Tomás Balcázar

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Balcázar and the second or maternal family name is González.
Tomás Balcázar
Personal information
Full name Tomás Balcázar González
Date of birth May 1931 (age 85)
Place of birth Guadalajara, Mexico
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1958 Guadalajara
National team
1953–1954 Mexico[1]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tomás Balcázar González (born in 1931[2]) is a former Mexican footballer. He played at club level for C.D. Guadalajara, and internationally for Mexico.[3]

Football career[edit]

Tomás is a legend in Mexico for being in the "campeonísimo", which refers to the historic Guadalajara team that won 8 championships in 10 years.

International career[edit]

In the 1954 FIFA World Cup, Balcazar scored for Mexico against France.[4][5] When he scored that goal Tomás was 22 years old, the same age his grandson Javier Hernández was during the 2010 FIFA World Cup when he scored against the French on 17 June 2010.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Balcázar is the grandfather of Javier Hernández Balcázar, who is a Mexican international footballer that is currently playing for German club Bayer Leverkusen.[7] Balcázar is the father-in-law of Javier Hernández Gutiérrez, who played for Tecos and was a member of the Mexico squad at the 1986 FIFA World Cup.[8] On the 5th of June he married Berta Calloino in Mexico City.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tomás Balcázar at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ Some sources stat that he was born on 21 December 1931, while others stat he was born on 4 May 1931
  3. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Tomas BALCAZAR". FIFA. 
  4. ^ "Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez: Manchester United New Prodigy". Bleacher Report. 8 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "World Cup Match Results: France vs Mexico – FIFA World Cup 2010 – ESPN Soccernet". ESPN FC. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "Mexican star Javier Hernandez ''living a dream'' – ESPN FC". ESPN FC. 21 May 2010. 
  8. ^ Berkeley, G; Tuck, J (8 April 2010). "Get to know... Hernandez.". Manchester United F.C. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 

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