How Much Has Pedri Played for Barcelona and Spain This Season After Tokyo Olympics 2020?

Published 08/07/2021, 1:54 PM EDT


Young Barcelona star Pedri broke another record this season after Spain lost to Brazil in the final of the Tokyo Olympics. The Spanish midfielder has now played in 73 matches in all competitions for his club and country. The record becomes all the more impressive at his young age of 18.

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The midfielder has impressed everyone with his performance across all the competitions. Barcelona only got their hands on him last season, but he has grown from strength to strength in one year. However, the record that he broke is not something he will be able to keep up on a consistent basis.

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Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes was second on the list after playing 72 matches last season. Moreover, the Portuguese star played more games for his club, as he featured in 58 matches while Pedri featured in 52. Additionally, Fernandes has played more minutes than Pedri, who started off as a substitute at the beginning of the season.

However, he became an established star with his performances, and his first Spain cap soon followed. The young star improved so much in the end that UEFA awarded him with the Young Player of the Tournament award at the Euro 2020 finals.

According to goal.com, Pedri has played 52 matches for Barcelona in the La Liga, Copa Del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, and the Champions League in the 2020/21 season, while for Spain, he played 21 matches which include international friendlies, Euro 2020 qualification, Euro 2020 finals and the Olympics 2020.

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Pedri and the sharp rise in his market value

A season like this would ensure that the player will see a huge rise in his value, but Pedri’s stock has skyrocketed due to his age, too. The 18-year-old is now worth a whopping 80 million euros. He is the most expensive Spanish player currently and is ranked 16th in the most expensive player in football, according to TransferMarkt.

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This becomes even more impressive when considering that he was only valued at 7.2 million euros at the beginning of the season. Barcelona signed him from Las Palmas and now has one of the best teenagers in club football on their hands.

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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