Gerard Piqué i Bernabeu is a Spanish footballer who plays as a centre-back for FC Barcelona. Piqué started his career in FC Barcelona's youth teams as a defensive midfielder. He played with Manchester United for a while before signing his professional contract with the club. Piqué made his debut for Manchester United in October 2004 in a 3–0 League Cup victory at Crewe Alexandra as a centre back. He made his full debut on 29 March 2006 against West Ham United, in a Premier League match at Old Tafford. On 4 August 2006, La Liga side Real Zaragoza secured Piqué on a season-long loan. He scored on his first start in the Champions League, a 4–0 home win against Dynamo Kyiv on 7 November 2007, as Piqué scored the first of Manchester United's four goals in that match. On 27 May 2008, Piqué signed a four-year contract with Barcelona, with a €50 million buy-out clause. Piqué's first goal for Barcelona came in the club's 5–2 UEFA Champions League group stage win at Sporting CP on 26 November 2008. On 13 May 2009, he picked up the first trophy of his Barcelona career as he helped his club to a 4–1 victory over Athletic Bilbao in the Copa Del Rey final. Piqué was a member of the Spain under-19 side that won the 2006 U-19 European Championship in Poland. He scored the only goal in Spain's victory in the 2010 World Cup qualifier against Turkey at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid.