Javier Hernández (footballer, born 1961)

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Javier Hernández
Personal information
Full name Javier Hernández Gutiérrez
Date of birth (1961-08-01) 1 August 1961 (age 55)[1]
Place of birth Guadalajara, Mexico
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1989 UAG 226 (46)
1989–1991 Puebla 81 (9)
1994–1995 UAG 20 (2)
1995–1999 Morelia 102 (1)
Total 430 (58)
National team
1983–1994 Mexico 28 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 July 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 July 2010

Javier Hernández Gutiérrez[2] (born 1 August 1961 in Guadalajara, Jalisco) known as Chícharo, is a retired Mexican footballer.

Club career[edit]

Hernández played at club level for Tecos, Puebla F.C. and Monarcas Morelia.[3]

In Tecos, he became one of its most important players on the team story, by being in the team that reached the quarterfinals in the season 1986-87 and lately went back to the team in 1993-94 season to get the championship.

With Puebla was part of the squad that gave Puebla F.C. its second and last championship in 1989-1990 season

International career[edit]

He made three appearances for Mexico Under-20s at the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship.[1] Javier was a member of the Mexico national team to reach quarterfinals in the 1986 FIFA World Cup and a part of those who were banned from the 1990 FIFA World Cup due to the use of over age players in a U-20 World Cup.[4][5]

Managerial career[edit]

Hernández was previously the manager of Guadalajara's reserve side. He asked for permission to take leave in order to watch his son Javier Hernández Balcázar play at the 2010 World Cup for Mexico. After permission was refused, he decided to quit his job as manager of Guadalajara's reserve side to watch his son play.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Hernández is the father of Javier Hernández Balcázar, better known as Chicharito, who is also a Mexican international football player and player for the German club Leverkusen.

Hernández is also the son-in-law of Tomás Balcázar[8][better source needed] who played for C.D. Guadalajara and played in the 1954 FIFA World Cup for the Mexico national team.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Javier HERNANDEZ". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Mercader, Jorge Carlos (2010-02-10). "Vistazo al nuevo ídolo del Guadalajara". ESPNdeportes.com. Retrieved 2016-04-15. 
  3. ^ Baxter, Kevin (16 March 2010). "For Mexico's Javier Hernandez, World Cup is in the genes". The Los Angeles Times. 
  4. ^ a b Witz, Billy (1 April 2010). "For World Cup, Javier Hernández Could Be Mexico's Next Big Thing". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ "Mexico Given Ban in Soccer". The New York Times. Associated Press. 1988-07-01. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-04-15. 
  6. ^ "Hernandez's father quits to see him play". ESPNFC.com. 2010-06-04. Retrieved 2016-04-15. 
  7. ^ Martinez, Andrea (3 June 2010). "Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez's Father Quits Managerial Job To Watch Son In South Africa". Goal.com. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Hernandez excites expectant Mexico". Football.co.uk. 2010-05-14. Retrieved 2016-04-15. 

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