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Piqué Player Profile

Piqué Player Profile
Full Name: Gerard Piqué
Date of Birth:02-Feb-1987 (Age 30)
Place of Birth:Barcelona
Nationality: Spain
Height:188 cm.
Weight:87 Kg.
Squad Number:3
National Team Page: Spain
Gerard Pique, spanish young star of Manchester United (AFP)
When Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was able to prise Barcelona youth product Gerard Pique back from Manchester United and gave him the starting central defending spot, La Roja gained one of the best defensive additions to their squad in the past five years.   

Called up into Vicente del Bosque’s side in April 2009 in a friendly match against England, Pique became an undisputed starter in the national team. In his second appearance in Spanish red, he scored his first international goal against Turkey. Since, he has scored four goals and will hope to score many more in South Africa.   

Affectionately called 'Piquenbauer', Pique has drawn comparisons to German legend Franz Beckenbauer. Nearly always foot-perfect in defence, Pique is also invaluable in his ability to distribute passes out of the back, frequently completing incisive passes over great distances on the pitch.  

Did you know?

Despite playing at every youth level for Barcelona, Pique signed his first professional contract with Manchester United. 

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