Gerard Pique off-field activities

Although he is widely known for his football skills and controversial comments before and after Barcelona games, Gerard Pique’s off-field business activities portray a unique character.

His love for the Blaugrana and passion to defend the team’s colours is just one side of the 31-year-old defender, who has been also participating in various innovative business initiatives.

His recent agreement to reconvert the Davis Cup into a kind of tennis World Cup is the latest chapter of his barely known life away from Camp Nou.

Pique has been involved in several sectors through the years, conducting business with the video games enterprise Kerad Games, as well as Kypers (glasses), Natrus (organic hamburgers), 426 miles (isotonic drinks) and (e-sports).

Moreover, he is also involved in the Spanish version of The Players Tribune – a publication that is supposed to revolutionise sports journalism in Spain.

The Catalan has been known for his outspoken character and has been far more than the common stereotype of footballer who is 100 percent focused on the sport.

Although he remains devoted to training with his teammates, Pique has been also keen on envisaging his future after retirement.

The target of becoming Barcelona’s president at some point remains in the back of his mind, as he has received private lessons in business and has also participated in a master’s degree at Harvard on the business of entertainment, media and sports.