Pedri, or Pedro González López, was born on November 25, 2002, and he is a professional footballer for both Barcelona of La Liga and the Spanish national team.
Pedro González López Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Pedro’s family relocated from Bajamar, Tenerife, Canary Islands, to Tegueste when he was three. Pedri signed with UD Tegueste, where he will play central defence. He was called up to the squad on August 21, 2020.
Pedro joined CF Juventud Laguna when he was 12 and played there until 2018.
Pedri made his Spain under-21 debut on September 3, 2020, in a 1-0 away win over Macedonia in a qualifying match for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
Coach Luis Enrique called Pedri up to the senior team in March 2021, just before the group stage of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying. On March 25th, against Greece, he made his professional debut.
Supercharged Pedri Eyes Olympic Glory With Spain After Euro 2020 Heartbreak
Pedro Gonzalez Lopez, or Pedri as he was known to his friends, was 17 years old and contemplating his future a year ago today.
After scoring what would be his final goal for Las Palmas in the Spanish second division, he was sent off.
He was expected to sign with Barcelona, but it was unclear how he would fit in with the team.
For a player of his age, the next logical step would be Barca B, the club’s reserve team that competes in the third division.
On loan, he could have continued his career in Las Palmas. Pedri declared an expanded goal. His stated goal was to “battle for a place in the Barcelona first team.”
He was heralded as not only a promising future prospect, but also a dogged one, for his ambition.
Despite the fact that his 18th birthday was still a few months away, plans were being made for the future.
Spain’s Perpetual Motion Machine on Messi and Guardiola’s Olympic Trail
Now that Pedro has shown his world-class play at both Barcelona and Euro 2020, the unstoppable teen sensation.
Has set his sights on following in the footsteps of Pep Guardiola at Barcelona 1992 and Leo Messi at Beijing 2008.
Both Barcelona and the Spanish national team recognise that Pedri represents the game’s bright future in Spain.
Now we get to see him in action at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after he hit it off with Messi at Barcelona.
When he was just 17 years old, mirroring Messi’s own meteoric rise at the same age as Ronaldinho’s.
It’s hard to believe that in less than a year, Pedri went from “who’s that kid?” to “the man who made Messi smile again.”
“When you stop to think about it, yes it’s all happened so quickly,” he said on the national team’s twitter in Tokyo.
At the moment, he is trying to emulate the achievements of two of his heroes—Pep Guardiola, who won gold for Spain.
At the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, and Lionel Messi, who won gold in 2008 at the Olympic Games in Beijing.
The 2021 Golden Boy goes to the sensational midfielder for Barcelona, Pedro Gonzalez Lopez, better known as Pedri.
Pedri has proven to be a brilliant acquisition for Barcelona. The Catalan giants paid a reported €5 million to acquire the 18-year-old midfielder from Las Palmas.