Gerard Piqué has withdrawn unexpectedly from soccer. The Barcelona legend who has won everything in his career has made a very special choice. Xavi, manager of the Catalans, has understood that Gerard is currently elsewhere with his thoughts.
In addition to the disputes with former partner Shakira, the Spaniard is also an entrepreneur: Kosmos Holding has acquired the organization of the Davis Cup for the next 25 years, also participating in the organization of the Spanish Soccer Super Cup.
Piqué in recent years has managed to combine everything while remaining a footballer, but today it seems to have become impossible. Furthermore, it would seem that, as revealed by Natalia Torrente, a journalist from Relevo, she explained that Piqué announced his retirement on the same day that the new law on sport in Spain was approved.
A regulation that prohibits active players from doing business with a competition in which they participate.
Piqué says goodbye to football: what's behind it?
Considered one of the best defenders of his era, during his career he wore the jerseys of Manchester Utd, Real Zaragoza and Barcelona, winning an English League Cup, a Community Shield, an English League, eight Spanish Championships, seven King's Cups, six Spanish Super Cups, four UEFA Champions League, three UEFA Super Cups and three FIFA Club World Cups.
With the Spanish national team he participated in three world championships (2010, 2014 and 2018), becoming champion in 2010, a 2012 European championship, and two Confederations Cups (2009 and 2013). He was the companion of the Colombian singer Shakira.
The two met in South Africa in 2010, when the Spanish footballer took part in the making of the video of the official anthem of the football world championship, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa), of which the singer played.
The couple had two children: Milan Piqué Mebarak, born on January 22, 2013, and Sasha Piqué Mebarak, born on January 29, 2015. In 2022 the couple separated. In 2017 he founded, together with Hiroshi Mikitani, Edmund Chu, Nullah Sarker and Mike Evans, the investment company Kosmos Global Holding, more simply known as Kosmos or the acronym KGH.