Gerard Pique, who announced his retirement from football in an emotional Barcelona farewell tribute was filmed kissing and cuddling his new girlfriend, Clara, passionately.
The 35-year-old former Barcelona star put on a public display of affection by kissing and hugging his new girlfriend following his abrupt breakup with Colombian musician Shakira.
The former Manchester United defender stunned the football world by revealing his intention to retire via his Twitter handle on Thursday, announcing that Saturday’s match against Almeria would be his last for Barcelona and his last game as a professional footballer.
Gerard Pique announced his retirement with a tearful speech at Camp Nou stadium after an impressive show in Barcelona’s 2-0 home victory against Almeira on Saturday night, before the 35-year-old was substituted late on to a glamorous applause from the Catalans fans.
Pique said: “I was born here and I will die here”.
After making a tearful speech and announcing his retirement from football at the Nou Camp, the 35-year-old retired Spanish football star was spotted being consoled by his 23-year-old girlfriend, as the pair clinch to each other, as they kissed passionately while cuddling on the stands of the pitch.
The adorable moment was filmed by the Spanish sports television network Gol and the news outlet wrote alongside the footage it posted on Twitter Gol Direct: ‘The first kiss of Gerard pique after the tribute. The center-back shared this special day with his loved ones.’
One of the match commentators who witnessed the memorable moment said as a cameraman approached the hot couple, the lovers realized their romantic public display was being filmed but didn’t flinch and proceeded with their romance.
With this, it’s obvious that Gerrard Pique’s 11 years relationship with the Colombia singer Shakira is completely nipped in the bud.
The 35-year-old father of two announced his split from Shakira in June amidst cheating rumors and he has since been seen going out with his model girlfriend without being shy of packing loads of public display affection with her in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, the Spanish news website Niusdiario reported last week that Clara and Pique are now living together at Pique’s luxury city center penthouse quarters in Barcelona and the couple is planning to start a family together.
Gerard Pique leaves Camp Nou as a legend after winning every major titles available during his time playing for the Catalans.
Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Gerard Piqué started his career in FC Barcelona’s youth team and then moved to Manchester United in 2004.
He returned to Barcelona in 2008 during Pep Guardiola’s era and helped the Catalans win trebles in 2008/09 and 2014/15.
Pique is one of only four footballers to have won the UEFA Champions League two years in a row with different clubs, the others being Marcel Desailly, Paulo Sousa, and Samuel Eto’o.
The 35-year-old Spanish center-back has amassed 30 trophies in 14 years since he returned to Barcelona in 2008.
Pique made 397 appearances for the Catalan giants, scoring 29 times, and was capped 102 times for Spain’s national senior team.