The forward is known for bagging goals all over Europe and America.
Javier Hernández is one of the greatest Mexican footballers of the 21st century is widely known as Chicharito. Javier Hernandez’s skill and expertise have allowed him to wear the jerseys of some of the best teams in world football. He has also been a key player for the Mexican national team in recent international tournaments.
Javier Hernandez Origin
A native of Guadalajara, Chicharito started his career at the local club Chivas. After performing well in his club’s reserve squad, Chicharito made his first-team debut and began to attract the attention of European teams. The Mexican in the red and white jersey won the Apertura tournament in 2006 and was the top scorer in the 2010 Bicentennial tournament with 10 goals.
A Life-Altering Opportunity in Europe
The Mexican striker, who has scored 29 goals in 79 games for Chivas de Guadalajara, received an offer from Manchester United, a Premier League team that would alter his life. At the time, England’s team was one of the giants of European football and a favorite to win the Champions League. Chicharito ended up in England in the summer of 2010 and was able to get off to his best start.
The Mexican made his Community Shield debut against Chelsea and did it in the best possible way. He came on as a second-half substitute for Michelle Owen and made his scoring debut with a second goal in the 76th minute. Ultimately, the team led by Alex Ferguson won the championship and advanced to the Champions League final of the same season, but lost to FC Barcelona led by Pep Guardiola with a score of 1-3.
Along with the Red Devils, Chicharito made 157 appearances, scoring 59 goals and winning three titles. However, his final spell at the English club was so full of irregularities that the club and player decided to seek a solution in the form of an expulsion.
Despite not being able to perform his best, Javier Hernandez was approached by Real Madrid to join the team on loan. The Spanish team’s attacking trident, formed by Bale-Benzema-Cristiano, had just won the Champions League last season, so their opportunities there were slim.
Despite not being a starter, Chicharito managed to score nine goals in his white jersey. The most important of them is the one that brought Real Madrid to his league semi-final spot in the Champions League. However, after 33 matches with the Spanish side, the Mexican left the club and returned to England, but not for long.
Chicharito’s Future Activities
After leaving Real Madrid, Javier Hernandez played briefly for various European teams. First, he tried his luck in Bayer Leverkusen’s Bundesliga. He spent two years in Germany, where in 76 games he scored 39 goals. He later returned to England, this time playing for West Ham United. There Javier Hernandez scored 17 goals in 63 appearances before returning to Spain in 2019 to wear the shirt for Sevilla. Six months after scoring three goals in 15 games, Chicharito decided to leave Europe and return to America, this time for La Galaxy. He has scored 34 goals in 63 games so far.
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