In a shocking turn of events, Barcelona star defender Gerard Pique has announced his retirement from all form of football.
The 35-year-old defender has been with Barcelona for nearly 15 years. And has finally decided that his time at the club and football in general is over.
Hence, he has decided to play his final game for his club FC Barcelona on Saturday. Before hanging up his boots for the good.
Pique shared an emotional video on twitter announcing his retirement on Saturday.
Gerard Pique to retire from football
The reasons behind Pique’s retirement are very obvious. In the past year or two the player has fallen out of favour from the club and fans altogether.
Neither his form on the pitch and his actions outside of it have helped his cause. As a result of which Pique starred in just 3 games for Barcelona in this season.
His last cap came against Inter Milan in Champions League. It was a must win game for Barcelona, as they were already on the verge of dropping out. And Pique chose not to turn up in the game.
Rather, he made some very unforgiving errors that lead to a 3-3 draw between the two teams.
Also, he has been in news for his affair with one of his teammates mother. Which has not don’t the club’s integrity any good.
There was a a lot of speculations about Pique leaving the club in the winter transfer market. However, the player has decided to become a master of his destiny and retire from football altogether.
Pique Stats at Barcelona
In his time at Barcelona, Gerard Pique has seen some great moments being played out. As well as he has been a part of some of the most memorable campaigns in the history of Blaugranas.
Here is a look at Pique’s carrer at Barcelona:
He has achieved various feat with the club including several trophies.
|LA LIGA||CHAMPIONS LEAGUES||COPA DEL REY||CLUB WORLD CUP||EUROPEAN SUPER CUP||SPANISH SUPER CUP|
No matter what people have to say about the player’s current scenario with the club. But Gerard Pique will most definitely retire as a legend at Football Club Barcelona.
His final game will take place on Saturday against Almeria.