For a lot of gamers, finish of profession means lengthy holidays within the solar, whole rest and peaceable life. Others proceed to work in soccer, taking up positions of duty in golf equipment, embarking on teaching or changing into a advisor within the media. One factor is definite, Gerard Pique’s post-football might be neither calm nor tranquil. Throughout his advantageous and lengthy profession, the now former quantity 3 of FC Barcelona has clearly developed his enterprise sense and has launched and/or participated in quite a few tasks, starting from the world of eSports to that of tennis, together with catering, TV rights or ready-to-wear.
However the principle jewel that the Catalan holds in his lovely wardrobe is none aside from FC Andorra, a soccer membership that performs within the second division. Acquired by Pique-owned Kosmos Group round 4 years in the past, the membership rose from the fifth to the Spanish second division. A meteoric rise to which the previous defender was no stranger, removed from it, since he was enormously concerned, by way of money and time, within the professionalization of the membership in any respect ranges. Led by the previous assistant of Quique Setién at Barça, Eder Sarabia, the workforce which has the particularity of getting turn out to be this season the primary non-Spanish formation to have developed on the Spanish skilled degree has a brilliant future forward of it.
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In accordance with info from the Iberian media, it’s clearly on this that he’ll focus within the years to come back. The membership, tenth within the standings for its nice first at this degree, would be the precedence of Pique’s post-career. The latter maintains nearly day by day contact with the coach and just lately injected 3.5 million into the membership’s accounts. Even when he has all the time been fairly discreet and measured on this topic, the previous Manchester United participant goals to make his membership a reference in Spain, then in Europe, by betting on coaching specifically, the place he applies the strategies he was in a position to know from the La Masia facet in Barcelona.
One other venture through which he’s significantly concerned: the Kings League. A 7-a-side soccer match that can begin in January 2023, and through which 12 groups led by the most well-liked streamers / influencers within the nation of Cervantes will compete. A venture of appreciable magnitude, co-launched with Ibai Llanos, the benchmark for streaming in Spain, and through which different gamers or former gamers similar to Kun Agüero or Iker Casillas will take part! For a lot of, these matches broadcast on social networks are prone to get extra viewers than these of La Liga! Piqué has the desire to create an actual competitors, through which the gamers might be paid, and the place even “lambdas” will have the ability to register.
“That is the beginning of one thing very large. One thing that can keep there for a very long time and can change the paradigm. It’ll have a huge effect.”he teased, ending with a bit joke: “I’ll lastly have the ability to be Javier Tebas”. In his plans, Gerard Pique appears to have a really clear intention: to focus on a younger viewers, which, in keeping with him, the media and conventional sports activities fail to do. The 2 males even went as far as to invent a brand new sport and a brand new competitors, the Balloon World Cup. Two gamers face one another and should contact the bottom to a ball stuffed with air. As loopy as it might appear, these occasions have been an enormous success and the visible rendering is especially entertaining. On the identical time, the sulphurous Catalan defender continues to diversify into the world of eSports, and he just lately created eFootball.Professional, which works with Konami, writer of PES/eFootball, to be able to construct a digital league between golf equipment throughout the planet. He additionally leads the KOI workforce of the League of Legends recreation with Ibai, and can be engaged on the beginnings of a number of blockchain-related tasks.
His controversial arrival on this planet of tennis, with this new format of the Davis Cup (since reformed), may even proceed to occupy the defender. Extremely criticized by defenders of the game with the little yellow ball, he has since managed to realize acceptance, and has notably reached an settlement with the ATP and the ITF for the competitors to be a part of the ATP calendar. Like all self-respecting millionaire, he additionally has a variety of investments in the true property sector, and has additionally invested in drinks along with his former sidekick on the pitch, Carles Puyol. But when there’s a place the place everybody expects it, it’s on the facet of the presidential stand of the Camp Nou. For a lot of, Pique is destined to turn out to be president of his coronary heart membership within the extraordinarily close to future. His enterprise sense, his character, his ardour for the membership and his charisma appear to make him the perfect candidate… That is all we want him.