Gonzalo Higuain Biography

Gonzalo Higuain

Quick Facts Of Gonzalo Higuain

Celebrated Name Gonzalo Higuain
Age 32 Years
Nick Name El Pipita or Pip
Birth Name Gonzalo Gerardo Higuain
Birth Date 1987-12-10
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Birth Nation France
Nationality French-Argentine
Ethnicity White
Father Jorge
Mother Nancy Zacarias
Brothers Nicolas Higuain, Lataro Higuain, and Federico Higuain
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Lara Wechsler
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $16 Million
Salary $5.5 Million Annually
Height 184 cm
Weight 89 Kg
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Brown
Chest Size 41 in
Arms/Biceps 14.5 in
Waist Size 31.5 in
Current Club Juventus
Position Striker

Gonzalo Gerardo Higuain famed as Gonzalo Higuain is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Juventus. He is nicknamed as El Pipita or Pipa. He started his career with Argentine club River Plate, before a transfer to Real Madrid in January 2007 for €12 million. He joined Italian side Napoli for €40 million in July 2013, where he won the Coppa Italia during his first season. As a result of his goal-scoring exploits in Naples, Italian champions Juventus signed him for €90 million in 2016. In total, he earned 75 caps for his nation scoring 31 goals. Overall, he is a very talented footballer. 

Gonzalo Jumping After A Goal

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Athletico Club Bilbao an option for Juventus Striker Gonzalo Higuain

Athletic Club Bilbao may look to sign Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain as a free agent this summer, according to a report in Marca. Higuain is out of contract this summer at the Italian champions and he qualifies to play for Athletic as he is the great-grandson of a Basque who emigrated to Argentina. The 32-year-old has dual Argentine and French nationality as he was born in Brest – the team where his father played after a career at home with San Lorenzo, Boca Juniors and River Plate. Higuain’s elder brother Federico, currently playing for MLS club Columbus Crew as a deep-lying forward, was once linked to Real Sociedad and it was at this time that the Basque-French connection came to light. The father, Jorge, is cited as once saying: “My father always told me that he had been taught that the Basques are neither Spanish nor French, only Basques.” Higuain has scored eight goals for the Bianconeri this season after returning from last season’s loan stints at Milan and Chelsea, which did not prove to be successful.

Who are the Parents of Gonzalo Higuain?

On 10th December 1987, Gonzalo Higuain was born as Gonzalo Gerardo Higuain in Brest, France. His nationality is Argentine-French and his ethnicity is White. As of 2019, he celebrated his 32nd birthday with his friends and families. He was born to Jorge and his wife Nancy Zacarias Higuain. His father was also a professional footballer. He moved to Argentina when he was ten months old. He also has three brothers; Nicolas Higuain, Lataro Higuain, and Federico Higuain who is also a professional footballer playing for Columbus Crew SC. 

How was Gonzalo Higuain's Career?

Gonzalo Kissing His Trophy

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  • Gonzalo began his career by playing in the club, River Plate and debut against Gimnasia y Esgrima on 29th May 2005.
  • He scored his first goal against Banfield on 12th Feb. 2006. 
  • After that, he signed with Real Madrid for €12 Million and made his debut against Real Betis on 11th Jan. 2007. 
  • He was offered the chance to be a starter due to a serious injury suffered by Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy in the 2008-2009 season. 
  • The season 2009-2010 saw him becoming Real Madrid's top goalscorer with 27 league goals, 29 in total, being at the same time the La Liga's second-top goalscorer, behind only Lionel Messi and surpassing Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as well as his Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • Real Madrid extended his contract until 2016. 
  • He was diagnosed with a herniated lumbar disc in 2010. 
  • On 27th July, Napoli confirmed the signing of Higuain, with the Argentine being assigned the number 9 shirt.
  • On 25th August, he made his Serie A debut in a 3-0 defeat of Bologna on the opening day of the 2013-2014 season.
  • On 8th November 2015, he recorded the 200th goal of his club career, the only goal of the match in a victory over Udinese.
  • He was transferred to rivals Juventus for a fee of €90 million paid in two installments, becoming one of the highest football transfers of all-time and highest ever transfer for an Italian club on 26th July 2016. 
  • On 2nd August 2018, he was signed by Milan on a season-long loan deal.
  • On 23rd January 2019, English club Chelsea signed him on a loan deal for the remainder of the 2018-2019 season, reuniting him with manager Maurizio Sarri, whom he played under at Napoli during the 2015-2016 season.
  • On 23rd January 2019, English club Chelsea signed him on a loan deal for the remainder of the 2018-2019 season, reuniting him with manager Maurizio Sarri, whom he played under at Napoli during the 2015-2016 season.
  • On 30th January, he made his league debut in a 4-0 away loss against Bournemouth.
  • On 1st July 2019, he returned to Juventus as Chelsea declined to extend his loan; thus, he was once again reunited with manager Maurizio Sarri, who had recently joined the club.
  • Regarding his international career, he made his appearance in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, 2011 Copa America, 2014 World Cup, 2015 Copa America, Copa America Centenario, 2018 World Cup. 
  • On 28 March 2019, in an interview with Fox Sports Argentina, he announced his retirement from international football.

Who is Gonzalo Higuain Dating?

Gonzalo Higuain is not married yet but he is in a relationship with his girlfriend Lara Wechsler. The duo met at Napoli and the duo is in a relationship since 2016. They are first seen together in February 2016 and the duo made their official announcement in August 2016. As of now, the duo is living a happy life without any disturbances. He is enjoying his life a lot. 

Previously, he dated Soledad Fandino.

What is the Net Worth of Gonzalo Higuain?

Gonzalo Higuain is a professional footballer and he has an estimated net worth of $16 million as of 2020. He currently receives an annual salary of $5.5 million from his present club Juventus. He used to have an annual salary of $4.4 million while he was at Napoli. His current market value is $80 million. He has a house in Madrid worth $0.5 million and for riding he usually drives a Q7 - car by Audi that costs $60.000. As of now, he is living a luxurious lifestyle. 

How tall is Gonzalo Higuain?

Gonzalo Higuain is a very handsome and cool footballer with an athletic body build. He has got a tall height of six feet and half an inch or 184 cm with a matching bodyweight of 89 Kg or 196 lbs. His eye color and hair color is dark brown. His chest size is 41 in, arms size is 14.5 in and waist size is 31.5 in. Overall, he has got a healthy body. 

Did You Know?

  • He is nicknamed as El Pipita or Pipa.
  • He joined Italian side Napoli for €40 million in July 2013, where he won the Coppa Italia during his first season.
  • In total, he earned 75 caps for his nation scoring 31 goals.
  • On 28 March 2019, in an interview with Fox Sports Argentina, he announced his retirement from international football.