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Gerard Piqué surprised the world of football by announcing his departure from FC Barcelona and his retirement from football. The controversy with Shakira went into the background, at least this day, due to the important announcement of the Spanish defender. But far from being a farewell to unanimous applause, Piqué also received criticism and ridicule for this decision.
The 35-year-old defender He announced his retirement through a video published on his social networks. Piqué indicated that the next match of FC Barcelona will be the last official commitment that he will play with the institution, despite having a valid contract until June 2024.
East saturday november 5Gerard Piqué will say goodbye at the Camp Nou in the duel against Almería for matchday 13 of Spanish football. The veteran defender has played 615 matches with the blaugrana shirt in which he has been able to score 53 goals and distributed 15 assistsaccording to data from Transfermarkt.
But the numbers of the past contract enormously with his difficult present in the club. Piqué has only played 555 minutes this season, which translates into little more than 6 complete matches.
Despite this, the Spaniard can afford to show off his 8 Spanish leagues, 7 Copas del Rey, 6 Spanish Super Cups, 4 Uefa Champions League, 3 European Super Cups, 3 Club World Cups and 1 Community Shield, 1 Premier League, 1 European Championship and 1 World Cup.
Criticism and memes were present
Gerard Hammered was in the middle of the storm by his sports performance, but also for his life off the pitchespecially for his relationship with the Colombian singer Shakira. In the midst of their announcement, some users mixed up these controversial topics to react to his surprise decision.
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