Known as Chicarito, Javier Hernandez Balcazar is a striker with Manchester United, being the first Mexican to do so, and the Mexican national team. Hernández plays with his nickname, Chicharito (Spanish: little pea), on his shirt. Chicharito comes from Mexican football royal family: he is the son of Javier Hernández Gutiérrez and the grandson of Tomás Balcázar.
He previously played for Mexican club Chivas Guadalajara. He made his debut for Mexico in September 2009 in a match against Colombia, he also represented them at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He became the first player since Ruud van Nistelrooy in the 2001–02 season to score 20 goals for the club in his debut season. Hernández capped his debut season with Manchester United by winning the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award on 18 May which was voted for by the fans. On 5 July 2011, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics named Hernández as the "World Goalgetter 2011", with 13 goals, ahead of other players such as Radamel Falcao, Giuseppe Rossi, and Lionel Messi.