MEXICO’s all-time leading scorer, Javier Hernandez remains one of the world’s most lethal strikers.
A classic poacher, the diminutive forward has starred for Manchester United, Bayer Leverkusen and Real Madrid during his time in Europe.
Why is Javier Hernandez nicknamed Chicharito?
STILL a hugely popular figure in Mexico, Hernandez already has three goals at World Cup finals.
He is known as Chicharito, which translates to English as ‘little pea’.
And Hernandez acquired the nickname as a youngster, as his dad was known as Chicharo (pea) due to his green eyes.
The Mexican has 49 goals in 102 caps.
Which name does he have on his shirt?
YOU may have noticed that the Mexican doesn’t have Hernandez on his shirt.
Instead he uses his nickname Chicharito, and has done throughout his career.
A devout Christian, he sinks to his knees and prays before every game.