29 Facts About Gonzalo Higuain


Gonzalo Gerardo Higuain was born on 10 December 1987 and is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker and serves as captain for Major League Soccer club Inter Miami.

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Gonzalo Higuain started his career with Argentine club River Plate, before a transfer to Real Madrid in January 2007 for €12 million.

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Gonzalo Higuain joined Italian side Napoli for €40 million in July 2013, where he won the Coppa Italia during his first season.

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Gonzalo Higuain won domestic doubles in his first two seasons with Juventus, reaching the 2017 Champions League final with the club.

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Gonzalo Higuain made his full international debut for Argentina in 2009; he represented the country at three FIFA World Cups and three Copa America tournaments, helping them to second-place finishes at the 2014 World Cup, the 2015 Copa America, and the Copa America Centenario in 2016.

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Gonzalo Higuain was born on 10 December 1987 in Brest, France, the son of the Argentine footballer Jorge Gonzalo Higuain, who was then playing for Stade Brestois 29.

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Gonzalo Higuain 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.

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Gonzalo Higuain has two elder brothers, Nicolas and Federico, the latter of whom plays as a professional footballer, and one younger brother, Lautaro.

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Gonzalo Higuain's debut came on 11 January 2007 against Real Betis in the second round of the Copa del Rey in Seville.

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Gonzalo Higuain was involved in the creation of numerous scoring chances and in the assistance for the only goal, which earned Madrid the victory.

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On 5 January 2011, Real Madrid announced he would finally undergo surgery at the Department of Neurological Surgery of Chicago's Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine under the command of Dr Richard G Fessler, M D The surgery took place on 11 January, and Higuain was discharged from the hospital the next day following a successful operation.

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Gonzalo Higuain was expected to spend at least four months away from the field in the recovery process: two months spent to recover from the surgery and another two to train with the team, although he was able to make an early comeback.

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Gonzalo Higuain assisted two other goals for Karim Benzema and Kaka in that same match.

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Gonzalo Higuain followed this up with goals in Napoli's next two fixtures: wins over Atalanta at home and AC Milan at the San Siro.

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Gonzalo Higuain went on to score in home wins over Marseille and Arsenal, but Napoli failed to qualify from the group stage despite winning four of their six matches.

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Gonzalo Higuain concluded his first season in Italy by scoring 24 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions.

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On 8 November 2015, Gonzalo Higuain recorded the 200th goal of his club career, the only goal of the match in a victory over Udinese; this was his ninth goal of the league season and his seventh consecutive home game with a goal.

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Three days after his move, Gonzalo Higuain stated that his reason for moving to Juventus was because of his relationship with Napoli's chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis.

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On 1 July 2019, Gonzalo Higuain returned to Juventus as Chelsea declined to extend his loan; thus, he was reunited with manager Maurizio Sarri, who had recently joined the club.

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Gonzalo Higuain is one of only three foreign-born players to have played for Argentina in a FIFA World Cup, along with Pedro Arico Suarez and Constantino Urbieta Sosa.

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Gonzalo Higuain initially rejected calls from both the Argentina and France national teams, stating at the time he had not yet decided which country he would play for, before ultimately choosing Argentina.

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Gonzalo Higuain was selected for Argentina by coach Diego Maradona for the last 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification games against Peru and Uruguay.

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Gonzalo Higuain was a member of Sergio Batista's Argentine squad for the 2011 Copa America on home soil, making one substitute appearance and one start in the group as Carlos Tevez was preferred at centre forward; Argentina advanced in second place behind Colombia.

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Gonzalo Higuain started against Uruguay in the quarter-finals in Santa Fe, and equalised in the 17th minute by heading Lionel Messi's cross past goalkeeper Fernando Muslera; he later had another goal disallowed for offside.

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Gonzalo Higuain ended the 2014 qualifying campaign as the joint third-top scorer in CONMEBOL, alongside Radamel Falcao and behind Messi and Luis Suarez.

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At the Copa America Centenario in 2016, Gonzalo Higuain was named to Gerardo Martino's 23-man Argentina squad, and was selected as his team's starting centre forward.

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In May 2018 Gonzalo Higuain was included in Jorge Sampaoli's final 23-man Argentina squad for the tournament.

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Gonzalo Higuain is known in particular for his great striking ability with either foot in the last 25 yards, as well as his opportunism and clinical finishing inside the penalty area, while his height, eye for goal, and strong physique make him a dangerous aerial presence in the box.

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Gonzalo Higuain's playing style has earned him comparisons with compatriots Hernan Crespo and Gabriel Batistuta.

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