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What Gonzalo Higuaín’s new life is like in Miami: without social networks and dedicated to another sport

What Gonzalo Higuaín’s new life is like in Miami: without social networks and dedicated to another sport
What Gonzalo Higuaín’s new life is like in Miami: without social networks and dedicated to another sport

Football in Argentina is experienced in an unparalleled way. Passion in this country has its good things, such as the unity that is generated among all Argentines when the National Team wins, and also its bad things, something that someone born on December 10, 1987 in Brest, France can attest to.

Gonzalo “Pipita” Higuain was undoubtedly one of the best Argentine forwards of recent times. Although the finals that the Argentine National Team lost between 2014 and 2016 marked him in a bad way, receiving excessive abuse on social networks, more than one person would have liked to have a career like that of the former forward.

In any case, the former soccer player’s life is in a different stage, far from the madness of soccer and even dedicating himself to another sport: what is Pipita up to today?

This is Gonzalo Higuaín’s life in Miami after his retirement from football

After having had a brilliant career and also having suffered cruelty in the world of baseball, Pipa’s reality today is completely different. He former forward of River, Real Madrid, among othersis located in Miami (the city where he hung up his boots), far from the flashes of football, the maelstrom of social networks, the media and living happily with Lara and Alma, his partner and daughter.

In addition, the one who used to break nets found a new passion in sports. Every Tuesday he goes religiously to the Miramar Club to play paddlea discipline that has been growing by leaps and bounds since the time of the pandemic.

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Although the sport became fashionable a few years ago in the state of Florida, Higuaín could not practice it due to a clause he had in his contract with Inter Miami, a club where he retired in 2022. Now, a year and a half ago that Pipita attends the club that is owned by Alejandro Lesaigues, an Argentine former paddle tennis player who was number one in the world.

Even weeks ago the pipita was champion of a tournament held at the club. Furthermore, according to those close to him, he can live a normal life, as if he were one of them, far from insults, memes and ridicule.

What was Gonzalo Higuaín’s football career like?

More than one would have loved to have a career like Gonzalo Higuaín. From an early age, Pipita showed his talent in the youth divisions of River Platethe club where he debuted in the First Division under the technical direction of Leonardo Astrada at the young age of 17, in 2005. He quickly stood out for his scoring ability, scoring his first goal against Banfield, and establishing himself with two goals against Boca in 2006, a prelude to what would be a goal-filled career.

His performance in River caught the attention of Real Madrid, which paid 12 million euros for his services in 2007. In the White House, Higuaín established himself as a world-class forward, competing with stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema. During his six seasons at the club, scored 121 goals in 264 games and won three Spanish leagues, one Copa del Rey and two Spanish Super Cups.

In 2013, Higuaín moved to Napoli for 40 million euros, becoming the most expensive signing in the club’s history at that time. His 15/16 season was especially memorable, where he set a Serie A record by scoring 36 goals in 35 games, thus securing the title of top scorer in the Italian league. Furthermore, in the club where he knew how to shine Diego Maradona won an Italian Cup and the Super Cup.

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Then, in 2016, the Juventus paid 90 million euros for his services, making it the third most expensive transfer in football history at the time. With Juventus, Higuaín added more trophies to his haul, including two league titles and two Italian Cups. However, in the Turin club he was loaned out to other teams twice.

During the 2018/19 season, Higuaín was loaned to AC Milan and later to Chelseawhere he continued to contribute with important goals, including the Europa League with the London club.

In September 2020, Higuaín opted for a change of pace by joining the Inter Miami of Major League Soccer (MLS) as a free agent. In the MLS, he demonstrated his scoring ability with 38 goals and assists in 67 games, thus marking the close of a distinguished career with 366 goals in 785 gamescounting clubs and selection.

At the international level, Higuaín represented Argentina in three World Cups (2010, 2014 and 2018) and three Copa América (2011, 2015 and 2016). Despite having been marked for having made mistakes in key situations for the team and not having won any titles, his scoring contribution places him as the fifth all-time top scorer for the Albiceleste.

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