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Gerard Pique Announces Possible Return To Football After Retiring

By Isaac Jan10,2024 #Gerard Pique #inewtyn

Gerard Pique, a legend of FC Barcelona, announced his return to football on social media.

Pique posted on X, “It’s a new year and after thinking carefully I have decided to return to football.” “I miss it a lot.”

“It won’t be as a player this time. In the capacity of a coach. At the end of the week, I’ll provide further information,” he continued.

After losing favour with former teammate and current head coach Xavi Hernandez after a season that saw Barca win their first La Liga title in four years, Pique announced his retirement from the Barcelona team in November 2022.

“It’s time to move on from this phase of my life. At the time, he also stated on social media, “I always said that after Barcelona there will be no other club, and that is the way it is going to be.”

“I will become a regular fan.” Pique promised. “I’ll be there for the squad. Like my family did for me, I will instill my love for Barcelona in my kids. And as you are aware, I will return eventually.”

Pique appears to have fulfilled his promise, but it’s not certain yet if he’ll go back to the club where he spent his formative years at the renowned La Masia academy alongside Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas.

The 36-year-old has been occupied with his seven-a-side league, The Kings League, which he founded in December 2022 in advance of the eventual establishment of the female Queens League.

The Kings League, whose Final Four event took place at Barca’s old Spotify Camp Nou stadium before it was razed as we know it to be renovated, has grown to enormous popularity throughout Spain and beyond with the help of football personalities, including fellow ex-professionals and well-known streamers.

Pique might start his career in the dug out at FC Andorra, which he purchased in December 2018 through his Kosmos Holding company, if he chooses not to accept a coaching position at Barca. La Masia is an excellent spot to start out.

Piqué declared on November 3, 2022, that he would retire after Barcelona’s November 5, La Liga match against Almería. In the 84th minute of Barcelona’s 2-0 victory, he was replaced to a standing ovation after starting as captain. 

With “SEMPR3” emblazoned on the front and Piqué’s name and number on the back “sempre” means “always” in Catalan, with Piqué’s shirt number three replacing the final letter “e” the Barcelona players wore unique shirts for the match.

Javier Tebas, president of La Liga, declared that he was certain Piqué would return and become a “great president of Barcelona.” After arguing with the referee over the second yellow card given to teammate Robert Lewandowski in the first half, Piqué was given a straight red card from the bench during halftime of the away match against Osasuna on November 2022. Piqué was still listed on the squad list and named as a substitute.

Alongside Puyol, Piqué was Spain’s first-choice centre defender for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa. In the tournament final, Spain defeated the Netherlands 1-0, and he started all seven of the team’s games. Spain only gave up two goals in seven World Cup games thanks to Piqué and Puyol’s combination, and they maintained four straight clean sheets throughout the elimination round.

Piqué made his 100th appearance for Spain in the 2018 FIFA World Cup during a 1-0 victory against Iran in their second group stage encounter on June 20.

Piqué declared his retirement from international football on August 11, 2018.

A few months after he had resigned from the Spanish national team, on March 25, 2019, Piqué earned his tenth cap for Catalonia in a friendly match against Venezuela, and he went on to lead the squad to a 2–1 victory.

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By Isaac

Isaac Affum(iNewtyn) is a passionate blogger who with a careful study aims at providing vital,authentic and educational insights in the world of sports and entertainment and also gives out detailed analysis on questions that is of interest to the society

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