About Javier Hernandez
Javier Hernandez was born on 1 June 1988 in Guadalajara, Mexico. He plays as a striker for the Mexico national team and Bayer Leverkusen. He is nicknamed Chicharito (Spanish for ‘Little Pea’), which he wears on the back of his shirt.
Hernandez’s youth career began in 1997 with Guadalajara. He made his professional debut in 2006, scoring in a win over Necaxa. Hernandez scored 29 goals in his four seasons with Guadalajara, winning the 2006 Apertura and 2009 InterLiga.
Hernandez signed for Manchester United on 1 July 2010 and scored on his competitive debut in a 3-1 Community Shield win over Chelsea. Hernandez scored 20 goals in his debut season, helping the side win the Premier League.
Hernandez was loaned out to Real Madrid for the 2014-15 season. In April 2015, he scored the winning goal in a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid, sending Real into the semi-finals over the Champions League. He scored 9 goals in 33 appearances at the Spanish club, winning the 2014 Club World Cup.
Hernandez made his final appearances for the Red Devils at the start of the 2015-16 season, ending his United career with 157 appearances and 59 goals. On 31 August 2015, Hernandez signed for Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of €7.3 million. He scored his first goal for the club in Leverkusen’s 4-1 Champions League win over BATE Borisov.
Hernandez made his debut for the Mexico national team on 30 September 2009 against Colombia. He was in the Mexico squads to play at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups and the 2013 Confederations Cup. With 7 goals, Hernandez was the top scorer at the 2011 Gold Cup, which Mexico went on to win.