Gonzalo Higuain is a striker who currently plays for Napoli in Serie A. The young Argentine began his career in his homeland with River Plate. He made his debut in 2004 and immediately impressed with his coach remarking that he was destined for superstardom. During his two seasons with the club, he managed 33 league appearances with 15 goals coming during that period.
It was no surprised when the bigger Spanish clubs began sniffing around in the summer of 2006. At the age of 19, Real Madrid successfully signed the player for 13 million Euros on a six and a half year contract. His first season saw him make several impressive cameo appearances before he made his name against Barcelona. A great move saw Higuain score the final goal against Madrid's fierce rivals that secured the 3-3 draw helping propel them to their 30th league title.
More substitute appearances followed in 2007/08 but Higuain's potency was still present from the bench on numerous occasions. In 2008, it emerged that Madrid had turned down a sizeable offer from Juventus. He asserted himself as a regular starter during that campaign and finished as top goalscorer despite the side not winning La Liga. To date, the player has managed an impressive 43 goals in 92 league matches for Madrid. In 2009/10 he has turned himself into an important player for the Spanish club. Gonzalo signed for Italian outfit Napoli at the beginning of the 2013-14 season for £34.5 million.
Early on in his career, Higuain rejected calls from both the Argentina and French national teams as he was unsure who to represent. In 2008, the player was called up to Argentina for several unofficial friendly matches that were not kept on record. During Diego Maradona's reign, the coach was criticised for continuously leaving Higuain out of the squad despite being in great form for his club. The striker finally got the call for the final two qualification matches of a disappointing campaign for Argentina. Higuain managed to score on his debut against Peru and has gone on to make two more appearances for the team to date.