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.
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.
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.
- Place of Birth: Brest, France
- Date of Birth: 12/10/1987
- Position: Forward
- Weight: 81.5 kg
- Height: 184 cm
- Nationality: Argentine/French
- La Liga (Spanish League): 2006/07, 2007/08, 2011/12
- Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup): 2010/11
- Spanish Super Cup: 2008, 2012