Video with the best moments of Pedro in the Catalan club
Barcelona paid a tribute to Pedro publishing a video with the best moments of the winger in the Catalan club. 11 years wit the Blaugrana jersey with many moments to remember. The hashtag #GràciesPedro (Thank you, Pedro) has been created to leave message to the player.
Career in FC Barcelona
It was in 2004 that Pedro Rodríguez joined FC Barcelona from his hometown club of CD San Isidro on the island of Tenerife. He was 17 at the time and from the U18 side soon progressed through Barça B to the first team, going on to play a role in the greatest era in the history of the club, and winning an amazing 20 major titles, including two trebles.
Without making a huge song and dance, and known at the time as ‘Pedrito’, the Canary Islander made his first team debut in the 2007/08 season under Frank Rijkaard. Impressed by what the striker had been doing with the reserves, the Dutchman handed him his first chance in a league game against Murcia, sending him on at the Camp Nou as a substitute for Samuel Eto’o.
But it was not until the 2008/09 season, with Pep Guardiola now in charge, that he became a first team regular, although at first he combined this with appearances for Barça B. Pedro gradually became a more permanent feature in first team line-ups, to the extent when Barça set an unprecedented record by winning all six major trophies in 2009, Pedro also became the first player to score in all those tournaments.
Pedro Rodríguez scored a total of 99 goals in 321 official appearances for the Barça first team, and leaves with a trophy haul of 20 titles: 5 Ligas, 3 Champions Leagues, 3 Copas del Rey, 3 European Super Cups, 4 Spanish Super Cups and 2 Club World Cups.