lionel Messi
Gerard Pique And Lionel Messi. Image Credits: Getty Images

As of 2020, Gerard Pique net worth is around $50 million. His annual earnings, all brand endorsements, and bonuses all total up to this estimated value. In the past year as well, his salary has gone up, so he is being paid more than before now. Apart from salaries and endorsements, Pique also earns money from different sources. He launched a social networking video game designing startup Kerad Games in 2011. The centre-back co-founded an eSports company in 2016 and launched an international league partnering with Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) maker Konami two years later.

Gerard Pique Salary 2020

Gerard Pique Net Worth
Gerard Pique Net Worth. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

As per the reports published on Sillyseason.com, Gerard Pique earns a whopping salary of £ 2,06,607 weekly, as of March 2020. FC Barcelona pays him very generously. Annually, his salary comes up to £ 99,17,136. Woah! Imagine earning that much in your lifetime. As per the new deal, he has a mammoth buyout clause of $600 million.

Gerard Pique Endorsements 2020

Gerard Pique Endorsements
Gerard Pique Endorsements. Image Courtesy: ESPN

Gerard Pique’s endorsements include that of leading sports brand Nike. He earns up to $3 million in endorsements, according to Forbes in 2017. However, now the rate definitely must have increased – since three years have gone by. The Nike Tiempo Legend Gerard Pique Boot was released in 2016. Interestingly, it was the first boot to not have a country flag.

Luis Enrique
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Bundesliga 2019-20: Luis Enrique States Football Without Fans Was A Sad Sight To Watch

Spain’s national football coach, Luis Enrique has expressed his grief over football being held in empty stadiums behind closed doors. Luis Enrique termed it a sad sight to watch and said that he is not happy with the state of football that is being played and will be played in the coming times behind closed doors.

Notably, Bundesliga became the first major league across Europe’s top five leagues to resume their campaign after the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic for two months. Bundesliga resumed with using draconian hygiene guidelines, regular testing of players and insisting on games in near-empty stadiums. Hugging, embracing and handshakes were also banned.

Borussia Dortmund
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However, Luis Enrique didn’t seem too pleased with the sight of watching football in empty stadiums and has now expressed his sadness over the same.

Luis Enrique Unhappy With Football Being Held Without Fans

“(Playing without fans) is sadder than dancing with your own sister. It’s not attractive,” Luis Enrique told the Colgados del aro (Hanging from the hoop) basketball show on Wednesday.

Luis Enrique, Spain, Real Madrid
Luis Enrique says the foundation of Spain is Real Madrid. Image Courtesy: Getty

“I watched the German football and it’s a sad sight. You hear the voices, you even hear the insults… you lose the intimacy of the better moments,” Enrique added.

Return Of Sports As A Fan Is Interesting: Luis Enrique

“But you also have to understand it’s a business that generates lots of money, and even if the spectacle is a long way from that when there’s fans it can help in dealing with the confinement,” Luis Enrique further said.

Luis Enrique
Luis Enrique has been named as Spain’s head coach. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

“Watching football again or any other sport, as a fan it’s interesting,” he added.

Empty stadiums, distant celebrations, masked substitutes, and the sound of the ball piercing the net, that’s how European football marked its return when Bundesliga continued their campaign after a break of almost two months because of the coronavirus outbreak globally.

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Spain trains without Pique ahead of friendlies

Madrid, March 21: The Spain national football team on Tuesday practised at its second-to-last training camp before the 2018 World Cup without Gerard Pique, who missed the first session in which Rodrigo Hernandez, Marcos Alonso and Dani Parejo took part, under coach Julen Lopetegui’s helm.

Barcelona defender Pique was out sick with a fever for the training at Las Rozas sports city near Madrid, where the Spain team — world champions in 2010 — prepared for their friendly matches against Germany on Friday and Argentina next Tuesday, reports Efe.

Coach Lopetegui had the remaining 23 of his 24 players on the field.

The training also saw the return of Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa after a period of inactivity due to problems with his former team Chelsea, having not played with Spain since the June 12 World Cup qualifier against Macedonia.

Willian Jose (Image Source: Google)
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Brazilian Striker Willian Jose Seeking Spain Switch

Madrid, Nov 15 (IANS) Real Sociedad’s Brazilian striker Willian Jose has revealed that he is seeking Spanish citizenship in a bid to switch his national allegiance ahead of next year’s World Cup.

The 25-year-old, who has scored eight goals in 15 matches so far this season, said his decision was prompted by a lack of opportunities for five-time world champions Brazil, reports Xinhua news agency.

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Willian Jose (Image Source: Google)

“Brazil always calls up the same players,” Jose told reporters on Tuesday.

“Here in Spain, I think it would be easier to be selected than it is for Brazil because you are given chances.

