Gonzalo Higuaín

  • Date of birth : 10/12/1987
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Argentina Argentina
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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.

UEFA honours

Last updated: 03/07/13 13.50CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 15/07/2016 15:25 CET
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal1-0ArgentinaArgentina6100
23.08.2015Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo2-1NapoliNapoli6300
30.08.2015Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli2-2SampdoriaSampdoria9020
13.09.2015Italian Serie AEmpoliEmpoli2-2NapoliNapoli9000
20.09.2015Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli5-0LazioLazio6520
23.09.2015Italian Serie ACarpiCarpi0-0NapoliNapoli9000
26.09.2015Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli2-1JuventusJuventus8511
04.10.2015Italian Serie AMilanMilan0-4NapoliNapoli8101
18.10.2015Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli2-1FiorentinaFiorentina9010
25.10.2015Italian Serie AChievoChievo0-1NapoliNapoli8310
28.10.2015Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli2-0PalermoPalermo9010
01.11.2015Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa0-0NapoliNapoli9000
08.11.2015Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli1-0UdineseUdinese8310
22.11.2015Italian Serie AVeronaVerona0-2NapoliNapoli9010
30.11.2015Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli2-1InternazionaleInternazionale9020
06.12.2015Italian Serie ABolognaBologna3-2NapoliNapoli9020
13.12.2015Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli0-0RomaRoma9000
20.12.2015Italian Serie AAtalantaAtalanta1-3NapoliNapoli8920
06.01.2016Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli2-1TorinoTorino9000
10.01.2016Italian Serie AFrosinoneFrosinone1-5NapoliNapoli6620
16.01.2016Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli3-1SassuoloSassuolo9020
24.01.2016Italian Serie ASampdoriaSampdoria2-4NapoliNapoli9010
31.01.2016Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli5-1EmpoliEmpoli7210
03.02.2016Italian Serie ALazioLazio0-2NapoliNapoli7110
07.02.2016Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli1-0CarpiCarpi8210
13.02.2016Italian Serie AJuventusJuventus1-0NapoliNapoli9000
22.02.2016Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli1-1MilanMilan9000
29.02.2016Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina1-1NapoliNapoli9010
05.03.2016Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli3-1ChievoChievo9010
13.03.2016Italian Serie APalermoPalermo0-1NapoliNapoli9010
20.03.2016Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli3-1GenoaGenoa8920
03.04.2016Italian Serie AUdineseUdinese3-1NapoliNapoli7510
25.04.2016Italian Serie ARomaRoma1-0NapoliNapoli9000
02.05.2016Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli2-1AtalantaAtalanta8420
08.05.2016Italian Serie ATorinoTorino1-2NapoliNapoli9010
14.05.2016Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli4-0FrosinoneFrosinone9030

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Gonzalo Higuaín
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 10/12/1987 (28)
  • Country: Argentina
  • Squad number: 9
  • Club: Napoli ( ITA)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • 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
Real Madrid488
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 26/02/2016 01:17 CET