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Top facts about Pedri Gonzalez

Wed 11 August 2021 | 19:29

A detailed look at the Top facts about Pedri Gonzalez, Barcelona and Spain national team wonder kid which includes his amazing career, childhood and love life as well as his most interesting quotes.

Pedri Gonzalez is a Spanish player who plays as a midfield for Barcelona and Spain national team. Born in December 2002, Pedri has had an incredible start to his professional career. The 18 years old sensation has reached the top of the football world only two years after turning professional. He started his career in the 2019-20 season with Las Palmas. His fine performances persuaded FC Barcelona to sign him in the summer of 2020.

Pedri wasted little time to prove himself at the Camp Nue, becoming a starter for Ronald Koeman's side shortly after his arrival. Pedri were consistently good and soon became an integral part of Barcelona's midfield trio alongside Sergio Busquets and Frenkie de Jong. He played 52 games for Barcelona in his first season with the club, winning the Copa del Rey along the way.

Pedri was called up to Spain national team prior to Euro 2020 and instantly became a starter for La Roja under the management of former Barcelona coach, Luis Enrique. Pedri had an amazing start to his international career and reached the semi-final of the competition, where they lost on penalties to eventual winners, Italy. He was the only player from Spain in the team of the tournament and was voted the Best young player of Euro 2020.

Next stage for Pedri was the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where he played in all of Spain's games. He was instrumental for Spain as they reached the final, where they were beaten by defending champions, Brazil. In total, Pedri played 73 games for Barcelona, Spain national team and Spain Olympic team in the 2020-21 season. Less than two years after turning professional,

Pedri Gonzalez

has proven himself to be among the best players in the world. Let's have a look at the top facts about Pedri Gonzalez, Barcelona's new wonder kid.

Top facts about Pedri Gonzalez you might want to know

In the following article we will take a look at the Top facts about Pedri Gonzalez. First we present you with some of the general information.

  • Full Name

    : Pedro Gonzalez Lopez

  • Date and Place of Birth:

    25 November 2002/ Tegueste, Spain

  • Height & Weight: 

    Pedro Gonzalez height is 1.74 m and he weighs 60 kg

  • Marital Status

    : Single

  • Wife/Girlfriend

    : Not Known

  • Children

    : None

  • Current team

    : FC Barcelona

  •  Jersey Number

    : 16 at FC Barcelona and 26 at Spain national team

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Sagittarius

Pedri Gonzalez Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality

First part our article on top facts about Pedri Gonzalez is about his birthday.

Pedri Gonzalez Birthday

is at 25th of November 2002. He was born in Tegueste, Spain. Pedri Gonzalez nationality is Spanish.

Pedri Gonzalez zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 25th of November are:

Footballers

: Xabi Alonso and Odil Ahmedov/

Actors and Actresses:

Billy Burke and Jeffrey Hunter /

Singers

: Christina Applegate and Amy Grant

Pedri Gonzalez Childhood and Parents

At this part we will look at the top facts about

Pedri Gonzalez Childhood

plus the family and background he grew up in. Pedri Gonzalez was born into a football-loving family who supported FC Barcelona long before Pedri was born. His grandfather was the founder of the Penya Barcelonista de Tenerife-Tegueste. Pedri himself said in an interview before his move to

Barcelona

that he was a fan of the club since his childhood.

"I've been Barca fan since I was born. At home we're all Barca. My grandfather founded the Penya Blaugrana Tenerife-Tegueste. I've always dreamed of coming out of the tunnel and stepping on the Camp Nou.

According to Barcelona's website, Pedri's family was so obsessed with Barcelona that even the dinner plates bear the Barcelona badge. Pedri's parents were fully supportive of his footballing dreams.

His father used to show him videos of Barcelona's former famous Midfielder, Michael Laudrup, but Pedri grew up idolizing another Barcelona great midfielder, Andres Iniesta. No wonder his playing style has drawn comparison with Don Andres.

With the help of his parents, Pedri started his amateur career at the age of 6 by joining his hometown club's academy, Tegueste. When he reached his teenage years, he moved to Juventus Laguna in 2015. Two years later he joined

Las Palmas

youth system his professional career started soon after.

Pedri Gonzalez girlfriend, Relationships and Marital Status

There is no official news about

Pedri Gonzalez girlfriend

, since the talented teenagers is only 18 years old and is experiencing his first season in the spotlight of the football world. But one thing is sure that it will not be long before Barcelona's new jewel finds love or gives an update on his relationship status. Especially since he is getting attention from media and fans.

Pedri Gonzalez Career

Starting at Las Palmas

Pedri Gonzalez career

started in 2018 when he reached Las Palmas's senior side. He signed his first contract at the age of 16 and were supposed to stay at Las Palmas for four years before Barcelona lured him out of Canary Islands.

