Former Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuain has announced his retirement at the end of the 2022 Major League Soccer (MLS) season. The Inter Miami CF striker on Monday got emotional during a press conference, where he revealed to retire after his 17-year-long career in professional football.
Inter Miami are currently in the Eastern Conference's Playoff position in the MLS 2022 with two games remaining and Higuain is set to play his last matches with Inter Miami before he hang up his shoes. The 34-year-old Argentine has scored 26 goals and made 14 assists in 64 appearances with Inter Miami till now.
"After the most wonderful career I could have had, I feel that football has given me so much. Many thanks to those who have always believed in me ... the time has come to say goodbye," Higuain told reporters.
El Pipita was born in France and is one of the only three foreign-born Argentine players along with Pedro Arico Suárez, and Constantino Urbieta Sosa to play in the FIFA World Cup. In 2005, Higuain made his club career debut with Argentine club River Plate before Spanish giants Real Madrid signed him for €12 million in 2006.
For Real Madrid, Higuain scored 121 goals and 56 assists in 264 games and then he moved to the Italian league as he joined Napoli in 2013. Later he went on to join Juventus in 2016 and played for AC Milan and Premier League giants Chelsea on loan before returning to the Bianconeri in 2019-20 season .