|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 August 24, 1964 in Cerro Azul, Veracruz, Mexico) is a Mexican former football player. He is one of the top all-time goalscorers for the Mexican 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 America 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 were in 1994-95 and 1995–96, when he scored 35 and 36 goals respectively for Cruz Azul, where he had his best years as a player.
Hermosillo made two ventures outside the country: to Belgium's Standard Liège in 1989-90 and to Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy for two seasons starting in 1998. For the Galaxy, he scored 14 goals and 15 assists in two regular seasons, adding five goals and an assist in the playoffs.
On August 17, 1986 he sparked an all-out war with Guadalajara's Fernando Quirarte later on involving others from either side. Which bought himself a 12 game suspension.
Hermosillo was once the all-time goalscoring lead for the Mexican national team with 35 goals (in 90 caps between 1984 and 1997). He played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
Since December 1, 2006, Carlos Hermosillo was named the head of the Comisión Nacional del Deporte (i.e., National Commission for Sports), the Mexican government's office in charge of all sporting activities policy in the country. President Felipe Calderón designated him as part of his extended cabinet. After various scandals during Carlos' Hermosillo administration, finally President Felipe Calderón requested him to resign at his post after only 2 years in office. He became the first National Sports Minister to be fired by the President in Mexico.
After a 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 growing up 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
It is said that Hermosillo cursed Leon and Cruz Azul during the final of 1997 by taking a penalty kick with blood on his face. Also this curse will be lifted when another striker wearing Hermosillo´s number (27) scores in the final.