New York, 3 October 2022 (dpa/MIA) – Gonzalo Higuain will retire from professional football at the end of the 2022 MLS season, he announced on Monday.
The veteran striker, a 75-cap former Argentina international who was a member of the squad that came second at the 2014 World Cup, will bring the curtain down on a glittering 17-year career.
Higuain played over 100 games for each of Real Madrid, Napoli and Juventus, having began his playing days with River Plate, while he also had brief spells with Milan and Chelsea before joining Inter Miami.
A six-time domestic league champion – with three LaLiga crowns and three Serie A triumphs – he signed for the MLS club in September 2020.
Higuain has been in top form for Miami in the second half of this season, scoring 12 goals and assisting a further two in the past 14 games.
Phil Neville’s side are seventh in the Eastern Conference, clinging to the final play-off place with two games of the regular season remaining.
Victories over Orlando City on Wednesday and CF Montreal on Sunday would extend Miami’s season and Higuain’s career.