Javier Hernandez "Chicharito": The best known Mexican player in the world

The most famous Mexican player in the world at this time is Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez. The current Los Angeles Galaxy player is the Mexican team's all-time top scorer with 52 goals, as well as having won the Premier League with Manchester United and the Community Shield in the 10-11 season. His career in the "red devils" was impeccable, in six seasons he scored a total of 59 goals and distributed 20 assists.

Javier “chicharito” Hernández. Photo: Wikipedia
Javier “chicharito” Hernández. Photo: Wikipedia

In the 14-15 season he played on loan for Real Madrid, although he was never able to settle in the starting team, he ended the season with 9 goals and gave Real Madrid the pass to the Champions semifinals scoring in the 88th minute the goal that served to eliminate Atletico Madrid. He also played in Bayer Leverkusen, West Ham, and Sevilla.

Another of the most recognized Mexican players in the world is Rafa Márquez who has represented the national team in 148 occasions, the third player with more internationality, and has played 5 World Cups equalizing his compatriot Antonio "la tota" Carvajal and Lothar Matthäus.

But without a doubt, his best period as a footballer was with FC Barcelona. He was the first Mexican player to conquer the Champions League against Arsenal, and later he repeated again in 2009 against Manchester United, although he could not play that final due to injury.

He was part of that historic Guardiola's Barcelona who achieved the "sextet" being the eighth foreigner with more games played in the entity. However, despite still having a contract, he decided to seek new challenges. He continued his career with the New York Red Bulls, returned to Mexico to play in Leon, and returned to Italy with Hellas Verona. His last team was Atlas de Guadalajara, the team he had played for.

Finally, and completing the podium of the most famous Mexican players in the world, it is inevitable to talk about Hugo Sanchez. The most important Mexican striker in the history of the country and thus recognized by the IFFHS, and best player of the twentieth century for the CONCACAF.

Playing for Real Madrid, he won four Pichichi trophies, with a Guinness record included in the historic season of his 38 goals, as he managed to score them all with his first touch.

He was champion of the Spanish League five times in a row with the white team, scoring a total of 208 goals in seven seasons and being, at the time of his retirement, the fourth top scorer in the history of the club and the top scorer in the history of Mexico with 516 goals.

Source: 24 Horas