And, at 29, the full back is gradually nearing the end of a glittering career which is a pretty good foundation for any athlete who has an eye on governance at any level.
Gerard Pique became a club member on his 25th birthday and, at the time, his grandfather and former Nou Camp director, said:
“I hope he will become Barcelona president one day.”
And the defender echoed those exact same sentiments two years ago when a reporter popped the question.
Article 42.D stipulates that ;
“any candidate must not have been associated with FC Barcelona as a player, coach, director or employee for two years previous.”
These conditions wont really be an issue for Shakira’s partner as he’s just 29 and still has a good number of years ahead of him if he remains interested in becoming president at the catalan club.
Pique will be 31 after Russia 2018 and this implies he’s still got enough time on his hands to prepare himself adequately for the prestigious position.