Carlos Hermosillo

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Carlos Hermosillo
Personal information
Full name Carlos Manuel Hermosillo Goytortúa
Date of birth (1964-08-24) August 24, 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth Cerro Azul, Veracruz, Mexico
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1989 América 162 (73)
1990 Standard Liège 5 (1)
1990–1991 Monterrey 35 (20)
1991–1998 Cruz Azul 215 (169)
1998 Necaxa 20 (11)
1998–1999 Los Angeles Galaxy 34 (14)
1999–2000 América 16 (8)
2000 Atlante 16 (7)
2001 Guadalajara 34 (7)
Total 537 (310)
National team
1984–1997 Mexico 90 (35)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

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).

Career[edit]

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.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

América
Cruz Azul
LA Galaxy
Necaxa

Individual[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. February 26, 1985 Unidad Deportiva Acapulco, Acapulco, Mexico  Finland 1–0 2–1 Friendly
2. September 22, 1985 Spartan Stadium, San Jose, United States  Peru 1–0 1– 0 Friendly
3. December 10, 1985 Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico  South Korea 2–1 2–1 1985 Mexico Cup
4. December 14, 1985 Estadio Nemesio Díez, Toluca, Mexico  Hungary 1–0 2–0 1985 Mexico Cup
5. October 6, 1987 Estadio Nemesio Díez, Toluca, Mexico  Canada 4–0 4–0 Friendly
6. December 2, 1987 Santa Ana Stadium, Santa Ana, United States  Guyana 9–0 9–0 Friendly
7. February 21, 1989 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Guatemala 2–0 2–1 Friendship Cup
8. June 28, 1991 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Jamaica 4–1 4–1 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup
9. June 30, 1991 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Canada 1–0 3–1 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup
10. July 3, 1991 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  Honduras 1–1 1–1 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup
11. October 7, 1992 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  El Salvador 2–0 2–0 Friendly
12. October 14, 1992 Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion, Dresden, Germany  Germany 1–1 1–1 Friendly
13. December 6, 1992 Estadio Azulgrana, Mexico City, Mexico  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2–0 11–0 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
14. 5–0
15. 8–0
16. 9–0
17. November 3, 1993 Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, United States  China PR 3–0 3–0 Friendly
18. January 19, 1994 Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, United States  Bulgaria 1–0 1–1 Friendly
19. June 11, 1994 Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, United States  Northern Ireland 3–0 3–0 Friendly
20. December 14, 1994 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Hungary 1–1 5–1 Friendly
21. 2–1
22. October 16, 1996 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Jamaica 2–0 2–1 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
23. October 30, 1996 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4–0 5–1 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
24. November 6, 1996 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Honduras 2–0 3–1 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
25. November 20, 1996 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States  El Salvador 1–0 3–1 Friendly
26. January 17, 1997 Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, United States  Denmark 3–1 3–1 1997 U.S. Cup
27. February 19, 1997 Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, United States  Guatemala 1–0 1–1 Friendly
28. March 2, 1997 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Canada 1–0 4–0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
29. 3–0
30. April 13, 1997 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Jamaica 2–0 6–0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
31. 3–0
32. 4–0
33. April 20, 1997 Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, United States  United States 1–0 2–2 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
34. October 12, 1997 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Canada  Canada 2–2 2–2 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
35. November 9, 1997 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Costa Rica 3–1 3–3 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification

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