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Gonzalo Higuaín
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Napoli

Gonzalo
Higuaín

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Date of Birth
Dec 10, 1987
Place of Birth
Brest, France
Nationality
Argentina
Height
184 cm
Weight
82 kg
Debut
25 August 2013

Bio

Gonzalo Higuaín was born in Brest, France on 10 December 1987. His father, Jorge Higuaín was born in Argentina and in 2007, Gonzalo was granted Argentine nationality. Known for his finishing, dribbling ability and tendency to set up goals for others, Higuaín is widely considered to be one of the best centre forwards playing today.

Higuaín joined River Plate as a youth team player and made his debut for the senior side in 2005. After scoring two goals against Boca Juniors in the Superclásico in 2006, he was tipped for stardom by his manager and in the 2006-07 season, he made his greatest individual contribution to the side, scoring nine goals and providing 11 assists. As a result, in January 2007, he secured a move to Spanish giants, Real Madrid.

Upon arriving in Madrid, Higuaín impressed at times, but struggled for consistent playing time and question marks were raised about his goalscoring contribution. His fortunes changed during the 2008-09 season, due in part to an injury to Ruud van Nistelrooy, which afforded him more first team opportunities. He finished the campaign with 24 goals in all competitions and then managed 29 goals during the 2009-10 season, establishing himself as one of the biggest prospects in world football. Throughout his Real Madrid career, Higuaín scored more than 100 goals and won three La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey and two Supercopa de Españas. However, prior to the 2013-14 season, he completed a move to Italian side Napoli for a fee reported to be in excess of £30 million.

At international level, Higuaín made his first appearance for Argentina in 2009, having made the decision to play for them, rather than the country of his birth. He has since become a prolific goalscorer for the team and competed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where he scored four goals, including a hattrick against South Korea.

Headlines

World Cup Final Player Ratings

World Cup Final Player Ratings

by Football News

Mario Gotze's extra-time strike sealed a fourth FIFA World Cup win for Germany, here we rate the players from a tense final with Argentina... Read more

De Laurentiis: Higuain going nowhere

De Laurentiis: Higuain going nowhere

by Football News

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has ruled out selling Gonzalo Higuain and backed the striker to score in Sunday's FIFA World Cup final... Read more

Higuain set for Napoli stay

Higuain set for Napoli stay

by Football News

Gonzalo Higuain has insisted he is "very happy" at Napoli, despite reported interest from Barcelona... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
Serie A
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013/2014
Serie A
2421 32 28 4 15 4 17 6 0 0
2013/2014
Primera Division
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012/2013
Serie A
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012/2013
Primera Division
1737 28 19 9 6 11 16 4 1 1
2011/2012
Primera Division
1709 35 18 17 14 20 22 4 0 0
2010/2011
Primera Division
1315 17 16 1 12 5 10 1 0 0
2009/2010
Primera Division
2392 32 28 4 17 6 27 3 0 0
2008/2009
Primera Division
2656 34 31 3 13 5 22 5 0 0
2007/2008
Primera Division
862 25 7 18 7 24 8 3 0 0
2006/2007
Primera Division
1264 19 13 6 5 8 2 2 0 0
2006/2007
Primera División
0 17 17 0 0 0 8 2 0 0
2005/2006
Primera División
0 14 14 0 0 0 5 1 0 0
2004/2005
Primera División
0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 14356 257 195 62 89 83 137 31 1 1

Transfers & Loans

2013
23 Jul
€ 37,000,000
2006
31 Dec
€ 12,000,000

Games Played

Date Match  
26 Apr 2014 0 0 0 0 0
13 Apr 2014 4 2 3 1 0
6 Apr 2014 1 0 0 0 0
30 Mar 2014 2 0 0 0 0
26 Mar 2014 2 4 0 0 0
23 Mar 2014 0 1 0 1 0
17 Mar 2014 0 1 1 0 0
9 Mar 2014 1 0 0 0 0
24 Feb 2014 1 1 1 1 0
16 Feb 2014 0 2 0 0 0
8 Feb 2014 3 1 2 0 0
2 Feb 2014 3 0 0 0 0
25 Jan 2014 1 1 0 0 0
19 Jan 2014 2 2 1 0 0
12 Jan 2014 0 3 0 0 0
6 Jan 2014 2 0 0 1 0
21 Dec 2013 1 1 1 0 0
15 Dec 2013 4 2 1 0 0
7 Dec 2013 3 3 0 0 0
2 Dec 2013 2 4 2 0 0
23 Nov 2013 0 1 0 1 0
10 Nov 2013 3 0 0 0 0
2 Nov 2013 2 1 0 0 0
30 Oct 2013 1 2 0 0 0
27 Oct 2013 2 0 2 0 0
18 Oct 2013 2 0 0 0 0
28 Sep 2013 0 2 0 1 0
25 Sep 2013 1 1 0 0 0
22 Sep 2013 1 2 1 0 0
14 Sep 2013 2 0 1 0 0