“I would be very happy (with the possibility). I really like the Brazil national team but I also like the Spain team and I think I have more chances here. I hope I can get my (Spanish) passport and be available.”

Jose, who began his career at Barueri in Sao Paulo state, has represented Brazil at the under-20 level but never in a senior competition.

Among other Brazilians to have switched nationality in recent years are Spain’s Diego Costa and Marcos Senna, and Portugal’s Deco and Pepe.

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FIFA World Cup Home Kits For 5 Nations Launched

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) adidas, a sportswear manufacturer, revealed the new home kits of Germany, Spain, Argentina, hosts Russia and Japan for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it was announced on Monday.

The kit for Germany is a modern interpretation of one of the country’s most famous jerseys worldwide, the iconic 1990 shirt.

The new jersey builds on this classic design with an improved and reworked performance silhouette featuring dropped shoulder cut lines.

Host nation Russia’s home kit is a modern interpretation of the jersey worn by the Soviet Union during the 1988 Olympic Games, where the team won Gold. The red jersey features solid white lines running from the back across the arms and onto the chest, offering a modern and bold look.

The new Argentina home kit is a celebration of the AFA’s 125th year anniversary. The kit pays tribute to the anniversary by subtly incorporating laurels, a key element of the Argentinean coat of arms and the AFA crest, into the iconic blue and white stripes.

The Spain home shirt pays homage to one of the country’s most famous shirts, the jersey worn at the 1994 World Cup in the USA.

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Spain’s home shirt (Image Source: Google)

It features a dynamic line graphic design consisting of diamonds in red, yellow and blue.

The home jersey for Japan takes inspiration from handcrafted Japanese Apparel Design. The graphic mimics the traditional craftsmanship of the Sashiko stitching technique, which is made by white rough threads on an indigo dyed base.

The kit features a new shade of blue with hues of red and white in representation of the national flag.

Commenting on the development, Hrishikesh Shende, Director Football, adidas India said: “adidas has created so many products, innovations and looks through the decades which became true icons in the football world. We want to celebrate those icons in the world of today.”

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Moreno, Alberto Recalled To Spanish Squad For Friendlies

Madrid, Nov 4 (IANS) Spain football team coach Julen Lopetegui has made two changes to his squad of 25 players for the country’s forthcoming friendly matches against Costa Rica and Russia.

Lopetegui has decided to give an opportunity to Liverpool’s former Sevilla left back, Alberto Moreno, while also recalling Luis Alberto, another former Sevilla youngster who is now playing with Lazio in Italy, reports Xinhua news agency.

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Alberto Moreno (Image Source: Google)
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Luis Alberto

Spain will play Costa Rica in Malaga on November 11 and take on Russia in St Petersburg on November 14 as they begin their preparations for next summer’s World Cup finals, which will be held in Russia.

Meanwhile Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal and Chelsea duo Pedro Rodriguez and Cesar Azpilicueta were dropped from the squad.

Speaking to the press on Friday, the coach commented that Valencia midfielder Dani Parejo has also been close to the squad “but not everyone can come,” while adding that he was “counting” on striker Diego Costa, who is unable to play for Atletico Madrid until the start of January.

Spain squad:

Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Pepe Reina, Kepa Arrizabalaga

Defenders: Alvaro Odriozola, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos , Nacho Fernandez, Jordi Alba, Marc Bartra, Alberto Moreno

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Thiago Alcantara, Andres Iniesta, Isco Alarcon, David Silva, Marco Asensio, Saúl Níguez, Asier Illarramendi, Luis Alberto, Suso

Forwards: Vitolo, Jose Callejon, Alvaro Morata, Iago Aspas, Rodrigo Moreno. Enditem

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India Rise To 105th Spot In FIFA Rankings; Peru, Spain In Top 10

Zurich, Oct 16 (IANS) The Indian football team rose two spots to 105th position in the FIFA rankings released on Monday. Peru entered the top 10 spot for the first time while Spain climbed three places to enter the segment.

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India produced a dominating performance to thump Macau 4-1 in their fourth qualification match for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

The victory ensured India a place in the Asian Cup 2019.

Peru, who qualified for an Intercontinental Play-off against New Zealand, were joined in the ranking’s upper echelons by Spain, who climbed from 11th to eighth on the back of an impressive conclusion to their unbeaten qualifying campaign.

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Peru

Amongst the European nations, Germany hold the top spot, while France (7), England (12), Denmark (19), Scotland (29) and Austria (39) made significant moves climbing the ranking.

The Austrians are one of the four new entries to the top 50, where they are joined by Czech Republic (46), Morocco (48) and World Cup qualifying sensation Panama (49).

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Spain Line Up Portugal, Russia Friendlies To Start World Cup Preparations

Madrid, Oct 12 (IANS) Spain will play friendly games against Portugal and Russia in the next international break as they start their preparations for the 2018 football World Cup in Russia.