He made his debut for Las Palmas on 18 August 2019 by starting in a 0–1 home loss against SD Huesca. Exactly a month later, the promising teenager wrote his name into the club's history books by became youngest goal scorer in Las Palmas history at 16 years, 9 months and 23 days of age when he netted his team's only goal in the win against Sporting de Gijon.

Pedri played 37 games in his La Liga debut season, registering 4 goals and 5 assists to his name. He was the outfield player with the most minutes played for Las Palmas in the 2019-20 season, participating in 36 games. His high quality performances convinced Barcelona scouts to sign him from Las Palmas.

Joining Barcelona and becoming a starter

In September 2019, Barcelona announced that they reached an agreement with Las Palmas over the transfer of Pedri. He signed a four year contract with

Barcelona

with a fee of 5 million Euros, though the number can go higher based on the contract add-ons.

Barcelona was planning to loan Pedri away from the Camp Nue but he was so impressive in pre-season trainings that Ronald Koeman decided to give him a chance as a first team player.

Pedri made his Barcelona debut on 27 September, coming on in the place of

Phillip Coutinho

in a 4–0 home win against Villarreal. He was handed his first start on 17 October, in a 0–1 away loss against Getafe CF.

In the first El Clasico of the season, Pedri was in Koeman's Starting Line-up, much to the surprise of fans and critics. Koeman wanted Pedri to control Vicinious Junior's pace in the left wing and the youngster did a good job, despite his team losing 3-1.

Pedri further justified Koeman's decision in Barcelona's next game, against Juventus in the Uefa Champions League group stage. This time he was used on the right side of the midfield line by Koeman. Pedri repaid his manager's trust with a masterclass performance in the 2-0 win against Juventus, which was praised by critics and fans from all over the world.

He scored his first goal for Barcelona on 20 October in a 5–1 win over

Ferencvaros

in the UEFA Champions League group stage, after coming on as a substitute in the 61st minute for Ansu Fati. On 7 November, in a 5–2 home win over Real Betis, he scored his first goal in La Liga after an assist from Sergio Roberto.

Pedri's other memorable game for Barcelona in the 20-21 season was against Athletic Bilbao at San Mames as he scored a headed goal and assisted Barca's second in a hard fought 3–2 win.Pedri played 52 games for Barcelona across all competitions in the 20-21 season. He won the Copa del Rey title and finished third at La Liga. Overall, he has registered 8 goals and 13 assists in 89 games during his professional club career.

With Spain youth and senior national team.

Pedri earned his first call up to Spain's youth teams in 2019 as he debuted for Spain's U17 side on October 28. During the last two seasons he has played in Spain's U17. U18, U19 and U21 teams. He scored his only international goal for Spain U18 team on September 14, 2019.

In March 2021, Pedri earned his first call up to the

Spain

senior team. He made his debut on 25 March against Greece. Pedri was included in Spain's squad for UEFA Euro 2020. He played in all of Spain's games on their way to the semi-final, where they were beaten on penalties by eventual winners, Italy. He broke two records during the tournament. First he became the youngest player ever to represent Spain at the finals of the European Championships and then the youngest player to feature in a knock-out game at the European Championships.

Although Spain failed to win the title, Pedri was voted the Euro 2020 Young Player of the Tournament, and was the only Spanish player in the tournament to be named in the Euro 2020 Team of the Tournament.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Despite playing 66 games in the 20-21 season, Pedri was included in Spain's squad for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which drew criticism from fans and the media. However, Pedri played in all of Spain's 6 games in Tokyo as Spain won the Silver medal after losing in the final against Brazil. The final was Pedri's 73rd games of the 20-21 season.

Pedri Gonzalez Transfermarket stats

According to

Pedri Gonzalez Transfermarket

stats, he has played a total of 89 games for two clubs (Las Palmas and Barcelona). He has scored 8 goals and has provided 13 assists for his team mates. Pedri Gonzalez Transfermarket stats shows why he is considered among the best new talents in the football world.

On the international level Pedri Gonzalez has played a total of 10 games for Spain national team. He is yet to score his first international goal. Pedri was a member of Spain youth teams from U17 to U23. He played 12 games for Spain U-17, U-19-, U-20, U21 and U-23, scoring one goal along the way. He was a member of Spain's U-17 side which ended the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the third place. He has also played 6 games for Spain Olympic team and won the Silver medal at the 2020 Olympics.

Pedri is a versatile midfield. During his career so far, He has played 39 games as an attacking midfield, 26 games as a left winger, 17 games as a central midfield and 2 games as a right winger.

