A Brief Biography
Javier Hernández Balcázar is a Mexican footballer who plays as a forward for English Premier League club Manchester United and the Mexican national team. He is nicknamed fondly as Chicharito. He has previously played with the Mexican club Guadalajara before becoming the first Mexican player to join Manchester United. Hernández began playing with Chivas Coras in the 2005–06 season, making his debut in the 2006 Apertura in a win over Necaxa at Estadio Jalisco. During his time with the club, he has played in a total of 64 matches and scored 26 goals. On 8 April 2010, Hernández agreed a deal to sign for Manchester United for an undisclosed fee. Hernández made his United debut on 28 July, coming on as a 63rd-minute substitute for Nani in the 2010 MLS All-Star Game, scoring his first goal for the club 18 minutes later. On 8 April, Hernández was revealed as a contender for the PFA Young Player of the Year award alongside teammate Nani. Hernández capped his debut season with Manchester United by winning the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award. On 5 July 2011, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics named Hernández as the \"World Goalgetter 2011\", with 13 goals, ahead of other players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Giuseppe Rossi, and Lionel Messi. On 11 June, Hernández made his FIFA World Cup debut during the opening game of the 2010 tournament against South Africa in a 1–1 draw. On 5 June 2011, during the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, he scored a hat-trick, the first in his career, in a 5–0 win against El Salvador.