Javier Hernandez (Chicharito), who played with Park Ji-sung at Manchester United, returned to his hometown team at dusk.
Mexican club Guadalajara unveiled the official recruitment of Chicharito on Instagram and the club’s official website on the 24th (Korea Standard Time).
Chicharito is a Mexican striker. He is a representative striker in the 2010s, and his robust activities, outstanding positioning, and ability to score goals are cited as his typical strengths. He constantly seeks line-breaking from the front, and despite his not tall height of 175 centimeters, he has excellent header ability.
In 1997, at the age of nine, Chicarito joined Mexico’s prestigious CD Guadalajara youth team. He made his senior debut in the 2005-2006 season at the age of 18. Although he did not receive many opportunities to play until 2008, he led the team to promotion with four goals in 15 games in the 2009 season.
In the 2009-2010 season, he was ranked third in the league in scoring with 11 goals in 15 games, and in the latter half of the season, he scored 10 goals in 11 games to become the top scorer. In October 2009, United sent scouts to Mexico with interest in Cicharito, and Alex Ferguson decided to recruit Cicharito.
Chicharito also displayed good performance for the Korean national team. He made the list of the Mexico national team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, and scored two goals against France and Argentina. In 2018, he scored the winning goal in the second match against Korea. He also showed off his friendship with Park when he met Park Ji-sung.
Having joined Manchester United, Ciccirito scored his debut goal for Chelsea and the FA Community Shield. The goal he scored was a “balhe shot” that has been gaining popularity so far. Ciccirito shot Antonio Valencia’s grounder cross over the right foot, hitting his head and entering the net.
Chicharito had a successful first season with Manchester United. He scored 20 goals and five assists in 45 matches, and led the team to win the English Premier League. Notably, in the 36th round match with Chelsea, he scored the first goal after receiving Park Ji-sung’s pass in the first minute of the first half.
He also showed strong performance in European matches. He scored three goals in the second match against Marseille in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, Chelsea in the quarterfinals, and contributed to Manchester United’s advance to the final. He also scored double-digit goals in the 2011-2012 season.
In the 2012-2013 season, he played as a “super joker” reminiscent of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He played in 22 Premier League matches, with eight substitutes. Nevertheless, he scored 10 league goals, scoring more than 10 league goals for the third consecutive season.
Chicharito was with Manchester United to win its last Premier League title. In the 2012-2013 season, Manchester United won the title with the addition of Robin van Persie. Ferguson announced his retirement from the club after this season, and has never topped the Premier League so far.
In the 2014-2015 season, Chicarito left Manchester United after manager Louis van Gaal took over. He moved to West Ham United after Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen, before returning to the Premier League. He later joined Sevilla and LA Galaxy.
He finally confirmed his transfer to Guadalajara on Wednesday, and returned to his hometown team in 14 years. Chicharito is 35 years old already. His heyday as a soccer player has passed, and dusk has arrived. He plans to retire after playing for his old team. 랭크카지노도메인
Recently, Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal has also returned to his hometown. Vidal is playing for his former club for the first time in 17 years, having confirmed his move to the Chilean professional league of Kolo. Vidal, 36, is also preparing to retire from his hometown along with Ciccirito.