Chicharito (Javier Hernández Balcázar )

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Attackers are now a mainstay of Manchester United's Javier Hernandez Balcazar is a Mexican player who plays as a striker for Manchester United and Mexican national team. Hernández played with his nickname, Chicharito (Spain: small pea), in his shirt.

He previously played for the Mexican club Guadalajara, before becoming the first Mexican player to join Manchester United.Hernández made his debut for Mexico in September 2009 in a match against Colombia, he also represents them in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2011.

Personal Information
Full name : Javier Hernández Balcazar
Date of birth : 1 June 1988 (age 23)
Place of birth : Guadalajara, Mexico
Height : 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position : Striker

Club Information
Current club : Manchester United
Number : 14

Early life
Hernández was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco and first played in a recreation league  he was seven years old. His father, Javier Hernández Gutiérrez, Himself a previous Mexican international striker, said he never thought his son would Actually make it as a professional. Hernández joined C.D. Guadalajara at the age of nine and signed his first professional contract when he was 15.

Club Career

C.D. Guadalajara
Hernández began playing with Chivas' lower division team, Chivas Coras in Tepic, Nayarit in the 2005-06 season. With the score at 3-0, Hernández came on as a substitute for Omar Bravo in the 82nd minute, before scoring the fourth goal of the game five minutes later.

Hernández made about Appearances in the 2008 Apertura without scoring, but he scored four goals in fifteen Appearances in the 2009 Clausura. In the 2009 Apertura, Hernández finished as the joint-third top scorer, with eleven goals in seventeen Appearances. He started the 2010 Torneo Bicentenario with eight goals in five games. He finished as a joint-leader in the goalscoring charts for the 2010 Torneo Bicentenario, with ten goals in eleven games and spent after five matches without playing Because an injury he suffered.

Manchester United
On 8 April 2010, Hernández Agreed a deal to sign for Manchester United for an undisclosed fee, subject to a work permit application.The previous day, Hernández Had been present at Manchester United's Champions League quarter-final win over Bayern Munich at Old Trafford.

2010-2011 Season
Two days later, Hernández scored against Manchester United while playing in a friendly for his old club, Chivas; he started the game in a Chivas jersey and scored after just eight minutes. Hernández made his competitive debut on 8 August and scored his first goal in the process, netting United's second of a 3-1 victory over Chelsea in the 2010 FA Community Shield.

Became the top scoring Hernández Mexican in Premier League history after opening the scoring in a 2-1 home victory over Stoke City on 4 January. On 25 January, Hernández scored the equalizing goal of a 3-2 comeback win over Blackpool away. Hernández netted twice in a 4-0 away win over Wigan on 26 February. Hernández netted twice in a 2-1 home win over Marseille on 15 March, sending United through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

On 2 April, he scored the final goal against West Ham United as They came from two goals down to claim a 4-2 away win. On 8 May, Hernández scored the opening goal in a 2-1 home win over Chelsea after just 36 seconds to leave United one point away from winning the title. The goal against Chelsea made him the first player since Ruud van Nistelrooy in the 2001-02 season to score 20 goals for the club in his debut season.

2011-2012 Season
Hernández signed a new five year contract on 24 October to tie him to Manchester United until 2016. Hernández scored his fourth league goal of the season and the winner against Everton at Goodison Park, in a 1-0 victory on 29 October.

International Career
On 24 February 2010, Hernández scored two goals against Bolivia and had an assist for Braulio Luna's goal. On 17 March, Hernández scored his fourth international goal to give Mexico a 2-1 victory over North Korea. On 30 May, Hernández scored yet again, netting twice in a 5-1 victory over Gambia.

2010 FIFA World Cup
On 11 June, Hernández made his debut FIFA World Cup During the opening game of the 2010 tournament against South Africa in a 1-1 draw, coming on in the 73rd minute to replace Guillermo Franco. By scoring he emulated his grandfather, Tomas Balcazar, who scored against France in the 1954 World Cup.

Post World Cup friendlies
Hernández scored another goal in his first match for Mexico since the World Cup, in a friendly against world champions Spain on 11 August 2010. Hernández scored his and Mexico's first international goal of 2011 as he opened the scoring in a 2-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina on 9 February. On 26 March, Hernández scored two goals in an international friendly against Paraguay.

2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
On 9 June 2011, he scored two goals, in the 36th and 76th minutes against Cuba. On 18 June 2011, Hernández scored the winner in a 2-1 win over Guatemala to send Mexico to the semi-finals. On 22 June 2011, he helped Mexico reach the Gold Cup Final after a 2-0 win over Honduras in extra-time, where he scored Mexico's second goal in the 99th minute.

Personal Life
Hernández is the son of Javier Hernández Gutiérrez, who played for three different clubs in Mexico and was a member of the Mexico squad at the 1986 FIFA World Cup. Javier Hernández Gutiérrez quit his job as manager of Guadalajara's reserve side in order to watch Hernández play in the World Cup in South Africa. Hernández is also the grandson of Tomás Balcazar, who played for CD Guadalajara and played for the Mexican national side in the 1954 FIFA World Cup.

Style of Play
Ferguson has also said Hernandez's style reminds him of former United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær - the so-called "baby-faced assassin" who scored the injury time winner against Bayern Munich in United's 1999 Champions League triumph.



      Primera División de Baja california (1) : Apertura 2006
      InterLiga (1) : 2009

Manchester United
      Premier League (1) : 2010-11
      FA Community Shield (2) : 2010, 2011

      CONCACAF Gold Cup (1) : 2011

      Primera División de México Top scorer (1) : Bicentenario 2010
      Balloon de Oro - Best Striker (1) : 2010 Torneo Bicentenario
      Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year (1) : 2010-11
      CONCACAF Gold Cup Golden Boot Award (1) : 2011
      CONCACAF Gold Cup MVP Award (1) : 2011

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