|Full name||Michael Higdon|
|Date of birth||2 September 1983|
|Place of birth||Liverpool, England|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Higdon progressed from the Crewe Alexandra youth team into their first team in 2003. He was originally used as a midfielder, but due to his height and physical presence, he was converted into a striker by manager Dario Gradi. Higdon's most famous moment for Crewe came against Coventry City in the last game of the 2004–05 season where he scored the winning goal to keep Crewe Alexandra in the Championship.
Higdon joined Scottish Premier League club Falkirk in June 2007 on a free transfer. He had been offered a contract by Crewe, but chose to turn the offer down as he felt he was unlikely to get into the team ahead of Luke Varney and Nicky Maynard. He scored twice on his Falkirk debut against Gretna.
Higdon joined St Mirren on 24 June 2009 and scored his first goal for St. Mirren against Ayr United in the Co-Operative Insurance Cup . On 12 December 2009, he scored a spectacular long-range strike against his former club, Falkirk, much to the delight of the home fans.
Higdon found his scoring boots in the 2010–11 season, scoring his first hat-trick in a 3–1 win over Hamilton Academical on 2 April 2011. In the 2010–2011 season, Higdon notched a total of 15 goals in 33 appearances for St Mirren.
On 3 June 2011, Higdon left St. Mirren to sign for fellow SPL side Motherwell. He made his debut appearance for Motherwell on 23 July, against Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Fir Park. Higdon scored his first goal for Motherwell in a 4–0 League Cup win over Clyde at Broadwood, and his first league goals in a 4–2 win over Dunfermline Athletic. On 22 February 2012, Higdon scored his first Motherwell hat-trick in a 4–3 win over Hibernian at Fir Park, which included a stunning overhead kick.
Higdon got his first goal of the 2012–13 season at Fir Park in an SPL game where he opened the scoring in a 1–1 draw against former club St Mirren with a well placed goal into the corner with his weak foot. Higdon scored frequently during the 2012–13 season, becoming the top Motherwell goalscorer in a season since the Second World War. He ended the season with 26 league goals in total to finish as the leagues top scorer. He was voted PFA Scotland Players' Player of the Year for the 2012–13 season, but was then arrested on suspicion of assault.
On 27 June 2013, Higdon indicated through his agent that he would not return to Motherwell for pre-season training.
On 8 July 2013, Higdon signed a 2-year contract with NEC Nijmegen. NEC technical director, Carlos Aalbers, cited his target-man qualities and his ability "to score goals at the highest level" as reasons for the signing. Higdon made his competitive debut for NEC on the opening day of the league season, in a 4-1 home loss to Groningen. Higdon scored his first goal for NEC, which came from the penalty spot in a 2-2 home draw against RKC Waalwijk. Higdon netted a second equaliser for NEC in a 3-2 home defeat to SVB Vitesse on 29 September 2013. Higdon scored in a 4-3 defeat at Go Ahead Eagles on 5 October 2013.
- Milk Cup: Junior Section Winner 1998 
- Scottish Premier League Golden Boot 2012 - 2013
- PFA Scotland Players' Player of the Year 2012-13
- "Crewe's Higdon signs for Falkirk" BBC Sport website (14 June 2007)
- "Higdon rejects new contract offer at Crewe" Football.co.uk
- "St Mirren sign up striker Higdon" BBC Sport website (24 June 2009)
- "Michael Higdon completes move to Motherwell" BBC Sport (3 June 2011)
- "Motherwell v Inverness". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
- "Clyde 0–4 Motherwell". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
- "Dunfermline 2–4 Motherwell". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
- "Motherwell 4–3 Hibernian". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
- "Michael Higdon arrested after winning player of the year". BBC News. BBC. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
- "Michael Higdon & Tom Hateley leave Motherwell". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
- 4-1 loss in opening match against FC Groningen nec-nijmegen.nl. Retrieved 14-10-2013.
- NEC 2-2 RKC Waalwijk footballoranje.com. 24-08-2013. Retrieved 14-10-2013.
- Eredivisie: Twente, Heerenveen join PSV at the top fourfourtwo.com. 30-09-2013. Retrieved 14-10-2013.
- Go Ahead Eagles 4-3 NEC footballoranje.com. 06-10-2013. Retrieved 14-10-2013.
- Michael Higdon wants good memories, The Times