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Gonzalo Higuaín

Gonzalo Higuaín

Clubs: CA River Plate, Real Madrid CF

• Born in the French town of Brest while his father Jorge, an Argentinian professional, was playing for local club Stade Brestois 29. His older brother, Federico, is also a footballer and had a brief spell at Beşiktaş JK in 2007/08.

• Repatriated before his first birthday to Argentina, he boosted his profile significantly by scoring twice for River Plate in a famous 3-1 win against Buenos Aires rivals CA Boca Juniors in October 2006.

• Called up to represent France the following month, he declined the offer, preferring to play international football for Argentina; did not make his senior debut until the penultimate 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier, scoring in a 2-1 defeat of Peru in October 2009.

• Joined Madrid in the 2006/07 winter break for a reported €13m, making his debut against Real Zaragoza on 14 January 2007 and hitting his first goal in the derby against Club Atlético de Madrid the following month.

• League winner with Madrid in 2006/07 and 2007/08, striking title-clinching goal against CA Osasuna in the latter; club's 22-goal top marksman in the 2008/09 Liga.

• Finished 2009/10 as the Liga's second highest scorer, seven behind 34-goal Lionel Messi; signed a new three-year deal with Los Merengues in June 2010, keeping him at the club until summer 2016.

• Scored a hat-trick against the Republic of Korea in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, as his country made it to the quarter-finals, before claiming a Copa del Rey in 2010/11 and Liga title in 2011/12 with Madrid.

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Last updated: 03/07/13 13.50CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 20/12/2014 02:10 CET
15.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageArgentinaArgentina2-1Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina4501
21.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageArgentinaArgentina1-0IranIran7700
25.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageNigeriaNigeria2-3ArgentinaArgentina9000
01.07.2014FIFA World CupRound of 16ArgentinaArgentina1-0SwitzerlandSwitzerland12000
05.07.2014FIFA World CupQuarter-finalsArgentinaArgentina1-0BelgiumBelgium8110
09.07.2014FIFA World CupSemi-finalsNetherlandsNetherlands0-0
(2-4(p))
ArgentinaArgentina8200
13.07.2014FIFA World CupFinalGermanyGermany1-0ArgentinaArgentina7700
19.08.2014UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsNapoliNapoli1-1AthleticAthletic9010
27.08.2014UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsAthleticAthletic3-1NapoliNapoli9000
31.08.2014Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa1-2NapoliNapoli9001
14.09.2014Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli0-1ChievoChievo9000
18.09.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageNapoliNapoli3-1Sparta PrahaSparta Praha7011
21.09.2014Italian Serie AUdineseUdinese1-0NapoliNapoli9000
24.09.2014Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli3-3PalermoPalermo2000
28.09.2014Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo0-1NapoliNapoli7001
02.10.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageSlovan BratislavaSlovan Bratislava0-2NapoliNapoli1710
05.10.2014Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli2-1TorinoTorino8600
19.10.2014Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale2-2NapoliNapoli9000
23.10.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageYoung BoysYoung Boys2-0NapoliNapoli600
26.10.2014Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli6-2VeronaVerona9030
29.10.2014Italian Serie AAtalantaAtalanta1-1NapoliNapoli9010
01.11.2014Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli2-0RomaRoma9011
06.11.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageNapoliNapoli3-0Young BoysYoung Boys1100
09.11.2014Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina0-1NapoliNapoli8510
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal1-0ArgentinaArgentina6100
23.11.2014Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli3-3CagliariCagliari9010
27.11.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageSparta PrahaSparta Praha0-0NapoliNapoli6900
01.12.2014Italian Serie ASampdoriaSampdoria1-1NapoliNapoli9000
07.12.2014Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli2-2EmpoliEmpoli2900
11.12.2014UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageNapoliNapoli3-0Slovan BratislavaSlovan Bratislava1200
14.12.2014Italian Serie AMilanMilan2-0NapoliNapoli9000
18.12.2014Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli2-0ParmaParma2000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

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General info

  • Name: Gonzalo Higuaín
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 10/12/1987 (26)
  • Country: Argentina
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Napoli ( ITA)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Round of 16)
    20/02/07: Real Madrid 3-2 Bayern

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Real Madrid488
Napoli75
Total5513
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Napoli103
Total103
Last updated: 12/12/2014 01:20 CET
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