Pedri Gonzalez market value is at 80 million Euros. Pedri is under contract with Barcelona until June 2022. Pedri Gonzalez has an estimated net worth of 5 million dollars in 2021, including all of his properties and earnings.

Some Short top facts about Pedri Gonzalez

  • Pedri Gonzalez religion

    is Christianity. He is a Roman Catholic by birth.

  • Like many of his colleagues, Pedri is in love with Video Games and always chooses Barcelona when he plays FIFA Video Game. Pedri's rating in the latest version of the game (FIFA 21) is 77, but we are sure that his rating will increase dramatically next year given the quality of his performances for Barcelona and Spain in the 20-21 season.

  • After scoring his first goal for Barcelona, in the 5-1 win against Ferencvaros at the Champions League, Pedri had to take a taxi to go home because he is still too young to drive and does not have a driving license.

  • Pedri was the subject of many football memes in 2021 after playing 73 games in 11 months.

No information has been published on

Pedri Gonzalez tattoos

and considering his tender age, it is unlikely that he decides to have a tattoo any time soon.

Pedri Gonzalez is active in social media.

Pedri Gonzalez Instagram account

has around 2.8 million followers.

Pedri Gonzalez Height is 1.74 meters. Pedri Gonzalez weight is 60kg.

Pedri Gonzalez position

is attacking midfielder. He has been used at either sides of the midfield line by Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman this season.  Pedri Gonzalez age is 17.

Pedri is only one month older than the other Barcelona teenage sensation,

Ansu Fati

.

Pedri Gonzalez Quotes

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on top

facts about Pedri Gonzalez

is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.

On potential signing with

Real Madrid

During an interview I thanked him [the Madrid interviewer] but told him no. When I put that shirt on I looked at the badge and I knew something wasn't right. I ended up at the club I wanted.

(From Pedri's interview with en.as.com)

On his rapid rise to the top level of football:

"Right from the first moment, I've tried to take it all in my stride and keep going as normal. I'm still young and I have to work hard and learn off the best players. I'm handling it well, living my life as normal, like my family have always said".

Everything is happening very quickly in my career, and I’m very happy to enjoy what I like most. I’m calm and confident in what I’m doing. I have to thank my coaches for the trust they have given me and pay them back on the pitch.

On playing alongside Lionel Messi:

"He helps us in lots of ways. On the pitch he gives us advice. With

Messi

, we have to enjoy him and leave him to decide what he wants to do - we shouldn't get involved in his business".

On Lionel Messi's departure from Barcelona:

Of all the experiences I have had in the last year, playing alongside him has been one of the most incredible. I have had the opportunity and pride to learn every day from the best footballer and meet a great person. Leo, I keep what we shared during this year together. Enjoy this new stage and thank you for everything.

(From Pedri's Instagram account)

On his ability to have high concentration in trainings and matches:

"In training, there is a lot of emphasis on physical work because I have to drop back to help out the full-back. Keeping a cool head and staying focused is more of a mental thing than something you can develop in training. I've always been like that and it's something I need to make the most of".

On his first Champions League goal:

"When a young person realizes a dream, you feel happy and can't quite believe it. I still think about it and I'm just very happy as it was a wonderful experience".

(from Pedri's Interview with as.en)

On the kind of footballer he prefers to be:

“In football it’s better to have a brain and think a second before the opponent to get ahead of what they will do. I prefer to have a brain to muscle.”

(From Pedri's interview with Barcelona Website)

On being compared to Andres Iniesta:

It’s a pride that they compare me with

Iniesta

because he is a great player and person. But I have to be Pedri and try to have my career. Iniesta is a great player, it’s nice they compare me with him, but I will try to do my own thing.

On his physical condition after playing 73 games in the 20-21 season:

It's normal for people to think I'm tired. But I'm not tired. I’ve played many games but I try to rest day by day, sleep after games, eat well and listen to the nutritionists and specialists we have in the selection.

Pedri Gonzalez records and achievements

 

We round up our article on the top facts about Pedri Gonzalez with a list of his most notable achievements and records at club and international level.

With Barcelona:

  • Copa del Rey (2020-21)

With Spain U23:

  • Summer Olympic silver medal: 2020

With Spain national team:

  • Euro 2020 semi-final

 

Individual awards and records:

  • Youngest goal scorer in Las Palmas history at 16 years, 9 months and 23 days of age

  • Second youngest player to play 50 games for Barcelona (after Bojan Krkic)

  • Youngest player ever to represent Spain at the finals of the European Championships

  • Youngest player to feature in a knock-out game at the European Championships

  • UEFA Champions League Breakthrough XI: 2020

  • UEFA European Championship Young Player of the Tournament: 2020

  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2020

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