Jorge Higuaín

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Jorge Higuaín
Personal information
Full name Jorge Nicolás Higuaín
Date of birth (1957-06-08) 8 June 1957 (age 61)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1980 Nueva Chicago 110 (5)
1981–1982 Gimnasia La Plata 78 (4)
1982–1986 San Lorenzo 97 (9)
1986–1987 Boca Juniors 59 (5)
1987–1988 Brest 33 (1)
1988–1991 River Plate 131 (5)
1992 Banfield 2 (2)
Total 477 (30)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 2007

Jorge Nicolás "El Pipa" Higuaín[1][2] (born 8 June 1957) is an Argentine former footballer who played as a central defender. During his playing career, he played for Boca Juniors, River Plate, San Lorenzo and Stade Brestois 29, at that time in French top division.


Higuaín is married to Nancy Zacarías, an artist[3] with whom he has four sons: Nicolás, Federico, Gonzalo and Lautaro.[4] His two middle sons followed in their father's footsteps as professional footballers and began their careers at River Plate. Federico Higuaín now plays as a forward for the Major League Soccer team Columbus Crew, while Gonzalo Higuaín is a striker for Italian club Juventus and the Argentina national football team.

Higuaín also holds a French passport.


  1. ^ "Higuaín, entre Francia y Argentina" (in Spanish). El Mundo. 9 November 2006. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Higuain Federico, il fratello di un Dio minore. Ma ora c'è aria di rivincita" (in Italian). La Repubblica. 5 December 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Alma 1957
  4. ^ Federico ganó el duelo de los hermanos Higuaín