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Gonzalo Higuain
Place of Birth: 
Brest, France
Date of Birth: 
10/12/1987
Position: 
Forward
Weight: 
81.5 kg
Height: 
184 cm
Nationality: 
Argentine/French

Gonzalo Higuaín jumped onto the world football stage after being named Breakthrough Player on Argentina’s 2006 Torneo Apertura. "Pipita" is known for his speed in the last third of the pitch, his great striking ability, and his precisionpassing. Quick, elegant, and a knack for decision-making make Higuaín a fashionable forward in today's world of football.

After several unsuccessful attempts, Higuaín scored his first goal as Madridista against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderón Stadium in 2006/07. His propensity for scoring in derbies dates back to his first Boca-River clash, when he led Los Millonarios to victory with a stunning brace. During his first year with Real Madrid he was criticised for rushing his shots on goal, but his few successful finishes were worth their weight in gold; Higuaín netted the game winner in the team’s amazing 4-3 comeback against Espanyol and lit a spark under his teammates in the season-closer against Mallorca.

“People criticise me for not scoring goals,” says the player now, “But every striker has his ups and downs. Scoring is something you also have to work hard on. I’m going to be more patient because last year I missed many chances by being rushing too much.” Whether he plays close to the six-yard box or along the right wing, Higuaín has what it takes to be a goal-scoring machine.

Gonzalo Higuain
Place of Birth: 
Brest, France
Date of Birth: 
10/12/1987
Position: 
Forward
Weight: 
81.5 kg
Height: 
184 cm
Nationality: 
Argentine/French
Gonzalo Higuaín was born on 10 December 1987 in Brest, France, where his father played after stints with Boca Juniors and River Plate in Argentina. Gonzalo is known as Pipita after his father, who was nicknamed Pipa. Higuaín does not occupy an extracommunitarian spot on the squad because he is a French national. He had little difficulty when it came time to choose whether to play for Argentina or France, however.

His brother Federico plays for River Plate, where they played together in Gonzalo’s debut on 30 May 2005 (Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata 2-1 River Plate).

Higuaín is very down to earth and he doesn’t follow fashion trends. He is simple and quiet-spoken, although seeing him joking around and having fun with the Brazilians on the squad is a common sight.
Gonzalo Higuain
Place of Birth: 
Brest, France
Date of Birth: 
10/12/1987
Position: 
Forward
Weight: 
81.5 kg
Height: 
184 cm
Nationality: 
Argentine/French
  • La Liga: 2006/07, 2007/08
Statistics
Liga Española 1ª División 2009-10Champions League 2009-10Copa del Rey 2009-10
Games1961
Home Matches Played1021
Away Matches Played940
Matches Started1551
Matches Subbed In410
Matches Subbed Out840
Minutes Played133439296
Minutes Played Starter122936896
Minutes Played Sub105240
Home Minutes Played67811796
Away Minutes Played6562750
Goals Scored1620
Headers Scored100
Penalty Kicks Scored000
Free Kicks Scored000
Goals w/ Right Foot910
Goals w/ Left Foot610
Goals as Starter1420
Goals as Sub200
Home Goals Scored1110
Away Goals Scored510
Goals Conceded000
Penalty Kicks Conceded000
Free Kicks Conceded000
Home Goals Conceded000
Away Goals Conceded000
Crosses Into Big Box35513
Crosses Into Small Box200
Crosses Shot on Goal501
Fouls Committed1361
Fouls Drawn1750
Offside2540
Shots48145
Home Shots on Goal3165
Away Shots on Goal1780
Penalty Kicks Taken000
Free Kicks on Goal000
Headers on goal300
Shots w/ Right Foot2865
Shots w/ Left Foot1780
Shots on Goal2681
Shots Off Post401
Yellow Cards110
Yellow Cards Provoked by Opponent500
Red Cards000
Red Cards for Double Yellow000
Red Cards Provoked by Opponent000
Scoring Percentage33140
On-Goal Percentage545720
Assists2044
Assists w/ Goal300
Turnovers1264212
Steals2220
Balls Saved Under Posts000
Corners100
Penalties Committed000
Penalties Received100
Penalties Saved000
Total Passes50416451
Passes Completed37011932
Passes Incompleted1344519
Gonzalo Higuain
Place of Birth: 
Brest, France
Date of Birth: 
10/12/1987
Position: 
Forward
Weight: 
81.5 kg
Height: 
184 cm
Nationality: 
Argentine/French
  • River Plate (2005-2006)
  • Real Madrid (2006-present)
  • La Liga debut: 14 January 2007
    Match: Real Madrid 1-0 Zaragoza
  • Real Madrid debut: 14 January 2007
    Match: Real Madrid 1-0 Zaragoza
  • International for Argentina’s Under-21 side
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