The nickname “El Pipita” goes back to his father, who was nicknamed “Pipa” and played for Boca Juniors and River Plate in Argentina and later Stade Brestois 29 in France during his time. It was not too surprising that Gonzalo Higuain rose to the top as one of the world’s best players in the round leather game – football/soccer.
His football career was spurred on by his seasons with River Plate in Argentina’s Primera Division, from where he moved to Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga, then to Napoli and later to Juventus, both in the Italian Serie A. Currently, Higuain has completed 556 missions for his various club teams, with a total of 282 goals in all leagues, clubs, continental, and other missions for his various club teams. At the national level, he has been included in the goalscoring charts 70 times, scoring 32 goals for the Albiceleste (Argentinian national football team).
Learn more about Gonzalo Higuain’s life off the pitch as we explore his biography, family life, brother, and what you probably didn’t know about his teeth, height, and weight.
Gonzalo Higuain Bio (Age)
El Pipita, who plays as a striker for Juventus in Serie A, was born in Brest (France) on 10 December 1987 to Nancy Zacarias Higuain (mother) and Jorge Higuain (father). His father was of Basque descent and so is he. Since he was born in France, he had French citizenship but returned to Argentina at the age of 10 months, which makes him an Argentine citizen. He applied for his Argentine passport and received it in 2007 after his impressive club records in 2006 led France and Argentina to invite the young player to play for them. The creative young striker then rightly chose the team to which he will always trace his roots.
Gonzalo Higuain has three brothers, two older: Nicolas, Federico, and the younger Lautaro Higuain. He began his football career with his brother Federico at Club Atlético River Plate. His impressive performance in the Argentinian club team in the 2004-2006 season caught the attention of Spanish football giants Real Madrid, who did everything they could to ensure the player’s long-term future. Higuain not only signed with Los Bancos but also joined their regular squad from the outset, having dull players in the attacking and striker formation at the time.
Gonzalo Higuain played seven seasons for Real Madrid, from the 2006/2007 season to the 2012-13 season, playing a total of 264 cue cards and coming to the net 121 times. During his time here, Higuain won a total of 6 trophies from the beginning of his season until he left. Trophies include the La Liga Santander Cup for 2006/07, 2007/08, 2011/12 seasons, the Copa del Rey for the 2010/11 season, and the Supercopa de España for the 2008 and 2012 seasons.
The Argentinian striker was the subject of transfer speculation following the termination of his contract with Real Madrid. There was a heated debate about whether he should move to either Arsenal or Napoli for the 2013-14 European football season. Later he was to take over the number 9 jersey for the Italian team in a 5-year contract. He scored his first goal for the team in his debut pre-season match against Benfica of Portugal, for who Napoli won 2-1. Higuain scored 91 goals in his 146 appearances in all matches for the Italian team. Higuain remembers his time at Partenopei with the Coppa Italia 2013-14 and the Supercoppa Italiana Trophies 2014.
Gonzalo Higuain joined Juventus in the 2016-17 season and won two Serie A trophies (2016-17, 2017-18) and the Coppa Italia in the same season. Higuain has already won a number of individual awards in his career, including the fourth team in FIFPro World XI in 2016, Juventus MVP of 2016-17, and the 2017-18 season.
Family: Wife, Girlfriend, Brother
His family is a family where football is bred in the members. Just like her father, Higuain’s brother Frederico is a football player. As mentioned earlier, both began their playing careers in Argentina and today he plays in Major League Soccer (MLS) as a striker for the Columbus Crew, and he is a good one at that.
The football star off the pitch enjoys the time with his girlfriend. Since 2016 he has had a relationship with Lara Wechsler, whom he met at a game in Naples. Their relationship became public knowledge in February 2016 when they were first seen together, and in August 2016 they made their affair official. Lara gave birth to her first child, a little girl, on May 21, 2018. The baby was named Alma Higuain.
However, before Lara, Gonzalo Higuain met another woman, Soledad Fandino, an Argentine model and actress who became famous for her roles in No hay 2 sin 3 and Son de Fierro. It was also rumored that he was romantically involved with a young Italian model named Antonella Fiordelisi.
Teeth, Height, Weight
Born in Argentina, the French citizen stands at a height of 1.84 m or 6 feet 1 inch. He weighs about 81.5 kg at this height, but when you see him on the Juve jersey with the number 9 as he snakes into the opposing half of the field, he runs much lighter than he weighs.
Being a celebrity has a lot to do with looking good and being the idol that fans expect you to be. Often there are a few dropouts and Higuain, unfortunately, has a drop-out on his teeth. His teeth are a bit out of alignment because he has to bleach them a bit.