Javier Hernandez Biography

Javier Hernandez

Quick Facts About Javier Hernandez

Celebrated Name Javier Hernandez
Age 33 Years
Nick Name Chicharito
Birth Name Javier Hernandez Balcazar
Birth Date 1988-06-01
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Mexican
Birth Nation Mexico
Place Of Birth Guadalajara, Mexico
Horoscope Gemini
Ethnicity White
Religion Roman Catholic
School Elementary school
University Universidad del Valle de Atemajac
Career Start 1997
Awards 2010 Mexican Primera Division Forward of the Season, 2010 Mexican Primera Division Golden Boot, 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Golden Boot, 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup MVP, etc.
Father Javier Hernandez Gutierrez
Mother Silvia Balcazar
Sisters Ana Hernandez Balcazar
Grand Parents Tomas Balcazar
Marital Status Married
Wife Sarah Kohan
Children Noah and Nala Hernandez
Height 5 ft. 9 inches
Weight 73kg
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth $17 Million
Salary £7.2 Million
Current Team LA Galaxy
Position Striker
Jersey Number 14
Links Twitter Instagram

Javier Hernandez Balcazar is a Mexican professional football player who plays for Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy and the Mexico national team as a striker. He is commonly known by his nickname, Chicharito. He started playing for the youth team of Guadalajara in 1997 and signed his first professional contract when he was 15. He made his senior team debut for Guadalajara in 2006. On 8 April 2010, he agreed with a deal to sign for Manchester United for an undisclosed fee and became the first Mexican player to join Manchester United, scoring 20 goals and winning the Premier League in his debut season. On 1 September 2014, he joined Real Madrid on a season-long loan deal, with an option of purchase at the end of the loan, and spent the 2014-15 season over there. On 31 August 2015, he signed a three-year contract with Bundesliga club Bayern Leverkusen club for an undisclosed fee, reportedly £7.3 million. After two seasons in Germany, on 24 July 2017, he returned to the Premier League and joined West Ham United for an undisclosed fee, reported to be around £16 million, signing a three-year contract. After playing three seasons for West Ham United, On 2 September 2019, he joined La Liga club Sevilla for an undisclosed fee, reported to be £7.3m, signing a three-year contract. There he made 9 appearances and scored only 1 goal for the club. On 21 January 2020, he signed a three-year contract with Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy and became the highest-paid player in the league. On 29 February 2020, he made his MLS debut against Houston Dynamo by captaining the team and playing the entirety of the match.

On the international level, he has represented Mexico at various age levels. He has represented Mexico at U20 and the senior level. He made his senior international team debut in September 2009. He has represented Mexico at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2014 World Cup, the Copa America Centenario, the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He was the 2011 Gold Cup's top scorer with seven goals and was named the tournament's most valuable player. He has earned over 100 caps for his country.

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What is Javier Hernandez Famous For?

  • Being a professional football player.
  • Being the son of former footballer Javier Hernandez Gutierrez.
  • Being the grandson of former footballer Tomas Balcazar.

Javier Hernandez Trophies

  • Won the 2006 Primera Division with Guadalajara.
  • Won 2011-12, 2012-13 Premier League with Manchester United.
  • Won the 2010 FA Community Shield with Manchester United.
  • Won the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup with Real Madrid.
  • Won the 2019-20 UEFA European League with Sevilla.
  • Won the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup with Mexico.
  • Won the 2015 CONCACAF Cup with Mexico.

Javier Hernandez father

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Javier Hernandez Awards

  • Won the 2010 Mexican Primera Division Forward of the Season.
  • Won the 2010 Mexican Primera Division Golden Boot.
  • Won the 2010-11 Sir Matt Player of the Year.
  • Won the 2015 Bundesliga Idol.
  • Won the 2015 CONCACAF Men’s Player of the Year.
  • Won the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Golden Boot.
  • Won the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup MVP.
  • Won the 2011 IFFHS World Goalgetter.
  • Won the 2011 IFFHS Most Popular Player of the CONCACAF.

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Where is Javier Hernandez From?

Javier Hernandez was born on 1 June 1988. His birth name is Javier Hernandez Balcazar. His birthplace is Guadalajara, Mexico. He was born into a family of sportspersons. He was born to his mother, Silvia Balcazar, and his father Javier Hernandez Gutierrez who played for three clubs in Mexico and was a member of the Mexico squad at the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He is also the grandson of Tomas Balcazar who played for Guadalajara and played for the national side in the 1954 FIFA World Cup. He grew up with his sister, Ana Hernandez Balcazar. He attended elementary school at the Instituto Piaget where he studied from third to sixth grade and played for the school's football team. Whilst playing football professionally, he was taking business administration classes at Universidad del Valle de Atemajac. He holds Mexican nationality. He belongs to the white ethnicity. His religion is Roman Catholic. His horoscope sign is Gemini.

Javier Hernandez Guadalajara

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Javier Hernandez Club Career

  • He started playing for the youth team of Guadalajara in 1997 and signed his first professional contract when he was 15. He made his senior team debut for Guadalajara in 2006 in a 3-0 win over Club Necaxa at Estadio Jalisco. 
  • From 2006-2010, he made 64 appearances and scored 26 goals for Guadalajara where he won the 2010 tournament's best forward award.
  • On 8 April 2010, he agreed with a deal to sign for Manchester United for an undisclosed fee and became the first Mexican player to join Manchester United.
  • On 28 July 2010, he made his debut and scored his first goal for the club, coming on as a 63rd-minute substitute for Nani in the 2010 MLS All-Star Game at the NRG Stadium. On 8 August 2010, he made his competitive debut and scored his first goal in the process, netting United's second of a 3-1 victory over Chelsea in the 2010 FA Community Shield. On 16 August 2010, he made his Premier League debut as he replaced Wayne Rooney in the 63rd minute of their 3-0 home victory over Newcastle United. On 29 September 2010, he scored his first Champions League goal in a 1-0 away win over Valencia. On 16 October 2010, he scored his first league goal for United in a 2-2 home draw against West Bromwich Albion. On 29 January 2011, he scored his first FA Cup goal as he netted the winner in a 2-1 away victory over Southampton.

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  • On 8 April 2011, he was revealed as a contender for the PFA Young Player of the Year award alongside teammate Nani. On 18 May 2011, he capped his debut season with Manchester United by winning the Sir Matt Player of the Year which was voted for by the fans.
  • On 28 May 2011, he played all 90 minutes in the 3-1 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League Final. On 5 July 2011, he was named World Goalgetter 2011 with 13 goals.
  • On 22 August 2011, he made his first appearance in the 2011-12 season in a 3-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur. On 24 October 2011, he signed another contract with Manchester United that had him playing for the club for the next five years. He scored consistently. In the 2011-12 season, he played 36 matches, scoring 12 goals for his team.
  • His performance in the 2012-2013 season surpassed the earlier two seasons, as far as scoring goals were concerned. In his 36 appearances, he scored 18 goals that season where he was turning out to be a revelation for Manchester United and was already being hailed as a star player.
  • However, his performance saw a major setback in the 2013-14 season where he only scored 9 goals in 35 appearances for the team. 
  • On 1 September 2014, he joined Real Madrid on a season-long loan deal, with an option of purchase at the end of the loan, and spent the 2014-15 season over there. After the end of the loan period, he returned to Manchester United as Real Madrid refused to offer him a contract.

Javier Hernandez Real Madrid

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  • In August 2015, after his contract with Manchester United ended. On 31 August 2015, he signed a three-year contract with Bundesliga club Bayern Leverkusen club for an undisclosed fee, reportedly £7.3 million.
  • On 12 September 2015, he made his Bundesliga debut as a 58th-minute substitute in the 1-0 defeat to Darmstadt. On 16 September 2015, he scored his first goal in the Champions League group stage match in a 4-0 victory against BATE Borisov. On 23 September 2015, he scored his first Bundesliga goal in a 1-0 victory over FSV Mainz and was also named Man of the Match. On 12 December 2015, he scored his first hat-trick in a 5-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach.
  • His first season in Bundesliga ended on a happy note, as he was named the Bundesliga Player of the Month thrice.
  • In the 2016-2017 season, his performance became average yet again where he only scored 13 goals in his 36 appearances that season. Following this below-average performance, Bayern Leverkusen let him leave the club.

