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Why Chicharito Hernandez is the global face of Mexican football

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‘Chicharito’ Hernandez equaled Jared Borgetti’s goal record, but where does he stack up among the Mexico greats?

Seven years after making the move from Chivas to Manchester United, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (No. 70 in the ESPN World Fame 100 rankings) remains the face of Mexican football around the globe.

The Bayer Leverkusen striker whose 29th birthday is June 1 is now in his prime and carving out a career that will go down as one of Mexico’s best, up there behind former Real Madrid legend Hugo Sanchez and Barcelona great Rafa Marquez.

By his own high standards, the 2016-17 season hasn’t been the greatest…

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