|Full name||Carlos Manuel Hermosillo Goytortúa|
|Date of birth||August 14, 1964|
|Place of birth||Cerro Azul, Veracruz, Mexico|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|1998–1999||Los Angeles Galaxy||18||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Carlos Manuel Hermosillo Goytortúa (born 24 August 1964 in Cerro Azul, Veracruz, Mexico) is a Mexican former football player. He is one of the top all-time goalscorers for the Mexico national team. He is also known as "El Grandote de Cerro Azul", (The big tall one from Cerro Azul).
Hermosillo started his club career with América during the 1983-84 season. He spent most of his club career in his native Mexico, also playing for Monterrey, Cruz Azul, Necaxa, Atlante, and Chivas. Carlos' best two seasons as a player were in 1994-95 and 1995–96, when he scored 35 and 36 goals respectively for Cruz Azul.
Hermosillo made two stints of career football outside Mexico: Belgium's Standard Liège in 1989-90 and Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy in 1998-99. For Galaxy, he scored 14 goals and 15 assists in two regular seasons, adding five goals and an assist in the playoffs.
On 17 August 1986 he sparked an all-out war with Guadalajara's Fernando Quirarte that included others from either side; he was suspended for 12 games.
Hermosillo was once the all-time goalscoring lead for the Mexico national team with 35 goals (90 caps between 1984 and 1997). He played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
Since 1 December 2006, Carlos Hermosillo was named the minister of Mexico national sporting policy, Comisión Nacional del Deporte (National Commission for Sports). President Felipe Calderón included him in cabinet-level matters. Various scandals during the Hermosillo tenure prompted President Calderón requesting his resignation after 2 years in office. He became the first National Sports Minister to be fired.
With an 18 year career with eight different clubs, Hermosillo retired. He last played with Guadalajara in 2001. He had a retirement game playing with Cruz Azul, his favorite team before professional play was Cruz Azul, also he won a championship with Cruz Azul in 1997.
|1.||February 26, 1985||Acapulco, Mexico||Finland||2–1||Win||Friendly|
|2.||September 22, 1985||San Jose, United States||Peru||1–0||Win||Friendly|
|3.||December 10, 1985||Guadalajara, Mexico||South Korea||2–1||Win||1985 Mexico Cup|
|4.||December 14, 1985||Toluca, Mexico||Hungary||2–0||Win||1985 Mexico Cup|
|5.||October 6, 1987||Toluca, Mexico||Canada||4–0||Win||Friendly|
|6.||December 2, 1987||Santa Ana, United States||Guyana||9–0||Win||Friendly|
|7.||February 21, 1989||Los Angeles, United States||Guatemala||2–1||Win||Friendship Cup|
|8.||June 28, 1991||Los Angeles, United States||Jamaica||4–1||Win||1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|9.||June 30, 1991||Los Angeles, United States||Canada||3–1||Win||1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|10.||July 3, 1991||Los Angeles, United States||Honduras||1–1||Draw||1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|11.||October 7, 1992||Los Angeles, United States||El Salvador||2–0||Win||Friendly|
|12.||October 14, 1992||Dresden, Germany||Germany||1–1||Draw||Friendly|
|13.||December 6, 1992||Mexico City, Mexico||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||11–0||Win||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|14.||December 6, 1992||Mexico City, Mexico||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||11–0||Win||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|15.||December 6, 1992||Mexico City, Mexico||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||11–0||Win||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|16.||December 6, 1992||Mexico City, Mexico||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||11–0||Win||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|17.||November 3, 1993||San Diego, United States||China PR||3–0||Win||Friendly|
|18.||January 19, 1994||San Diego, United States||Bulgaria||1–1||Draw||Friendly|
|19.||June 11, 1994||Miami, United States||Northern Ireland||3–0||Win||Friendly|
|20.||December 14, 1994||Mexico City, Mexico||Hungary||5–1||Win||Friendly|
|21.||December 14, 1994||Mexico City, Mexico||Hungary||5–1||Win||Friendly|
|22.||October 16, 1996||Mexico City, Mexico||Jamaica||2–1||Win||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|23.||October 30, 1996||Mexico City, Mexico||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||5–1||Win||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|24.||November 6, 1996||Mexico City, Mexico||Honduras||3–1||Win||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|25.||November 20, 1996||Los Angeles, United States||El Salvador||3–1||Win||Friendly|
|26.||January 17, 1997||San Diego, United States||Denmark||3–1||Win||1997 U.S. Cup|
|27.||February 19, 1997||Fresno, United States||Guatemala||1–1||Draw||Friendly|
|28.||March 2, 1997||Mexico City, Mexico||Canada||4–0||Win||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|29.||March 2, 1997||Mexico City, Mexico||Canada||4–0||Win||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|30.||April 13, 1997||Mexico City, Mexico||Jamaica||6–0||Win||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|31.||April 13, 1997||Mexico City, Mexico||Jamaica||6–0||Win||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|32.||April 13, 1997||Mexico City, Mexico||Jamaica||6–0||Win||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|33.||April 20, 1997||Foxborough, United States||United States||2–2||Draw||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|34.||October 12, 1997||Edmonton, Canada||Canada||2–2||Draw||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|35.||November 9, 1997||Mexico City, Mexico||Costa Rica||3–3||Draw||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
Cruz Azul Curse
A curse on Leon and Cruz Azul during the final of 1997 is attributed to Hermosillo taking a penalty kick while blood was on his face. The antidote for the curse was said to have been achieved when another striker wearing Hermosillo´s number (27) scored in the final.