Sports paper Diario AS confirmed on Wednesday that the Spanish will take on Portugal in Atletico Madrid’s recently opened Wanda Metropolitan Stadium on November 10, with a following trip to take on Russia in Saint Petersburg, reports Xinhua news agency.

The game against Portugal will see the two footballing neighbours go head-to-head and give fans a chance to see Cristiano Ronaldo play against a Spain side containing Real Madrid teammates such as Marco Asensio, Isco, Nacho Fernandez and Sergio Ramos.

Meanwhile the trip to Russia will be the first time Spain have played away to that nation in their current form, with the last time the Spanish faced the Russians away, being in 1971 when it formed part of the USSR.

The Spanish team confirmed their qualification for the 2018 World Cup on October 6 with a 3-0 win over Albania and ended their campaign with a 1-0 win in Israel on Monday night topping the Group G with nine wins and a draw from 10 matches.

Spain football team (Image Source: Google)
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Spain Qualifies For FIFA 2018 World Cup

Madrid, Oct 7 (IANS) Spain defeated Albania 3-0 to assure themselves a berth in the 2018 World Cup and consign Italy to second place in Group G, while the battle for the top spots in Groups D and I will come down to the 10th and final qualifying round.

With Spain, Belgium, England, Germany and hosts Russia already qualified, nine European slots remain to be filled, reports Efe.

La Roja cruised to victory over visiting Albania, with three first-half goals from Rodrigo Moreno, Isco Alarcon and Thiago Alcantara.

But the win would not have been sufficient to guarantee first place in Group G if not for Italy’s flat performance against Macedonia.

The Azzurri took a 1-0 lead in the 40th minute on a goal by Giorgio Chiellini, but they conceded a marker to Macedonia’s Aleksandar Trajkovski in the final 15 minutes and were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw that leaves them at 20 points, five behind Spain.

Italy have a lock on the second spot in the group and look likely to be among the eight second-place finishers who will face each other in playoffs for a chance to go to Russia.

In Group I, Iceland posted an impressive 3-0 away victory against Turkey, getting goals from Johan Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason and Kari Arnason to climb to 19 points, two more than both Croatia and Ukraine.

The Nordic side can clinch the first place with a victory next week over winless Kosovo, who fell 0-2 to Ukraine on Friday.

Facing Finland at home, Croatia could manage only a draw.

After a scoreless first half, Mario Mandzukic put the hosts up 1-0 in the 57th minute, but Pyri Soiri equalised for the Finns in the final minute of regulation.

Assuming that Iceland beat Albania, Monday’s clash between Ukraine and Croatia will determine second place in the group.

Serbia blew a chance on Friday to secure the top spot in Group D, losing 2-3 to Austria on a goal in the 89th minute by Louis Schaub.

With 18 points, the Serbs are just a point ahead of Wales — who beat Georgia 1-0 on Friday — and two up on Ireland, 2-0 winners over Moldavia.

A victory against Georgia on Monday would guarantee Serbia a ticket to Russia regardless of what happens in the match between Wales and Ireland.

But a Serbian defeat would open the door for either of the Celtic sides to snatch the Group D crown.

Gerard Pique (Image Source: Google)
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Pique In The Spotlight As Spain Look To Clinch World Cup Berth

Madrid, Oct 5 (IANS) Spain chief coach Julen Lopetegui will have to make changes in his side as they prepare for a game which will seal their ticket to the 2018 football World Cup in Russia should they win.

Spain play Albania in Alicante on Friday night and with a three-point lead over Italy, as well as a vastly superior goal difference, victory will be enough for the Spanish, reports Xinhua news agency.

The run into the game has been marked by the controversy over Barcelona defender Gerard Pique’s views over the recent Catalan independence referendum and the insults he received while training in Madrid. Although Pique explained his opinions in an eloquent press conference on Wednesday, he is still likely to be the focus of attention (and probably insults) in Alicante.

Key players Dani Carvajal and Sergio Busquets will be missing for the game; Carvajal has a chest infection, while Busquets is suspended. Asier Illaramendi will probably step in to replace Busquets in central midfield, while young defender Alvaro Odriozola could make his debut on the right.

If Odriozola doesn’t start then the experienced Cesar Azpilicueta will play at right back.

Alvaro Morata and Andres Iniesta will also miss the game through injury and Lopetegui will probably compensate for their absence by starting with Real Madrid’s Marcos Asensio playing as a false number ‘9’ and Pedro Rodriguez in a wide role to add pace.

Pedro has been in good form for Chelsea and Lopetegui is known to have confidence in him.

Spain won 2-0 over Albania earlier in the campaign but needed two second-half goals to break down a dogged rival and it could be they who will have to be patient again on Friday, but the prize of a ticket to Russia should be worth the wait.

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