Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez today joins his likes who have in one way or the other written their names on football legendary as he equaled Mexico’s all-time record for goals scored Friday against Costa Rica.
The tally came in the seventh minute of the teams’ World Cup qualifier. It took Chicharito’s Mexico tally to 46, level with Jared Borgetti for most goals for El Tri.
In one of Mexico’s first attacks, Carlos Vela turned and slipped a pass through to Chicharito coming from the left side, and the striker was able to beat Keylor Navas to the ball and open the scoring.
It was Chicharito’s seventh goal in World Cup qualification, while he also added 24 goals in friendly matches, seven in Gold Cups, three at the World Cup, three at the Confederations Cup, and one each in the CONCACAF Cup and the 2016 Copa America Centenario.
Twenty-three of Borgetti’s came in World Cup qualification with only nine in friendly matches. He had two each in the Copa America and the World Cup along with three Confederations Cup goals and seven strikes in the Gold Cup.
Chicharito matched Borgetti’s pace, scoring in 89 games while Borgetti did the same, ending his Mexico career with 89 caps.
The former Manchester United player who was axed by Van Gaal has proved his worth in Bayer Leverkusen since joining them and has continued to improve in his skills.
All Mexicans, Leverkusen and Manchester United fans took to the social media to congratulates him on this great achievements.
Some United players who missed him said “they wish he never left the club. Mean while many also congratulated Osorio for been a good manager who knows how to use players, bringing out the best in them and charging them to become a success. Osorio was really appreciated by many.
We at The Page Magazine congratulates Chicharito on this great land mark.