Former Argentina Forward Gonzalo Higuain announced retirement from Football

by Kent Green
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Gonzalo Higuain, a former striker for Argentina, said on Monday that he plans to retire following the 2022 Major League Soccer season.
In his last 14 appearances with the Herons, Gonzalo, who is currently playing for Inter Miami, has scored 12 goals. With 64 total games (54 starts), Higuain has tallied 26 goals and 14 assists for Inter Miami.
The 34-year-old Higuain will finish out the season with Miami, which has two games left and is in the playoff position in the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer.

After a slow start to the season with Miami, Higuain has found his scoring touch of late, netting 10 goals in his last 11 league games. He now has 14 goals and three assists on the season. Even though Higuain has found his form again with the Herons, he announced in a news conference on Monday morning that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2022 MLS season.

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A Brief Recap of Gonzalo Higuain’s Professional Career:

Higuain, who was born in France, played his first professional soccer for River Plate of Argentina in 2005. In 264 games with Real Madrid, “El Pipita” scored 121 goals and dished out 56 assists.

Higuain first played for Napoli in Italy in 2013, before moving on to Juventus in 2016.

Higuain had a successful season in Turin, thus the club loaned him to AC Milan for the 2018–19 campaign, where he scored six goals in 15 games.

Then in 2019, he spent six months on loan with Chelsea, where he scored five goals in fourteen games.

This former Argentina striker made 75 appearances for La Albiceleste, scoring 31 goals—good for fifth-most all-time.

In 2014, he was a member of Argentina’s World Cup losing squad that played in Brazil.

Higuain won numerous trophies with his club teams throughout his career. These include three LaLiga titles, three Serie A titles, one UEFA Europa League title, one Copa del Rey title, and three Coppa Italia titles.

Happy retirement, Legend!

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