Gonzalo Higuain Full Biography, Records & Achievements, Age Family, & More

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Gonzalo Higuain Full Biography – Records

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    All About Gonzalo Higuain

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Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Juventus. He is nicknamed as El Pipita or Pipa, as was his father Jorge, who was also a footballer, Gonzalo Higuaín was born in France, attaining Argentine citizenship in 2007, and now holds dual nationality. He started his career with Argentine club River Plate, before a transfer to Real Madrid in January 2007 for €12 million. His time in Spain saw him win several domestic honours, including three La Liga titles, and score 107 goals in 190 league appearances. He joined Italian side Napoli for €40 million in July 2013, where he won the Coppa Italia during his first season. In the 2015–16 season, he scored 36 league goals, winning the Capocannoniere title and equalling Gino Rossetti’s 87-year-old record for goals in an Italian top-flight season. As a result of his goal scor ing exploits in Naples, Italian champions Juventus signed him for €90 million in 2016, making him the most expensive South American footballer of all time (until Neymar’s transfer to PSG in 2017); his transfer fee was the highest ever paid by an Italian team (until Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Juventus in 2018) and also the highest of a player transferring within any domestic league (until Kylian Mbappé’s transfer to PSG in 2018).
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He won domestic doubles in his first two seasons with Juventus, also reaching the 2017 Champions League final with the club. In 2018, he was loaned to A.C. Milan, and later to Chelsea in January 2019, before returning to Juventus in the summer. He made his full international debut for Argentina in 2009; he represented the country at three FIFA World Cups and three Copa América tournaments, helping them to second-place finishes at the 2014 World Cup, the 2015 Copa América, and the Copa América Centenario in 2016. After no longer being called-up following Argentina’s round-of-16 exit at the 2018 World Cup, he announced his retirement from international football in March 2019. In total, he earned 75 caps for his nation scoring 31 goals.

 

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Basic Detail About Footballer Star – Gonzalo Higuain-

            NAME       

          Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín
         DATE OF BIRTH                

            December 10, 1987

             AGE                          31
       PLACE OF BIRTH                Argentine, French
           HEIGHT 

                     1.84 m

  
     PLAYING POSITION                   

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                    Striker
     JERSEY NUMBER                         01
     CURRENT CLUB
             

                Juventus
      NATIONALITY 

                Argentine/French

  NET WORTH SALARY                 

             

             $40 million USD
           WEIGHT                         81.5KG

 

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Gonzalo Higuain Family & Personal Life – 

Gonzalo Higuain was born on December 10, 1987, in Brest, France. He was born to Jorge Higuain and Nancy Zacarias in France but later his parents moved to Argentina when he was just 10 months old. His father is a footballer by profession whereas his mother is an artist. He has three siblings named Nicolas Higuain, Lataro Higuain, and Federico Higuain respectively.

When it comes to his personal life, with his career as a footballer has won the hearts of millions of fans including many female fans. He has also been involved in a number of relationships. However, in the current situation, he is in a relationship with a beautiful girlfriend named Lara Wechsler. They are usually spotted together in several parties and public palaces.

 

 

 

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Gonzalo Higuain Earlier Life –  gonzalo higuain childhood image

Higuaín was born on 10 December 1987 in Brest, France, the son of the Argentine footballer Jorge Higuaín, who was then playing for Stade Brestois 29. He left France at the age of ten months and does not speak French, but retains French citizenship in addition to his Argentine nationality, which he successfully applied for in January 2007. Higuaín has two elder brothers, Nicolas and Federico, the latter of whom plays for Major League Soccer (MLS) club Columbus Crew as a deep-lying forward, and one younger brother, Lautaro.

 

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Gonzalo Higuain Career –

Gonzalo Gerardo Higuain started his career as a footballer. Gonzalo Gerardo Higuain played with the River Plate club where he was defeated by Gimnasia y Esgrima in the year 2005. Higuain helped the club to achieve victory in his first league against Real Zaragoza. He made his goal for the first time at the Vincente Calderon Stadium. Higuain played for a high and long period with the Real Madrid, till the year 2013. During this time, he scored a goal in the 2007 and 2008 season and finally, achieved victory over Osasuna. The number of victories helped him to get a lot of fame in his career even in the international countries and states. He was also known and popular as one of the most promising talent ever in the football world for the numerous number of goals which were mostly scored during the last minute of the particular matches. In the next two years, he gave his best performances for the club and achieved several winning trophies and honours for the club.Higuaín started playing in the youth teams and made his debut with River Plate in a 2–1 defeat against Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) on 29 May 2005. On 12 February 2006, he scored his first league goal in a 3–1 victory over Banfield. Higuaín ended the 2005–06 season with 5 goals in 12 appearances.

 

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NET WORTH

Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín is a French-Argentine footballer who has a net worth of $16 million. Gonzalo Higuaín, known as “El Pipita” due to his father being known as “Pipa” was born on Brest, France on December 10, 1987. He currently plays as a striker for Napoli and the Argentinian national football team. Higuaín and his family left France to go to Argentina when he was only 10 months old. He held French nationality because his father, being Argentine, had been naturalized as French when El Pipita was born. Higuaín does not speak French but hold a French passport and an Argentinian one as he was legally naturalized Argentinian in 2007. He started his career playing for Argentinian team River Plate on May 29, 2005 against Gimnasia y Esgrimala Plata. In December 2006, Higuaín was acquired by Real Madrid for €12 million. His debut in La Liga (Spanish football league) was on January 11, 2007, although his first goal was against Atlético de Madrid on February 24 on a game that ended up tied at the Estadio Vicente Calderón. Higuaín played during seven seasons for Real Madrid. Even though he was sometimes an irregular player, El Pipita assisted and made goals at important games for Real Madrid. In several seasons he had a very good goal count, even beating his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo. On June 1, 2013, Higuaín confirmed that he would be leaving Real Madrid. As a free agent, he was sought for by teams Arsenal and Napoli. He presently plays for the Napoli football club. Higuaín was selected by Coach Diego Maradona for the last two games of the World Cup South Africa 2010 qualifiers. As Argentina qualified for the World Cup, he was called in to play during the World Cup with the team he had chosen to play for: Argentina. A very skilled striker, El Pipita became South American highest goal scorer of the World Cup qualifiers. He is expected to be called for the 2014 World Cup in June.

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Awards and Achievements

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  • Serie A Team of the Year: 2013–14, 2015–16
  • Serie A Top-scorer: 2015–16 (36 goals)
  • UEFA Europa League Squad of the season: 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Forward of the “Ideal Team of America”: 2006
  • FIFA World Cup 2010 Man of the Match: vs. South Korea
  • FIFA World Cup 2014 Man of the Match: vs. Belgium

 

 

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