Gerard Pique

Barcelona's defensive commander 

 

https://www.football4football.com/storage/img/articleimages/originals/XfNarHV9aUG4lJIyei5A9zjsLraktipec68.jpg STILL GOING STRONG:Pique is a tall, strong, skilled player with a wide range of passing, making him the perfect defender for Barcelona.

The Player

 

Pique is Barcelona through and through, born in Catalonia and starting out in the Barcelona academy systemHe has all the right attributes to play as a ball-playing defender at Barcelona not just contributing defensively but in the build-up play also. 

 

Key Skills
  • Composure
  • Arial threat
  • Great technique

 

 

World cup winning defender with great technical ability

 

 

Quick Facts
  • 1. Pique joined Manchester United in 2004 from Barcelona where he mainly featured in the reserves and rejoining Barcelona 4 years later
  • 2. He has a massive honours list winning 8 La Liga's, 6 Copa del Ray's, 3 Champions League, 1 World Cup and a European Championship
  • 3. He has been capped for Spain 102 times and 10 times for Catalonia

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Final Note

Pique has been a rock at the back for Barcelona throughout his career making 312 appearances for the club his style of play has been key to Barcelona's tactics.

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