I Love Chicharito

Born on 1 June, 1988, Javier Hernández Balcázar is a Mexican footballer who is currently playing as a forward for Manchester United. Hernandez wears a t-shirt while playing, with his nickname Chicharito written on it. While previously playing for Mexican Club Guadalajara, in 2009 he made his debut for Mexico against Columbia, and later he also represented them at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and during 2011 COCACAF Gold Cup, where he emerged as the top scorer by bagging 7 goals followed by being named as the most valuable player of the tournament.

Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Hernandez played in recreation league as his first match when he was just 7 years old. Javier Hernandez Gutierrez, father of Balcazar was himself a striker for Mexican International and he had expressed his amazement at the fact that his son too had taken football as his profession so beautifully. Balcazar Hernandez was only 9 years old when he joined C.D. Guadalajara and had signed his first professional contract when he was just 15. In 2005, he was alls et to play the FIFA U-17 but unfortunately got sidelined in the team due to an injury, only to find out that the team had won the championship in the match. However, these minor losses and obstacles could not hold him back to move ahead in his forward journey towards success and recognition. In 2006 Apertura, Hernandez made his debut and began playing for Chivas’ lower division team and won over Necaxa at Estadio Jalisco.  2008 Apertura saw him appear 10 times without scoring any goal, but soon he took 4 goals in fifteen appearances in 2009 Clausura. Followed by that, he scored eleven goals in seventeen appearances in the year 2009 and finished as the joint-third top scorer.

In the very year of 2009, Manchester United noticed Hernandez and got aware of his playing glory, as a scout went to witness him playing and ended up reporting positively about the same. Due to young age, Manchester United was a little apprehensive before signing him; however, later they changed their ideas about him seeing his potential involvement with the national team at the world cup. Jim Lawlor, who was sent to watch over and notice Hernandez’s games and moves as a footballer, for three weeks in February from March and this was followed by another positive report filed for Hernanadez.

The deal was then sealed and the club solicitor decided to finalize the paperwork in Mexico. 2010 saw him signing the deal for Manchester United for an undisclosed fee along with a work permit application. In the month of July he made his debut with MU and scored his first goal for the club. Another great achievement of Hernandez that supposedly changed his life and took ahead his success is the fact that he was one of the 21 players who were called up to the Mexican Under-20 and were asked to form national team or the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada, where he wore the t-shirt no. 11.

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