Javier Hernandez Leverkusen

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  • After two seasons in Germany, on 24 July 2017, he returned to the Premier League and joined West Ham United for an undisclosed fee, reported to be around £16 million, signing a three-year contract. He was given the number 17 jersey. 
  • He made his debut for West Ham on 13 August 2017 in a 4-0 defeat against his former club Manchester United at Old Trafford. On 19 August 2017, he scored his first two goals for West Ham in the 3-2 loss to Southampton.
  • His performance was not too special in the 2017-18 season with the club as he only scored 8 goals in his 33 appearances.
  • On 3 November 2018, he scored his first Premier League goal of the 2018-19 season in a 4-2 victory over Burnley. On 22 February 2019, he scored his 50th career Premier League goal and became the first Mexican to reach the milestone. In his 28 appearances, he scored 8 goals for the club that season.
  • Before the start of the 2019-20 season, he was given the number 9 shirt. On 17 August 2019, he scored his first goal of the 2019-20 Premier League season in a 1-1 draw with Brighton at Falmer Stadium. In the 2019-20 season, his performance became average yet again.

Javier Hernandez Sevilla

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  • After playing three seasons for West Ham United, On 2 September 2019, he joined La Liga club Sevilla for an undisclosed fee, reported to be £7.3m, signing a three-year contract. There he made 9 appearances and scored only 1 goal for the club. 
  • On 21 January 2020, he signed a three-year contract with Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy and became the highest-paid player in the league. 
  • On 29 February 2020, he made his MLS debut in a 1-1 draw against Houston Dynamo by captaining the team and playing the entirety of the match. On 13 July 2020, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-1 loss against Portland Timbers.

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Javier Hernandez International Career

  • He has represented Mexico at various age levels. 
  • He has represented Mexico at U20 and the senior level. 
  • He made his senior international team debut on 30 September 2009 in a 2-1 loss against Colombia. On 24 February 2010, he scored two goals against Bolivia and had an assist for Braulio Luna’s goal.
  • On 11 June, he made his FIFA World Cup debut in a 1-1 draw against South Africa during the opening game of the 2010 tournament. On 5 June 2011, he scored a hat-trick, the first in his career, in a 5-0 win against El Salvador.
  • He has represented Mexico at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2014 World Cup, the Copa America Centenario, the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 
  • He was the 2011 Gold Cup's top scorer with seven goals and was named the tournament's most valuable player. 
  • He has earned over 100 caps and scored over 50 goals for his country.

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Javier Hernandez Wife

Looking at his personal life, Javier Hernandez is a married man. He got married to his beautiful girlfriend, Sarah Kohan in 2019. His wife, Sarah Kohan is an Australian model of Romanian descent and a travel blogger. The couple is blessed with two children, Noah, and Nala Hernandez. He has an intimate relationship with his love and children where they live happily together. 

Javier Hernandez Height

Javier Hernandez stands at a height of 1.75m i.e. 5 feet and 9 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 73kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is green and his hair color is dark brown. His sexual orientation is straight.

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Javier Hernandez Net Worth and Salary

Javier Hernandez earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. In 2010, he agreed with a deal to sign for Manchester United for an undisclosed fee. In August 2015, he signed a three-year contract with Bundesliga club Bayern Leverkusen club for an undisclosed fee, reportedly £7.3 million. After two seasons in Germany, in July 2017, he returned to the Premier League and joined West Ham United for an undisclosed fee, reported to be around £16 million, signing a three-year contract. After playing three seasons for West Ham United, in September 2019, he joined La Liga club Sevilla for an undisclosed fee, reported to be £7.3m, signing a three-year contract. In January 2020, he signed a three-year contract with Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy and became the highest-paid player in the league. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is $17 million and his salary is £7.2 million, while his market value is around €2 million. 

Did You Know?

  • He started playing football at the age of 7.
  • His father Javier Hernandez Gutierrez was a former professional football player who played for three clubs in Mexico and was a member of the Mexico squad at the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He is also the grandson of Tomas Balcazar who played for Guadalajara and played for the national side in the 1954 FIFA World Cup.
  • In 2010, his father quit his job as manager of Guadalajara's reserve side in order to watch him play in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
  • In August 2010, he became the first Mexican player to join Manchester United.
  • In February 2019, he scored his 50th career Premier League goal and became the first Mexican to reach the milestone.
  • He wears shirt number 14 for LA Galaxy.