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Javier "Chicharito" Hernández, Mexico‘s Prolific Goal Scoring Legend

Javier Hernández Balcázar, affectionately known as "Chicharito", is an legendary Mexican striker who has entrenched himself as one of the most prolific goalscorers his country has ever produced. With his lethal finishing, tireless work rate and passion representing El Tri, Chicharito has won the hearts of fans worldwide. Let‘s dive into the sensational career of this Mexican icon.

Full Name Javier Hernández Balcázar
Nickname "Chicharito" (Little Pea)
Born June 1, 1988 (age 35) in Guadalajara, Mexico
Height 5‘9"
Playing Position Striker
Professional Clubs Chivas (2006-2010), Manchester United (2010-2015), Real Madrid (loan 2014-15), Bayer Leverkusen (2015-2020), LA Galaxy (2020-Present)
International Career Mexico (2009-Present)
Social Media Twitter, Instagram

His Origins and Nickname

Born into a family of soccer players, Chicharito was nicknamed as a child by his father Javier "Chicharo" Hernández, who played for three different Mexican clubs…

Tearing Up the Premier League with Manchester United

In 2010, Sir Alex Ferguson splashed £6 million to sign the 22-year-old Chicharito to English giants Manchester United. He immediately lit up the Premier League, scoring 20 goals in his debut season and helping United win the league title…

Achievements and Honors

  • 4x Bundesliga Golden Boot winner (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Premier League title winner (2010-11, 2012-13)
  • CONCACAF Gold Cup winner (2011)
  • Mexico‘s all-time leading scorer (52 goals)

Chicharito‘s Lasting Legacy

With over 400 career club goals, electric pace and clinical finishing, Chicharito has cemented himself as a Mexican soccer icon. His passion for El Tri is unparalleled, scoring 50+ international goals. For Mexicans worldwide, he remains a legendary national hero and their greatest goalscorer.

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