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A detailed look at Pedri Gonzalez biography including his general information, life story, style of play and career statistics.

Pedri Gonzalez is a professional player who is currently playing as a midfielder for Barcelona Football club. He is widely regarded as one of the most promising talents of the football world.

Pedri's career has had a very interesting start in the past two years. After graduating from Las Palmas's academy in the 2019-20 season, He impressed in his La Liga debut season with 4 goals and 7 assists in 37 matches for the yellow submarines. He was rewarded for his excellent performances at the end of the season as he was signed by FC Barcelona in a 5 years contract.

Pedri has had a dream start to his professional career at Barcelona. He wasted no time to settle in his new club and became a favorite to new manager, Ronald Koeman with a series of quality performances against some big clubs, including

Juventus

at the Champions League.  

However, Barcelona's situation has not been as dreamy as Pedri Gonzalez's career start. They lost the Spanish Super Cup to Athletic Bilbao in January 2021, and considering Atletico Madrid's form since the star of the season, will face a mountain to climb in they want to win the La Liga title.

Pedri's situation at Barcelona seems to be on the right track. At 18 year of age he is seen as one of Barcelona's brightest talents. Stay tuned to read more about Pedri Gonzalez biography and professional life.

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Pedri Gonzalez biography

which includes his career and personal life. We will go deep into every aspect of his personal and professional life to see how he ended up playing at FC Barcelona.

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Pedri Gonzalez Bio

  • Full Name:

    Pedro Gonzalez Lopez

  • Nickname:

    Pedri

  • Profession:

    Professional Footballer

Pedri Gonzalez Physical Stats

  • Weight:

    63 Kg

  • Height:

    1.74 m (5 ft. 9 in)

  • Eye Color:

    Brown

  • Hair Color: 

    Dark Brown

Pedri Gonzalez Football Information

  • Position:

    Attacking Midfielder

  • Jersey Number:

    16 at FC Barcelona

  • Professional Debut:

     2018

Pedri Gonzalez Date of Birth and Personal Info

  • Date of Birth: 

    25 November 2002

  • Birth Place:

    Tegueste, Spain

  • Zodiac Sign:

    Sagittarius

  • Nationality:

    Spanish

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Pedri Gonzalez Early Life

In this section of our article about Pedri Gonzalez biography we will present you with

Pedri Gonzalez childhood

and family background to see where he took his first steps as an amateur footballer.

Pedri Gonzalez date of birth is at the 25th day of November 2002. It is also interesting that Pedri Gonzalez shares his birthday with former

Real Madrid

and Bayern Munich star, Xabi Alonso who is also born on the 25th of November.

Pedri Gonzalez nationality

is Spanish. He was born in Tegueste, Spain. Pedri grew up in a football loving family who supported Barcelona since before he was born. Such was their passion for Barcelona that even the dinner plates bear the Barcelona badge. Moreover, Pedri's 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.

Pedri Gonzalez started his football journey at the age of 6 by joining his hometown club's academy, Tegueste, where he stayed until he became a teenager. In 2015, Pedri moved to Juventus Laguna's academy. He continued to impress in the following two seasons before joining Las Palmas's youth rank in 2017. Pedri's quality and mature playing style was so impressive that he was promoted to Las Palmas's senior side in 2018, which market the start of his professional career.

During his early years as an amateur footballer, Pedri's idol was Barcelona's legendary midfielder,

Andres Iniesta

, which justifies to some extent the similarities between his playing style with the former Spanish star. He also was fond of former Barcelona's midfielder, Michael Laudrup as his father used to play for him highlights from the Danish star's time with the Catalans.

Pedri Gonzalez Profile

In This part of the article, we will concentrate on Pedri Gonzalez profile which includes his career story, playing style, goal celebration as well as the reception he has got from media, fans and his colleagues.

2018-19: Impressing with Las Palmas in his debut season

Pedri Gonzalez signed his first professional contract with

Las Palmas

senior side in 2018. The 16 years old sensation made his professional debut for in the La Liga2 game against Huesca, which Las Palmas lost 1-0. In September 2018 Pedri scored his first senior goal in Las Palmas 1-0 win over Sporting Gijon. With the goal Pedri became the youngest goal scorer in Las Palmas history at 16 years, 9 months and 23 days of age. His best game for Las Palmas in the Segunda Division was the 3-0 win against Deportivo La Cruna in which Pedri provided 2 assists and was named man of the match.

