Gonzalo Gerardo Higuain is an Argentina international football player who currently plays for the Spanish and European giants Real Madrid. He plays as a striker and is rated as one of the best players in the world in his position.
Higuain was actually born in France when his father Jorge Higuain was playing in the French Ligue 1 for Brest. Having left France when he was just 10 months old, Higuain returned to the European nation in 1998 and held a French passport. But in January 2007, he successfully applied for an Argentine passport due to which his French nationality was annulled.
Higuain played three seasons for River plate from 2004-2007, scoring 14 goals in 33 appearances and was signed by Real Madrid in January 2007 for 13 million euros. He was an instant hit at the Santiago Bernabeu under then coach Fabio Capello and helped Real to their 30th La Liga triumph in the 2007-2008 season. He has since established himself as a regular at the Santiago Bernabeu, winning La Liga again in 2011-12 and the Copa del Rey in 2011, having scored over 100 goals in over 180 appearances in all competitions for Los Blancos so far.
Higuain made his international debut for Argentina in 2009 and played for his nation at the 2010 World Cup finals.
Related news & articles
Monday April 15
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has won praise from team-mates Xabi Alonso and Gonzalo Higuain after netting a decisive double in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in La Liga. More
Tuesday April 9
There was a sizeable gulf in glass between this pair when they met in the first leg and Real Madrid should qualify comfortably on Tuesday night. More
Sunday March 17
Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain says his side will continue to try to apply pressure to leaders Barcelona after closing the gap to 10 points with a 5-2 win over Real Mallorca on Saturday. More
Sunday February 24
Real Madrid outcast Kaka says he’s in a better place and happy to help his side win after netting in Saturday’s come-from-behind 2-1 triumph over Deportivo Coruna. More