Top facts about Pedri Gonzalez, Barcelona's new wonder kid
Pedri Gonzalez is the newest Spanish talent who has captured the eyes of football fans around the world. After a successful season at Las Palmas, Pedri is spending his first season at Barcelona's senior side.
According to rumors Barcelona wanted to loan the youngster to another La Liga team at the beginning of the season, but Pedri's form in trainings has been good enough for Ronald Koeman to give him a chance at Barcelona.
Actually, Pedri's form has been so good since his first game for Barcelona that Koeman has had no choice but to use him in the starting line-up in many key games of the season. Alongside Barcelona's other wonder kid, Ansu Fati, Pedri is now considered as one of the most wanted talents in European football.
Barcelona is going through a transition with Ronald Koeman in charge and the Catalan's try to bounce back from the humiliating 2019-20 season in which they lost La Liga title race to Real Madrid and was hammered 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
The emergence of young talents from Barcelona's famous academy, La Masia has given the fans hope for the future. Ansu Fati, Trincao and Roland Arajue all have been given chances to prove their worth and Pedri has been one of the best players of the teams so far.
Pedri's masterclass in the 2-0 win against Juventus at the Champions League was praised by critics and fans from all over the world. For now let's have a look at the top facts about Pedri Gonzalez, Barcelona's new wonder kid.
You might also like: Top facts about Thiago Alcantara
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: 15 at FC Barcelona
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
You might also like: Top Facts about Sergio Aguero you need to know
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.
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.
You might also like: Top facts about James Rodriguez
Pedri Gonzalez girlfriend, Relationships and Marital Status
There is no official news about Pedri Gonzalez girlfriend, since the talented teenagers is only 17 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.
You might also like: Facts about Frenkie de Jong, The future of FC Barcelona
Pedri Gonzalez Career
Pedri Gonzalez is a talented midfielder known best for his vision, dribbling and passing abilities.
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.
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 and his master class performance was praised around the world.
Barcelona won the away game 2-0 and Pedri was chosen as the man of the match by many football sources from around the world.
He scored his first goal for the club 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.
As of November 2020, Pedri has played 10 games for Barcelona across all competitions, scoring 2 goals along the way.
You might also like: Facts about Vanja Bosnic, Luka Modric’s Wife
Pedri Gonzalez Net worth, Salary and Market Value
As a 17-year-old talented midfielder, Pedri Gonzalez net worth is estimated to be one million dollars in 2020, including all of his properties and earnings.
Pedri Gonzalez market value is at 15 million Euros. Pedri is ranked number 5 among all players under 18 in the football world. In this category, Pedri Gonzalez market value is behind Ansu Fati (80m - Barcelona), Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes- 37m), Jude Bellingham (Dortmund – 27m) and Scrape Cherki (Lyon – 18m). Pedri Gonzalez salary in 2020 is reportedly 2.5 million Euros annually.
You might also like: Facts about Victoria Beckham You Probably Didn't Know
Pedri Gonzalez Transfermarket stats
According to Pedri Transfermarket stats, he has played a total of 47 games for two clubs (Las Palmas and Barcelona). He has scored 6 goals and has provided 7 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 11 games for Spain U-17, U-19-, U-20 and U-21. He was a member of Spain's U-17 side which ended the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the third place.
Pedri is yet to earn a call to Spain national team, but given the quality of his performances for Barcelona this season, it is sure that he will be called up by Spain's coach, Luis Enrique soon.
Some Short top facts about Pedri Gonzalez
- 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 religion is Christianity. He is a Roman Catholic by birth.
- Pedri Gonzalez is active in social media. Pedri Gonzalez Instagram account has around 900K 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.
- 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 72, but we are sure that his rating will increase dramatically if he keeps on giving the same quality performances for Barcelona till the end of the 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.
You Might Also Like: Facts about Gareth Bale you didn’t know about
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 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".
On Lionel Messi's influence on the team:
"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 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". (Above Quotes 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)
You Might Also Like: Top facts about Raheem Sterling
Pedri Gonzalez 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.
At Las Palmas:
Youngest goal scorer in Las Palmas history at 16 years, 9 months and 23 days of age
So what do you think of our article on Top facts about Pedri Gonzalez? any facts you want to add to the list? which part did you like the most? let us know in the comments below.