Shakira‘s ex, Gerard Piqué, 35, shocked followers on Nov. 3 when he took to Twitter and Instagram to share a video (WATCH HERE) the place he introduced his retirement from soccer after enjoying the game for practically 20 years. “Culers, us he de dir una cosa,” he captioned his posts. Gerard continued to relate the video the place he revealed that the match between FC Barcelona and UD Almería on Nov. 5 will probably be his ultimate one. “The previous few weeks, months, a number of folks have been speaking about me. Until now, I haven’t mentioned something. But now, I need to be the one speaking about me,” he mentioned. “Now is the time to deliver this journey to its finish. I’ve all the time mentioned that there wouldn’t be another crew after Barca. And that’s how it will likely be.”
Gerard, who started enjoying soccer on the age of 10, additionally made certain to make clear that he’s excited to be a “actual fan” and benefit from the sport from the stands. Throughout the video, the 35-year-old gave his devoted fan base an inside take a look at his private life, particularly his life as a toddler. Gerard famous that he was “born right into a football-loving household of Barca followers” and from “a really younger age” he knew it wasn’t merely soccer he needed to play, however reasonably, he needed to affix FC Barcelona.
During the emotional clip, which spans a complete of simply over two-minutes in size, a present-day Gerard is seen watching residence movies of himself as a toddler to seeing himself obtain his life’s dream. “I’ve been considering so much about that child recently,” he mentioned. “About what little Gerard would have thought if he had been advised that every one of his goals would come true. That he would make it to Barca first crew. That he would win each trophy attainable. That he would turn into European Champion and World Champion. That he would play alongside the most effective gamers in historical past. That he would turn into one of many crew’s captains. That he would make buddies for all times.”
The dad-of-two joined U12B, the membership’s youth crew, in 1997, and the defender later joined Manchester United in England on the age of 17 in 2004. By 2008, Gerard headed again to his residence nation to formally be part of FC Barcelona, the place he performed for over 14 years. Throughout his wildly profitable profession, Gerard has gained over 35 trophies and has turn into a family title for soccer followers throughout the globe.
His retirement video comes simply 5 months after he and the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer referred to as it quits. “We remorse to substantiate that we’re separating,” the couple mentioned in a press release launched by Shakira’s public relations agency. “For the well-being of our kids, who’re our highest precedence, we ask that you just respect our privateness. Thank you to your understanding.” Shakira and the beloved soccer participant share two youngsters: Sasha, 7, and Milan, 9.