Small in stature but a heavyweight in Barcelona's attack, Pedro is a skilful, two-footed forward with searing pace, a keen eye for goal and good long-range shooting ability.

 

After joining Barcelona as a 17-year-old, Pedro spent four years in the club's youth and reserve sides, before being introduced to the first team in 2008 by Pep Guardiola. An impressive 2009/10 pre-season then cemented his place in the senior side. And within just six months he had already made history, becoming the first player to score in six different competitions – La Liga, Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup 2009 – in a single season.

 

Pedro followed that impressive feat with his first international call-up, earning a place in Spain's title-winning squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. Since then he has been a regular for La Roja, with whom he also won the UEFA EURO in 2012.