Barcelona legend Gerard Pique in shock retirement: Here’s why and what Pique plans to do next

November 5, 2022

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is set to retire this weekend at the age of 35.

The Catalan legend announced the shock decision on Thursday night on Instagram (opens in new tab) and will have his final match at Camp Nou against Almeria. 

“I’ve always said that there would not be any other team after Barca and that’s how it will be,” he said. “football has given me everything. Barca has given me everything. You, culers [fans], have given me everything.


Gerard Pique has played over 600 matches for Barcelona (Image credit: Getty)

“And now that all that kid’s [himself] dreams have come true I want to tell you I have decided that now is the time to bring this journey to its end.”