Overall, Pedri played 37 games across all competitons during the 2019-20 season. He scored 5 goals and provided 7 assists. He was the outfield player with the most minutes played for the Canary Island club.

2020-21 Season: Joining Barcelona and becoming a starter

In the summer of 2020, it was announced that Pedri will join Barcelona in a four year contract and with a fee of 5 million Euros.

Barcelona planned a loan move for the teenager in the summer transfer window, but Pedri was so sensational in the pre-season trainings that Barcelona's new coach, Ronald Koeman decided to give him a chance. Not only Pedri stayed at Barcelona, but He became a starter for the club since the beginning of the season after a series of impressive performances in his first games for the Catalans.

Pedri debuted for Barcelona in September, when he came off the bench in the place of

Phillippe Coutinho

in Barcelona's Season opener against Villarreal, which the Catalans won 4-0.  The talented teenager was included in Barcelona's starting line-up for the first time on the 17th of October, in a 0–1 away loss against Getafe.

Pedri's breakthrough at Barcelona came in the first El Clasico of the season, when he was in Koeman's Starting Line-up, which raised many eyebrows. Despite Barcelona losing 3-1 at home, Pedri played a relatively good game Koeman said in the post-match press conference that he played Pedri to control Vicinious Junior's pace on the left side and the youngster did not disappoint.

Pedri bright start to life at Barcelona continued as he provided a masterclass performance in the Champions League group-stage game against Juventus. Pedri played the game on the right side of the pitch and was sensational both in attack and defence as Barcelona won by two goals to nil.

Pedri scored his first senior goal on the 20th of October 2020, in a 5–1 win over Ferencvaros in the

Champions League

group stage, after coming on as a substitute in the 61st minute in the place of Ansu Fati. Almost two weeks later, He scored his first La Liga goal, in a 5–2 home win over Real Betis.

Pedri reacted to his first two senior goals in a humble way.

"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".

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.

As of the first day of February 2021, Pedri has played 29 games for Barcelona across all competitions, scoring 3 goals and providing 4 assists in those matches. Overall, he has registered 7 goals and 11 assists in 66 games during his professional career.

Pedri is under contract with Barcelona until January 2022. His latest market value was 55 million Euros, which clearly shows why he is among the most exciting talents in the football world.

With Spain youth teams

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.

Pedri has not been invited to Spain's senior side, but given his high quality performances for Barcelona, it seems only a matter of time before he make his debut for La Roja.

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Style of Play

Pedri Gonzalez

is a talented attacking midfielder famous for his vision on the pitch as well as his dribbling and passing abilities. He gets into good positions in the final third of the pitch and is capable of dictating the tempo of the game.

Despite his young age, Pedri plays with an unusual maturity on the field. He is always on the move, picking up pockets of space on the pitch. He gets about the pitch well but it is his creativity, intelligence in and out of possession and his dribbling ability that catches the eye.

Pedri has stated in his interviews that he always tries to play with his brain.

“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.”

Pedri is a very versatile player. Although his main position on the field is the attacking midfielder, he has played at either side of the midfield line as well. During his career, Pedri has played 12 games as an attacking midfielder. He has also played 20 games as a left winger and 2 games as a right winger.

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Reception

Pedri has been praised for his amazing ball control and his ability to send the final pass behind the opposition's defensive line. He has built a good chemistry with

Lionel Messi

as his brilliant style and natural abilities has made it easy for the Argentine Superstar to link up with Pedri on the field. Pedri even assisted the goal Messi needed to break Pele's record for most goals scored for a single club. 

Pedri is a diminutive midfield and many big clubs are eager to secure his services. Here are some of quotes on Pedri Gonzalez from great football figures:

Beyond his football qualities, his maturity as a person stood out. The respect and treatment he always gave to his rivals, his teammates and coaches was different from that of others

.” (Roman Delgado-Pedri's coach at Las Palmas youth academy)

"I knew Barca had signed him from Las Palmas and I had seen tape of him, but I don’t think anyone expected the rapidity of his development since joining – playing and training with the best players at Barca aged just 17, delivering such high levels of performance.”

"

He is a boy who comes from a very humble family and he knows what should be doing to improve and what he should not think that he is already there. He has a great future, but he must continue working

.” (Ronald Koeman)

Even the best players in the history of football have faced criticism from their coaches and fans at some parts of their career. In the case of Pedri Gonzalez, he has been criticized for his reluctance to shoot when he is in a goal scoring opportunity.

