Gonzalo Higuain Announces Retirement
Gonzalo Higuain is hanging up his boots as the Inter Miami’s Argentine striker has announced that he is retiring as a footballer at the age of 34 and after playing three seasons in MLS, where he scored 27 goals in 65 games.
“The day has come to say goodbye to soccer, a profession that has given me so much and I feel privileged to have experienced it with its good and not so good moments,” he said at the press conference.
Gonzalo Higuain started out in the River Plate youth academy before making the leap to Real Madrid in the 2006-07 winter transfer window.
Seven seasons later, and with three LaLiga titles, a Copa del Rey and two Spanish Super Cups under his belt, he moved to Napoli, where he elevated his goalscoring figures to 36 goals in 35 games in 2015-16 and top scorer in Serie A.
Those 36 goals are also the record number of goals scored in a season in Serie A, only equalled years later by Ciro Immobile.