Javier Hernández Balcázar is a Mexican professional footballer who plays as a striker for Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy and the Mexico national team. Hernández is commonly known by his nickname, Chicharito, which he wears on his shirt. Hernández began his career in 2006, playing for Mexican club Guadalajara. In July 2010, he became the first Mexican player to join Manchester United, scoring 20 goals and winning the Premier League in his debut season. After falling out of favour under managers David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, he spent the 2014–15 season on loan at Real Madrid. In August 2015, Hernández signed for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen. After two seasons in Germany, Hernández returned to the Premier League and joined West Ham United. His minutes-per-goal ratio is among the most prolific in the history of the Premier League. Having garnered over 60 appearances for West Ham, Hernández joined Sevilla in September 2019.
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Striker also known as Chicharito, who became the first Mexican player to join Manchester United in 2010. In 2014, he played for Real Madrid on loan for a full season. He's also played for Bayer 04 Leverkusen, West Ham United F.C. and Sevilla FC. In January 2020, he signed a three-year contract with the LA Galaxy, making him the highest-paid player in the MLS.
He began his professional youth career at the age of 15 with C.D. Guadalajara.
He was the top scorer with 7 goals at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and was named MVP of the tournament. He debuted for the Mexican national team in 2009 and became one of the all-time leading international scorers for his country.
His father, Javier Hernández Gutierrez, was a Mexican international striker. He married travel blogger Sarah Kohan in March 2019 and on Father's Day 2019, they welcomed their first child named Noah.
In 2010, he made his Premier League debut when he stepped in for Wayne Rooney during a match against Newcastle United.
- Mexican Roman Catholics
- Mexico youth international footballers
- Mexico under-20 international footballers
- Designated Players (MLS)
- CONCACAF Gold Cup-winning players
- C.D. Guadalajara footballers
- LA Galaxy players
- Footballers from Jalisco
- Copa América Centenario players
- Sportspeople from Guadalajara, Jalisco
- Bayer 04 Leverkusen players
- Mexican expatriate footballers
- Sevilla FC players
- Mexico international footballers
Latest information about Javier Hernández updated on June 14 2021.