 

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Goal Celebration

Goal celebration is one of the most important aspects of every player's career. Some footballers tend to change their goal celebration every now and then, while some others are known to have a signature goal celebration.

The general rule is that Footballers use the chance of celebrating goals to send messages that are important to them. For some, it is only a chance to show some fun gestures. Others celebrate their goals with messages to their loved ones, and then there are those who celebrate their goals by sending societal and political messages to the society.

Pedri has scored only 7 goals so far in his career. He is a very humble player and has not celebrated his goals in any special way. However, he after his goal against Athletic Bilbao he showed a unique celebration that had some meaning to it. Pedri showed the number 3 with his hand to congratulate the birthday of his friend and former teammate, Fran Rodriguez. Stay tuned to know more about

Pedri life story

 

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Pedri Gonzalez outside football

Now is the time to know more about Pedri Gonzalez life outside of football. What are his hobbies outside football? How does he like to spend his free time and what are his favorites in the field of art? Pedri Gonzalez favorite activities outside football are exercising, playing video games and spending time with his friends and family members.

Pedri's closest friends in Barcelona is his Portuguese team mate,

Francisco Trincao

. He explained in an interview on how they became close friends when they first arrived at Barcelona during the summer of 2020:

"I have had more affinity is with Trincao because when we arrived we were training alone for the Covid issue, we arrived just at the same time and we were in the same hotel."

Pedri Gonzalez is regularly very active on social media. His Instagram account is @pedrigonzalez. He has around 1.3 million followers on Instagram. His twitter account id is @Pedri.

Pedri is crazy about video games. His favorite games are FIFA and the War Zone. Pedri Gonzalez's rating in the latest version of the game (FIFA 21) is 80 with a potential of 88, He is Right-footed and has a 3-star skill moves rating.

Pedri is still living with his parents. One interesting fact about him is that he does not have a driving license yet. 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 was still too young to drive a car.

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Pedri Gonzalez Personal Life

One of the most interesting part of

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's article on

Pedri Gonzalez biography

is about his personal life. In this section we will have a look at Pedri Gonzalez immediate family, love life and children. We will also present you with some information about his philanthropy activities and legal issues.

Family, Children and Relationships

Pedri Gonzalez was born into a family of Barcelona fans. His family has had a long history with the beautiful game. His grandfather was the founder of Penya Barcelonista de Tenerife-Tegueste, which is Barcelona's fan club in Pedri's birth town, Tegueste.

Riqui is the second child of his parents. He has an older brother who is not a professional football player yet.

Pedri Gonzalez has not had any formal relationship so far, which is not surprising since he is only 18 years old.

 

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Philanthropy

It is really interesting to know if Pedri Gonzalez has had any background in humanitarian work and philanthropy.

Pedri Gonzalez religion

is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth. There are no records of him being involved in a notable charity event.

Legal Issues

While some footballers have certainly gotten into legal disputes with various people and organizations, Pedri Gonzalez has had no legal disputes throughout his life.

Any new information about Pedri Gonzalez life story and personal life will be published here at SportMob.

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Pedri Gonzalez Career Statistics

In this section, we want to take a look at Pedri Gonzalez career statistics both on the club and international level.

Club

Overall, Pedri Gonzalez has played 88 Games for two teams (Barcelona and Las Palmas Senior teams) during his club career. He has registered 7 goals and 11 assists to his name.

Pedri Gonzalez best season individually has been the 2020-21 Season in which he played 30 games for Barcelona's senior side in the first half of the season. He has scored 3 goals and has provided 5 assists.

International

On the international, Pedri Gonzalez career stats shows that he has played a total of 12 games for Spain youth sides. He has scored one goal for Spain U18. Pedri Gonzalez is yet to earn a call to Spain national team, but given the quality of his performances for Barcelona he hopes to make Spain's final squad for the upcoming

European Championship

.

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Pedri Gonzalez Honors

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Pedri Gonzalez biography

with a look at his honors and achievements.

During his career, Pedri Gonzalez has won any collective and individual awards. He broke one record during his first professional season as he became the youngest goal scorer in Las Palmas history at 16 years, 9 months and 23 days of age, when he scored his first professional goal in Las Palmas Segunda Division game against Sporting Gijon.

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