Gerard Pique has unarguably become an icon for football club Barcelona. He is as good as it gets when it comes to center-backs. The Spaniard has had an extremely successful career not just with his club but with his international side as well. The defender ended up winning the Euros two times in 2008 and in 2012 and he also won the World Cup in 2010, with Spain’s golden generation, as he was one of the main center-backs of the team alongside former captain Carles Puyol and rival Sergio Ramos.
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The 34-year-old has had a very decorated club career too. He has won a total of 4 UEFA Champions League, one with Manchester United in 2008 and 3 with Barcelona’s golden generation. Pique has also won the La Liga a grand total of 8 times with Barcelona and he has also won one Premier League with Sir Alex’s Manchester side. Be it international or club career, the player is one of the most decorated players of all time and it will take a lot for Barcelona to replace him.
Pique is an icon for the Catalans, he’s as good as it gets when it comes to young and talented La Masia graduates. Fantastic under Pep Guardiola, exquisite under the likes of Luis Enrique, the player has shown diversity and he has also shown that he’s capable of working successfully under any manager or under any given circumstances.
Barcelona need to find a successor for Gerard Pique
It will be a massive loss for the Blaugrana when his time comes to depart. The fans too will be extremely disheartened to lose such a player but at 34 years of age, the veteran defender will soon be hanging his boots from professional football. Hence, here are 5 players who can ideally replace Gerard Pique at the Nou Camp.